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May 15, 2002


President Bush has nominated Ben Bernanke, chair of the economics department, to the seven-member Federal Reserve Board. "Among the most respected academic economists in the field of monetary policy," according to nytimes.com, Bernanke will serve the remaining two years of a seat previously occupied by Edward Kelley, Jr., who resigned in December. Bernanke is the director of the Program in Monetary Economics of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the bureau’s Business Cycle Dating Committee. His nomination is subject to approval by the U.S. Senate.

Princeton mathematician Elias Stein has been selected to receive the National Medal of Science in recognition of his contributions to harmonic analysis, an area of mathematics that has applications throughout the sciences. Stein, the Albert Baldwin Dod Professor of Mathematics, is one of 15 scientists selected to receive the award, which is the nation’s highest scientific honor. President George Bush will bestow the medals at a White House ceremony June 13.

Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, a law professor and scholar of international affairs, has been named dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, effective September 1. She also will hold faculty positions in the school and in the politics department. Slaughter is the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law at Harvard and a professor in Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her teaching and research have focused on global governance, the politics of international tribunals, and interdisciplinary analyses of international legal issues.

A collection of 23 works on paper are featured in the exhibition "American Drawings and Watercolors: Gifts of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953," on view at the Art Museum through July 21, 2002. "Milberg’s gifts as a group were acquired out of no predetermined program, and thus provide a loose survey of American graphic art from the Colonial period to the 20th century," writes Professor of Art and Archaeology John Wilmerding in an introduction to the exhibition. The collection includes figure and landscape drawings.

"For the last 14 years, Wall Street Journal reporters have thrown darts at NASDAQ stock listings, choosing stocks to compete against the picks of professional investors," reported the Daily Princetonian. This experiment was prompted by Professor of Economics Burton Malkiel *64’s book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, published in 1973. In it, he suggested that a "blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by the experts." The journalist’s nonscientific experiment concluded last month. The experts fared better than the dart-throwing journalists. But Malkiel blames that on publicity — the WSJ advertised the stocks that the experts picked.

University Professor in the Humanities Paul Muldoon has written two songs with American rock musician Warren Zevon, and they are now working on a Broadway musical, reported Belfast News Letter. Muldon told Belfast News that it would take about two years to write the musical.

The Daily Princetonian gave history professors Anthony Grafton, Hendrik Hartog, and Robert Tignor its annual award "for their efforts to engender intellectual discussion after September 11," reported the Prince. "The three professors organized an open-ended discussion including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students" after the attacks. "A tradition that began in the late 1940s, the outgoing managing board selects a recipient who has contributed in some way to the quality of campus life outside academics and athletics."

On May 10 borough police officers charged Ivy’s club president with serving alcoholic beverages to a minor and house manager with obstructing the administration of the law. But no arrests were made, reported the Daily Princetonian. Officers found a 20-year-old woman passed out on the sidewalk in front of the club at 12:19 a.m. A member of Ivy, she told police that she had been drinking at the club.

President Shirley Tilghman spoke at Westminster Choir College’s graduation last weekend, and will speak at the commencement ceremonies of Dickinson College, Bard College, and her alma mater Canada’s Queen’s University in Kingston.

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

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  • A collection of 23 works on paper are featured in the exhibition "American Drawings and Watercolors: Gifts of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953," on view through July 21.
  • “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.

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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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Tap-artist Roxane Butterfly’s BeauteeZ ’N the Beat, May 23, 9 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, New York. Discounted tickets are $15. RSVP to Hadley Owen ’00 (hadley.owen@symphonyspace.org, (212) 864-1414 x211)

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David Phillips ’99, a financial analyst at Godman Sachs in New York, has been awarded a Luce Scholars fellowship, to support a yearlong cultural internship in Asia. Phillips hopes to go to Beijing or Shanghai.

The National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations have established the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards. Eisenberg ’68, who died last March, was the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The awards will recognize individuals and health care organizations that have made significant contributions to improving patient safety.

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Women’s lacrosse cruises into NCAA Final Four

Senior cocaptains Charlotte Kenworthy and Lauren Simone and Whitney Miller ’03 scored three goals apiece in Princeton’s 11-5 win over Notre Dame in the NCAA women’s lacrosse quarterfinals on May 12 to put the second-seeded Tigers in their third straight Final Four.
Princeton now travels to Baltimore to face third-seeded North Carolina on May 17. Top-seeded Georgetown and Cornell, the fourth seed, will square off in the other semi-final. The championship game will be played on May 19 at 1 p.m.
In the opening round, 15 Tigers scored goals as Princeton stomped LeMoyne 25-3. It was the most goals ever scored in an NCAA tournament game. Simone also tied the Princeton record for most assists in a game with five. Cristi Samara ’99 and Melissa Cully ’98 now share the single-game record with Simone.
With the victories, Princeton extended the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games and set a new school mark for most wins in a season. The Tigers are 17-1 overall and have set school records from most consecutive wins (17), most goals in a season (263) and most points in a season (386).
Princeton's Rachael Becker ’03 is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, college lacrosse's most prestigious award. Becker joins five finalists in the running for the for the second annual Tewaaraton Trophy, presented to the top female and male lacrosse players in the nation. The winner will be announced at a reception on June 5 at the University Club of Washington, D.C.

Harris ’02 breaks outdoor Heps record as Princeton’s men finish second
Tora Harris ’02’s dream year continued at the 2002 outdoor Heptagonal championships this weekend as he cleared the highest jump of any American this year and became the No.2 high jumper in the world with a mark of 2.3. The jump also broke Harris’s own Heps record, which he set last season.
But the senior’s efforts were not enough as Princeton finished second to Penn, 131-129, in one of the most exciting Heps in recent history. The meet was not decided until the final event, the 4x400m relay. Princeton had stormed back from a 25-point deficit with four events remaining to pull even with Penn prior to the final relay, but Penn finished 1.3 seconds ahead of the Tigers.
Ryan Smith ’02 captured the 800m title with a time of 1:49. Josh McCaughey ’04 continued his dominance of the hammer throw with a title-winning distance of 61.32m on the first day of the meet. McCaughey also won last year’s Heps hammer throw title.

Simmons ’02 sets new 800m mark at outdoor Heps; Tiger women place third

Lauren Simmons ’02 broke the outdoor Heptagonal championships record in the 800m with a time of 2:07.03 and also took the 1,500m title as the Tigers finished third with 81 points. Cornell won the meet with 187 points, ahead of Brown’s 109-points.
Simmons’ broke the five-year old 800m record by .22 seconds. Hasina Outtz ’04 captured the 400m hurdles’ title with a time of 1:00.78.

Boyle ’04 named Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year

Like he has done all season, Ryan Boyle ’04 led the Tigers’ charge on the All-Ivy team, earning the 2002 Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year award.
Boyle, who led Princeton with 17 goals and 27 assists, was a unanimous first-team selection along with defenseman Damien Davis ’03. Attackman B.J. Prager ’02 and midfielder Brad Dumont ’03 were also named to the first team.
Boyle is only the second player in Ivy League history to be named Ivy Rookie of the Year as a freshman and Player of the Year as a sophomore. Jesse Hubbard ’98, the leading goal-scorer in Princeton history, is the other.
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.

Softball to face Minnesota in NCAA tourney opening round on May 16

The six-year drought for Princeton softball ends Thursday, May 16, as the Tigers play in their first NCAA tournament game since 1996. Princeton found out on Mothers’ Day that it would be traveling to Minneapolis to face Minnesota in the opening round of the 2002 NCAA Division I Softball Championships as the No. 4 seed. Minnesota is seeded third.
If the Tigers defeats defeat Minnesota, they will face the winner of the DePaul - Penn State game, on Friday, May 17. If Minnesota wins, Princeton will face the winner of the match between the loser of Arizona - Boston University and the loser of DePaul - Penn State, on Friday, May 17.

Williams ’02 named IvyLeagueSports.com Men’s Tennis Player of the Year
Judson Williams ’02 was named the Ivy League Men's Tennis Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team. He posted a 6-1 record during Ivy action this season. A first-team All-Ivy selection in 2001, William was also named the Rookie of the Year in 1999.
Princeton finished its season with an 11-8 record. It was 5-2 in the Ivy League, good for a third place finish.

Baseball loses Ivy title to Harvard in 5-1 and 2-1 losses

Pat Boran ’02 drove in the only Tiger run as Harvard held on for a 2-1 win over Princeton in the second game of the Ivy League Championship series on Sunday, May 11, in Cambridge to win its first league title since 1999, and 18th overall. Harvard won the first game 5-1. The Tigers, winners of the last two Ivy titles, close out their season with a 22-23 record after capturing their seventh consecutive Gehrig Division title. The Crimson, now 20-24, earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament with the win.

Khrishnamurthy ’03 named to women’s tennis All-Ivy first team

Kavitha Krishnamurthy ’03 was a unanimous selection to the women's tennis first-team All-Ivy. Krishnamurthy and Avantika Bhargava ’04 received second-team All-Ivy recognition for doubles.
Krishnamurthy posted a 22-7 overall record at first singles for the Tigers, including a 6-1 mark during the Ivy League season. She was named the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year in 2000, but missed most of last season with an injury. Krishnamurthy will participate in the NCAA Individual Championships, beginning on Monday, May 20.
The Tigers finished the season with a 9-8 record, including a 4-3 mark in the Ivy League, good for third place.

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