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Name: Clarence Boone.
Position: Janitor in the Friend Center. Helping to take care of the classrooms, restrooms, hallways and stairs in the building -- as well as "all the glass I can reach."
Quote: "Everybody here is so pleasant. It's nice just to be a member of the Princeton University community."
Other interests: Spending time with his wife, two grown daughters and nine grandchildren; gardening.
Patricia (Patty) Allen, a communi-cations professional with 16 years of experience in journalism and public relations, has been appointed the University's media relations manager, effective April 14.
Working in the Office of Communications, she will be responsible for serving as a spokesperson and for coordinating external coverage of the University. She succeeds Marilyn Marks, who is now editor of Princeton Alumni Weekly.
Since 1998, Allen has been a press officer at New York University. She has served as media relations director for the Steinhardt School of Education and managed universitywide media events, including visits from former President Bill Clinton, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
From 1994 to 1997, Allen worked as a media relations manager for AT&T's international business services and WorldNet Internet service in Bridge-water, N.J., and for AT&T consumer services in Basking Ridge, N.J. She also was a media relations manager for the NCR Corp. in Dayton, Ohio, from 1992 to 1994.
Previously, Allen was a newspaper reporter for five years, working for The Southbridge (Mass.) News, The Cape Cod Times in Hyannis, Mass., and The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. She earned a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1987.
"Patty will bring a wonderful blend of skills, developed in the academic, corporate and media sectors, plus a high level of energy and profession-alism," said Lauren Robinson-Brown, director of communications, to whom Allen reports.
"She was highly recommended by faculty members, colleagues and journalists alike. Patty is known for her expertise in handling challenging situations and for her diplomacy," she continued. "Her relationships with major media outlets also will help the University tell important stories about the quality of our faculty, the diversity of our student body, our international reach and the leadership of President Tilghman."
Gananath Obeyesekere, professor of anthropology emeritus, has been selected to receive the Huxley Memorial Medal for 2003.
The medal, the highest honor presented by the Royal Anthropological Institute, is awarded annually to a scientist, British or foreign, distinguished in any field of anthropology.
As part of the award, Obeyesekere has been invited to present a lecture on July 15 at the University of Manchester during the Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.
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