Paul Phillips

Associate News Editor

September 15, 2014

Jepson School professor discusses the tenets of John Marshall at James Madison lecture

John Marshall, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, was both an ardent advocate of judicial constructionism and supporter of central government, Gary McDowell said at a lecture on Monday. McDowell, a professor at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, is the author of … Read More

June 4, 2014

Updated: Deborah Prentice appointed Dean of the Faculty

Deborah Prentice, professor of psychology and psychology department chair for the past twelve years, has been appointed dean of the faculty, the University announced on Wednesday. She will assume her new position on July 1. Prentice will replace David Dobkin, who had the position since 2003 and announced in February … Read More

June 2, 2014

Before demolition, Reunions offers last chance to visit Butler Apartments

An open house held on Saturday was one of the last opportunities to see Butler Apartments — a graduate housing complex built shortly after World War II that was intended to last for only a decade — before it is torn down this summer having exceeded its projected … Read More

June 1, 2014

Despite political gridlock, hope remains, say alumni in government

Although there is obviously political gridlock in the government right now, it can be remedied, alumni panelists said in a discussion moderated by associate politics professor Paul Frymer. Participants in the discussion were former congressman James Leach ’64, former Republican majority leader Bill Frist ’74, U.S. representative from Maryland John … Read More

May 8, 2014

News and Notes: Vyas ’14 winner of U.N. language essay contest

Rich Vyas ’14, a concentrator in the Wilson School, has been chosen as a winner of the United Nations “Many Languages, One World Essay” contest in the Spanish language. Vyas started studying Spanish when she enrolled in SPA 101: Beginner’s Spanish I as a freshman at the University. Ten winners … Read More

April 24, 2014

Despite overall downward trend in humanities sign-ins, history shows unexpected surge

Two hundred sixty-nine members of the Class of 2016 declared concentrations in the humanities by the end of the sophomore major declaration period on Tuesday. The same number of students declared a humanities concentration in the Class of 2015, whereas 286 did in the Class of 2016. Read More

April 18, 2014

In light of Heartbleed, Princeton asks students to change passwords

The Office of Information Technology sent an email to students on Friday asking them to change their passwords in response to “Heartbleed,” a security flaw in software used to protect private information on the Internet. Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Jay Dominick said Heartbleed is a function of … Read More

April 10, 2014

University General Counsel Peter McDonough announces retirement

Peter McDonough, who has served as general counsel for the University since 2002 and provided legal advice to the University since 1990, intends to step down at the end of the academic year. He will be on sabbatical during the 2014-15 academic year, during which he will be available to … Read More

April 2, 2014

News and Notes: Police department works on rash of burglaries

The Princeton Police Department is working with other police departments nearby to combat a recent “rash” of burglaries, Town Topics reported. Princeton Police Captain Nick Sutter confirmed that there have been six burglaries and one attempted burglary so far. Residential daytime burglaries have occurred over the past several weeks in … Read More