ANNE JARVIS will become Princeton’s University librarian Oct. 1. Jarvis, who has been university librarian at Cambridge University since 2009, will oversee more than 350 Princeton employees. She succeeds Karin Trainer, who is retiring. Princeton’s library system includes 10 buildings across campus and has more than 8 million printed volumes.

During the summer, Princeton’s incoming freshman class will read Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in the Defense of Equality by political philosopher Danielle Allen ’93. The book was selected as this year’s PRE-READ by President Eisgruber ’83 and will be discussed by students in the Class of 2020 during orientation in the fall. 

The faculty voted in April to create an undergraduate certificate program in ARCHAEOLOGY. Starting next fall, the program will be offered through the Department of Art and Archaeology, which has had fewer undergraduate concentrators focused on archaeology in recent years. In a report to the faculty, the department said the program should “match many more students’ needs and interests while increasing the department’s enrollment numbers and broadening its campus presence.” 

Photos from top: courtesy Anne Jarvis; Laura Rose