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June 2, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 15

Alumni Scene
Lorraine Adams ’81’s novel opens with the crash of a female fighter pilot’s plane into the Potomac River.

From journalism to fiction

Lorraine Adams ’81 explores the inner workings of a newspaper

While an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, Lorraine Adams ’81 covered a group of Algerians who had stowed away to the United States. The Post published a number of the stories she wrote about the men, but decided that a magazine piece should not...Read more

A maximum mini

Gordon Wu ’58 and his wife, Ivy, sponsored what is believed to be the largest “mini-reunion” outside the United States in Princeton history when they brought about 160 people – members of the Class of 1958 and their guests – to China for a week at the end of...Read more


President Obama nominated Solicitor General ELENA KAGAN ’81, left, May 10 to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens, who is retiring, on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan, 50, would be the young­est justice, the third woman, and the third Princeton alum —...Read more
High-school students — winners of the Princeton Prize for Race Relations — presented their projects at a two-day symposium sponsored by the Class of 1966.

Class of ’66 project builds racial understanding

Secondary-school winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations came together with 80 Princeton-area high school students this spring in a Class of 1966-sponsored symposium meant to spark ideas for improving relations in the students’ communities. The idea...Read more
Anton Treuer ’91, who grew up on an Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota, is producing instructional materials for Ojibwe-immersion schools.

Saving a tribal language — and a culture

Anton Treuer ’91 is trying to develop a new generation of fluent Ojibwe speakers

Growing up on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota, Anton Treuer ’91 hunted, harvested wild rice, and participated in traditional religious and healing ceremonies with his mother. Yet he didn’t fully appreciate his Ojibwe culture when it was time to...Read more
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Church, State, and Original Intent

By Donald L. Drakeman *88

(Cambridge University Press) Drakeman examines the history of the First Amendment’s establishment clause, church-state cases, and evidence that has influenced the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the clause. He concludes that...


By Monica Youn ’93

(Four Way Books) This collection of poems takes the form of a cycle of love poems and is inspired by Ignatz Mouse, the rodent anti-hero and love-object of George Herriman’s classic comic strip Krazy Kat. Publishers Weekly called...

Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France

By Laurent DuBois ’92

(University of California Press) The author explores the history of France, race, and the link between politics and soccer by tracing World Cup soccer from its French origins in the 1930s. He focuses on the French team’s 2006...
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Anton Treuer '91 talks about his efforts to save the Ojibwe language and culture.

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