What’s new at PAW Online: May 14, 2012

The new issue of PAW includes a brief preview of Reunions events, and we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to one in particular, sponsored by the Princeton Alumni Weekly: “PAW-litics,” a panel of alumni journalists who will offer an insider’s look at the presidential campaign at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2 in McCosh 10. To see the full lineup of panelists, visit the event page on Facebook.  
— Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
Watch PAW senior writer Mark Bernstein ’83 and his dog, Butter, sample some of the gourmet treats from Kit Feldman ’78’s new cookbook, The Culinary Canine. And if you cook for your pets, share your recipes at PAW Online.
“You could teach the whole history of American architecture using the Princeton campus,” says W. Barksdale Maynard ’88, author of the new book Princeton: America’s Campus. Read more about Old Nassau’s distinctive treasures.
Thirteen students participated in a stand-up comedy master class sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. Watch highlights from their New York City gig in a video by Lauren Zumbach ’13.
With about 3,000 participants, the Princeton Dodgeball Tournament is among the most popular events on campus. As one student told videographer Vivienne Chen ’14, the game’s simplicity – “pelt or be pelted” – is part of the draw.
Our PDF version is a great option for tablet users. Try it out and send your feedback to paw@princeton.edu.
  • Philosophy tests Philosophers are considered a solitary bunch, working out thought problems on their own. But a new breed is using surveys and brain-imaging scans to bring philosophical questions to ordinary people.
  • Revolution from afar Graduate student Karam Nachar works on his dissertation in the United States, far from the battles raging in his homeland, Syria. But he’s still playing a role in the uprising.
  • Princeton joins consortium to offer free online classes Princeton is teaming up with Stanford, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania to make some lectures and other classroom materials available online for free.
  • Inbox Letters about college admissions, the quest for Mideast peace, green design, and more.
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