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Feb. 3, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 8

Alumni Scene
Allison Slater Tate ’96 and Trey Tate ’96

Tigers in love

Let all with one accord rejoice: “I do!”

Published in the Feb. 3, 2010, issue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something ... orange? Early in her undergraduate days at Princeton, Allison Slater Tate ’96 heard the rumor — the one that says 75 percent of Princeton alumni marry other Princeton alumni. Or was it 50? Or 90?...Read more
James A. Leach ’64

National focus for Alumni Day

Published in the Feb. 3, 2010, issue

National concerns will take center stage at Alumni Day Feb. 20, as Princeton honors two graduates well known for public service: James A. Leach ’64, chairman of the National Endow­ment for the Humanities; and Gen. David H. Petraeus *87, leader of the U.S....Read more

Lost in time

Published in the Feb. 3, 2010, issue

This image of a dilapidated clock is among the 72 color photographs in Andrew Moore ’79’s book “Detroit Disassembled,” with text by Moore and Philip Levine, to be published by Damiani and the Akron Art Museum in April. Moore’s visual exploration of Detroit’s...Read more
 Peter Hessler ’92 profiles Chinese individuals and ­villages in his new book, “Country Driving.”

An observer of new China

Peter Hessler ’92 surveys lives changed by the automobile and improved roads

Published in the Feb. 3, 2010, issue

For many Westerners, the Great Wall is a potent symbol of ancient Chinese culture. In his new book, Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory, Peter Hessler ’92 surveys the wall from what he sees as a fitting emblem of modern China: the...Read more


Published in the Feb. 3, 2010, issue

When Harvard graduate student ZACHORY BERTA ’07, left, first spotted the planet known as GJ 1214b, it was just a tiny blip dimming the light from a star in the Ophiuchus constellation. But the blip passed the star regularly — every 1.6 days — and Berta and...Read more
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We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion

By Sep Kamvar ’99 and Jonathan Harris ’02

(Scribner) In 2005 the authors wrote a computer program to scour blogs every few minutes, taking sentences that have the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling” in them. The Web site tracks the results. This book —...

The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another

By Rebecca D. Cox ’89

(Harvard University Press) Drawing on five years of interviews and observations made at community colleges, the author shows that there is a gap between what professors view as acceptable ­college-level work and the work that...

So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play

By Amy Epstein Feldman and Robin Epstein ’95

(Plume) This sister duo teamed up to answer legal questions that arise in daily life — like how to get out of a speeding ticket and how to keep divorce details private — in a humorous question-and-answer format. Feldman is a...

Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine

By Donald Kirk '59

(Palgrave Mac­millan) Using reporting he has done since 1972, the author recounts the rise of the late South Korean president and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Kim Dae Jung in this critical biography. Kirk traces the leader’s...

Facets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Hymns

By Todd Beaney ’80 and John M. Dolan ’80

In this collection of contemporary arrangements of 15 classic Christian hymns (available from iTunes or at, the musicians — Beaney on piano and Dolan on trumpet — employ a variety of styles, from...
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