Weekly Bulletin
March 20, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 20
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Page one news and features
African-American Studies: An intellectual undertaking with "a gigantic literature"
Fellowship winners cross disciplines
Random Acts require some organization

Art Museum appoints new director

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Thirty years after

African-American Studies: An intellectual undertaking with "a gigantic literature"

It has been three decades since Princeton created a program in African-American Studies, and history professor Nell Painter is reflecting on what has been accomplished. She gets up from her desk and walks toward a row of books -- required reading for a course called Recent Scholarship in the African-American Intellectual Tradition. The row stretches for several feet. The books -- and the course -- span a wide range of disciplines and topics... [>>more]

Fellowship winners cross disciplines

Crossing the boundaries of academic discidisciplines can be daunting, but for the winners of this year's Sachs and Dale scholarships, that approach has paid off.
     Ken Shaitelman, recipient of the Daniel M. Sachs '60 Scholarship, is a classics major working toward certificates from the Woodrow Wilson School and the Program in Russian Studies. Lilith Wood, who won the Martin A. Dale '53 Fellowship, is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology, is interested in mathematics and history, and plans to be a writer. [>>more]


Art Museum appoints new director

Susan Taylor has been named director of the Art Museum. Currently director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, she will take up her Princeton position in August. At Wellesley, Taylor has overseen acquisitions, exhibitions and programs. A highlight of her 12-year tenure was the construction of a new building designed by Rafael Moneo. [>>more]


Random Acts require some organization

We can't tell you when; we can't tell you where. But sometime, some place on campus, someone will offer you a piece of chocolate or a bagel or a cup of cocoa -- free.
     What's the catch, you ask? Believe it or not, there's no catch. You will be on the receiving end of a Random Act of Kindness, perpetrated by a member of the student group of the same name. [>>more]


Basketball. On March 7 both the men's and women's teams lost to Pennsylvania (men 73-52, women 68-54). Chris Young '02 and Kate Thirolf '00 were named first-team All-Ivy League. (Men: 19-10, 11-3 Ivy; women: 9-19, 6-8 Ivy)

Fencing. In NCAA Regionals on March 12, Eva Petschnigg '03 finished first in women's foil. (Men: 12-3, 4-0 Ivy; women: 15-2, 5-0 Ivy)

Water polo (women). In the CWPA League games on March 11 and 12, Princeton won against West Chester, Villanova and Pennsylvania (twice). (9-0, 4-0 CWPA)



Teams from 46 schools participated in the Conqueror of the Hill, an annual applied physics/engineering competition for NJ high school students, held in McDonnell Hall on March 11. [>>more]