Our annual year in review series kicks off with the top headlines of 2010, as selected by the PAW staff. Add your favorites in the comments section below.
1. New selection process proposed for clubs
In May, after seven months of study, a task force concluded that the University and its students are “well served” by the eating clubs, but proposed a new method for selecting members that is modeled after the medical-school match program… Read more
Related story: Greek organizations, pub to get closer look
2. A 14.7% investment return as Princo ‘stays the course’
Princeton’s investments grew 14.7 percent in the year ending June 30, rebounding from the heavy losses suffered during the financial crisis and outpacing all but one Ivy League school… Read more
Related story: Princeton fiscally 'turns the corner'
3. Malkiel plans to step down after 24 years as dean of the college
In September, Nancy Weiss Malkiel announced her intention to step down as dean, a post she has held since 1987, at the end of this academic year. She will depart as Princeton’s longest-serving dean of the college, responsible for the undergraduate academic program… Read more
Related story: Princeton names Valerie Smith as next dean of the college
4. New Frick Chemistry Lab opens, filled with light
The first occupants have moved into the new Frick Chemistry Lab, a four-story structure with a soaring atrium described by University Architect Ron McCoy *80 as a “remarkable glass loft"... Read more
Other stories about campus construction: Fast track for neuroscience?, Home for Andlinger Center to mix labs, gardens, Historic building to be history
5. Women lag in leadership roles
Four decades after the arrival of coeducation at Princeton, the University is pondering an uncomfortable question: Why are so many of the “power positions” of undergraduate leadership filled by men? President Tilghman created a task force to take a closer look… Read more
Honorable mentions: Connecting with grad alumni: Report urges ‘substantial’ commitment by University, With 8.2% chosen, Class of 2014 is most selective ever