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Bowen to discuss book on college sports, Sept. 25

Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton, will speak on "Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in McCosh 50.

Bowen, who served as president of Princeton from 1972 to 1988 and is now president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will discuss the book he co-wrote by the same title published this year by Princeton University Press.

In "Reclaiming the Game," Bowen and Sarah Levin analyze the backgrounds, academic qualifications and college outcomes of athletes and their classmates at 33 academically selective colleges and universities that do not offer athletic scholarships. They argue that the divide between academics and athletics on elite college campuses has widened considerably over the last 40 years, and call for a realignment of college sports with core educational values.

Bowen's talk is part of the University's Public Lectures Series . It will be Webcast live.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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