October 24, 2001: Snapshot
By Josephine Sittenfeld 02
At midnight on September 30, Daily Princetonian editors (from left) Ben Grossman 02, Mike Grabell 03, and Dan Stephens 02 were wrestling over captions to accompany their coverage of President Tilghmans installation, trying to remember, for example, the name of the universitys mace bearer. (Its English professor Tom Roche *58, as they eventually recalled.) We were focusing on the way the university community came together for the event and how its style was a product of President Tilghmans personality and goals, said editor-in-chief Stephens, a history major from Bethesda, Maryland. Its a very rare event for the university to be installing a new president, so of course it has a lot of news value in itself, but we were especially interested in how it differed from past installations, to give us a sense for what a Tilghman presidency might be like.