Women will receive both of the University’s HIGHEST ALUMNI AWARDS for the first time on Alumni Day Feb. 23. Mellody Hobson ’91, top left, the president of Ariel Investments and a leader in financial literacy, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award presented to undergraduate alums. Carol Quillen *91, president of Davidson College, will receive the Madison Medal for a graduate alum with an outstanding record of public service.
Interviews with notable Princeton alumnae, faculty, and administrators are featured in the SHE ROARS PODCASTS, which debuted in the wake of the University’s She Roars alumni conference in October. Interviewed in the initial episodes are former dean of the College Nancy Malkiel; Washington journalist Jennifer Epstein ’08; activist/writer Helen Zia ’73; and Frances Arnold ’79, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The podcast host is Margaret Koval *83, director of special projects in the Office of Communications. The series is available at sheroarspodcast.princeton.edu and on iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.
The Princeton Gerrymandering Project, led by professor of molecular biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute SAM WANG, has won a national contest sponsored by Common Cause for a novel legal theory to stop gerrymanders. The group’s winning paper proposes combining basic principles of law and math to suggest a state-court-based approach to redistricting reform.