You get what you knead

Better than sliced bread

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In early December, Witherspoon Bread Company’s master baker, Denis Granarolo, taught students how to make ciabatta and foccaccia bread, baguettes, and croissants at two bread-making workshops sponsored by a new campus group called Slow Food. Formed this fall, the organization’s goal is to promote sustainable dining and locally grown foods through events like oyster-, cheese-, and bread-tasting workshops. Slow Food also plans on producing a local restaurant review and food guide. Photos by Julia Osellame ’09

Princeton’s top-10 team, 10 years later

i-53cf11a7f34d5a06ed6a1117f1f7e7b6-0325cov.jpgIn the 1997-98 season, Princeton men’s basketball was a national phenomenon. The Tigers went 26-1 in the regular season (an achievement celebrated on PAW’s March 25, 1998, cover), climbed as high as No. 8 in the Associated Press national rankings, and drew a group of devoted followers. After playing its last three Ivy League games on the road, coaches opened an intra-squad scrimmage to the public to give fans one more chance to see the team play at home. The Tigers went on to beat UNLV in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Michigan State and star guard Mateen Cleaves in the second round.
On Dec. 16, Princeton will honor members of the 1997-98 team at a reunion during a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at Jadwin Gym. The Tiger women (3-7) open the action against Syracuse (7-1) at 2 p.m., and the men (2-6) tip-off against Manhattan (5-4) at 5 p.m.

Princetonians in the Times

Kwame Anthony Appiah wrote about experimental philosophy, a trend of gathering data that is relatively new to the field, in a Dec. 9 New York Times Magazine story. Appiah is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center of Human Values at Princeton. … Women’s squash coach Gail Ramsay was quoted in another Dec. 9 Times story about the potential advantage that squash players have in Ivy League admissions. “Not only do the eight Ivy League schools — Columbia will turn varsity in 2011 — have teams, but there are another 21 of the top liberal arts schools that also recruit from this pool of squash players,” Ramsay told the Times in an e-mail. “I actually feel there are not enough players to fill those recruiting spots each year.” … Woodrow Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 has been blogging for the Times this fall from Shanghai, where she is spending the academic year. Her latest post, filed Dec. 7, addresses climate change and international relations.

Showing their moves

i-d344c955414232d944af935b3db0d3f9-WEB1212.JPGNaacho, the Indian dance troupe made up of Princeton students, performs a routine at “Your Moves,” a cultural dance festival and workshop hosted by Princeton High School Dec. 8. Photo by Frank Wojciechowski

More at PAW Online

Rally ’Round the Cannon – In his Princeton history column, Gregg Lange ’70 writes about Harold Helm ’20, the father of the University’s Annual Giving campaign.
On the Campus – Rough road for the Tigers’ self-driving vehicle in California; the University Band enlivens New York’s Village Halloween Parade.
Better late than never – After 27 years, monologist, filmmaker, and talk-show host Josh Kornbluth ’80 finally completed his senior thesis. Read Kornbluth’s story from PAW and watch an excerpt from his thesis/monologue “Citizen Josh.”