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Nov. 18, 2009

Vol. 111, No. 5

Cover Story
Walking backward, Emily Silk ’10, chairwoman of Orange Key, leads a campus tour in October.

An hour-long view of paradise

Showing off a much-changed Princeton, peppy Orange Key tours remain charmingly unpredictable

By W. Barksdale Maynard ’88

Scenic Princeton has proved a tourist magnet ever since John Adams stopped by on his way to the Continental Congress and was shown around by an enthusiastic math professor. Early visitors clamored to see the cannonball scar on Nassau Hall and Aaron...

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Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson *93 opened the alumni conference.

Black alumni return for three-day conference

University unveils plan to engage participants as donors, volunteers

Published in the Nov. 18, 2009, issue

About 650 people returned to campus Oct. 22­–24 for a three-day “Coming Back and Moving Forward” conference for black alumni, which President Tilghman billed as a “family reunion.” The conference, a follow-up to the 2006 “Coming Back and Looking Forward”...Read more
“We have a wonderful thing going here,” said poet Edmund Keeley ’48, who directed the creative writing program for 15 years.

Creative writing turns 70

Program’s focus: Small workshops, renowned writers

Published in the Nov. 18, 2009, issue

The Lewis Center is celebrating 70 years of creative writing at Princeton with a yearlong series of public readings by award-­winning writers who are program alumni or have served on the faculty. Novelist Robert Stone, formerly a visiting fellow, and poet...Read more
Web Bonus Links
Video: Reflections of black alumni
View the documentary film by Melvin McCray '74 screened at the "Coming Back and Moving Forward" conference in October, as well as videos of keynote addresses by professors Michael Eric Dyson *93, Cornel West *80, and Eddie S. Glaude Jr. *97.
Video: Funny business
Watch clown/street performer Christina Gelsone '96 on stage and in a public square.
Web Exclusives
Gregg Lange's 70's Rally 'Round the Cannon
Forty-five years ago, All-American Cosmo Iacavazzi '65 and the single wing led Princeton football to an undefeated season.
On the Campus: Noodles and new media
Students from campus publications gather over dinner every week to peer into journalism's digital future, Angela Wu '12 writes.
Lend a hand
Add your group to PAW's list of nonprofits created or led by alumni.
Stories from the front
Alumni share firsthand accounts of their wartime experiences.
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