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July 31, 2002


FBI probes Princeton's admission office violations

Robertson Foundation trustees sue university over WWS endowment

Peter Bunnell, a professor of the history of photography and modern art, guided the selection of 20 American photographs for the U.S. Postal Service's new stamp series, "Masters of American Photography."

In a June 24 article in the New Republic, Alan B. Krueger, a professor of economics and public affairs, and Jitka Maleckova, an associate professor at the Institute for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Charles University in Prague, examine poverty and low education and their connection to the root causes of terrorism. They write: "A careful review of the evidence provides little reason for optimism that a reduction in poverty or an increase in educational attainment would, by themselves, meaningfully reduce international terrorism."

On June 28, Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and international affairs, spoke with NPR's Ira Flatow about the consequences of global warming. Oppenheimer said: " The [Bush] administration itself put out a report a couple of weeks ago. … They are admitting that some warming is inevitable; that the consequences of that warming will be, by and large, unpleasant; that continued warming will have even worse consequences in the future. But they then stop, shrug their shoulders and say, 'You know, what, me worry? There's nothing I can do about it. Let's all adapt.' Well, adaptation is not going to be easy if the West Antarctic ice sheet collapses. Adaptation is not going to be easy if the thermohaline circulation comes to a halt. And ecosystems like coral reefs don't have a prayer for adaptation in an ever-warming world. The only solution to this problem is to cut emissions and to start now."

Along with President George Bush, Marta Tienda, director of Princeton's Office of Population Research, received an honorary degree from Ohio State University at its commencement ceremony June 14. A sociologist who is the Maurice P. During '22 Professor of Demographic Studies, Tienda's research focuses on diversity in higher education, race and gender inequality, and the sociology of economic life.

JeanSchwarzbauer, a professor of molecular biology, has been elected to the council of the American Society for Cell Biology. She will serve a three-year term on the council, which is the chief governing body of the 10,000-member society, beginning in 2003.

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10th annual Summer Carillon Series, Sundays at 1 p.m. through September 1, Cleveland Tower of the Graduate college. Admission is free.
The dates and performers are:
Aug. 4 — Robin Austin, Princeton University
Aug. 11 — Melissa Moyer '05, Princeton University
Aug. 18 — Ellen Espenschied, Yale University
Aug. 25 — Lisa Lonie, St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania
Sept. 1. — Carlo van Ulft, Centralia Carillon, Centralia, Illinois
For more information, call Penna Rose at (609) 258-3654.

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  • The exhibition Recent Acquisitions, on view through September 1 at the Art Museum, brings together recent gifts and purchases that augment the strengths of the museum's diverse holdings. East Asian, pre-Columbian and Latin American objects are on view alongside Western drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures dating from antiquity to the 20th century.
  • Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang Dynasty China. T hrough August 31.

LIbrary exhibits

Main Gallery at Firestone Library
Woodrow Wilson at Princeton:  The Path to the Presidency —   May 5, 2002 - October 27, 2002

Charles Risdon Day, after the painting by Frederic Edwin Church
"Niagara (The Great Fall, Niagara)" (Chromolithograph, published in London by Day & Son)
1857; Graphic Arts Division
Gift of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953

 Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts at Firestone Library
Heroic Pastorals:  Images of the American Landscape. Through October 6.
K.K. Merker: Master Printer. An exhibit celebrating the life of Kim Merker, founder of the Stone Wall Press, the Windover Press, and the Univesity of Iowa Center for the Book. Through October 6.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Take a Walk Along Nassau Street: Celebrating the Classes of 1942, 1952, 1962, 1977, and 1982

Paix et Liberté: Posters That Go BANG! Contentious political posters are common to many nations, but few are more explosive than a selection of French affiches on view at Mudd through February 1. The collection can be viewed in its entirety on the Web: http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/paix/

The exhibition showcases the work of the French anti-Communist organization Paix et Liberté (Peace and Liberty), which endeavored to combat what it regarded as lies contained in Communist posters. Founded by French politician Jean-Paul David in 1950 against the backdrop of a successful poster campaign by the French Communist Party, Paix et Liberté fought fire with fire by exploiting the themes, language, and symbols of its opponents' posters.


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Being Claudine, a comedy directed by I-Fan Quirk ’91. Claudine Bloomberg, a young aspiring actess who has been terribly unlucky in her pursuit of love, fame, and fortune, is at the center of this urban tale of human relations. Showing at the Screening Room, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY. For more information, phone Wellington Love at 212-366-4992.

Fund for Reunion/Princeton btGALA — Ivy League blowout in Manhattan, Thursday, August 15, 8 p.m. XL in the Upstairs Bar, 357 W. 16th St. 212-995-1400

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Fund for Reunion/ Princeton btGALA — Summer Cruise...On the Patio. Beer and Wine and Cosmo Party. At the home of Dan Berkowitz ’70, 1110 Hacienda Place, #102, West Hollywood, CA. 323-654-4552. RSVP by August 13. Email ICIMEDIA@aol.com

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Fund for Reunion/Princeotn btGALA — All Ivy Mixer, Wednesday, August 21, 7 to 9 p.m. At 2100 Market Stree (at Church)

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Director of the Middle East history project at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, Michael Oren *86 recently published Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Oxford). He once served as an adviser to the Yitzhak Rabin administration, reported the Boston Globe.

Stephen Feinberg ’82, a hedge-fund manager whose firm, Cerberus Capital Management, is based in New York City, and Dwight Anderson ’89, of Tudor Investment, made Institutional Investor's first ever survey of the industry's top earners. According to Institutional Investor, Feinberg took home $40 million and "specializes in the rough-and-tumble world of bankruptcies, restructuring and distressed investing. He's awfully good at pulling profits out of disaster." Anderson made $20 million specializing in trading commodities "but also dabbles in the equities market … as well as in derivatives."

George Bush nominated Michael Klosson *75 to be ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus. He has served as consul general for Hong Kong and Macau since August 1999.

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Men’s basketball loses some familiar faces
Dominick Martin, who started 21 games at center for the Tigers last year as a freshman, has transferred to Yale, according to Yale’s athletic publicity office. He led Princeton in blocked shots with 19 and averaged 4.1 points a game. In terms of career highs, Martin grabbed 10 rebounds against Harvard in February, scored 11 points twice, and dished seven assists in the Tigers NIT opening round loss to Louisville.

Since he transferred, Martin will not be allowed to play this coming season at Yale. Another player who appears to have left the program is Tom McLaughlin ’05. McLaughlin is not listed on the team’s 2002-03 roster now posted on the athletic department’s official site. He played in six games last year and scored all 16 of his points against Western Maryland in January.

Southpaw Scott Hindman ’03 signs with Anaheim Angels
Scott Hindman ‘03, a lefthanded pitcher who was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball draft, signed a contract with the team on July 25. The 654th overall pick in June's draft, Hindman will play for the Provo Angels of the Pioneer League for the remainder of the summer.

The university athletic department said contract terms were undisclosed, but Hindman, will return to Princeton to close out his senior year and graduate with his class in June.

Hindman returned to the mound this season after making just one appearance in 2001 before missing the rest of the season after having Tommy John surgery on his elbow. This season he threw seven innings and finished with a 15.43 ERA. Hindman surrendered just two hits, while walking 11 and striking out 13 in his seven appearances.

Princeton won its seventh-straight Gehrig Division title in 2002 to advance to the Ivy League Championship Series. The Tigers lost to Harvard 5-1 and 2-1 to relinquish the Ivy League title they had held since 2000. Princeton closed out the season with a 22-23 record.

Princeton crew's Cranston '03 and Pernell '03 help U.S. to medals at world regatta
Tiger heavyweight crew captain John Cranston '03 helped the U.S. under-23 squad to a gold medal at the 2002 World Regatta this weekend. Cranston's coach, Curtis Jordan, was in Italy coaching the U.S. men's squad, which won four medals.
Lia Pernell '03 of the Tigers women's open crew squad teamed up with Frederique Garnier (Devon, Pa.) to take the bronze in women's double sculls. Pernell and Garnier finished with a time of 8:24.24, behind Italy and Germany, which finished 1-2 respectively. Italy won the race in 8:14.11 and Germany stroked an 8:21.73 to place second. 

Feature: Two-sport Tiger Chris Young ’02 mowing ‘em down on the farm


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