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June1, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 14

Alumni Scene

When 1,400 alumnae come together ...

You get history, personal stories, advice, friendship, and a huge collective roar

Published in the June1, 2011, issue

Forty-one years ago, Sue-Jean Lee Suettinger ’70 and eight female classmates — who all had been students in Princeton’s Critical Language Program — became the University’s first undergraduate alumnae. In April, seven of the nine returned to Old Nassau for...Read more

No dissent: A locomotive for Sotomayor ’76

Published in the June1, 2011, issue

At the Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 works in a cocoon of marble and tradition where she is treated with solemn deference by the nation’s top lawyers. At Princeton, she got a locomotive. “Sonia! Sonia! Sonia!” her fellow alumnae chanted at ...Read more
 In her book, Juliet Eilperin ’92 argues for protecting sharks to benefit both the environment and commercial fishing.

Swimming with sharks

Juliet Eilperin ’92 explores the future of the ocean’s top predators

Published in the June1, 2011, issue

Juliet Eilperin ’92’s second book is the perfect summer beach read. Or perhaps not. Demon Fish follows sharks, the scientists who study them, the fishermen who hunt them, and the hapless swimmers who learn the hard way how efficient the ocean’s top...Read more


Published in the June1, 2011, issue

MICHELLE SHEARER ’95, a public high school science teacher, was honored May 3 as the national Teacher of the Year, joining President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and state honorees at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. Shearer has spent...Read more
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Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family — A Test of Will and Faith in World War I

By Louisa Thomas

(Penguin Press) This story follows the four Thomas brothers all Princeton alumni at the time of World War I as they struggle to understand their obligations to country, family, and faith. Two Ralph 1909 and Arthur 1915...

Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

By David Orr ’96

(Harper) The author aims to take some of the mystery and fear out of reading modern poetry. In this witty guide, Orr tries to give readers a “sense of what modern poets think about, [and] how those poets talk about what...

Leaving Van Gogh: A Novel

By Carol Wallace ’77

(Spiegel and Grau) In this historical novel, Wallace explores the mysteries surrounding Van Gogh’s death in 1890. She imagines the final summer of his life from the point of view of Paul Gachet, the artist’s personal...
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