Week In Review: Comedians on Campus (June 17-June 23)

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="380" caption="Steve Carell speaks at Class Day 2012 (via nj.com)"][/caption]

Hey Princeton! In the past month, have you: (a) absentmindedly brought your prox with you to the kitchen, (b) asked a friend if a local bar was “on pass,” (c) craved freshly-baked cookies between 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., or (d) all of the above? Yeah, we miss the Orange Bubble, too. So for those who are desperate for some mid-summer news, we’ve got you covered. Beginning today, on Monday of every week, we’ll feature a roundup of Princeton-related news from the prior week, which will hopefully help get you through the next few months.

What’s going on this week? First, professor of politics and international affairs and former dean of the Woodrow Wilson School Anne-Marie Slaughter recently wrote an article titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which has been blowing up the interwebs. It has attracted more visitors to The Atlantic’s website in a 24-hour period than any other story the magazine has ever published, according to the New Jersey Herald. The article details Slaughter’s struggles with balancing her high-powered career and motherhood. Writes Slaughter:

“I still strongly believe that women can ‘have it all’ (and that men can too). I believe that we can ‘have it all at the same time.’ But not today, not with the way America’s economy and society are currently structured. My experiences over the past three years have forced me to confront a number of uncomfortable facts that need to be widely acknowledged—and quickly changed.”

In other faculty news, according to The Daily Princetonian, Brown University president Ruth Simmons will join Princeton’s Board of Trustees early next month. Simmons was a professor of Romance languages at Princeton in the 1980s and later served as a vice provost of the University. The Board of Trustees recently approved 26 other faculty appointments.

Members of the economics department have a reason to celebrate – University officials have submitted plans to the Princeton Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment for proposed renovations to 20 Washington Road, which is set to house the Department of Economics (as well as several international offices and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies). As a result, all of Princeton’s economists will be able to gather together in one place (and, you know, figure out how to get us out of this double-dip recession). The building used to be home to the Department of Chemistry. If everything goes as planned, the building will be completed by fall 2016.

On a different note, Hoagie Haven lovers listen up! According to nj.com, a new Subway shop is due to open just two doors down from the beloved haven of hoagies on Nassau Street. The sub vs. hoagie battle is on. Guess that just means you’ll have to eat more hoagies to prevent Subway from beating out the Haven…

If you are on campus currently, you may have the opportunity to see Tina Fey and Paul Rudd (@#*&!). The two will be filming scenes for the movie Admission near campus on July 2 and 3, borough administrator Robert Bruschi said. Speaking of comedians on campus, Steve Carell detailed his Class Day visit, among other things, when he appeared on The Today Show on June 18, which you can check out here.

That’s all for now! Check back next week – and every week this summer – for more dispatches from the Orange Bubble.