Weekly Bulletin
June 5, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 29
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Page one news and features
Commencement 2000
Princeton honors teaching
Secondary school teachers win awards for excellence
APGA gives prizes to graduate assitants in instruction

Class Day 2000
"All around us are giant majestic trees"
Historians celebrate "exceptional output"
President Shapiro's Commencement address

Trustees appoint four to tenured faculty
Faculty resignations


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Commencement 2000

Princeton conferred a total of 1,730 bachelor and advanced degrees at its 253rd Commencement on May 30. There were 576 men and 524 women from the Class of 2000 awarded undergraduate degrees, 929 bachelors of arts and 171 bachelors of science in engineering. In addition, five BAs were awarded to candidates from earlier Princeton classes. [>>more]


Princeton honors teaching

President's Award recognizes outstanding faculty. Four faculty members received the 2000 President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement: Oliver Arnold, Peter Brown, Amy Gutmann and Howard Taylor. [>>more]

APGA gives prizes to graduate asssitants in instruction

The Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) gave its year 2000 awards for excellence in graduate student teaching to Virgil Moorefield of the Music Department, John Naud of Physics, Roman Shimanovich of Chemistry and Kimberlee Weaver of Psychology. In addition, the Friends of the International Center have made possible a new prize to be awarded each year to an international graduate student; this year's prize goes to Andromache Karanika of Classics. [>>more]


Secondary school teachers win awards for excellence

At Commencement Princeton honored four outstanding secondary school teachers from the state of New Jersey: English teachers Agnes Colaneri of Emerson High School and Julius Gottilla of Cranford High and math teachers Gerald Lamb of Livingston High School and Linda Penney of Cranbury School. Each teacher received an award of $5,000, and each of their schools received $2,500 for library books. [>>more]

Trustees appoint four to tenured faculty

At its quarterly meeting on May 29, the trustees appointed professors John Borneman and Paul Krugman to the faculty and promoted assistant professors William Gleason and Molly Greene to tenure as associate professor. [>>more]


Ostriker, Koehler, Sather to provide interim CIT leadership

On July 1, Ira Fuchs, vice president for computing and information technology, will become a vice president at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He will continue parttime in the role of senior technology adviser to President Shapiro. Provost Jeremiah Ostriker will assume more direct responsibility for leadership of Computing and Information Technology, with two of CIT's directors, David Koehler and Steven Sather, while a national search for a new vice president for CIT is conducted. [>>more]

CD celebration

Graduate students Cynthia Rudin (l), Manjul Bhargava, Elizabeth Brittle and Adrian Banner celebrated the release of Joan Lippincott and Friends, a CD issued to mark the Graduate School Centennial. Featuring University organist Joan Lippincott and graduate student musicians on piano, computer, ocarina, trumpet and other instruments, the CD includes music ranging from Bach and Vivaldi to Indian raga; it was recorded during a concert performance in Procter Hall on February 4. Ordering information is available at