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On the Campuses: Audit Opportunities

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Reunions Line-Up: Beyond Beer

As Princeton alumni flock into town, with their sometime

garish orange and black costumes dotting the Nassau Street scene,

it’s easy to think of Reunions as one big postgraduate beer bash.

Some alumni, however, like to recall the other reasons for going to

college, including a little intellectual inquiry and discussion.

While the class tents may resonate each night with live music and

dancing feet, campus lecture halls and classrooms will be the scene

of dozens of seminars during the day. Visitors are usually welcomed.

For a complete list of Reunion activities see the university’s

website, For some business and career-related seminars,

see below:

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Thursday, May 25

11 a.m.: Inaugural Entrepreneur Conference — Competing

in the New Economy . Meet with Princetonians who are shaping the

New Economy. The day’s events include a keynote address, a luncheon

and two concurrent panel discussions in the afternoon:

Company Formation will focus on the legal and business issues involved

in launching a start-up, such as finding the next big idea, actually

starting a company and survival tactics. Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Managing Growth will address the issues facing companies which


survive the start-up phase, such as growing pains, hiring practices

and exit strategies. Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.

The conference will culminate with a reception that allows the


to network and share more experiences. Keynote Address: Dodds


Panel Discussion: Bowls 1 and 2, Robertson Hall, Reception: Student

Center Rotunda.

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Friday, May 26

9:15 a.m.: Going Global: Is Bigger Better? Moderator:

Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, lecturer in sociology. Panelists: Dennis

J. Boccippio ’90, atmospheric scientist, NASA/MSFC Global Hydrology

and Climate Center; Shantayanan Devarajan ’75, research manager,


Research Group, World Bank; Eric S. Koenig ’80, senior corporate


and senior federal affairs manager, Microsoft; Shawn P. Tully ’70,

senior writer, Fortune Magazine. McCosh 50.

9:15 a.m.: What is the Role of Citizens in Creating a Civil

Society? Moderator: Robert J. Wuthnow, Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52

Professor of Social Sciences, professor of sociology, and director,

Center for the Study of Religion. Panelists: John H. Fish ’55,


Princeton Project 55; David H. McAlpin Jr. ’50, minister, Habitat

for Humanity-Trenton, New Jersey; Suzanne R. Perles ’75, managing

director, the Corporate Development Company; Carolyn S. West ’90,

executive director, Princeton in Chicago Schools. McCosh 10.

9:30 a.m.: Alumni in the Public Interest — Princeton

Project 55 as Venture Catalyst. Join Princeton Project 55 in


the alumni who are active in public interest projects; learn about

their impact and potential. Speakers will include President Shapiro.

Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

10:30 a.m.: How to Raise a Non-violent Child in a Violent

Society. Moderator: Joan S. Girgus, professor of psychology, chair,

Department of Psychology, and director, PEW Science Program.


James A. Aull ’60, director of training and program services, Chicago

Youth Centers; Alexandra Davis DiPentima ’75, administrative judge,

U. S. Superior Court; Fletcher Harper ’85, rector, St. Luke’s


Church; Ellen N. Junn *84, director, Faculty Development Center and

professor, Child and Adolescent Studies, California State


Glenn D. Paige ’55, president, Center for Global Non-violence. Dodds

Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

10:30 a.m.: Privacy: How Much Do You Think You Still Have

Left? Moderator: Helen F. Nissenbaum, lecturer in the University

Center for Human Values. Panelists: Warren W. Eginton ’45, senior

U. S. district judge, District of Connecticut; David A. Golden ’95,

senior project manager, Customer Value Management, Oliver, Wyman and

Company; Jason B. Meyer ’80, editor-in-chief and publisher, LAWCAST;

Harriet P. Pearson ’85, director of corporate public affairs, IBM

Corporation; Richard S. Sheres *98, director of critical


assurance programs, CIA; Stuart S. Taylor Jr. ’70, opinion columnist,

National Journal. McCosh 50.

10:30 a.m.: The Library in the Electronic Age —


Faster Than Thought. Moderator: Karin A. Trainer, university


Panelists: James H. Billington ’50, librarian of Congress, The Library

of Congress; Sanford G. Thatcher ’65 *67, director, Pennsylvania State

University Press; Calhoun Winton *55, professor, Department of


University of Maryland. McCormick 101.

10:30 a.m.: Tour Princeton’s Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The tour will include experimental devices being used to develop


as an attractive energy source. (Restrictions: no high-heeled or


shoes.) Repeated at 1:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.: Washington, Princeton and You. "Dig Into

George," a CD-ROM demonstration followed by a video presentation

of "The Life of Washington," which contains opening and


remarks by Bill Bradley ’65. Program sponsored by Robert B. Gibby

’36, Class President. Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

1 p.m.: Faith in an Era of Technological Change.


Elaine H. Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of


Panelists: Donald J. Cohn ’50, trial lawyer in private practice; Leroy

L. Lim ’90, reverend and former Episcopal chaplain, UCLA; Rebecca

Migliore ’85, pastor, Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church; Edward

E. Sterling ’75, Global Missions Fellowship. Betts Auditorium, School

of Architecture Building.

1 p.m.: Is Public Funding of the Arts a Right or a


Moderator: Paul J. DiMaggio, professor of sociology. Panelists: John

F. Andrews ’65, president, the Shakespeare Guild; Hugh M. Davies ’70

*76, director, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Lawrence P.

Goldman *76, president and chief executive officer, New Jersey


Arts Center Corporation; Jocelyn E. Russell ’85, executive director,

Lincoln Theater; A. Richard Turner ’55 *59, professor of art history,

New York University. McCosh 50.

1 p.m.: Campaign Reform and an Engaged Democracy.


Michael Rothschild, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, professor of

economics and public affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Panelists:


R. Gamble Jr. ’75, managing director, Transwestern Commercial


LLC; Thomas B. Hartmann ’45, professor emeritus in journalism and

mass media, Rutgers University; Richard C. Leone *69, president, The

Century Foundation; Ralph Nader ’55, consumer advocate. McCosh 10.

2 p.m.: "From Chemistry and Physics to Medicine and


Symposium. This symposium will focus on fundamental developments

at Princeton in chemistry, physics and engineering which could reshape

medicine and medical imaging in the next few years. It will also


work by the Center for Ultrafast Laser Applications, a state-supported

R&D Excellence Center on campus, and show how frontier medical


can be done without a medical school at Princeton. Reception follows

at 5 p.m. Kresge Auditorium, Frick Laboratory.

2 p.m.: Third Third of Life. The reality of a long life

and short careers has changed the old paradigm of working for 40 years

for one company, retiring for five years and then vacating this


The panel discusses the joys and challenges of life from 60 to 90+

years. Presented by William R. Stanley ’56, management consultant.

Sponsored by the Class of 1960. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

2:15 p.m.: Playing God? Unintended Consequences of Letting

the Gene (Genie) Out of the Bottle. Moderator: Peter Singer, Ira

W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human

Values. Panelists: Henry B. Betts ’50, professor, Department of


Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University; Donald L.


*88, president and chief executive officer, Medarex Inc.; Alexa Boer

Kimball ’90, assistant professor, Stanford University School of


Dermatology; Warner V. Slack ’55, professor of medicine and


Harvard Medical School. McCosh 50.

3:30 p.m.: Glassman Colloquium: Successes and Failures in

Motor Vehicle Emissions Control. Robert F. Sawyer, professor,


of California at Berkeley. Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical

and Aerospace Engineering. To 4:30 p.m. C207, Engineering Quadrangle.

3:30 p.m.: Hollywood and the Three Big Lies: How the Media

Are Changing America’s Values. Lecture and discussion with Frank

Runyeon II ’75, actor, playwright, producer and veteran of over 1,000

television programs and recent seminary graduate. Sponsored by the

Class of 1975. Bowl 5, Robertson Hall.

4 p.m.: Searching for Life in the Galaxy. Presented by

Professor David Wilkinson. Followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. in

Jadwin Plaza. McDonnell A02.

7:30 p.m.: Finding a Cure For Breast Cancer: The Climb


the Odds. View the PBS documentary of the five Princeton women

and five breast cancer survivors on the 1998 Women’s Climb of Mount

McKinley to raise awareness about breast cancer for the Breast Cancer

Fund. Sponsored by Outdoor Action. Betts Auditorium, School of


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Saturday, May 27

9 a.m.: Is Managed Health Care Unmanageable? Moderator:

Elizabeth C. Bogan, senior lecturer in economics. Panelists: Jill

R. Baron ’80, family physician; Raymond A. H. Carter, II ’65 *79,

executive director, Integrated Healthcare Association; Harry P. Ward

’55, chancellor, University Arkansas for Medical Science; David A.

Willard ’60, physician, Montgomery Internal Medicine Group. McCosh


9:15 a.m.: Campus Architecture: The Look of Princeton.

Moderator: Benjamin R. Kessler, director, Slides and Photographs,

Art and Archaeology. Panelists: Elizabeth C. English ’75, assistant

professor, Department of Architecture, Tulane University; Wilmot G.

Gilland ’55 *60, professor of architecture, emeritus, School of


and Allied Arts, University of Oregon; Jeffrey A. Harris ’90, program

associate, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Frank X. Moya

’80 *82, owner, Frank Moya Architects; Andras M. Nagy ’65, director

of hospitality, Karlsberger Architects; Robert Venturi ’47 *50,


and partner, Venturi Scott Brown & Associates. McCosh 10.

9:30 a.m.: Educated Guesses: Cross-disciplinary Predictions

for the Next Century. Moderator: President Harold T. Shapiro *64.

Panelists: Margaret J. Geller *75, professor, Center for Astrophysics,

Harvard University; Rebecca Goldstein *77, novelist and professor,

Columbia University; Robert E. Kahn *64, chairman, president and CEO,

Corporation for National Research Initiatives; Andrei N. Lupas *91,

senior computational biologist, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals;

Harrison C. White *60, professor of sociology, Columbia University.

APGA Centennial Symposium. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

10 a.m.: Health Care for the Baby Boomers. Lecture by

Uwe Reinhardt, professor of political economy. McCosh 50.

10:30 a.m.: Alternative Education: The Many vs. the Few.

Moderator: Nathan B. Scovronick, lecturer in public and international

affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Panelists: Spencer W. Blasdale ’90,

co-principal, The Academy of the Pacific Rim; William H. Kingston,

III ’65, teacher, Moorestown High School; James T. Mills ’45, founding

director, New Jersey Communities in Schools; Howard C. Wainer *68,

principal research scientist, Educational Testing Service, and member,

Princeton Regional School Board; Diane K. Weeks ’75, attorney. McCosh


10:30 a.m.: Princeton Women and the Law: Law as a Choice

and as a Tool. Moderator: Priscilla E. Hayes ’75, New Jersey Solid

Waste Policy Group, and chair, Friends of the Women’s Center.


Sally Frank ’80, clinical law professor, Drake University School of

Law; Brita Strandberg ’90, associate, Shea and Gardner; Tara Crean

’94, Women’s Law Project; Ani Satz, joint candidate for Ph.D.,


(Princeton) and J.D. (U. of Michigan); Maria Kubat ’00, prospective

law student. Sponsored by the Friends of the Women’s Center. McCormick


10:30 a.m.: Retirement Planning: How Much Is Enough?


by William D. Zabel ’58, partner, Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP; Robert

S. Ketchum ’59, principal attorney, Miller Canfield, Paddock & Stone;

T. Randolph Harris ’72, partner, McLaughlin and Ster LLP. McDonnell


10:30 a.m.: The Under Representation of Women in Science

and Engineering: Why Too Few? Moderator: Joan M. Ogden, research

scientist, Princeton Environmental Institute. Panelists: Sarah L.

Billington ’90, assistant professor, Cornell University; Cosema


’78 *81, vice president, Parsons Transportation Group; Vidya Krishnan

’95, manager, Wireless Network Planning and Design, Nortel Networks;

Lisa M. Pratt *82, associate professor, Geological Sciences, Indiana

University; Wendy L. Sheehan ’80, development manager, Banyan Systems;

Jean E. Taylor *73, professor, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers.

McCosh 50.

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Sunday, May 28

10:30 a.m.: Globalization After Seattle. Moderator: Gene

Grossman, Jacob R. Viner Professor of International Economics.


David L. Aaron *62, under secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce;

Laura Kneale Anderson *82, former director for trade and the


Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and Timothy Reif ’80 *85,

chief trade counsel, Minority, House Ways and Means Committee. Dodds

Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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On the Campuses: Audit Opportunities

Princeton Reunions isn’t the only time an outsider can

sample the Ivy League education being offered there. The retirement

home advertisements have it right: Settling down near a college town

does have some real advantages. Not only does Princeton University

offer a slew of lectures that it advertises as open to the public,

but — quietly — it also allows area adults to sit in on entire

lecture courses. Until this year these auditors could attend for free

just by getting permission from the professor, but recently those

requests got out of hand.

Under the new system auditors must register and pay a token fee of

$50. Compared to what the for-credit students pay, five figures for

each course, this is still quite a bargain, and for the would-be


who cannot afford the $50, the fee is waived. Auditors can attend

lecture courses but not labs, seminar courses, or precepts (smaller

break-out session). Last fall 470 auditors registered and 360


for the spring semester, says Pam Hersh, director of the Office

of Community and State Affairs.

Princeton’s in-person registration for the fall semester is closed,

but mail-in registration for auditors continues until September 1.

Forms are available from a box outside Room 220 in Nassau Hall. Choose

from a list of courses that have been approved by professors and


managers. Among the most popular courses are art history, music,


and history.

Other area colleges offer similar opportunities. Mercer County


College requires senior citizens to pay full fare for noncredit


but offers credit courses either for audit or for credit. Seniors

over 65 can take credit courses for free at Mercer under these


They must be Mercer County residents. Seniors who don’t live

in Mercer County do get a discount — they pay in-county rates.

They must wait to register until after late registration is

complete and it has been determined that space is available.

In contrast, Rider University allows members of the general public

to audit, on a space available basis, for $160 per undergraduate


and $225 for a graduate level course. Rider alumni, nevertheless,

pay just $30. (These fees would also apply to Westminster College

of Rider University courses.)

The policy for the College of New Jersey, meanwhile, is to charge

the going rate — the same rate as for credit students. In some

isolated cases the tuition can be waived. The requirements for a


involve being enrolled in at least six credit hours.

Nothing says you have to be retired to "take" or audit a


course. Your favorite course — one that may even pertain to your

day job — might be offered at lunchtime or in the evening.

— Barbara Fox

Princeton Reunions: Women and the Law

In 1996, while still a law student at University of

Chicago, Tara Crean got to work on one of the ugliest, costliest

sexual harassment cases ever. A volunteer in the university’s legal

aid clinic, a service for people with low income, Crean provided legal

assistance to one of 27 women suing the nearby U.S. subsidiary of

Mitsubishi for injuries suffered from a pervasive environment of


harassment. The events were so atrocious — ranging from physical

harassment to discrimination — that soon after the U.S. Equal

Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington’s civic rights


agency, filed its own suit against the company. Mitsubishi


and nearly 800 women working at the company were offered a generous


The right of women to be free from sexual discrimination, protected

under the federal constitution, prevailed in this case. But had a

similar case been filed against a public sector employer — the

state of New Jersey, for example — the outcome might have been

very different, says Crean. In a recent move to protect states’


the U.S. Supreme Court has invoked the Eleventh Amendment to exempt

states from federal laws — including laws traditionally concerned

with civil rights. "The Eleventh Amendment is about the state’s

right not to be sued, and if you work for the State of New Jersey

in Trenton, and you sue your employer, you’re suing the state,"

says Crean, a 1994 graduate of Princeton University who now works

at the Women’s Law Project (215-928-9801), a legal non-profit based

in Philadelphia.

Crean will be one of the speakers at "Princeton Women and the

Law: Law as a Choice and as a Tool," a discussion sponsored by

the Princeton University Women’s Center that takes place on Saturday,

May 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 101, McCormick Hall on the campus of

Princeton. Brita Strandberg (Princeton Class of 1990) of Shea

and Gardner will talk about a case involving one of her clients, a

member of the Iraqi resistance who worked against Saddam Hussein and

had to be evacuated from Iraq for safety. Sally Frank (Princeton

Class of 1980), another panelist, made headlines while still a


student when she sued three all-male eating clubs as a means of


them up to women. She now teaches law at Drake University. Call


Civil rights, women’s issues, and public interest law has been


in Crean’s mind since her first few days at Princeton, when she joined

the Urban Action League and got involved in community efforts in


Originally from the suburbs of Rochester, Crean studied politics and

took a year off to work for the Legal Action Center for the Homeless,

an agency in New York that sets up legal clinics in soup kitchens

to help inform homeless people of their rights, from welfare


to immigration issues.

After graduation, Crean studied law at the University of Chicago,

a school she admits "does not have a reputation for encouraging

public service," but she chose to attend so she could spy on the

enemy camp. "I came out of there immersed in the reasoning of

the Rehnquist Court, which is very much concerned with states’ rights

and limiting Congress to its enumerated power," she says.


a real threat to those of us interested in Civil Rights protection

and legislation — it’s through congressional power that a lot

of Civil Rights laws have been enacted. Now, through the umbrella

of states’ rights, a lot of those are being cut back. "

Just last week, in fact, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as


the Violence Against Women Act, a federal civil rights remedy that

would have allowed women to recover damages if they could prove they

were raped, battered, or assaulted as a result of their gender.


has been able to enact similar legislation in the past on the basis

of its authority under the Commerce Clause and the Fourteenth


but here the U.S. Supreme Court used another amendment to override

it. "The Eleventh Amendment is this dusty part of the constitution

recently discovered by the Supreme Court that creates sovereign


for the states, or the right to be free from federal law suits,"

says Crean. "It even threatens the right of employees to sue for

race and sex discrimination. I think the people who are most


are state employees because of this whole ascendancy of the state


At the Women’s Law Project, Crean is an advocate for women’s rights,

litigating on several instances of sexual discrimination on the job,

from a women basketball referee’s demand for equal court time to


employees’ demands that their health insurance cover contraceptives

equally with male-specific prescription drugs and devices. In 1998,

in the case of Kemether vs. Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic

Association, she represented a high school basketball referee who

was told she could not officiate boys’ games, even though male


can work with girls’ basketball. "We went to trial, prevailed,

and now in Pennsylvania women can referee boys’ games and girls’


says Crean. "We think it’s important not only for Kemether, but

to send a message to girls in athletics that their games are just

as competitive and they deserve the best referees."

Although the Eleventh Amendment is not likely to erode civil rights

already enacted by the federal government, Crean is fearful that new

civil rights law may suffer. "The Supreme Court seems to be


that it is not going to give Congress as much rein as it did in the

1960s when the Civil Rights Act was enacted," says Crean. "I

don’t think an injury already recognized by the court, such as sexual

discrimination by a private employer, will go outside of the court’s

reach because of precedent, but there are a lot of new rights, such

as the Family and Medical Leave Act, that the Congress has recognized.

I think that these newer rights are more vulnerable. Part of the Civil

Rights movement is recognizing new rights, whether it’s the right

of gay and lesbian people to be free from discrimination in the


or the right of a battered woman not to have her productivity


with at work by her batterer."

— Melinda Sherwood

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