Princeton got a head start on the 2018 bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with last month’s performances of FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL in Chancellor Green Rotunda. The production, a collaboration between the Princeton University Players and the English department, was based on the script of an 1823 play and featured new songs and a score by Evan Gedrich ’18. The score will be used in productions next year in Rome and at the University of Notre Dame. Shown in the foreground above are, from left, Angel Fan ’18 as Ninon, Manny Ramirez ’20 as Fritz, and Paul Schorin ’19 as Dr. Frankenstein.
The SPENDING PACKAGE that will keep the federal government running through September generally continues current funding levels or provides small increases for key agencies that support research at Princeton, University officials said. The agreement includes increases over the previous fiscal year of 6.2 percent for the National Institutes of Health, 3.4 percent for oceanic and atmospheric research at NOAA, 3.1 percent for science funding at NASA, 2.2 percent for the domestic fusion-energy program, and 1.3 percent for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“The agreement indicates that members of Congress from both parties continue to recognize the importance to the country of the federal investment in basic research, even at times when budgets are tight,” said Robert K. Durkee ’69, vice president and secretary of the University. He said the impact on Princeton depends partly on how well faculty members compete for funds, adding that “for many years, our faculty have competed very successfully in an increasingly competitive environment.”
The Pace Center, Women’s Center, University Library, and The Princeton Progressive have collected more than 100 photos, posters, and signs to document recent STUDENT ACTIVISM. The “First 100 Days” begins with photos from student demonstrations after the November presidential election and ends with items from the People’s Climate March at the end of April. The exhibit follows earlier efforts by the University Library to capture, document, and preserve a record of activism on campus following student involvement in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the sit-in in Nassau Hall in November 2015. It can be viewed on the Pace Center YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/5qChNXmKQkE