The cover of PAW’s Oct. 10 issue features a familiar face and an important piece of news: President Shirley Tilghman plans to step down at the end of the academic year, her 12th at the University’s helm. Read more about Tilghman’s announcement in Campus Notebook and the editor’s letter.
A 17-member committee of trustees, students, faculty, and staff is scheduled to meet later this month to begin the search for Princeton’s 20th president. PAW will provide updates on the search in the magazine and at PAW Online.
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
Browse images from the orientation activities for the Class of 2016 and this year’s new grad students, including the Freshman Step Sing, pictured at left. VIEW

Read Professor William Gleason’s feature story on the future of children’s and young-adult literature, and send your questions to PAW. Responses will be published in a future issue and at PAW Online. READ MORE
Musing about Ai Weiwei’s sculpture installation on Scudder Plaza, columnist Gregg Lange ’70 recalls Princeton’s own revolutionaries, circa 1776. Also available as a podcast. READ or LISTEN

“Yes, there are other countries in the world that, like Egypt, are passionate about soccer,” says filmmaker Jeffrey Plunkett ’97. “But Manchester United’s fans didn’t help overthrow a regime.” WATCH
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A list of graduate and undergraduate alumni deaths recently reported to the University. READ MORE


Highlights from the Oct. 10 issue:

Tilghman to step down as president President announces plans to leave Nassau Hall in June 2013.
Goodnight, iPad? Children’s literature in a digital age.
American Lucifer Can Aaron Burr be redeemed?
The world is his classroom A professor teaches a class online, and learns along with his students.
A new round of college rankings High marks for Princeton from U.S. News, Forbes, and others.