The Weekly Blog: 5/30/07

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

Su Wang ’09, left, and Amanda Bowers ’09 carry some of their dorm room furniture out of Blair Hall May 26, the day that Princeton undergraduates completed spring term exams. Commencement for the Class of 2007 will be held June 5.

Photo by Frank Wojciechowski
Rowing for gold

The Princeton men’s heavyweight, men’s lightweight, and women’s lightweight crews will compete at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships May 30 through June 2 on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. The lightweight women look to be the Tigers’ most promising crew this spring. They were undefeated in the regular season and finished second behind Wisconsin at the Eastern Championships May 13.

Alumni in the news

Filmmaker Deborah Fryer *93’s latest documentary, SHAKEN: Journey into the Mind of a Parkinson’s Patient has won awards at several festivals, including Best Documentary at the SCINEMA Science Film and Multimedia Festival and Best Short Documentary at the Annapolis Film Festival. Information about the film, which profiles patient Paul Schroder, is available at www.lilafilms.com. … New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing works by Frank Stella ’58 in two exhibitions: “Painting into Architecture” and “On the Roof.” The shows, which run through July 29 and Oct. 28, respectively, mark Stella’s first solo presentation at the Met. Stella’s extraordinary works of 1958 were featured in PAW’s Nov. 8, 2006, issue. … The Associated Press chronicled ABC News anchorman Charles Gibson ’65’s rise to the top of the network news ratings. Gibson was profiled in PAW’s April 4 issue.

Just around the corner

Reunions 2007 begins May 31, and the Weekly Blog is providing a final look back at Reunions 2006, as captured by the lens of student filmmaker Thomas Bender ’06. This short shows the 30th annual Dante Reunion, where former students of Bob Hollander ’55, professor of European literature and French and Italian, emeritus, gather to relive – or continue – one of their favorite Princeton courses.

For more videos of Reunions 2006, visit PAW Online.

Don’t miss the 2007 Reunions Guide

If you’re coming back to campus for Reunions, be sure to pick up a copy of PAW’s 2007 Reunions Guide at the registration desk. This year’s guide features cover art by Detroit News editorial cartoonist Henry Payne ’84, an essay by Washington Post columnist Joel Achenbach ’82, a crossword puzzle from Stella Daily ’00, a feature story about the late sculptor Joe Brown, an alumni trivia quiz, a map of this year’s P-rade, and more. UPDATE: PAW’s 2007 Reunions Guide is now online.

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