Current Issue

June 1, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 14


In Brief

CLAYTON MARSH ’85, University counsel since 2002, will become deputy dean of the college July 1, the date that Valerie Smith becomes dean of the college. Marsh will succeed Peter Quimby, who is leaving Princeton to become the head of the Governor’s Academy...Read more

FYI: Findings

Taxing out   Would a “millionaire tax” drive high-earning residents away from New Jersey? Not in significant numbers, according to research by sociology Ph.D. candidate Charles Varner and Cristobal Young *10, an assistant professor at Stanford. Their...Read more

From Princeton's vault

Bygone fad of hatbands

What: As campus fashion grew tony and buttoned-down in the 1890s, the zany hats of ­earlier years (including black caps with 2-foot-long pointed orange brims) gave way to more austere styles — brightened with hatbands. These colorful grosgrain silk...Read more

Toeing the (slack)line

Sam Borchard ’11, founder of the Princeton Slacklining Club, makes his way along the line as Isaiah Miller ’12 and Courtney Crumpler ’13 look on. The group chose a sunny mid-April day near Spelman Halls to set up their equipment between trees: a line made...Read more
Sean Friar GS bows a car fender during a rehearsal of his “Clunker Concerto.”

Junk car parts are music to composer’s ears

A car fender isn’t just a car fender to composer Sean Friar, a graduate student in Princeton’s music department. It can be a musical ­instrument.   Friar knows just where to bow a fender to make specific pitches. That fender from a Toyota Corolla that he...Read more

Suit challenges tax exemptions

A group of Princeton Borough ­residents is challenging the tax-exempt status of 20 University buildings, including McCarter Theatre, Richardson Auditorium, and Dillon Gym. Bruce Afran, a local lawyer representing the residents, said the group identified...Read more

University subject of federal Title IX probe

The Office for Civil Rights of the federal Department of Education is investigating the University after receiving a complaint alleging Title IX violations that grew out of a Princeton disciplinary case that was concluded last year. Jim Bradshaw, a...Read more

Emeritus status for 12 on faculty

A dozen Princeton professors are moving to emeritus status this year. They are: Anthropology professor JAMES BOON ’68, the first student to earn a certificate in anthropology at Princeton, conducted fieldwork in Java and Bali and wrote on several topics,...Read more

Exploring finance, policy

A gift by investment executive Mitch Julis ’77 will support a new center at the Woodrow Wilson School that will focus on public policy and finance.   President Tilghman said researchers at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance will...Read more
Antonio Calvo

After lecturer’s suicide, students seek investigation

Responding to the suicide of Princeton lecturer Antonio Calvo April 12, a group of undergraduates is asking for an investigation into his death and for greater transparency in the University’s faculty review and reappointment procedures. Calvo, 45, senior...Read more

International students fuel growth in grad applications

International applications to the graduate school increased by 13.2 percent this year, and for the first time since 2002, international applicants outnumbered U.S. applicants. The overall pool grew by 5 percent compared to last year, with the number of...Read more

Sweet send-off for a departing dean

For retiring Dean of the College Nancy Weiss Malkiel, April 29 marked the most flavorful stop on her farewell tour: “Dean’s Bake,” a Food Network-style contest in which students and confectioners from Princeton’s dining services decorated cakes in her...Read more
Mark Doty

A celebration of poetry

Poet Mark Doty spoke on “the exactitude of fitting language to the world” during the second biennial Princeton Poetry Festival. Doty, who will be a visiting lecturer in poetry in the fall, was selected by the Creative Writing Program’s faculty to receive...Read more
John Pardon ’11

Valedictorian, salutatorian mix academics, music

After hearing the biographies of valedictorian JOHN PARDON ’11 and Latin salutatorian VERONICA SHI ’11 at the April 25 faculty meeting, President Tilghman joked that she was “feeling deeply inadequate.”   The two honorees have pursued deep knowledge in...Read more

Campus pub endorsed; two possible sites offered

Although the proposal to ban freshman membership in Greek organizations drew most of the attention, the report of the Working Group on Campus Social and Residential Life contained a number of other findings and recommendations. These include:   •...Read more
Cynthia Cherrey, vice president for campus life, spoke at a May 11 forum to students concerned about proposed Greek life regulations. Afterward she said the ­University is not trying to ban fraternities and sororities completely. “We’re meeting and we’re talking,” she said.

Study group: Ban freshmen from Greek organizations

University Vice President and Secretary Robert Durkee ’69 faced a barrage of questions from a standing-room-only crowd in East Pyne May 2 when he presented the report of the Work­ing Group on Campus Social and Residential Life. Controversy centered on a...Read more
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