documents opened to researchers
3/29/01 -- Detailed records that reveal more information
about a controversial period in the lives of aviator Charles
Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, were opened Thursday at
Princeton's Firestone Library. Six boxes containing writings
relevant to the Lindberghs' views on American neutrality
before World War II, as well as more than 1,500 letters in
response to their opinions, were opened. The action
officially makes the materials available to researchers
using Firestone's Department of Rare Books and Special
Associate Director Joins Princeton University Art
3/27/01 -- Rebecca E. Sender, former chief development
officer at the American Federation of Arts, a national art
museum service organization in New York City, has joined The
Art Museum, Princeton University, as associate director. She
is responsible for the daily operations of the Museum.
papers to be opened March 29
3/23/01 -- Princeton University library officials will
unseal six boxes of writings by Charles and Anne Morrow
Lindbergh, March 29 at 3:30 p.m., in Firestone Library on
the Princeton University campus. In 1941, aviator Charles
Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, gave
Princeton University thousands of letters, manuscripts and
other documents with the stipulation that they be unsealed
after both had died. With the death of Anne Morrow this
year, six boxes of documents are being opened and the
materials made available to researchers.
Princeton coach Edward Donovan dies
3/19/01 -- Edward Donovan, 91, a longtime coach with
Princeton University, died Thursday at home in Princeton.
Over a period of 55 years, Donovan coached baseball,
football and basketball and taught squash, tennis and golf.
He continued to work with student athletes until he was
names Betty Leydon vice president for information
3/16/01 -- Betty Leydon, the top-ranking information
technology administrator at Duke University, will become
vice president for information technology and chief
information officer at Princeton in June. She will replace
Ira Fuchs, who is now the vice president for research and
information technology at the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
of Congress to discuss history from a Christian
3/16/01 -- James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress,
will lecture on "A Christian View of History," Tuesday,
March 27, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium. Free and open
to the public. Dr. James H. Billington was sworn in as
Librarian of Congress in 1987, the 13th person to hold the
position. He has championed the library's outreach efforts
by putting on line, free of charge, five million important
primary documents of American history.
on future of Middle East peace
3/16/01 -- Tamar S. Hermann, director of the Tami
Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University;
and chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Political
Science, The Open University of Israel, will lecture on "Is
There a Future for Peace? Israeli Public Opinion on the
Negotiations with the Palestinians." Free and open to the
public. Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. Dodds
Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
on racial and political issues in U.S. census
3/16/01 -- Peter Skerry, associate professor, Department
of Government, Claremont McKenna College; nonresident senior
fellow, Governmental Studies, Brookings Institution, will
lecture on "Who's Afraid of the Undercount? Race, Politics,
and the Census." Monday, March 26, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl
2, Robertson Hall. Free and open to the public. Peter
Skerry's research at the Brookings Institution focuses on
immigration policy and...
Hayes, pioneer of supersonic flight, dies
3/8/01 -- Wallace D. Hayes, an emeritus professor of
mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University
who made numerous fundamental contributions to the
understanding of supersonic flight and supersonic aircraft
design, died March 2 in Hightstown, New Jersey after a long
struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 82.
by VP Richard R. Spies, on WROC issues
3/7/01 -- Over the past few months, the University has
carefully considered the issues that have been raised by the
Workers' Rights Organizing Committee. ... Today we are
announcing two steps that begin to address issues that have
been raised with respect to casual workers and the wage
levels of our lower-paid staff.
of Library host talk on early European
3/7/01 -- Paul Needham and Blaise Agüera y Arcas
will present their recent research on early European
printing on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in McCormick 101.
In their lecture, "How Were the Earliest European Printing
Types Made?" Needham and Agüera y Arcas will discuss
their finding that contrary to popular belief, Johann
Gutenberg did not invent moveable type, and will speak about
the implications of their work.
receives grant to create national data archive for policy
and the arts
3/7/01 -- Princeton University has received a $1.9
million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to create a
national data archive for policy and the arts, the country's
first electronic archive of research data on the arts and
culture. This rich new source of information, a repository
of a vast range of research data that was previously
difficult to access, will be available to policymakers,
researchers, journalists and the public through the
Tapestry On View at Princeton University Art
... Exhibition Dates: March 6 through June 10, 2001
3/5/01-- A large and detailed Dutch tapestry from the late
sixteenth century is the focus of the exhibition "A Tapestry
by Karel van Mander," on view at The Art Museum, Princeton
University, through June 10, 2001.
conference on Princeton University gift to Board of
3/2/01 -- President Harold T. Shapiro, Princeton
Regional School Superintendent Claire Sheff Kohn, and
members of the Princeton Regional Board of Education will
hold a press conference to discuss a $500,000 gift from
Princeton University to the Princeton Regional Board of
Education, Monday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. Maclean House
(facing Nassau St., opposite PNCBank).
awards highest awards to top undergraduate, graduate
2/28/01 -- Senior Adam Friedman received Princeton
University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate
students Kristine Haugen and Yueh-Lin "Lynn" Loo were named
co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship at Alumni
Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 24. These are the highest
honors Princeton awards to students.
CIA co-host conference on Cold War
... Conference to examine newly declassified
2/28/01 -- Top policymakers, intelligence officials and
scholars will examine newly declassified information about
CIA analysis during the Cold War years at a major conference
at Princeton University, March 9 and 10. The conference is
expected to provide new insights about the quality of U.S.
intelligence during those years and its impact on U.S.
policymaking, said Frederick Hitz, a Princeton lecturer in
Cause chairman tackles campaign reform
2/23/01 -- Derek Bok, chairman of Common Cause and
president emeritus of Harvard University will lecture on
"Setting New Jersey's Campaign Reform Agenda in 2001,"
Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium,
Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus. Free and open to the
head of Census Bureau to discuss Census 2000
2/23/01 -- Kenneth Prewitt, former director of the
United States Census Bureau, will lecture on "What I Learned
about America from Census 2000," Monday, March 5, 2001 at
4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus.
Free and open to the public.
and Imitation in the Arts of China on View at the Princeton
University Art Museum
... Exhibition Dates: February 13 through July 1,
2/20/01 -- An overview of the way Chinese artists have
traditionally copied, imitated, and alluded to earlier works
in the technical production and aesthetic appreciation of
art is the focus of the exhibition "Seeing Double: Copies
and Copying in the Arts of China," on view through July 1,
2001, in the Asian galleries of The Art Museum, Princeton
Madison Exhibit Opens in Princeton's Firestone
2/20/01 -- An exhibit in the lobby of Princeton
University's Firestone Library commemorates James Madison's
role in drafting the United States Constitution and
highlights some of the fourth president's Princeton
connections. The exhibit is one of several events marking
the 250th anniversary of Madison's birth and coincides with
a conference titled "A Constitution for the Ages: James
Madison the Framer," sponored by Princeton University's
Princeton program to explore constitutional law and
... John DiIulio, head of White House office on
faith-based initiatives, to speak
2/20/01 -- A new Princeton University program aimed at
exploring issues of constitutional law and government is
sponsoring a series of lectures this spring, including a
talk by John DiIulio Jr., the director of President Bush's
new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community
makes major contribution to rescue squad
... Donation allows purchase of ambulance
2/19/01 -- Princeton University has agreed to donate
$155,000 to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, which
will allow the vital volunteer organization to acquire a
fully equipped ambulance. The donation is the largest single
gift in the squad's history.
Clinton press secretary to speak
2/14/01 -- Michael McCurry, CEO of Grassroots.com and
former press secretary to President Bill Clinton will
deliver the Robert D. Stuart '37 Lecture in the Media in
American Culture, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. "All
News, All the Time: Reflections on America's Political
Information System," Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Free
and open to the public.
Court Justice Antonin Scalia to speak at
... Gives concluding address in major conference on
2/3/01 -- United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
will be the concluding speaker at a Princeton University
conference Feb. 22 and 23 examining the historic role and
legacy of James Madison, the fourth president of the U.S.
and "Father of the Constitution."
on Muslim women's rights
2/1/01 -- Ann Elizabeth Mayer, assistant professor of
legal studies at the Wharton School, University of
Pennsylvania will give a public lecture, "Transcending the
Local: A Global Framework for Assessing Muslim Women's
Rights," Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson
Hall. Free and open to the public.
Exhibition of Le Corbusier Drawings at Princeton University
1/31/01 -- Remarkably well-preserved drawings by the
French architect Le Corbusier will be shown to the public
for the first time at The Art Museum, Princeton University,
in the exhibition "Le Corbusier at Princeton: 14-16 November
1935," on view from February 7 through June 17, 2001.
David Tannenbaum wins Princeton's Sachs
1/31/01 -- David Tannenbaum, a senior from Great Neck,
N.Y., has won the 2001 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960
Graduating Scholarship awarded by Princeton University. The
award will provide tuition and expenses for two years while
Tannenbaum studies economic and social history at Worcester
College, Oxford University.
President Peter Bell to speak on poverty
1/31/01 -- Peter Bell, president of CARE, one of the
world's largest private international relief and development
organizations, will give a free public lecture at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11, in Helm Auditorium (50 McCosh Hall) on the
Princeton University campus.
Rapkin, urban planner and Princeton University professor,
dies at 82
1/31/01 -- Chester Rapkin, a leading urban planner and
scholar, died Sunday from pneumonia at the age of 82. Rapkin
was professor of architecture, emeritus, at Princeton
University, and was well known for his efforts to apply new
research findings to solve practical problems of the
growth in Princeton's endowment allows major increases in
support for graduate students, financial aid, educational
initiatives, building renovation
1/27/01 -- Princeton University's trustees today
approved a significant increase in endowment income spending
that will be used to fund major increases in support for
graduate students, undergraduate financial aid, important
educational initiatives and building renovations. The
increase, adding approximately $57 million to the
University's operating budget, also will provide substantial
additional funding for library acquisitions, academic
departments and a range of student life programs.
percent tuition and fee increase is lowest in 34
1/27/01 -- Undergraduate tuition and fees at Princeton
University will rise by 3 percent next year -- the lowest
rate of increase in 34 years. The tuition increase was part
of an operating budget of nearly $760 million adopted today
by the Board of Trustees for 2001-02.
replace loans for all students on financial
-- Changes in financial aid reduce burden on students
1/27/01 -- Princeton University will no longer require
undergraduates on financial aid to obtain loans to help pay
for their education. Beginning next fall, Princeton will
eliminate its loan requirement, and replace it with
additional scholarship support. The plan is one of several
initiatives designed to ease the financial burden on
students and their families, and builds on other significant
improvements made in recent years.
provide fellowships for all doctoral students in sciences
and engineering; summer support for all doctoral students in
humanities and social sciences
1/27/01 -- Princeton University is significantly
strengthening its support for graduate students through a
variety of initiatives slated for implementation during the
advisory: Princeton to announce major improvements in
financial aid, graduate student support
... Press conference scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27
1/25/01 -- Princeton University will hold a press conference
at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 to announce major
improvements in financial aid and support for undergraduate
and graduate students, as well as other initiatives. The
University's 2001-02 budget, fees and endowment spending
also will be discussed.
Spending Policy Fact Sheet
January 2001 -- Objective: The primary objective of
Princeton's endowment spending policy is to achieve a proper
balance between ...
to honor alumni Lloyd Axworthy, Stapleton Roy
1/22/01 -- Two Princeton graduates who have served their
countries with distinction in foreign affairs will receive
the University's top alumni honors this year.
Halpern, politics professor, dies at 76
1/22/01 -- Manfred Halpern, professor of politics,
emeritus, at Princeton University, died Jan. 14 in his home
in Princeton. He was 76. An expert on the politics of the
Near East and Africa, Professor Halpern focused his later
work on an original "theory of transformation" that
explained the creation of fundamentally new and better
relations between people.
Art of the Print in the Western World Featured at Princeton
University Art Museum
1/19/01 -- The Art Museum, Princeton University, is
presenting "Great Impressions: The Art of the Print in the
Western World" from January 10 through March 19, 2001. The
exhibition accompanies "The Art of the Print," a course
taught by Assistant Professor Al Acres in the Department of
Art and Archaeology. It is open to the public.
solve long-standing quandary about water
1/17/01 -- Water, despite its overwhelming importance to
all life, remains deeply mysterious. Unlike other liquids,
it expands as it cools, moves more freely as it is squeezed
and exhibits a host of other odd behaviors that have eluded
quantitative explanation for centuries.
Luther King Day Program Schedule
1/9/01 -- Monday, January 15, 2001, Richardson
Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Featured speaker: Janet Smith
Dickerson, vice president for campus life.
announces winners of essay, poster contests honoring Dr.
1/9/01 -- As part of its celebration of Martin Luther
King Day on Jan. 15, Princeton University will award prizes
to area students who participated in essay and poster
contests. The event begins at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 in Richardson
Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton campus.
of winners of essay, poster contests honoring Dr.
1/9/01 -- Excerpts from many of the essays submitted to the
invited to attend investment workshop
1/4/01 -- The University has organized a workshop to
introduce members of the private investment community to the
latest advances in the burgeoning field of photonics,
nano-technology, and biotechnology. The workshop, scheduled
for Friday, Jan. 5, is expected to draw more than 250
investment professionals from many of most prominent
investment and venture capital companies.