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Apr. 28, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 12

Alumni Scene
Burton Smith ’77, left, and Rick Hyde ’75, who broke the Ivy League’s color barrier in golf, returned to Springdale last fall.

For Princeton’s first black golfers, a reunion round

Not even a rainy day last fall at Springdale Country Club — with thunder and a threat of lightning — could slow down the two Princeton alumni on the first tee. Long gone were the wooden Wilson Staff drivers, aviator sunglasses, and Afros they sported in their...Read more
Anthony Brandt ’58’s new book offers a mix of heroism by the British explorers and folly by admirals in London.

A British obsession

Anthony Brandt ’58 recounts a country’s search for the Northwest Passage

In the summer of 2007, the fabled North­west Passage — a mari­time shortcut from Europe to Asia through northern Canada — was free of ice and allowed smooth sailing for the first time, thanks to global warming. This provided an unexpected coda to the elusive,...Read more


Mathematician JOHN TATE *50, left, will receive the 2010 Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Tate, an emeritus professor at the University of Texas at Austin, was recognized “for his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers.”...Read more
 From left, Haitian-born Ford brothers Jean, Henri ’80, and Billy ’83 in Port-au-Prince, where they cared for earthquake victims.

Healing Haiti

Three brothers, all doctors, volunteer in their homeland after the quake

It did not take long for Henri Ford ’80 to respond to the disaster of the Haiti earthquake. Four days after the January quake, the Haitian-American pediatric surgeon landed in the Ameri­can embassy in Port-au-Prince, which had become a temporary hospital of...Read more
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Noise in the Street

By Luke Cissell ’02

(Silver Squid Music) This solo debut album features 12 original songs by New York-based singer/songwriter Cissell, who plays violin, guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, and other instruments on these recordings. Drawing on his roots...

36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

By Rebecca Newberger Goldstein *77

(Pantheon) The protagonist of this novel, which explores the clash between faith and reason, is best-selling author/academic Cass Seltzer, dubbed “the atheist with a soul.” Divided into 36 chapters, each expressing an argument...

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

By David Remnick ’81

(Knopf) This ­biography follows Obama’s political evolution and the people and events that shaped him. The author conducted hundreds of interviews with family, friends, teachers, professors, mentors, donors, rivals, and the...
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