Weekly Bulletin
September 27, 1999
Vol. 89, No. 3
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Shapiro offers fanfare for '03
Prizes reward excellence
Math helps explain protein folding
Macedo to direct program in Law, Public Affairs
Registrar Broh to go to COFHE
Summer labors
Water, water everywhere
ERISA information
Grants available

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Sally Freedman
Associate editor:
   Caroline Moseley
Calendar and
production editor:
Carolyn Geller
Contributing writers:
   Justin Harmon,
   Ken Howard,
   Steven Schultz
   Denise Applewhite
Web edition:
Mahlon Lovett







Shapiro offers fanfare for '03


Opening Exercises occurred on September 15 this year. Instead of Sunday, it was a Wednesday, for the first time ever.
    The change was made because of complications in the schedule of freshman registration and orientation due to the Jewish holiday of Rosh HaShanah, and there were some who feared that the midweek date would affect attendance. If it did, however, it wasn't for the worse: the Chapel was as crowded and the atmosphere as festive as ever when President Shapiro welcomed the Class of 2003. [more]

Prizes reward excellence

In addition to a rousing welcome, students at Opening Exercises received academic prizes.
• The Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award
• The Freshman First Honor Prize
• The George B. Wood Legacy Sophomore Prize
• The Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship   [more]




Math helps explain protein folding

For Christodoulos Floudas, professor of chemical engineering, the watchwords of his research are "divide and conquer."
    This has nothing to do with heavy-handed politics -- it's a bold mathematical technique he is applying to a question that has tantalized scientists for years: how do proteins fold? [more]



The following Princeton professors received honorary degrees in June 1999: Andrew Wiles, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, University of Nottingham; Joseph Frank, Class of 1926 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, University of Paris IV, Sorbonne; and Robert Geddes, William Kenan Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, City College of New York.


Macedo to direct
Law and Public Affairs

Stephen Macedo has been named the founding director of Princeton's new Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA). An expert in political theory and American constitutionalism, he is also editor of NOMOS, the yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. [more]

Registrar Broh
to go to COFHE

Registrar C. Anthony Broh will become director of research at the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), effective October 1. Joseph Greenberg has been named acting registrar. [more]


Water, water everywhere

The basement of Stanhope Hall was just one place where the University provided extra coolers of bottled water when the local supplier called for conservation of tap water after the plant was damaged on September 16 by floods associated with Hurricane Floyd. In addition to warning area residents to boil their drinking water, Elizabethtown Water Co. requested that everyone refrain from showering or washing clothes or dishes for several days until repairs could be made to the Bridgewater facility that supplies 70 percent of the company's daily water volume. (Photo by Mahlon Lovett)



Field hockey. The Tigers defeated Cornell 4-0 on September 18 but lost to Connecticut 3-1 on September 19. (2-1, 1-0 Ivy)
Football. Princeton lost to Cornell 20-3 on September 18. (0-1)
Soccer. The men and women both won against Cornell on September 19 (men 3-1, women 4-0). (Men: 1-1, 1-0 Ivy; women: 1-2, 1-0 Ivy)
Volleyball (women). The Tigers defeated Loyola 3-0 on September 17 and Youngstown State 3-1 and St. Francis 3-0 on September 18. (5-1, 0-0)
Water polo (men). Princeton beat U Mass 11-9, Boston College 11-4 and Brown 12-6 and lost to Queens 11-10 on September 18 and 19. (5-1, 2-0 CWPA)