Princeton Weekly Bulletin

Volume 91 (Academic Year 2001-02)

1. September 9 ... Higher yield accounts for slightly larger freshman class; Gutmann deliberates new role as provost; Work heating up at PPPL during 50th year

2. September 17 ... Tilghman encourages students to learn through discovery; University community tries to cope with tragedy; Wages increased faster for lower-paid staff

3. September 24 ... Paying Tribute, seeking understanding; Financial aid improvements help achieve more diversity; Building was booming on campus this summer

4. October 1-7 ... Tilghman establishes gender equity task force; Rabitz pioneers technique for tinkering with molecules; Hitz: World must act together to fight terrorism

5. October 8-14 ... Shirley M. Tilghman installed as University's 19th president; Tilghman: Academy has great obligations in times of crisis; Princeton contingent helps assess WTC damage

6. October 15-21 ... Seminars put writing at the forefront for freshmen; Basis for 'just war' is redress, prevention of aggression; Milberg inspires celebration of Jewish-American writing

7. October 22-November 4 ... What drives moral decision-making?; Princeton-designed satellite probing radiation 1 million miles from Earth; Longtime philosophy professor was leading figure in field

8. November 5-11 ... University responds to safety concerns; Spergel wins 'genius grant'; Larger than life twin statues honor Witherspoon's towering contributions

9. November 12-18 ... Tilghman tells high school students of bright future in science; Time travel: Truth not always stranger than science fiction; Freshman seminar looks at clothing as a social force

10. November 19-December 2 ... Lewis gift to support Gehry-designed science library; Brown, Nehamas chosen for new Mellon awards; Princeton decides not to continue in Alliance for Life-Long Learning

11. December 3-9 ... Friend Center intended as a tribute and a crossroad; Fellbaum will use $1.6 million award to delve into rich database in Germany; Lewis: Strong sense of history compels Muslims

12. December 10-January 14 ... Second career begins where movie ends for John Nash; Field experience 'rocks' for freshmen in geology seminar; Princeton staffers describe the excitement — and the tedium — of being a movie extra

13. January 14-February 3 ... Four programs will help meet needs resulting from Sept. 11; Students' spark brings arts alive for children; Jury experience is trial for historian of science

14. February 4-10 ... Appiah and Haxby named senior faculty members; Study challenges theories about effects of pollution; New history book highlights connections between cultures

15. February 11-17 ... Whitman gift allows University to expand student body, provide new living options; Princeton students connect with NYC children in new program; Childhood curiosity sparks academic career for Rouse sisters

16. February 18-24 ... Study finds that decaying leaves contain chemicals in same class as DDT and PCBs; Roll call: Study shows how bacteria signal a quorum; Largest stained glass project in the United States

17. February 25-March 3 ... Students seek understanding of Sept. 11 issues in classes; Creager catches the bug for history of science; Survey provides feedback on Web use

18. March 4-10 ... University presents highest awards to four top students; Listening critical for parents in post-Sept. 11 world; Firestone tire case demonstrates that labor strife affects product quality

19. March 11-24 ... 'Green' initiatives a go for facilities department; Climate change top concern for 21st century; Reducing gas emissions more than hot air at Princeton

20. March 25-31 ... Graduate students share their expertise in local classrooms; Tilghman visit to Chicago school fires excitement about science; Tilghman wins international For Women in Science Award

21. April 1-7 ... Ruby Lee draws on experience in industry and academia to rethink computer design; Class assignment flourishes as mentoring program for local girls; Labouisse prize winner hopes to 'cross-pollinate' with her research

22. April 8-14 ... Faculty research projects take on new meaning after Sept. 11; Nuclear threat remains long after the Cold War; Research projects address terrorism from many angles

23. April 15-21 ... Paczynski 'OGLEs' the sky for answers to cosmic questions; Telescopes serve as time machines for sky surveyors; Academic managers unite to provide continuity, support

24. April 22-28 ... New appointments build on programs across disciplines; Kalmbach named senior VP; Architect selected for Whitman College

25. April 29-May 5 ... Princeton biologists track down central cause of lupus; Breidenthal: Reflection should be part of college life; Stan Allen selected as dean of School of Architecture

26. May 6-19 ... New theory provides alternative to big bang; Senior thesis: Solving traffic snarls; Senior thesis: Altering the course

27. May 20-June 2 ... For Tilghman, there's a science to the presidency; Anne-Marie Slaughter named Woodrow Wilson School dean; Stein chosen to receive National Medal of Science

28. June 3-16 ... Former Secretary of State Baker donates papers to Princeton; Wireless course a hit with students and NSF; Selection as valedictorian a family affair for the Pierces

29. June 17-September 8 ... Tilghman urges graduates to carry on 'the spirit of Princeton'; Commencement highlights on Web; University libraries have designs on the future