- Senior Thesis
- • Quintessentially Princeton
- • Writing the melody of a novel
- • Seeking Mars survival secrets
- • Testing gender differences in political behavior
- • Souk festival will foster Middle Eastern culture
- • Alumni conference: Leading Change in Science and Technology
- • Wristbands needed for Reunions
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- Editor: Ruth Stevens Calendar editor: Shani Hilton Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones Contributing writers: Emily Aronson, Chad Boutin, Ushma Patel Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson Design: Maggie Westergaard Web edition: Mahlon Lovett
Writing the melody of a novel
By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann
A few weeks ago Dmitri Tymoczko, the departmental representative in music, sent out an e-mail that listed the name of every senior in the department and the type of thesis each student was pursuing. Some students were listed under musicology, and some under composition. Scott Elmegreen was listed under “other.”
Q&A with Robert O. Keohane: Book uncovers layers of anti-U.S. sentiment
By Eric Quiñones
In studying America’s fledgling society and political institutions, the 19th-century French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville commented that Americans “appear impatient of the smallest censure and insatiable of praise.” Nearly two centuries later, Princeton political scientist Robert O. Keohane has engaged fellow scholars in a study of anti-American sentiment abroad, seeking to better understand a phenomenon that has intensified Americans’ anxiety about their standing in the world.
First five ‘Scholars in the Nation’s Service’ named
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has selected the first five “Scholars in the Nation’s Service,” chosen from a pool of talented candidates competing for entry into the new program created to encourage more of the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government.
Wristbands needed for Reunions
All alumni and University representatives once again will be required to have wristbands that identify them as participants in Reunions activities, which this year fall on May 31-June 3.
The senior thesis, an independent work that typically runs about 100 pages, gives seniors the opportunity to pursue original research and scholarship under the guidance of faculty advisers.
Seeking Mars survival secrets
By Chad Boutin
David Smith always wondered whether other planets might harbor life, so when he actually got the opportunity to investigate, he jumped at it. His decision launched him on a year-long mission, leading him to the Kennedy Space Center and back.
Testing gender differences in political behavior
By Eric Quiñones
With Nancy Pelosi serving as the first female speaker of the House of Representatives and Hillary Clinton vying for the presidency, the role of women in U.S. politics continues to expand. Politics major Janice Dru decided to investigate how a greater female presence might affect the political landscape — and used her peers as test subjects.
Souk festival will foster Middle Eastern culture
By Emily Aronson
Souk, an outdoor festival featuring Middle Eastern food, music and art, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Scudder Plaza outside Robertson Hall.