New trustees named to board

Six alumni joined Princeton's Board of Trustees last month at its first meeting of the academic year. They are:

• Ruth L. Berkelman, a 1973 graduate who is assistant surgeon general and senior adviser to the director of the Centers for Disease Control. She is also a visiting professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

• Dennis Keller, a 1963 graduate, who is chairman and chief executive officer of DeVry Inc. and DeVry University Inc. Keller served a four-year term as a Princeton trustee beginning in 1994, and was co-chair of the University's 250th Anniversary Campaign.

• Henry Kennedy, a 1970 graduate who is U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Defender Services Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.

• Spencer Merriweather, a 2000 graduate who is a legislative associate for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents Washington, D.C. From the middle of his junior year until the middle of his senior year, he served as president of the Undergraduate Student Government and was selected by his classmates as the senior who had done the most for Princeton and for his class.

• T.R. Reid, a 1966 graduate who is the London bureau chief for the Washington Post. He is also the co-creator of the syndicated column, "Computer Report," and the author of several books in English and Japanese.

• Margaret C. Whitman, a 1977 graduate who is president and chief executive officer of eBay Inc., the online trading community. Whitman also has served as president and chief executive officer of Florists Transworld Delivery and as president of the Stride Rite Corp.'s Stride Rite Division.

Also elected as a trustee over the summer was Barry Munitz, a 1968 Graduate School alumnus who is president and chief executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He has served as academic vice president of the University of Illinois system, chancellor of the University of Houston and chancellor of the California State University system. He will be installed at the November meeting of the trustees.

Keller is a charter trustee and will serve 10 years. Kennedy, Munitz and Whitman are term trustees, while Berkelman, Merriweather and Reid are alumni trustees. Term and alumni trustees serve four years.

Princeton's Board of Trustees has 40 members, including President Shapiro and New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, who serve as ex-officio members.


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October 9, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 5
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Contents

Wave of the future
Vivian Shapiro looks forward to the next chapter
Search moves ahead
New trustees named to board
Alliance with Yale, Stanford, Oxford paves the way for life-long learning
Research heats up in Princeton Materials Institute
Alumnus strings together ideas to explain physics
QRL archives a treasure
Pre-game lectures kick off Oct. 14
Gridders honored as scholar-athletes

Spotlight / People
Calendar of events
Nassau notes


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