Current Issue

Nov. 3, 2010

Vol. 111, No. 3


Doctoral programs earn high marks in new study

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

A national assessment of doctoral programs released Sept. 28 ranked Princeton as a leader in graduate education, but the complexity of the findings makes it difficult to say who is the best in a given field. The National Research Council gathered...Read more

No club hopeful left behind?

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

We’d like your reaction to the alternative selection process outlined by the Eating Club Task Force: Leave a comment below this story; e-mail PAW at or write to PAW, 194 Nassau St., Suite 38, Princeton NJ 08542.Read more

Visiting lecturer wins Nobel

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, a distinguished visitor in Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies, was selected to receive the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature Oct. 7.   Vargas Llosa, a novelist, essayist, and onetime presidential candidate in...Read more

Cane Spree: Something old, something new

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

This year’s Cane Spree blended traditional events with nontraditional ones. Shawn Du ’14, left, and Jiho Lee ’13 compete in “Wii Wars” at Frist Campus ­Center Sept. 27. Teddy Eyster ’13 tries to sweep the cane away from Payam Paysepar ’14, in orange, on ...Read more
 Professor emeritus Charles Gillispie, who has met with every Sachs scholar, says the program has “succeeded beyond my wildest hopes.”

Rooted in tradition, the Sachs enters its fifth decade

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

Each December, David Loevner ’76 and a few colleagues from the selection committee of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Scholarship notify one Princeton senior that he or she will be traveling abroad after graduation. After sharing that happy news, Loevner...Read more

Graduate enrollment sets record

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

The incoming class of graduate students is Princeton’s biggest ever, but the ­graduate school had mixed results in attracting students in underrepresented groups.   For women in science and engineering, the school reported the highest number of applicants...Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

Oil and methane that leaked into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon blowout could form deep LOW-OXYGEN “DEAD ZONES” near the spill’s source with oxygen depletion peaking in October, according to simulations from researchers at Princeton and...Read more
 Julian E. Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs, challenges myths about ­presidents we think we know.

Analyzing presidents

Julian E. Zelizer takes an early historical look at George W. Bush and re-evaluates Jimmy Carter

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

Former President George W. Bush was not “an accident or a lightweight,” but rather a politically savvy operator who put a substantial conservative agenda into place. That’s the view of history and public affairs professor Julian E. Zelizer, who has taken...Read more

From Princeton's attic

Faculty portraits from the dawn of photography

Published in the Nov. 3, 2010, issue

What: Key members of the Princeton faculty – which was greatly enlarged by President James Carnahan 1800, top center – stare out from a haunting daguerreotype made shortly before he retired in 1854.   Tall, dignified, and dull, Carnahan nearly became the...Read more
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