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October 10, 2012
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October 2, 2012
Seeing Princetonians featured in The New York Times is nothing new, but in the last few days the Gray Lady has seemed particularly orange and black. Here are a few of the alumni stories PAW noticed, with sections in brackets. Add your own links in the comments below.
A Q&A with Alex Gansa ’84 and Howard Gordon ’84, co-creators of the Emmy-winning TV series Homeland, explored the influences and politics behind the writing process. [Magazine]
“It’s not as easy being Meg Whitman [’77] as Meg Whitman might have expected,” the Times opined in a profile of the Hewlett-Packard CEO. [Business]
Fifty years after his creation, Spider-Man has brought his crime-fighting skills to Brooklyn, with help from writer Stuart Moore ’83. [N.Y./Region]
According to George Hirsch ’56 and Amby Burfoot, recent fabrications from a pair of high-profile distance runners contradict the spirit of the sport. [Sports]
Native Americans “have always been part of how America defined itself,” wrote David Treuer ’92, but the legacy is filled with contradictions. [Opinion]
PBS’ documentary Half the Sky, featuring Sheryl WuDunn *88, Mikaela Beardsley ’92, and Jamie Gordon ’92, is “thoroughly edifying, handsomely produced and buoyed by brave, resilient people fighting for basic equality,” according to a Times reviewer. [Television]
September 26, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 13, 2012
It’s official: Princeton’s 2012-13 academic year began this morning with the start of fall classes. Members of the Class of 2016 were welcomed to campus in a series of events that included the Pre-rade and the Freshman Step Sing, pictured above, Sept. 9. There are 1,357 students in the incoming class, representing 48 states plus Washington, D.C., and 57 countries.
September 12, 2012
September 5, 2012
Love is in the air at the PAW news desk. First, we read an NPR story about Near Eastern studies graduate student Aaron Rock, his new bride, Cara Singer ’09, and their decision to start married life as the “Rock-Singers.” Then, we received a video link from recent Ph.D. recipient Dante Ricci *12, a postdoc in the molecular biology department, who did his own rock singer act to propose to fellow alum Audra Pompeani *09. The two met at Princeton while working in neighboring labs at the Lewis Thomas Laboratory. Pompeani is now a veterinary student at Penn.
We’ll let the video tell the rest of the story. Who knew a trombone solo could be so romantic?
September 5, 2012
August 31, 2012
As one national convention closes and another prepares to begin, PAW has collected updates on the Princeton alumni running for Congress in November. By our count, 10 Princetonians remain after the primaries – five Democats and five Republicans. If you know of other alumni candidates, please contact us.
August 29, 2012
As an undergraduate, George Azarias ’07 wanted to become a leader for Outdoor Action, Princeton’s popular outdoor education program, but the last leader-training trip of the year conflicted with the final exam in an economics course he was taking. So Azarias lobbied to arrange an on-the-trail final, administered in a park ranger station. He earned passing grades in both the course and the leader training, and afterward, he says, his connection to the outdoors “blossomed,” largely because of OA.