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New at PAW Online: Remembering Dean Fred; Alumni Day; Jeopardy! Champ

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What once was called the Letters section of PAW is now known as Inbox, a nod to the fact that readers contact us through various channels: online comments, Facebook, Twitter, email, and yes, letters too. The recent outpouring of remembrances following Dean Fred Hargadon’s death illustrated this point. We invite you to read an expanded selection of the messages we received.
— Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor

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New at PAW Online: Tigers in Hollywood; Remembering Princeton-Georgetown; Alumni Books

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PAW readers may be familiar with alumni Oscar winners like Ethan Coen ’79, José Ferrer ’33, and Jimmy Stewart ’32, but how many remember Julian Krainin and DeWitt Sage? They were the directors of Princeton: A Search for Answers, a 1973 recruitment film that won an Academy Award for documentary, short subject. Our resident historian, Gregg Lange ’70, tells the story in his latest column.
— Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor

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What’s new at PAW Online: July 8, 2013

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During the festive week of Reunions and Commencement, Princeton was particularly photogenic, as you may have noticed from our July 10 cover and the dozens of images inside the magazine. There are even more photos available online, including a gallery of selections from PAW’s annual reader-photo contest. Many thanks to all who participated and contributed to our colorful coverage of these memorable events.
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
 

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- Watch P-rade highlights and a time-lapse view of the procession.
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What is the most important thing you learned at Princeton? What was your best day? Who had the greatest influence on your experience? Listen to what 15 graduates had to say. WATCH
Also online: More photos from Commencement. VIEW
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Members of the Class of 1978 spoke with PAW at Reunions and recalled their student days, both good and bad. Excerpts from each interview are posted at PAW Online. VIEW 
 
Richard Etlin ’69 *72 *78 writes about “the subtle but profound rapport between a professor and his or her students in the context of a lecture,” an element that may be lost if more colleges adopt online learning. READ MORE
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In the final Rally ’Round the Cannon column of the 2012-13 publication year, Gregg Lange ’70 looks at the seven undergraduate alumni who preceded Christopher Eisgruber ’83 as Princeton presidents. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN
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Highlights from the July 10 issue:

Reunions! Reunions! Reunions! Princeton’s big bash.

Words to live by During Commencement week, the messages can be humorous or serious.

A wonderful life For nearly seven decades, Butler Tract has formed a happy domestic ­backdrop for ­students — not bad for “temporary housing.”

Eight selected as trustees New additions include alumni from education, finance, law, medicine, and nonprofits.

What’s new at PAW Online: June 3, 2013

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For many of the alumni in attendance, Reunions 2013 provided an opportunity to bid farewell to President Shirley M. Tilghman, who will leave Nassau Hall at the end of this month after 12 eventful years in office. With that in mind, PAW has devoted much of the June 5 issue to exploring what the Tilghman years have meant for Princeton, in everything from academics to architecture. We invite readers to add their views to the conversation in the comments at PAW Online.
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
 
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See our first look at the colorful P-rade in four galleries from student photographer Lizzie Martin ’14, and share your own images in our reader-photo contest. VIEW
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Gregg Lange ’70’s column strolls on the four campus walks named for Princeton presidents. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN
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Charles Scribner III ’73 *77 examines a life and career that alternated “between success and setbacks like the alternating current of major and minor keys in a Mozart symphony.”  READ MORE
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Highlights from the June 5 issue:

The Tilghman years PAW looks back at what has changed.

A moment with … Curator Don Skemer on F. Scott Fitzgerald ’17 and Gatsby.

Asian-American studies Backers see hopeful signs.

Live, from Princeton, it’s Friday night! David Drew ’14 hosts a late-night talk show.

Perspective Jeff Chu ’99’s journey of faith and humility.

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What’s new at PAW Online: May 13, 2013

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What could be better than seeing your picture in PAW? Seeing your picture in PAW — that favorite photo you snapped at the P-rade, a sentimental shot of your roommates returning to your freshman dorm, or maybe an image of the Saturday fireworks. Share your Reunions 2013 photos with us for the chance to see them in the pages of our July issue — and win prizes. For more information about our annual reader photo contest, click here.
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
 
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From combing through reference materials to crafting a piece of performance art, the senior thesis offers challenges and rewards, along with a few rituals (such as growing a “thesis beard”). WATCH
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Columnist Gregg Lange ’70 explains how a century-old statue — Daniel Chester French’s “The Princeton student,” also known as the Christian Student — found its place on campus. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN
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Highlights from the May 15 issue:

Agony! Ecstasy! The thesis is a senior’s final lonely journey.

The future of education? As the world gets a taste of Princeton through online education, Princeton gets ideas to improve at home.

LGBT conference welcomes ‘every voice’

When girls were women: Reflections for a reunion

Class begins to paint picture of Princeton’s ties to slavery

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What’s new at PAW Online: April 22, 2013

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This email alert from PAW comes a day after the selection of Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 as Princeton’s next president. Eisgruber sat down for an interview with PAW shortly after the University’s announcement; a link to excerpts from that interview appears below. See our May 15 issue for more on this story. PAW’s regular coverage begins with our feature about Dan Feyer ’99, who on most days can complete the New York Times crossword puzzle in the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee. Feyer, the champion of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in each of the last four years, is one of several alumni who have turned their fascination with puzzles into a competitive pursuit. Read more about Princeton’s top solvers in the April 24 issue, and follow the video link below to see them in action.

– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
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Soon after his selection to become the University’s 20th president, Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 talked with PAW about President Tilghman, Princeton’s interest in online learning, and why he subscribes to Rolling Stone magazine. READ

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Our video from the 2013 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament features interviews with top alumni solvers and highlights of the competition. WATCH
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Browse additional images from the Princeton Art of Science exhibit in a Web-exclusive gallery. VIEW
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Inspired by this issue’s Final Scene photo, our time-lapse video presents 60 minutes of footage in 60 seconds. WATCH
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Columnist Gregg Lange ’70 looks at the origins of Princeton’s Honor Code and the role of honor systems in higher education. Also available as a podcast. READ MORE or LISTEN
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Highlights from the April 24 issue:

Four down At the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, there is no match for Dan Feyer ’99.

Science as art A photo exhibition shows the beauty born in Princeton’s labs and field research.

Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 to leave University The former Wilson School dean and State Department official will head a public-policy think tank.

A moment with … Jacob N. Shapiro An assistant professor and former U.S. Navy officer reflects on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war.

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