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May 13, 2015

Vol. 115, No. 12

Cover Story
E. Randol Schoenberg ’88 at home in Los Angeles. The large framed picture is a portrait of him with the painting he helped retrieve.

Return of a Treasure

Randy Schoenberg ’88 helped a friend recover a famous painting that had been looted by the Nazis. Now Schoenberg’s story is told onscreen.

By Zachary Pincus-Roth ’02

THE FIRST TIME he was in Berlin, E. Randol Schoenberg ’88 was a junior at Princeton, spending six months studying math and German. It was 1987, two years before the wall dividing East from West would fall. The Brandenburg Gate was impenetrable,...

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Students turn their backs to President Eisgruber ’83 as he speaks in the Chapel April 12.

Clash of Values?

At issue: Protecting free speech while providing a welcoming environment

By Allie Wenner; Takim Williams ’16 contributed to this story.

Princetonians in early April found themselves debating how to live by values that seem essential to the life of a university but can come into...

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The Enigma of the Cannon

Recent discoveries shed light on our great totem

By W. Barksdale Maynard ’88

Thousands of Princeton alumni at Reunions this month will barely notice it as they walk by: the iron cannon, half-buried 175 years ago behind...

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Cornel West *80 speaks at a divestment event.

Students Vote to Defeat Proposal Calling for Israel Divestment

Vigorous campaigns by both sides

By Matthew Silberman ’17

After a three-day voting period, undergraduate students last month rejected a call for the University to divest from companies that are “complicit...

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ForYourArt, founded by Bettina Korek ’00, is a go-to source for information on L.A.’s art scene.

Bettina Korek ’00: Art and Life

Bringing the world of art to the public in Los Angeles

By Elizabeth Landau ’06

After graduating from Princeton with a degree in art history, Bettina Korek ’00 took a job at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and...

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Conference: LGBT Alumni Return for View of Campus Life

By Brian Geiger ’16

LGBT students speaking on a panel at Princeton April 11 said they were content with most aspects of life on campus. The panel was part of a daylong...

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Architect’s rendering of the new music building.

Gift of Music

An alumnus and his wife have donated $10 MILLION FOR A NEW MUSIC BUILDING that is under construction as part of the University’s arts and transit ...

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Tracy K. Smith, who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Life on Mars, has written a memoir about her early life.

Creative Writing: Poetry in Prose

Tracy K. Smith wrestles with race and religion in a memoir of her childhood

By Jennifer Altmann

For most of her career as a poet, Tracy K. Smith has not written much about being African American. But in her new memoir, Ordinary Light, she says...

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