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Feb. 9, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 7

THE WEEKLY BLOG
Shehata *00: In Egypt, representation, participation are keys to stability
Samer Shehata *00, an assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, has tried to explain the recent uprisings in Egypt and across the Middle East in forums as diverse as Foreign Policy magazine and The Colbert Report. This week, he spoke with PAW senior writer Mark F. Bernstein ’83... READ MORE
Cover Story
 Dmitri Tymoczko wrote the first article on music theory ever to be published in the prestigious journal “Science.”

A grand unified theory of music

Chords don’t just have sound — they have shape

By Steve Olson

A few years ago, Princeton University music theorist and composer Dmitri Tymoczko was sitting in the living room of his home playing with a piece of paper. Printed on the sheet were rows and columns of dots representing all the ­­two-note chords that...

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Eating-club selection plan wins support, then is put off

By W. Raymond Ollwerther '71

A plan to modify the eating-club selection process won the support of eight of the 10 clubs, but less than three weeks before the start of bicker,...

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The no-loan pledge, a decade later

More students receive financial aid, and more offered aid are choosing to enroll

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

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Suzy and John Graham '61 in 1960 and, below, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Student unions

When undergrad marriages needed the dean’s OK

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

Love and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage, as the 1955 hit by song by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen says. But they usually don’t go together with college, too.   Though the number of married undergraduates today is believed to be small,...Read more
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Web Bonus Links
Bicker, redux
Eight of the eating clubs supported a plan -- which later was postponed for a year -- to modify the process of selecting members. Here's how it would work.
Video: Geometry of music
Watch a Chopin prelude as it travels through four-dimensional space, and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" on a Mobius strip.
Web Exclusives
Gregg Lange's 70's Rally 'Round the Cannon
Debate over the eating clubs: History shows that some things never change
Recent alumni deaths
A list of alumni whose deaths recently have been reported to the University.
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