Current Issue

July 11, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 15

Alumni Scene
José Quiñonez *98 creates lending circles.

Loans for immigrants

José Quiñonez *98

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

José Quiñonez *98 is a different kind of loan officer. His clients are primarily low-income immigrants with little or no access to credit from traditional banking institutions. His loans come with no fees or interest payments; clients borrow from each...Read more

Starting Out: Theresa Laverty ’10

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Research assistant studying mountain ­gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda for the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthro­pology. Princeton major: ecology and evolutionary biology.  What she does: Laverty spends 15 to 20 days...Read more
Daniel Kaplan *82


Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

DANIEL KAPLAN *82 was one of four New Jersey secondary school teachers honored at Princeton’s Commencement. Kaplan, who earned a doctorate in physics, teaches physics at Matawan Regional High School. ... Scholastic Parent & Child magazine named first lady...Read more

Reading Room: Paula Fredriksen *79

The changing notions of sin

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Sin can seem like an antiquated concept in the contemporary world, Paula Fredriksen *79 writes in her new book. Yet, she notes, it still holds a prominent place in the public imagination. “Sin is one of those concepts that is in our genetic material in...Read more

New Releases by Alumni

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

In the memoir Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter (Atlantic Monthly Press), FRANK DEFORD ’61 recounts his early days at Sports Illustrated, his decision to become editor-in-chief of The National Sports Daily, and stories of the athletes he covered, including...Read more
New books & media

The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and the English National Culture

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

(Princeton University Press) This book tells the unknown story of English meter from the late 18th century until just after World War I. Martin shows that the history of prosody is tied to how Victorian England argued about its national identity. Martin is...Read more

How Not to Kill Your Baby: A Slightly Useless Guide

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

(Andrews McMeel Publishing) In this tongue-in-cheek parenting manual, Weinstein offers humorous advice on everything from when to get pregnant (“exactly on your 20th birthday”) to taking your baby out (“strip your baby naked and apply...Read more

A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

(Princeton University Press) This book examines the scripting and performance of festivals in Spain between 1327 and 1620, focusing on the travels and festivities of Philip II. Fluid medieval festivals gave way to highly formalized and...Read more

Destination Tent City, AZ

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

(Coffeetown Press) Ever since Tent City was established in 1993, this jail in Maricopa, Ariz., has been making headlines. Feuerer’s book chronicles a two-year period of a young woman's life after she makes the decision to drink drive...Read more

The Aphasia Café

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

(IF SF Publishing) This collection of poems was inspired by McGuire’s aphasia patients. Many of these poems examine what happens to identity when people struggle with this language disorder. McGuire also explores “everyday aphasias”— the ways...Read more
CURRENT ISSUE: July 11, 2012
Web Exclusives
Coverage of Reunions 2012 events
Reunions scenes and reader photos
Highlights from Commencement 2012
Memories from the Class of 1962
From Jeremy Toback ’88 and Renee Stahl
Tiger Profile
Emily Pelton *92
Head of refugee services