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Oct.22, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 3

Cover Story

Rethinking Reagan

Liberal historian Sean Wilentz still disagrees with the conservative president, but gives credit where it’s due

By Mark F. Bernstein ’83

“Welcome to the Age of Reagan.” With those words, Sean Wilentz greets the 15 students who have enrolled in the seminar he is teaching this semester, but he might as well be speaking to anyone who has lived through the past generation. The course is...

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Weathering the storm

Financial aid rises with the economy’s downturn; stability expected for the budget, Aspire campaign

By Alice Lloyd George ’09

The University has been forced to increase its financial-aid spending by more than $3 million, and the timing and scope of campus construction projects may be adjusted in response to the financial crisis. But Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said...

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Author Michael Lemonick.

Bearing witness

On a journey to the Arctic, alumni get a firsthand look at climate change

By Michael D. Lemonick

On a brilliantly sunny morning in August, an ungainly vessel called the Kapitan Khlebnikov — part icebreaker, part cruise ship — stopped a mile or...

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After booing the Princeton band’s halftime show, Citadel cadets surround the band in the stands.

Band’s visit to The Citadel draws a frosty reception

Altercation, cadets’ hostile reaction to halftime show seen as evidence of ‘culture war’ between the schools

By Alice Lloyd George ’09

The Princeton University Band has a long-standing tradition of provocative antics, but cadets at The Citadel, where Tigers played Sept. 20 for...

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A moment with...Andrew Appel '81

This fall Princeton computer science professor Andrew Appel ’81 has been teaching a freshman seminar called “Election Machinery,” about the...

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Tiger of the Week:
Matt Iseman ’93
Web Bonus Links
Charleston social
A slide show of photos from alumni events centered on the Princeton-Citadel football game.
New sounds
Composer Oscar Bettison is completing his doctorate this fall; hear an excerpt from his requiem masque, “O Death.”
Satirical songs
Hear a political parody by Hank Card ’78 and Conrad Deisler ’78 of the bluegrass band, the Austin Lounge Lizards.
Web Exclusives
Rally ’Round the Cannon
In a class by themselves: The 1787 Tiger Nine.
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