Elisabeth Kieran


Name: Elisabeth Kieran

Position: Data management specialist in Grounds and Building Maintenance. Overseeing the closing of work orders and time card data entry.

Quote: "My job certainly has given me an opportunity to learn and grow. At the same time, it has given me a deep appreciation for the work -- the artisanship -- of shop employees."

Other interests: Participating in her church as a deacon and choir member and practicing yoga.

By the numbers

• Of the 162 recognized student organizations at Princeton, the largest category is "ethnic" with 33 groups, such as the International Students Association at Princeton.

• The second largest category, "special interest," features organizations ranging from the Baking Club to the Juggling Club to the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.

• Today, there are 12 a cappella student organizations on campus; in 1890, there were 10 mandolin groups, none of which exist today.

• Some of the oldest organizations are: Whig (1769), Clio (1770) and Whig-Clio (1941), the nation's oldest college political, literary and debating society; and Triangle Club (1891), the nation's oldest touring collegiate original musical comedy organization.

• One of the newer groups is the Student Bioethics Forum, formed in 1995.


February 5, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 15
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Page 1
Endowment growth supports initiatives
Tuition rate increase lowest in 34 years
Grants to replace loans
Grad student aid expands

Page 2
Rapkin was noted urban planner, professor of architecture
People / Spotlight
By the numbers: student organizations

Page 3
Taylor paints picture of future museum
U-store showcases authors

Page 4-5
Calendar of events

Page 8
Nassau Notes

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