the stage . . .
Winn 03 took this photo of Sarah Curran 02 (seated)
and Ashley Frankson 03, who perform in Harold Pinter's
Old Times, directed by Nick Ordway 02. The performance
is Ordway's senior thesis project and runs March 7-10 at 185
Nassau. For ticket information, phone 609-258-1742.
President Tilghman is one of five winners
of the international 2002 For Women in Science Award , which is
sponsored by UNESCO and the LOréal cosmetics company.
The women leaders in science were chosen by an international jury
and were honored March 6 in Paris, at a ceremony which Tilghman
was unable to attend. She was recognized for her role as a leading
architect of the national effort to map the human genome and for
her pioneering work on the first research team to isolate mammalian
genes. The award also saluted her for being "a vocal advocate
on behalf of women in science."
During a two-day trip packed with meetings,
President Shirley M. Tilghman stopped at a Chicago high school March
6 to lead a spirited discussion with students about the genome project
and opportunities that await those who continue to study science.
Tilghmans stop at Theodore Roosevelt High School was her second
visit to an urban public school since she became president in June.
She chose Roosevelt because of its 10-year partnership with Princeton
alumni who provide tutoring, mentoring, job-shadowing, and other
services to students. The following week, Tilghman checked in on
a Washington, D.C. charter school started by Rajiv Vinnakota 93.
Jewish women recently founded a new student
organization, Nameret: Jewish Women of Princeton. Their inaugural
event took place at the Armorys rock climbing wall, reported
the Daily Princetonian.
Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence,
has been chosen for the 2002 Richard Weaver Award for Scholarly
Letters. The award recognizes scholars who "cherish the ideals
of civic order and human dignity," according to the Ingersoll
Foundation, which presents it. George will receive $25,000, and
a two-day symposium will be held in his honor at Belmont Abbey College
in North Carolina on "Natural Law and Public Policy,"
the topic that George selected. Eight papers will be delivered during
the October 18-19 conference by speakers chosen by George.
The university librarys treasure trove
of photographs by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known as
Lewis Carroll has been unearthed in a new book published
by Princeton University Press. Lewis Carroll, Photographer: The
Princeton University Library Albums is the first comprehensive publication
of the librarys 407 photographs by Carroll, who pursued a
love of taking pictures in addition to a career writing classics
such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Princetons collection
of Carrolls photographs is the largest in the world.
Diane Balestri, former assistant dean of
the College, died of a brain tumor March 5 in Princeton. She was
Senior Liz Bernier, an ecology and evolutionary
biology major, was awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse 26
Prize to research organic farming in Peru. The prize goes to a senior
who plans on pursuing an independent project serving the public
good, reported the Daily Princetonian.
Orion Crisafulli 03, who is majoring in
mechanical and aerospace engineering, and math major Erez Lieberman
02 were named to USA Todays 2002 All-USA Academic Teams.
Chapman Martin '89, who has edited PAW since February 2000, announced
that she will step down after the publication of the July 2002 issue
because of family concerns. Martin and her husband, James K. Martin
'89, have two young children. The position will be formally advertised
in the April 10 issue. Applicants may see the complete job description
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Spring Break on campus March 18 through March 24
April 4, 8 p.m. at TBA
Oxford University and Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley:Biology
after the Genome Project
April 9-11, 8 p.m. at TBA
Timothy J. Clark,
University of California, Berkeley: Poussins Mad Pursuit:
April 17, 4:30 p.m. at TBA
Timothy J. Clark,
University of California, Berkeley: Bruegel in the Land of Cockaigne
April 18, 4:30 p.m. at TBA
Princeton Plasma Physics
Laboratory presents Science-on-Saturday talks
The lectures are free
and open to the public, Heightened security measures are presently
in effect at the laboratory because of the events on Sept. 11. For
more information about the series or the forms of ID required for
entrance to the laboratory, call the Science-on-Saturday Hotline
"How the Brain Got Its Folds: Learning About Function by Looking
at Structure," Samuel Wang, Princeton Department of Molecular
March 9 "The
Science of Radiowave and Microwave Probing of Ionospheric and Fusion
Plasmas," Raffi Nazikian, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
(laboratory tour following lecture).
"Bioinformatics in the Post-Genomic Era," Mona Singh,
Princeton Department of Computer Science.
Heightened security measures
are presently in effect at the laboratory because of the events
on September 11. For more information about the series or the forms
of ID required for entrance to the laboratory, call the Science-on-Saturday
Hotline at 609-243-2121.
"Klinger to Kollwitz:
German Art in the Age of Expressionism," an overview of late-19th-and
early-20th-century German art, will be on view through June 9.
Two religious paintings by Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck will
be reunited for the first time in 20 years at the Princeton University
Art Museum in the small, focused exhibition, Anthony van Dyck:
Ecce Homo and The Mocking of Christ. The show will remain
on view through June 9.
May 30 - June 2, 2002
May 29 - June 1, 2002
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Barnes & Noble Book
event, Ralph Nader 55, author of Crashing the Party,
March 14, 7 p.m., Union Square, 33 East 17th Street,
& Noble Book event, Sheldon Rampton 82, author
of Trust Us, Were Experts, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Park
Slope, Brooklyn, 267 Seventh Avenue at Sixth Street, 718-832-9066.
The photographs of Fazal Sheikh 87, who went to Afghanistan
after the Taliban had taken power, are on display at the Jane Voorhees
Zimmerli Art Museum at the State University of New Jersey, at Rutgers,
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, through March 31. (732-932-7237)
The show is titled "The Victor Weeps: Photographs by Fazal
Sheikh of Afghan Refugees, 1996-98."
Anton Chekhovs "Three Sisters" by Prospect
Theater Company (Cara Reichel 96, Producing Artistic
Director, and Melissa Huber 96, Managing Director)
March, 12-16, 20-23, 8:00 p.m.
March 16-17, 23-24, 2:00 p.m.
The Sargent Theatre, American Theatre of Actors
314 West 54th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues
$15 General Admission, $12 Students with ID
For reservations visit www.smarttix.com
or call 212-206-1515.
For more info visit www.ProspectTheater.org.
Jill Sigman 89 *96/thinkdance presents "Vision
Begins," a multimedia dance/theater work created and performed
by Jill Sigman. March 22 and 23, 8 p.m., March 24, 3 p.m.,
at Williamsburg Art Nexus, 205 North 7 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
For reservations and information call 718-599-7997.
Ellen Beckerman 91directs the play Fanatics,
about the life of Galileo Galilei and how his discovery that the
world was actually hurtling through space placed him at a tragic
intersection with science and religion. Staged by the EB&C company,
the play runs Thursdays through Mondays through April 1 at
HERE, located at 145 Avenue of the Americas (one block south of
Spring Street) in New York City. Box office: 212-647-0202.
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A former student leader of the anti-apartheid
campaign at Princeton, Larry Hamm 78 spoke about his
vision for current and future activism on campus on March 9 on the
Princeton campus. Hamm heads the Peoples Organization for
Progress in Newark, fighting injustice and inequality, and working
to end racial profiling.
Ashley Magargee 95 and Naomi
Weinberg 95 have won Harvard Business Schools first
ever social-entrepreneur track of its business plan contest. "Our
idea, which recently gave rise to the founding of a company,"
says Magargee, "is to develop low-cost eyeglasses for people
living in the developing world." The former roommates have
designed new technology that would enable eyeglasses to be manufactured
at a fraction of the cost.
Former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan 52,
who was running for governor of California, lost in a close primary
race to fellow Republican candidate Bill Simon on March 5.
Jim Flaherty 70 is running to
be premier of Ontario, Canada, and leader of the Ontario PC Party.
The election will take place on March 23.
Independent Counsel Robert Ray 82,
who succeeded Kenneth Starr in prosecuting Bill and Hillary Clinton,
might try to unseat New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli. Ray has
never held office.
The work of George Thomas 57 was
recently featured in a show at The Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme, Connecticut,
titled "Revealing the Artists Hand: American Pastels
Then and Now." (www.georgethomasart.com)
Editor Charles Henderson 63s latest volume of CrossCurrents
(www.crosscurrents.org) features articles that reflect on the September
11 tragedy. The volume is organized around the theme "Reconsidering
Norman Augustine 57 *59, chairman
emeritus of Lockheed Martin, will receive the General James E. Hill
Lifetime Space Achievement Award, the Space Foundations highest
individual award, on April 11.
Louise Hutner 74, a landscape
architect turned "life coach," has created the Princeton
Coaching Company. She gives people advice on dating, relationships,
and work life. "it is not therapy, though it does help to look
at where one has been in terms of the past," Hutner told a
writer for the Times of Trenton. "Its about self-awareness,
knowing who you are, your values in life, what kind of life you
want to live and steps to achieve that. There is no judgement. We
look at the positives and focus on each persons strength."
She charges $100 for a 60-minuted session.
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Princeton ends season in Louisville thriller
Well, they dont call it March Madness for nothing.
In a matter of seconds, the 2001-02 Princeton Tigers went from pure
adulation to total lamentation in Louisville on Tuesday, March 12,
as the Louisville Cardinals squeaked out a 66-65 win in the first
round of the NIT on a basket in the closing seconds of a postseason
The Tigers, who were down by 10 with six minutes left in the game,
shot the lights out in the second half from three-point range, connecting
on 8 of 13 to take the lead with under 12 seconds left in the game.
Ed Persia 04, who hit three straight shots from behind the
arc in the final six minutes, and Mike Bechtold 02, who finished
his Princeton career with a game-high 24 points, led the late-game
Persias backdoor lay-in on a pass from Dominick Martin 05
with 11.7 seconds on the clock gave the Tigers a 65-64 lead. But
on the ensuing inbounds play, Louisvilles Reece Gaines raced
down court and sliced into the lane before connecting on an off-balance
shot to give Louisville a one-point lead.
Left with no timeouts and 5.3 seconds on the clock, Princeton got
the ball to senior Ahmed El-Nokali whose final shot in a Tiger uniform
hit the front of the rim as time ran out and fell to the Freedom
Hall floor, ending the Tigers season.
"We came down here to compete and win," said Princeton
coach John Thompson 88. "I thought we played well. The
kid just made a really tough shot to win it."
Princeton's season ended at 16-12, a share of the Ivy League title
with an 11-3 conference record and a seventh-straight postseason
Ray Robins 03 finished with 15 points, including two big free
throws down the stretch. Bechtold, who sank three big free throws
near the end of the game, connected on 6 of 11 three-pointers and
grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Martin, who was a no show in
the loss to Penn last week, had eight points and game-high seven
assists after having 16 assists for the season prior to this game.
Persia finished with 11 points.
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Tora, Tora, Tora! Princetons national
Senior Tora Harriss 2.26-meter high jump at the NCAA indoor
championships earned him the 2002 NCAA national title, Princetons
first individual champion since Dave Pellegrini 80 in 1980.
Harris, a seven-time heptagonal champion, outdistanced North Carolinas
Adam Shunk (2.23 m) at this weekends competition in Arkansas.
Harris and Shunk were the only two college high jumpers in the nation
who cleared 2.25 meters this year.
"I came here to compete," says Harris. "I knew if
I did what I had to, it wouldn't matter who I was up against. I'm
happy to be here representing Princeton, as well as the Ivy League,
competing against some of the best athletes in the world."
Harriss winning jump broke his own Princeton record, which
he set earlier this year. He is a three-time All-America at the
1998, 1999, and 2001 outdoor championships.
"Tora is a great NCAA champion, an unbelievable athlete and
a wonderful representative of Princeton," said head coach Fred
Samara. "He's worked so hard for four years and now he's achieved
Pellegrini captured the 35lbs. weight throw national title in 1980
with a distance of 69'-3.5"; a distance that remains the Princeton
record to this day.
The only other Tiger at the 2002 NCAA championships, Josh McCaughey
04, earned his second All-America selection by placing ninth
in the 35-lbs.weight throw with a distance of 20.56 meters.
Greg Parker 03 captures Tigers first
EIWA crown in 16 years
Junior Greg Parker is heading home at the end of March to battle
for the NCAA wrestling championship thanks to his win at 174 lbs.
at this weekends Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association
championships. The title is Princetons first individual crown
since Dave Crisanti 86 won one 16 years ago.
The Clifton Park, New York, native will be the Tigers lone
representative when he travels to the NCAAs in nearby Albany, March
Womens lacrosse bounces back
Leading scorer Theresa Sherry 04 carried the Tigers to a 10-6
win over Loyola in Baltimore on Sunday. Sherry scored three goals
and assisted on two others as Princeton improved to 2-1. The Tigers
defeated Lafayette 18-7 at home last week.
The teams difficult opening schedule does not get any easier
as they take on Virginia at home on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. The
Tigers are currently ranked third in the Intercollegiate Womens
Lacrosse Association poll. Duke leads the poll, followed by Georgetown,
which beat Princeton in the season opener. Loyola is ranked fourth
and Virginia is eighth.
Mens lacrosse falls to 0-2 at Virginia
The road woes continued for the defending NCAA mens lacrosse
champions as they fell to sixth-ranked Virginia 13-11 on Saturday.
The Tigers have not won in Virginia since 1994. They opened the
season with a loss at Johns Hopkins.
The Tigers will play their home opener on Saturday at 1 p.m. against
Womens and mens hockey seasons
end in playoffs
Hockey season closed out earlier than anticipated for the womens
team thanks to Harvard and a late-season flourish for the mens
squad was cut short at Rensselear.
On the womens side, the Tigers (15-11-3) had the benefit of
home ice against Harvard (18-10-2) but were swept in the first round
of the ECAC playoffs. Harvard came back to win the first game 3-2
and ended the Tigers season with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
Princeton goalie Megan Von Beusekom stopped 78 Crimson shots, earning
her ECAC Goalie of the Week honors for the fourth time this season.
Her .920 save percentage this year is tops for a single season in
Princeton womens hockey history.
The mens team (11-17-2) traveled to Troy, New York and lost
two straight to Rensselear, 5-3 and 6-0. They had not lost in five
straight games as they stormed into the first round of the ECAC
"They sprinted, we just skated," said Princeton head coach
Len Quesnelle 88 of the series. "I thought that we were
ready to play and RPI just came out hungrier then us. We made too
many mistakes and they capitalized on them. We put together a pretty
good run the last five weekends but going into this weekend we just
couldn't sustain it or take it to another level."
Softball improves to 4-2 in Kansas
The Tigers spilt four games this weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational
in Lawrence, Kansas. Princetons strong freshman class played
a big role in a 3-2 win over Portland State and sophomore Wendy
Bingham picked up her second win of the year in a 6-2 win over Indiana
The Tigers lost to host Kansas 3-0 and dropped a rematch with Portland
State 3-2. The team will start a spring break trip through Georgia
on Sunday with a doubleheader against Georgia Tech.
Womens water polo remains undefeated
in CWPA; 11-1 overall
Junior Jennifer Edwards scored 14 total goals in the Tigers three
wins over George Washington, Villanova, and Bucknell.
Offense was the name of the game as Princeton notched 9-4, 15-7,
and 19-4 wins during the College Water Polo Association competition
weekend. The Tigers were ranked 15th last week in the CWPA national
Baseball opens season at 1-3
The Tigers' baseball season opened on a down note in Virginia as
they dropped three out of four games against Old Dominion.
In the lone win, Princeton broke open a close game with five runs
in the top of the sixth inning en route to the 10-3 win. Adam Balkan
05 was 3-6 for the Tigers with three RBI and Ryan Reich 04
was 3-5 with two RBI.
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by Patrick Sullivan '02
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