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The king'singers

The king'singers at McCarter Theater

The king'singers, one of the most highly regarded a cappella vocal ensembles in the world, will return to McCarter Theater at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. Standing room only tickets at $15 each are available by calling the box office at 258-2787.

Lunch presents resources for problem solving

A brown bag lunch on "Civility, Community and Problem Solving" will be presented by the Ombuds Office Tuesday, Feb. 20, in 101 McCosh Health Center.
     There will be two sessions: from noon to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m.
     "Princeton is a large and complex community, and as such its members are faced with many challenges in their interactions with one another," said Anu Rao, ombuds officer. "However, Princeton is also a community committed to the values of diversity and dignity, and its members are expected to resolve their differences in a respectful manner."
     The purpose of the program is to acquaint the community with the resources and information available through the Ombuds Office for informal problem solving. The program will include a discussion of informal dispute resolution techniques and a mediation role-play presented by University mediators and Ombuds Office staff.
     The program is being sponsored by the Work/Life Task Force of the President's Standing Committee on the Status of Women. More information is available on the Ombuds Office Web site at www.princeton.edu/ombuds/.







Symposium set on narratives

A symposium entitled "What Shall We Do With These Proverbs? Black Women's Spiritual Narratives in Africa and Diaspora" will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     The three featured speakers are Mercy Amba Oduyoye, author of "Daughters of Anowa: African Women and Patriarchy"; Joycelyn Moody, author of "Sentimental Confessions: Spiritual Narratives of 19th Century African-American Women"; and Carolyn Rouse, author of the forthcoming "Engaged Surrender: Women's Ambivalence and Empowerment in African-American Islam."
     The event will be moderated by cultural anthropologist and Princeton postdoctoral fellow Marla Frederick, author of the forthcoming "African-American Women's Spirituality and Activism in the Contemporary U.S. South."
     For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Religion at askline@princeton.edu or 258-5545; or the Program in African American Studies at jeanw@princeton.edu or 258-4271.


McCurry to reflect on political news

Former White House press secretary Michael McCurry will present a lecture titled "All News, All the Time: Reflections on America's Political Information System" Wednesday, Feb. 21.
     The Robert Stuart '37 Lecture in the Media in American Culture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     McCurry, a 1976 Princeton graduate, currently is chief executive officer of Grassroots.com, a non-partisan technology and services company that provides Internet-based communications and mobilization products for the political marketplace. He is also a principal of Public Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm.
     McCurry served as press secretary to President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1998. He was spokesman for the Department of State from 1993 to 1995. Prior to his government service, McCurry held a variety of communications jobs in national politics and on Capitol Hill.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Wood- row Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Humanities Council.

Scalia here Feb. 23

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the concluding speaker at a conference Feb. 22-23 examining the historic role and legacy of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States and "Father of the Constitution."




     Scalia will speak at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in 50 McCosh Hall. His address, "Madison's Constitutional Interpretation," is part of the yearlong celebration of the centennial of Princeton Graduate School. Among the other speakers at the conference are Lloyd Axworthy, former Canadian minister of foreign affairs, and leading Madison scholars.
     The conference, "A Consti-tution for the Ages: James Madison the Framer," opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, and continues all day Friday. It brings together leading figures in a "Madison renaissance" taking place in the American historical community, which has come to view Madison as a pivotal player in the development of American government and political thought. Madison, a co-author of "The Federalist Papers" and prime mover behind the Constitutional Convention of 1787, had a crucial yet misunderstood role in creating partisan party politics, according to scholars planning the conference.
     "The conference represents an unplanned convergence between the revival of academic Madison studies and the deeply felt public rededication to American constitutionalism following the crises of the Clinton impeachment and the contested 2000 election," said Princeton Professor Stanley Katz. "Never have we felt the need for profound and dispassionate understanding of Madisonian constitutionalism than in the year 2001."
     Madison also has a special place in Princeton's history. He graduated from Princeton in 1771, when it was known as the College of New Jersey, and served as the first president of Princeton's alumni association. He is also Princeton's first graduate student in a field other than theology, having stayed on after graduation to study Hebrew and ethics with the president of the university, John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
     The Madison Conference is free and open to the University community on a space-available basis. Those interested are asked to register in advance by calling 258-6115 or visiting this Web site: www.princeton.edu/centennial/.

1,200 expected for Alumni Day

More than 1,200 alumni and parents of current undergraduates are expected on campus for a day of lectures, ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 24.
     The annual Alumni Day and Parents' Program, coordinated by the Alumni Council, will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of tours, Cotsen Library and Art Museum programs, workshops and lectures and end with a 7 p.m. dinner featuring current and previous winners of the University's James Madison Medal.
     Highlights will include:
     · A lecture at 9:15 a.m. by Lloyd Axworthy, former Canadian minister of foreign affairs. The 1972 alumnus of the Graduate School who is this year's Madison Medalist will speak on "An Encounter with Emma: The Case for Rethinking Security and State Sovereignty in the New Century" in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
     · A lecture at 10:30 a.m. by three-time U.S. ambassador Stapleton Roy on "Diplomatic Diversions: Reflections on the U.S. Place in the World" in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The 1956 graduate is this year's recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award.
     · A 3 p.m. service of remembrance in the University Chapel to honor deceased Princetonians and University staff members.
     · Two roundtables sponsored by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni featuring previous recipients of the Madison Medal reflecting on challenges of the new century. Both will begin at 4:15 p.m. The first panel discussion will take place in McCosh 10 and will focus on the field of education. Panelists will include former Princeton presidents William Bowen and Robert Goheen as well as leaders of other major institutions who are Princeton alumni. The second panel will take place in McCosh 50 and will concentrate on the political arena. Panelists will include these Princeton alumni: Anthony Lake, former national security adviser to the Clinton administration; Cornel West, the Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor at Harvard University; and syndicated columnist George Will.
     A variety of other presentations are planned on topics ranging from "Fusion in the New Century" to "The Ethics and Politics of Reproductive Technology." A number of programs are scheduled for families, including one on "Navigating the College Admissions Process."
     While the Alumni Day and Parents' Program is not open to the general public, members of the University community are invited to attend any of the lectures, panels and workshops.



     For a complete schedule, call the Alumni Council at 258-1900 or visit this Web site: alumni.princeton.edu/Events/AlumniDay.asp.

Women's ice hockey

Assistant captain Abbey Fox '01 and the women's ice hockey team make a push for the ECAC playoffs against Maine Saturday, Feb. 24, and New Hampshire Sunday, Feb. 25.

University Klez Dispensers

The University Klez Dispensers will play host to the third annual Klezmer music and dance festival, entitled "Klezmerpalooza 2001," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda. The performers will include the Yale Klezmer Band, the Brown University Yarmulkazi and the Wesleyan Klezmer Band with a special performance by pianist Peter Sokolow.


February 19, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 17
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