N A S S A U N O T E S
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
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
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.
For more information, contact the
Center for the Study of Religion at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 258-5545; or the Program in African American Studies at
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
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
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
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
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
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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