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January 5, 2011
January 4, 2011
When journalist Eliza Griswold ’95 first traveled to Somalia in 2007, she visited the refugee camp near Mogadishu founded and run by Hawa Abdi, an ob-gyn now in her 60s. “Hers was one of the only functioning hubs of aid and civil society,” says Griswold. “Never, in a decade of travels, have I seen such an island of clam in the midst of one of the world’s most forgotten war zones.”
December 23, 2010
December 21, 2010
Jeff Bezos ’86
The Amazon.com chief has staying power: 11 years after his appearance as Time’s Person of the Year, he was named one of the CEOs of the decade by Marketwatch.com.
Jason Garrett ’89
A midseason promotion made the former Tiger star Princeton’s first NFL head coach. Through six games at the helm, his Dallas Cowboys are 4-2.
Elena Kagan ’81
This year, Kagan went from arguing cases in front of the nation’s highest court – as solicitor general – to serving on it as a Supreme Court justice.
W.S. Merwin ’49
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Merwin again joined elite company in the world of letters by becoming the 17th poet laureate of the United States.
David Petraeus *85 *87
In June, Petraeus left the U.S. Central Command to take over new responsibilities as the top American commander in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Terri Sewell ’86
One of Princeton’s newest alumni in Congress, Sewell, an Alabama Democrat, made history as the first African-American woman to represent her state.
December 10, 2010
December 8, 2010
The table of contents in PAW's Dec. 8 issue featured the photo at left above, along with the question, "Where are we?" If you guessed Wallace Hall, you have a good eye for campus buildings. And we'd like you to try another:
UPDATE: Elise Wright '83 was the first to correctly identify the Lewis Science Library. Become a fan of PAW on Facebook to follow future contests.
November 23, 2010
boastusa.com), the vintage polo with the maple leaf is staking a comeback. Tiger spoke with PAW’s Katherine Federici Greenwood.
November 18, 2010
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October 13, 2010
From WMAP's beginning -- and in a preceding project, the Cosmic Background Explorer -- Princeton scientists played an important role in the measurement of background radiation, the oldest light in the universe. Key contributors include the late astrophysics professor David Wilkinson (WMAP's namesake), the late physicist Robert Dicke, current professors David Spergel ’82 and Lyman Page, and senior research physicist Norm Jarosik.