The Weekly Blog: 1/24/07

NOTE: This post was originally published at princetonalumniweekly.blogspot.com/

Crunch time

The intensity of preparing for fall term final exams shows on the face of Melissa Saiontz ’10 as she studies in Frist Campus Center on Jan. 20. At left, with her back to the camera, is Ivana King ’08.

Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

Returning to the court

Princeton men’s basketball will be back in action Jan. 29, playing Seton Hall at the Continental Airlines Arena in the Tigers’ first game after the first semester exam break. The Tigers struggled in an 0-2 start in Ivy League games, but they have played well against non-league opponents, posting a 9-4 record. The game will mark the first time that the two schools have met since 1988-89, the same year that the Pirates reached the NCAA Final Four. Seton Hall leads the all-time series, 8-3.

Now available at PAW Online

PAW’s Jan. 24 special issue, Global Princeton, is now online, with feature stories about American University of Beirut president John Waterbury ’61, the relationship of American universities with their counterparts in China, alumni involved in international affairs, where Princeton alumni make their homes around the world, the teaching of Woodrow Wilson School lecturer and former German foreign ministerJoschka Fischer, and Princeton’s international campus.

PAW Online also includes the following web exclusives:

On the campus – Student interest is spurring Princeton to enhance its offerings in less familiar languages, Joy Karuga ’09 finds.

No path to citizenship – Ilya Shapiro ’99 tells how U.S. immigrations laws keep foreign professionals from serving their adopted country.

Under the ivy – When new buildings replace the old on campus, something is lost, Gregg Lange ’70 writes.

Princeton blog watch

Jan. 24 – Princeton computer science professor Ed Felten examines a new Wikipedia feature aimed at fighting spam. … Jan. 20 – Jon Solomon of the Princeton Basketball News blog covers John Thompson III ’88’s recent trip to New Jersey with his Georgetown men’s basketball team. The Hoyas beat Seton Hall, Princeton’s next opponent. … Jan. 15 – Lauren S. Necochea *06 of the Princeton AIDS Initiative takes a closer look at a recent study that uses economic principles to examine the African AIDS epidemic.

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