What’s new at PAW Online: April 1, 2013

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Beginning on April 11, Princeton will host its first conference for LGBT alumni, and for our April 3 cover story, journalist Richard Just ’01 spoke with several older gay alumni. Some of these graduates felt completely alone on campus; others found deep friendships and love. Most have complex feelings about their time at the University. But in one sense, their stories have a theme we can all relate to: They spent their college years, as Just writes, “struggling to figure out who they really were.” 
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
 
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The women’s basketball team traveled to Texas for its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Browse photos from the trip. VIEW
 
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Stanford professor Clifford Nass ’81 *86 explains why texts and social media don’t measure up to face-to-face interaction. WATCH
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Browse the archives to read profiles of planet-finder Courtney Dressing ’10, LGBT-rights attorney Christopher Clark ’87, novelist Mohsin Hamid ’93, and others. READ MORE
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Columnist Gregg Lange ’70 looks at the University as a landlord — and the unintended consequences that come with the job. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN
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Our PDF version is a great option for tablet users. DOWNLOAD
 
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A list of graduate and undergraduate alumni deaths recently reported to the University. READ MORE
 
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Highlights from the April 3 issue:

Hidden lives Amid questioning, covering, and fear, gay students in the ’50s and ’60s found friendship and even love.

After Sandy Can Princeton professors help to ­prevent such damage from future storms?

Its nerdy image in the past, computer science takes off More than 1,700 students are taking at least one computer science course this semester, compared with 750 four years ago.

Reading Room: Adam Alter *09 The psychologist and author of Drunk Tank Pink discusses surprising forces that shape behavior.

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