Posted January 30,
The university will build a memorial garden
honoring the 13 alumni killed in the September 11 attacks, President
Tilghman announced at a December 9 memorial service for the alumni.
The garden will be created in the vicinity of the new humanities
center under construction just to the east of Nassau Hall where
East Pyne stands.
Elizabeth Diller and Kevin Kennon,
a professor and a lecturer, respectively, in the School of Architecture,
are among four architects who designed the new viewing platforms
at the World Trade Center. The other two were Ricardo Scofidio,
Dillers partner in the firm of Diller & Scofidio, and
David Rockwell. The first of the four platforms opened at the end
of December; three more are scheduled to be open by the end of February.
FBI agents made copies on all of the universitys
publicly assessable copying machines late last fall, as part of
the FBIs anthrax investigation, according to Theodore
McLaughlin, head of photoservices at Firestone Library.
President George W. Bush has named politics
professor Robert George to the newly created Presidents
Council on Bioethics, which will advise the president on key moral
issues such as embryonic stem cell research and cloning.
The Alumni Council is offering a new Alumni Studies course
this spring titled Jihad, Just War, Holy War. Participants can attend
nine lectures on campus in March and May. The course begins February
10 with the first email discussion, but alumni, parents, faculty
members, and staff members can enroll anytime during the semester.
Carl Brown, the Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, emeritus,
and professor of Near Eastern studies, emeritus, is the course leader.
The student group Princeton Committee Against Terrorism (PCAT)
has launched a new student publication, American Foreign Policy.
We hope that our publication will contribute an important
student voice to the inevitable reevaluation of United States foreign
policy prompted by terrorism, says coeditor Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky
Hundreds of high school students received a Yes!
letter from Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon in December through
Princetons early decision program. Those students will make
up about 45 percent of the Class of 2006, according to Hargadon.
Those admitted are obligated to attend the university. Anyone who
was deferred will be considered in the regular admission process.
Two seniors, Dan Hafetz 02 and Jon Harris 02, have
published a new student-run magazine, Troubadour, which features
a compilation of personal accounts of travel expressed in
a variety of creative mediums, said Hafetz. He and Harris
got the idea for the magazine after their own experiences on Study
Abroad junior year. (www.troubadourmagazine.org)
Michael Rothschild, the dean of the Woodrow Wilson and
a professor of economics and public affairs, will leave earlier
than previously announced, on February 1, and will turn his attention
to research. James Trussell, associate dean of the Wilson
School, will serve as acting director until a new dean is named.
Pamela Bowen, the director of Health Services, for 11 years
will leave her post in June to undertake a new project addressing
issues in health care and health education for domestic and foreign
students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ernest Gordon, dean of the chapel at Princeton from 1955
to 1981, died January 16. He was 85 and lived in Princeton. One
of his books, Through the Valley of the Kwai, published in 1962
about his experience in a Japanese prison camp building a bridge
over the River Kwai during World War II, inspired a movie, To End
All Wars, scheduled for release this spring.
A study of ancient and unpolluted South American forests
promises to upend long-standing beliefs about ecosystems and the
effects of pollution in the Northern Hemisphere. The study, conducted
by Lars Hedin, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and his former
graduate student at Cornell and lead author Steven Perakis, focused
on nitrogen, a plant nutrient that plays a critical role in maintaining
everything from the health of local waterways to the global climate.
Published in the January 24 issue of Nature, the study concludes
that the high levels of inorganic nitrogen in the U.S., long thought
to be the natural mainstay of the ecosystem, is really the result
of acid rain and agricultural fertilizers. The authors argue that
the ecosystems of South America, with their preponderance of organic
nitrogen, are a window into the past, showing that U.S. ecosystems
were very different before the industrial revolution.
The Princeton University Orchestra will give performances
in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. this winter to benefit
people affected by the September 11 attacks.
January 30 7:30 p.m, Stuyvesant High School in New
January 31 8 p.m., the University of Pennsylvania (call
610-353-6897 for ticket information)
February 1 8 p.m., George Washington University (call
202-994-1500 for information)
The Playwright vs. The Theater: Edward Albee, playwright
February 7 8 p.m. at TBA
Rededication of the Princeton University Chapel
10 3 p.m.
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
Steven Pinker, Department of Brain and Cognitive sciences, MIT
February 11 8 p.m. at 10 McCosh Hall
Klinger to Kollwitz: Ambiguities in Modern German Art from
the 1880s to the Third Reich
Peter Paret, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study
February 12 4:30 p.m. at McCormick 101
An Evening with Tony Kushner: Tony Kushner, playwright
April 4 8 p.m. at TBA
Biology after the Genome Project
Sydney Brenner, Oxford University and Molecular Sciences Institute,
April 9-11 8 p.m. at TBA
Poussins Mad Pursuit: Presented by Timothy J. Clark,
University of California, Berkeley
April 17 4:30 p.m. at TBA
Bruegel in the Land of Cockaigne: Presented by Timothy J. Clark,
University of California, Berkeley
April 18 4:30 p.m. at TBA
Ebays Meg Whitman 77
and Avons Andrea Jung 79 were among Time magazines
list of the 25 most influential global business executives.
The Baltimore Sun reported that Ali
Abunimah 93, an Arab-American activist in Chicago, created
his own Web site (www.abunimah.org) to conduct electronic
intifada against the Israeli media war machine.
Said Abunimah, My goal is not to tell people what to think,
but to provide an alternative source of information.
Darryl N. Johnson *62 took over as
U.S. Ambassador to Thailand in late December, replacing Richard
Hecklinger. Johnson, who speaks Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Polish,
and some Lithuanian, had previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary
of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, responsible for China
and Mongolia. Before joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1965, he
was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, teaching English.
Alexander F. Wojciechowicz, Jr. 61,
of Princeton, New Jersey, known as Woji to friends,
died January 5, when his twin engine turbo prop Cessna Conquest
crashed in Puerto Rico. On the plane with Wojciechowicz were his
daughter, Katherine Wojciechowicz Angrick, her four-year old son,
Alexander Heath Gnagy, Katherines new husband, Mark Angrick,
and Marks mother, Lois. Wojciechowicz and his wife, Carol,
had just spent the holidays with their daughter and her family at
their house on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. His plane crashed
when he was shuttling his passengers to San Juan to catch connecting
Three generations of Princetonians came together
when A&E Network aired the three-hour TV movie The Magnificent
Ambersons, based on the novel by Booth Tarkington 1893.
Norman Stephens 64 and Jonas
Bauer 91 were the executive producers.
Andrew Moore 79, a visiting lecturer
in Princetons visual arts program, won a special jury prize
at the Sundance Film Festival for producing a documentary of artist
Ray Johnson, a seminal figure in the Pop Art era, titled How to
Draw a Bunny.
Hearn Jay Cho 88, a former freelance
cartoonist and now oncologist in New York City, contributed a story
to 9-11: Emergency Relief (Alternative Press). Featuring some of
the comic worlds leading talents, 9-11: Emergency Relief is
a collection of those cartoonists personal nonfiction accounts
of their experiences related to the tragedy. All proceeds will be
donated to the American Red Cross. (http://www.indyworld.com/relief)
Brad Smith 81 will take over
as Microsoft Corporations head legal counsel when General
Counsel William H. Neukom leaves in July. Smith joined Microsoft
The Wall Street Journal reported that Bill
Colson 72, the managing editor of Sports Illustrated,
will step down at the end of the Winter Olympics. He has worked
for the magazine for 24 years.
Princeton womens hockey continued
their winning ways after the exam break as Lisa Rasmussen 04
notched two goals and an assist in 4-1 win over Yale at home on
January 27. With their fourth victory in five games, the Tigers
improved to 11-6-2 overall and to 7-3-0 in the ECACs North
Division. The win also put Princeton in a three-way tie with Dartmouth
and St. Lawrence atop the conference standings. Princeton travels
to Montreal for matches at Concordia on February 2 and McGill on
Both the mens and womens swimming
teams remained unbeaten this winter with impressive victories
over Dartmouth at home on January 27. The two squads now have identical
5-0 records overall and 4-0 marks in conference matchups. In the
womens meet, seniors Kate Conroy (50-yard backstroke) and
Sandra Kamholz (100-yard butterfly) won their events as Princeton
coasted to a 152-118 triumph with victories in each of the first
nine events. On the mens side, Jess Gage 03 won both
the 75-yard freestyle and the 75-yard butterfly as the Tigers defeated
Big Green 146-92.
Tora Harris 02 set a new Princeton
indoor track and field record when he jumped 2.25-meters in
the high jump competition at the Armory Invitational in New York
on January 26. Harris' jump is the highest mark in the country this
year and automatically qualifies him for the NCAA finals. Other
winners from the mens track team included Cameron Atkinson
in the 55-meter dash; Ryan Smith in the 500-meters; Kevin Gallagher
captured the men's mile title and the Tigers finished first in the
distance medley relay.
With 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics
on the horizon, Andrea Kilbourne 02 and the rest of the U.S.
Womens hockey team are hoping the American squad can make
another trip to the podium. The Princeton forward, who led the Tigers
in scoring the past three seasons, took they year off from school
to skate with the U.S. national team and was named to the Olympic
team in December. The Americans won the gold medal in Nagano in
1998, the first time womens hockey appeared as an Olympic
event. Annamarie Holmes 01 was one of the final players released
from the team.
Princeton volleyball commences
its season in California this week with matches on four consecutive
days. The Tigers will be at the University of LaVerne on Monday,
January 28 and then they travel to UC-Irvine, the UC-San Diego and
Hope International, respectively, during the next three days as
they try to bounce back from a losing season.
A torn anterior cruciate ligament
will leave mens basketball team without one of its best players
as it heads into the heart of its Ivy League schedule. Andre
Logan 04 tore the ACL in his left knee during the Tigers
January 11 win over Harvard. Logan, who was the teams second-leading
scorer (9.3 points) while shooting 57% from the field, will miss
the rest of the season. Ray Robins 03 took Logan's place in
the starting lineup at Dartmouth January 12 and led the Tigers with
14 points in a 57-46 win. Princeton is tied with Yale and Brown
for the Ivy League at 2-0. The Tigers are off until Jan. 28 for
first semester exams. When they return, eight of their next 10 games
will be at Jadwin Gym.
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by Patrick Sullivan '02