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July 11, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 15

Campus Notebook
This rendering shows how the former faculty lounge on the third floor of Firestone Library, with its large gothic windows facing the Chapel, will be restored as one of the library’s primary reading spaces.

A more welcoming feeling for a renovated Firestone

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

A 10-year renovation is sweeping through Firestone Library — one so ambitious, it amounts to a thorough interior redesign of the 430,000-square-foot landmark at the heart of Princeton’s campus. The University has hired Fred Fisher, a Los Angeles architect...Read more

At GeoGrad Reunion, big rocks are stars

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

A field trip in east-central Pennsylvania to the Whaleback, a massive formation resembling a sperm whale that was created by pressure forcing ­layered rock to arch upward, was a highlight of the 2012 GeoGrad Reunion April 30–May 4. About 100 graduate alumni...Read more

Aspire concludes on a high note

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Princeton’s Aspire campaign exceeded its $1.75 billion goal by the end of May, a month before the five-year fund­raising campaign was to conclude. While final numbers were not available for this issue of PAW, an announcement was expected in early...Read more

A video valentine to Princeton

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Hundreds of Princetonians — including undergraduate and graduate ­students, the Tiger mascot, members of the band, faculty members, ­public-safety officers, and President Tilghman — make brief appearances in a video as they form the shape of a heart with...Read more

Simmons, six alumni join trustees

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Seven new members, including former Brown University president RUTH ­SIMMONS, joined the University’s Board of Trustees July 1. Simmons, who retired as Brown’s president June 30, also has served as president of Smith College and held several administrative...Read more

From Princeton’s vault

Tigers helped give us the Olympics

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

What: Hurling this discus on opening day of the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens – known as the I Olympiad – Robert Garrett 1897 astonished the world by beating the Greek champion. Success of the underdog American was crucial in ­fanning transatlantic interest...Read more
Above left, Estelle Griswold, medical adviser and executive director of the Planned Parenthood clinic in New Haven, Conn., and Cornelia Jahncke, at right, president of ­the Planned Parenthood League of ­Connecticut, celebrating ­victory in a 1965 case on access to birth control.

New trove of ACLU papers opens at Mudd Library

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

A few years ago, University archivist Dan Linke was leading an undergraduate history seminar through Princeton’s collection of papers of the American Civil Liberties Union, housed in Mudd Library. After showing the students documents relating to Brown v....Read more

Grad-school career preparation gets high rating from alumni

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

A survey of graduate alumni who received their degrees from 1996 to 2005 gives the University high marks. Large majorities of Ph.D. and ­master’s-degree recipients said the ­University had prepared them well for their chosen field, and they would choose the...Read more
Rendering of a Lakeside graduate community apartment building.

Lakeside apartments to replace Hibben, Magie

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

The last grad students living at the Hibben and Magie apartments have been moving out as the University prepares to demolish the eight-story structures, built along Lake Carnegie in the early 1960s. Replacing them will be the Lakeside graduate community, a...Read more
Zachary Newick ’12

PAW ASKS: Zachary Newick ’12

Why pitch a minor-league baseball novel for your Dale Fellowship?

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Zachary Newick ’12 will spend the next year traveling to minor-league baseball stadiums as a Martin Dale Fellow to do research for a novel — an outgrowth of his short story “Record Snowfall” — about a family affected by one member’s dream of making it in...Read more

Terrace Club sets sights on a $3.5 million renovation

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

Except for repairs after a 1987 fire, Terrace Club has changed little since the 1920s. But the clubhouse is showing signs of wear, and Terrace is preparing to launch a $3.5 million renovation campaign.  “At some point you have to do the renovation so the...Read more
Tera Hunter

Female professors study op-ed writing as path to higher profiles

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

The op-ed pages of the nation’s leading newspapers are dominated by the opinions of men, and women’s reluctance to promote themselves as experts may be a reason. A yearlong program at Princeton set out to change that.  Twenty-one female Princeton faculty...Read more
James “Jay” Dominick

In Brief

Published in the July 11, 2012, issue

The following faculty members have left Princeton to accept NEW POSITIONS at other universities: Sarah Kay, French and Italian, New York University; Daniel Oppenheimer, psychology and public affairs, UCLA; Andrei Okounkov, mathematics, Columbia; Delia...Read more
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