Current Issue

Apr.23, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 12

Professors in the Center for African American Studies stand in the foyer of their new home, historic--and recently renovated--Stanhope Hall.  Clockwise, from top left: Wallace Best, center director Valerie Smith, Cornel West *80, and associate director Noliwe Rooks.

Taking root

Princeton's Center for African American Studies is giving a big boost

Published in the Apr.23, 2008, issue

When it was announced in the fall of 2006 that Princeton was creating an ambitious new Center for African American Studies, the news triggered a mix of excitement and wariness among some black alumni who returned to campus a few...Read more

Going Solo

Choosing his own path, David Carpenter ’08 hopes to bring greater luster to the humble viola

Published in the Apr.23, 2008, issue

A life in music might have been easier for David Aaron Carpenter ’08 had he decided to embark on a solo career playing violin, instead of viola.There’s a longer and deeper tradition of virtuoso violinists and a larger repertoire ...Read more
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