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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   June 4, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 28   prev   next   current

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  • Editor: Ruth Stevens

    Calendar editor: Shani Hilton

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

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Economics major reaches top of senior class, with Ph.D. nearly complete

By Eric Quiñones

After four years as a Princeton undergraduate, Glen Weyl is still about a year away from his degree — his Ph.D.

Whittington examines high court justices

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

The Supreme Court frequently is viewed as an isolated fortress of thoughtful deliberation, where robe-clad justices ponder right and wrong far from the political maneuvering taking place in the White House. But Keith Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, doesn’t see it that way.

Boden named dean of religious life and chapel

By Ruth Stevens

The Rev. Alison Boden, dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago for the past 12 years, has been named dean of religious life and the chapel at Princeton, effective Aug. 1.

Princeton senior strives to break the cycle of poverty in India

By Chad Boutin

In the spring of her freshman year at Princeton, Julia Neubauer and two of her high school classmates established an orphanage in Pune, India.

Programs create opportunities in global health

The Merck Company Foundation and Princeton University will expand upon a 27-year-old partnership to create the Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholars Program and Lecture Series in Global Health.

Two selected for Behrman Award

Robert Kaster, the Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature, and Ulrich Knoepflmacher, the William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature, have received Princeton’s Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities. They were honored at a May 5 dinner.

Roman decay helps salutatorian to thrive

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Senior Maya Maskarinec majored in classics, but her Princeton education would have been incomplete without Math 214: “Numbers, Equations and Proofs,” German 306: “Topics in German Intellectual History” and Art 435: “The Arts of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.”

Princeton scientists to study group decision-making by the numbers

By Chad Boutin

For the next five years, Princeton researchers will be exploring ways to help groups make better collective decisions — especially when those groups include machines as well as people.

Rankin uses range of methods to pique interest in German

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Jamie Rankin, the coordinator of language teaching and pedagogy in the German department, takes a variety of pathways to immerse students in German language and culture.


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