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Financial Times, August 22, 2001

Recruiters hard to find on campuses

The weak economy and slackening labour market has depressed demand for graduates

The recruiting scene looks similar at Princeton University, where Beverly Hamilton-Chandler, its career services director, predicted: "This year's class is going to come back with some concern about what's going to happen."

She said her office will tell seniors when they arrive back on campus "exactly what we know about rescinded and deferred offers", so that rumours about the extent of the problem do not circulate around campus.

Ms Hamilton-Chandler said although certain opportunities will be limited this year, some boutique companies and non-profit organisations that have never before conducted interviews at Princeton will fill vacancies left by large corporations. She also predicted that some students might apply to graduate school right away, rather than working for a few years before going back to school.


Pursuing a timeless journey

Space tourist Dennis Tito may have broken new ground for vacationers this year when he spent six days on the International Space Station. But that's nothing compared with the trip J. Richard Gott has in mind. The Princeton University astrophysicist believes it may be possible to take the ultimate excursion: a trip through time…

The Record, August 12, 2001



"Of one thing, I have no doubt. The growing use of reprogenetics [reproductive biology and genetics] is inevitable. For better and worse, a new age is upon us -- an age in which we as humans will gain the ability to change the nature of our species. " Lee M. Silver, a Princeton University professor of molecular biology and public affairs, in his 1998 book, "Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family. " FOUR YEARS AFTER the world said hello to Dolly, the cloned sheep from Scotland, and three years after Silver wrote his provocative book pushing cloning techniques, Congress and interest groups are discovering that a new age has, indeed, arrived…

At a San Francisco-based organization called the Exploratory Initiative on the New Human Genetic Technologies, Director Richard Hayes is dismayed that prestigious scientists have been working to encourage public acceptance of a future of human clones and "designer babies. " These advocates include James Watson, a Nobel laureate who is now president of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, a research institute for molecular biology, and Lee Silver, the Princeton molecular biology professor…

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 20, 2001

Top 2 Leaders at Princeton Are Women; Research Official at U. of South Carolina Heads to Ireland

WOMEN AT THE TOP: Princeton University's first female president, a longtime professor there, has selected another female professor as provost.

Shirley Tilghman,54, who took the reins this spring, has picked Amy Gutmann,a professor of politics at Princeton since 1976, to be the next provost. This fall, the 51-year-old Ms. Gutmann will replace Jeremiah P. Ostriker,who has held the position since 1995. Mr. Ostriker, a professor of astrophysics, has taken a post at the University of Cambridge, but plans to return to Princeton after three years.

The selection means that Princeton, which first admitted women as undergraduates in 1969, now has women in the two top jobs at the university. "If equal opportunity is real, then we would see more of this," says Ms. Gutmann. "The fact that it's happening only now tells us something, but I believe in looking forward. I think it's a sign for the future and speaks well of Princeton."…