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A weekend of fun. . .

Above, the band Lucky Boys Confusion plays on the steps of Colonial Club during lawnparties on Sunday. Andrew Parker ’03 gives Nadia Litterman ’05 a little hug.

Below, Ileana Drinovan ’02 putts on a makeshift green at an all-campus party, FristFest, on Thursday. FristFest took place over the weekend and was counterprogramming to houseparties. (Photos by Matt Winn ’03)

May 8, 2002


Scott D. Tremaine *75, a professor of astrophysical sciences, and Boris L. Altshuler, a professor of physics, were elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their achievements in original research.

Ten undergraduates (six females and four males) ended up in either McCosh Health Center, Princeton Medical Center, or Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton last weekend — the annual Houseparties bash, reported the Daily Princetonian.

Jennifer Pan ’04 is among only 16 U.S. students to receive a Goldman Sachs Global Leaders award on May 9. She was chosen on the basis of her outstanding leadership, academics, and civic participation.

The works of four contemporary photographers is on view at the Art Museum through May 26. The photographers represented in the exhibition "Contemporary Views: Photographs by Paul Berger, Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Ess, and Ray K. Metzker" express a personal message in their work and reveal a sensitivity to the properties of their medium. At the same time, the most recent works by the four artists reveal much about broad trends in the complex field of current photographic approaches and strategies.

Princeton Borough Mayor Marvin Reed recently "asked university officials to consider limiting the number of cars students bring [to campus] citing concerns about traffic congestion in town," reported the Prince. Reed also suggested Princeton ban freshman from bringing cars. But the university has no plans to do so.

Steve Coll, managing editor at the Washington Post, was among a panel of editors who discussed the enormous challenge and pressures facing journalists and editors post-September 11 on April 30 at the Woodrow Wilson School. The panelists also included Richard Starr of the Weekly Standard and Katrina vanden Heuvel ’81 of the Nation. According to Coll, even seven months after the terrorist attacks, journalists are frustrated by the reality that some complex aspects of the war on terror continue to be impenetrable. "Al Qaeda remains an elusive subject," Coll noted. Similarly, the jihadist movement is "a transnational subject. It’s a very difficult subject to root out. It requires language skills. It requires deep forms of specialization. To organize foreign correspondents to try to describe and chronicle phenomena of that kind both before and after September 11 was really just beyond our ability."

A notebook that provides a window into the life of one of Princeton’s most important presidents is now housed in Firestone Library. William Rittenhouse Harman ’63 of New York City, a collector of early American documents, has donated a manuscript notebook kept by John Witherspoon, who led Princeton from 1768 to 1794 and was the only college president and only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence. The manuscript contains 68 pages of sermon notes and outlines, personal memoranda and financial that Witherspoon wrote in Scotland before he became Princeton’s sixth president.

More than 40 Mercer County high school students from low-income families will study for six weeks at the university as part of the University Preparation Program, started last year by Sociology Professor Miguel Centeno. Local high school teachers teach the students under the supervision of the Teacher Preparation Program.

Andrew Peek ’03 and Sam Spector ’03 will spend 18 days in the Middle East this summer for a program on terrorist threats to democracy and freedom sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. "Based in Israel, the program ... allows students to interact with political and military leaders from around the world," reported the Prince.

Kenneth Deffeyes *59, a professor of geosciences, emeritus, "argues we are heading for a devastating oil shortage that will cause prices to soar and economies to plunge into recession," reported the Vancouver Sun. His theories are outlined in his recent book Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage (Princeton University Press).

Cosmo Iacavazzi ’65 *68 was selected by the National Football Foundation as an inductee and member of the 2002 College Football Hall of Fame Class. Chairman Jon F. Hanson and Honors Court Chairman Gene Corrigan announced the former Tiger running back as part of a 13-player class, which will enter the ultimate college football shrine in South Bend, Indiana.

An Alternative to Alcohol Abuse: Housing Reform in the Residential Colleges by Brian Muegge ’05

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Stefan Collini, professor of intellectual history and English literature at the University of Cambridge: "Paradoxes of Denial: Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Britain."
May 14
, "Cretan Liars," 4:30 McCormick 101

Princeton Art Museum
Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.

  • “Contemporary Views: Photographs by Paul Berger, Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Ess, and Ray K. Metzker,” April 20-May 26
  • "Anthony Van Dyck: 'Ecce Homo' and 'The Mocking of Christ.'" March 9 through June 9.
  • "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang Dynasty China." Through Aug. 31.
  • "Klinger to Kollwitz: German Art in the Age of Expressionism." Through June 9.
  • "In the Mirror of Christ's Passion: Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books by European Masters." Through June 9.
  • "New German Photography." Through March 24.
  • "Anxious Omniscience: Surveillance in Contemporary Cultural Practice." Through March 31.

Firestone LIbrary exhibits
"Seamus Heaney: Irish Poet in Greece" through April 20

Reunions 2002, May 30 - June 2, 2002

Reunions 2003, May 29 - June 1, 2003

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"Lilies/Pale Yellow" (2001) by Anne-Marie Belli ’84

Watercolors by Anne-Marie Belli ’84 are on view at the New Jersey State Museum at 205 West State Street in Trenton, New Jersey, through May 12, 2002.








evenings of abbreviated art
Size does matter.
Wip Productions' festival lets audiences avoid three-hour maudlin melodramas, stoic ramblings, and interpretive dance and blesses them with a variety of brief performances from some of the best young talent New York has to offer. Rosario Vaina '96 is producing and appearing in the show.
Performers include comics Demitri Martin (from Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien) and Laurie Kilmartin (from Comedy Central's Premium Blend); Muscians Kate Schutt and Sam Bisbee; author Kip Conlin (Hey, God : Adult Letters to God and the upcoming I'm Okay, I'm Okay) and many others.
Wip Productions is dedicated to providing emerging artists with an opportunity to share their work in relaxed settings. This will be the fifth production from this exciting new production company. The group's mission is to produce fun and lighthearted shows that examine wit and irony in our everyday experiences.
In Short Order will be performed May 2, 9, 16, and 23rd at RM (Rubber Monkey, located at 279 Church Street @ White St. All performances are at 8:00 pm, the bar opens at 7:30 pm. Admission is $12. For reservations, call 212-592-3291.

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Jeff Kreisler '95, stand-up comic, will be performing at Zanie's in Chicago, May 7-9, 8:30 p.m., May 10, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., May 11, 7, and 9, 11:15 p.m., May 12, 8:30 p.m., Zanie's, 1548 N. Wells, Chicago

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Kirk Unruh ’70, director of development relations at Princeton, has received the Legion of Merit medal, one of the military’s highest awards. Unruh, who holds the rank of rear admiral, was honored for his outstanding performance while serving as deputy commander of the Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic, which plans for the defense of vital sea areas, including ports, harbors and navigable waters of the United States and overseas in time of war. Unruh, a Navy reservist, served in this position from October 1999 through September 2001. He now serves the Navy as deputy commander of the Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.

Susan Kirr ’86, owner of Conspiracy Films, is working on a documentary about witches in the military, which is being filmed in Texas, reported the Austin American Statesman. She and her husband recently completed a film titled Bike Like U Mean It, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.

Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn has appointed Jonathan Kevles ’90 as deputy mayor for Economic Development. Since July 2001 Kevles has served as the director of the mayor’s LA Business Team.

Two brothers, David and Andrew Lauren, have remade F. Scott Fitzgerald ’17’s Gatsby, giving it an updated spin. Their film, G, premiered May 3 at the TriBeCa Film Festival. Jay Gatsby has been renamed Summer G, "and he is a record producer with an unambivalent position about diamonds and shantung," reports nytimes.com. "G recreates The Great Gatsby away from East Egg and West Egg and closer to Montauk Point." The brothers’ father, Ralph Lauren, designed the costumes for the 1974 movie adaptation of the novel.

The Florida Senate has put Philip Handy ’67’s confirmation as the chairman of the new State Board of Education on hold, reported the Palm Beach Post. But Handy, who took over the unsalaried job July 1, 2001, holds the number two spot under Education Secretary Jim Horne for another year without confirmation.

Brig. Gen. David H. Petraeus *87, assistant chief of staff for military operations in Sarajevo, Bosnia, will take over as the Army’s new commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, reported the Associated Press.

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Men’s lacrosse takes Ivies and storms back into NCAA tourney

A 12-10 win over Brown in a do-or-die game on May 4 earned Princeton its eighth straight Ivy title and gave the defending men’s lacrosse national champions a chance to defend their title in the NCAAs.
The Tigers (8-4, 5-1) are seeded fourth in the NCAA tournament and have a first round bye in the 12-team pool. Princeton will face the winner of a match between fifth-seeded Georgetown and unseeded Manhattan on May 18 at Hofstra University.
Princeton has won six NCAA championships in the last 10 years, and its 23-6 all-time NCAA tournament record is the best in Division I history. The Tigers have won 11 straight NCAA games that were decided by one goal, including all three in last year’s tournament.
Princeton has made eight Final Four appearances since 1992, all of which came when Princeton received a first-round bye. The Tigers have never made the Final Four without a bye.
"We’re happy to have the bye and a few days off," said Princeton senior B.J. Prager ’02, who scored four goals against Brown. "We lost to some good teams early, and we’ve had our backs to the wall. Now we’re confident and ready to play anyone."
Johns Hopkins is the first seed in the tournament, which begins with opening round games at Brown Saturday, May 11, and Delaware Sunday, May 12.

Baseball to face Harvard or Brown for Ivy diamond title
Princeton clinched its seventh straight Gehrig Division title against Cornell on May 5, splitting a doubleheader at home with a 5-1 win and a 4-2 loss. The Tigers finished the season with a 22-20 record, 13-7 in the Ivy League, and await the winner of a Brown/Harvard playoff game on Wednesday, May 8, in Massachusetts that will decide the Rolfe Division. Both teams also finished with 13-7 conference marks.
Princeton will be on the road for the three-game series that will decide who gets the Ivy title and the automatic NCAA bid that come with it. The series starts with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. A third will be played on Sunday if necessary. Princeton went 1-3 against Harvard and Brown this season.
Princeton plays Pace in New York on Tuesday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse to host LeMoyne May 9 in NCAA opening round

Riding a school record 15-game winning streak, Princeton will host LeMoyne in the opening round of the 2002 NCAA women’s lacrosse championships on Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the IWLCA Poll, were given the No. 2 seed while Georgetown was given the top seed.
"I’m really excited," said head coach Chris Sailer. "We are in a great bracket and we will be seeing teams that we haven’t seen before. We’re ready to go and looking forward to the tournament.
The Tigers finished the season with 15 straight wins and their only loss came to Georgetown. The Hoyas grabbed the No. 1 seed after defeating the Tigers 15-13 in overtime to open the season. Both Princeton and Georgetown lost one game this season.
Should Princeton defeat LeMoyne, it would then face the winner of Notre Dame and Ohio State. The second-round game will be played on Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at another home site. The Tigers are more than likely to host either the Buckeyes or Fighting Irish. Round two sites will be set on Thursday night.
North Carolina was given the third seed and Cornell enters the tournament with the fourth seed.

Track and field teams shine in warm up for Heps this weekend, May 11-12

With Heps on the horizon, both the men and women’s track and field teams competed in the 2002 Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on May 4.
Rocky Craley ’04 finished first in the shot put competition with a mark of 55’1". Susan Coltman ’04 topped the women’s long jump with a distance of 18’9-1/4".
The Tigers will travel to the U.S. Naval Academy for the Heptagonal Championships this weekend, May 11-12.
Shannon Smith ’05 captured the women’s shot title. Dwaine Banton ’05 finished first in the 100m dash (10.72) and teammate Ryan Smith ’02 finished first in the 800m (1:47.9). Jeff Bigham ’03 finished first in the 10,000m (31.39.2).
The mile relay team finished first with a time of 3:15.28. Josh McCaughey ’04 finished first in the hammer throw competition with a mark of 203’2", six inches shy of the school record he set at the Penn Relays a week ago. Paul Lyons ’05 finished first in the discus with a distance of 155’8".

Softball splits final doubleheader of season as it prepares for NCAAs

Senior Kim Veenstra finished her regular season on a winning note. In her final game on 1895 Field, Veenstra scored the game-winning run as the Tigers defeated Saint Joseph's 3-2 in a 10-inning thriller to split a doubleheader on May 1. Saint Joseph's won the first game, 1-0. Princeton finishes the regular season at 32-16, 13-1 in the Ivies
Princeton, which won its first Ivy title since 1996 this year, will compete in the NCAA Regionals to be held on May 16-19. The Tigers will find out when and where they will compete on Sunday, May 12 at 9:00 p.m. The broadcast of the NCAA selection show will be broadcast on the ESPNews channel.

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