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May 12, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 13


In Brief

Published in the May 12, 2010, issue

Zachary Ruchman ’10

STRETCH! More than 60 students and staff took advantage of a sunny Sunday afternoon to attend an outdoor yoga class with a live D.J. in front of Dillon Gym April 18. The 90-minute session was led by Lauren Imparato ’02, who gave up a career in international finance a year ago to start I.AM.YOU., a New York-based yoga studio. Imparato said she hoped to “inspire the students to think out of the box in terms of hobbies, internships, and careers.”

Several students will take advantage of Princeton’s new gender-neutral undergraduate housing option in the coming academic year. MIXED-GENDER GROUPS will occupy nine apartment-style rooms in Spelman Halls next year. Each student in a gender-neutral suite will have an individual bedroom, but will share a bathroom and common room with suitemates.

The AVERAGE SALARY FOR FULL PROFESSORS at Princeton increased just 0.4 percent this year (from $180,300 last year to $181,000), reflecting a nationwide trend of low salary increases for university faculty, according to the American Association of University Professors. Princeton dropped from third to fifth in the overall national rankings of full professors’ salaries, behind Harvard, Columbia, the University of Chicago, and Stanford.

The first salvo came in a notice from the housing department during Princeton’s first major snowstorm, banning the construction of igloos and other “snow enclosures” for safety reasons. Now, as warmer weather arrives, the University is taking aim at wading and bathing in the WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL FOUNTAIN. “Members of the public need to know that it is simply not sanitary to be in the fountain,” said University spokeswoman Cass Cliatt ’96. New signs and increased Public Safety staffing are planned to help enforce the ban.

Tne Princeton faculty members have been named 2010 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWS, the most from any university this year. Receiving grants are economics professor Markus Brunnermeier, mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies, economics professor Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Near Eastern studies professor Bernard Haykel, lecturer in visual arts Daniel Heyman, classics professor Joshua Katz, physics professor Igor Klebanov *86, politics professor Philip Pettit, and psychology professor Alexander Todorov.

The arrival of the first APPLE iPADS on campus last month quickly caused headaches for the University’s Office of Information Technology, with a glitch causing campus network connection problems for 25 of 42 devices. After ­recommending that iPad owners not try connecting to the network for ­several days, the University developed a “workaround” to keep the iPads from malfunctioning. OIT reported the bug to Apple and was providing technical data to help resolve the problem.

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