What does Princeton sound like? Inspired by Professor Emily Thompson *92’s research on the sounds of New York City in the 1920s, featured in this issue’s cover story, we asked one of our interns to record and share some of his favorite campus sounds. Listen to what he collected — and tell us what your favorite Princeton sounds are in the comments. We’ll do our best to record your suggestions and post them in a follow-up collage.
— Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
Hear Martin Page ’16’s collection of campus sounds, from the Fountain of Freedom to the coffee shop. LISTEN


Princeton’s Ivy League co-champion football team celebrated another Big Three bonfire with students, alumni, and others on a freezing night in November. WATCH
Gregg Lange ’70 finds an unexpected gift in the form of a Civil War-era student’s immaculate math notebook. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN


Read about a handful of projects developed at HackPrinceton, including a musical staircase and the viral Facebook app What Would I Say?. READ MORE
Listen to “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” from Adegoroye’s new album of Christmas songs, recorded during her senior year at Princeton. LISTEN


Members of the Princeton Opera Company and the Ellipses slam-poetry team gave World War I poems new life in a Nov. 11 performance. WATCH
PAW contributor Christopher Connell ’71 caught up with 15 of the 32 professors who transferred to emeritus status in June. READ MORE



Listening for the ‘Pitch of the Past’
Peddlers, jackhammers, whistles: Historian Emily Thompson *92 lets you hear the sounds of life in 1920s New York City.

Passing the Torch
A wave of retirements eases the way for a younger, more diverse faculty.

A Hub in China
Amid concerns over intellectual freedom, Princeton will open a new center in Beijing.

Going Inside a Cell
Haw Yang is working to build a tiny lab that can travel into a cell.

Decoding a Dog’s Brain
Humans leave an impression on our four-legged friends. Could it be love?

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