Princeton Weekly Bulletin   January 14, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 13   prev   next   current

Renowned Princeton writers join together to teach one class

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

In her first semester at Princeton, freshman Megan Leahy had some of the biggest names in literature on the Princeton faculty as her instructors — acclaimed novelists Jeffrey Eugenides, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates and Edmund White, not to mention world-renowned poets Paul Muldoon and C.K. Williams. And that was just in one class.

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Pettit applies philosophy to politics in Spain

By Karin Dienst

In keeping a long-held promise to a man who would become the head of Spain’s government, the Princeton political philosopher Philip Pettit has found the rare opportunity to examine how well his theories can be put into practice. 

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Highlights from Pettit’s review of the Zapatero government

A related story describes the history of Philip Pettit’s association with Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Zapatero. Below is the assessment of Pettit’s review of the Zapatero government in regard to the principles outlined in Pettit’s book “Republicanism.”

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PPPL Director Goldston to step down

By Cass Cliatt

After more than 10 years at the helm of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Robert Goldston has announced he will step down as director to focus on a broad range of domestic and international fusion energy initiatives. The University immediately will launch an international search for a new director, whose appointment will become part of Princeton’s proposal when it competes for a new contract to continue managing the lab.

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Program to allow Princeton students to attend Royal College of Music

By Emily Aronson

Princeton and the Royal College of Music in London have initiated a unique collaboration that will offer Princeton students the opportunity to spend the fall of their junior year at the Royal College of Music and the chance to return to London after graduation to complete a performance-oriented master’s degree in one to two years. 

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New faculty members approved

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of five new professors, including three full professors, one associate professor and one assistant professor.

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Alcohol coalition grows, plans sessions

By Ruth Stevens

The new University-wide coalition announced in November to address high-risk alcohol use among undergraduates has added eight more students to its ranks, begun identifying focus groups with which it hopes to meet and set the dates for three workshops in February.

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Yeung named Sachs scholar

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Senior Pauline Yeung has been named the recipient of the 2008 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.

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Farmer, Colbert to address seniors

By Ruth Stevens

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer will deliver the address at this year’s Baccalaureate, and Emmy Award-winning actor and writer Stephen Colbert will speak at the annual Class Day ceremony, leaders of the senior class have announced.

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