Current Issue

Dec. 8, 2010

Vol. 111, No. 5


University cites progress toward sustainability goals

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

When Princeton released its first comprehensive Sustainability Plan in 2008, the University outlined quantifiable targets for reducing its use of energy and other resources by 2020. A new report released last month cites several improvements, including ...Read more

One person’s trash, another person’s art

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

Bridging two fields that frequently are in the news at Princeton – the arts and sustainability – the University’s first “trash sculpture contest”   challenged members of the campus community and area residents to construct entries of materials that...Read more

End of an era: Lahiere’s closes

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

Lahiere’s, a Princeton landmark, closed its doors for the last time Nov. 13 after the building that housed the restaurant for 91 years on Witherspoon Street was sold. “It’s bittersweet, certainly,” owner Joe Christen, the third generation of the Christen...Read more

Alimta patent upheld

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

A U.S. District Court judge on Nov. 15 upheld the patent for the cancer drug Alimta. The University holds the patent for Alimta, invented by chemistry professor emeritus Edward C. Taylor. Taylor developed the drug in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Co.,...Read more
Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06

Symposium focuses on impact of DREAM Act

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

In a Nov. 12 campus symposium on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, former Sachs scholar and Latin salutatorian Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06 advocated for immigration reform in the United States. Padilla Peralta, who was...Read more

‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ comes to Princeton

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

Harry Potter continues to be a box-office success, but 125 years ago another story written by an English-born author was achieving wide acclaim: “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. An exhibition in Firestone Library’s main gallery...Read more

WPRB: 70 years of jazz, opera, rock, and more

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

Dec. 15 marks the 70th anniversary of campus radio at Princeton, a venture that was launched in a junior’s dorm room and now occupies 2,700 square feet in the basement of Bloomberg Hall. WPRB’s broadcast schedule still includes the classical tunes that were...Read more

Orszag ’91: Health-care legislation deserves a ‘B’

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

Peter Orszag ’91, former director of the federal Office of Management and Budget, gave a data-laden defense of the Obama administration’s landmark health-care legislation to a packed house in Dodds Auditorium Nov. 10. Although he acknowledged that the...Read more

From Princeton's attic

Last glimpse of a novelist

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

What: Seventy years ago this month, F. Scott Fitzgerald ’17 died in ­Hollywood. These snapshots of him ­having fun in spring 1940 with his movie-columnist girlfriend, Sheilah ­Graham, are believed to be the last ever taken of him.   The end of the Jazz Age...Read more
 David E. Kelley ’79, right, makes a point Nov. 17 as Jordan Roth ’97 listens.

Kelley ’79: TV writing ‘the most fun part of the job’

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

As a writer and producer, David E. Kelley ’79 has developed a distinctive brand of television that often straddles the line between comedy and drama. He’s won the Emmys for best comedy series and best drama series in the same year (Ally McBeal and The...Read more

In Brief

Published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue

Professor emeritus TONI MORRISON received the medal of the French Legion of Honor from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand Nov. 3 in Paris. Mitterrand described Morrison, a Nobel Prize-winning writer, as “the greatest American novelist of her...Read more
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