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Carole Frantzen (photo: Brian Wilson)

Name: Carole Frantzen.

Position: Department coordinator in the Department of Politics. Assisting undergraduate and graduate administrators and members of the faculty. Helping to prepare dossiers for graduate students who are applying for jobs. Making arrangements for seminars and other events. Preparing course materials.

Quote: “I’ve lived in Princeton my entire life, and I’ve always loved this campus. It’s beautiful, especially this time of year. I like going to Communiversity and to football games and baseball games.”

Other interests: Traveling and seeing movies. Going to Philadelphia with friends.

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Princeton professor Kwame Anthony Appiah has been awarded Brandeis University’s first Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, which recognizes outstanding and lasting contributions to racial, ethnic and religious relations.

The $25,000 prize honors professor Joseph Gittler — a sociologist who taught at Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University, Duke University and other institutions — and his mother, Toby.

Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, specializes in moral and political philosophy, African and African American studies, and issues of personal and political identity, multiculturalism and nationalism. A Princeton faculty member since 2002, he is the author of numerous award-winning books, including “Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers,” “The Ethics of Identity” and “Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race.” His latest book, “Experiments in Ethics,” explores how the new empirical moral psychology relates to the age-old project of philosophical ethics.