This week: the birth of our nation and the validation of our physics. And a couple things of lesser gravity, too, like this picture of John Nash and Tina Fey chatting on Cannon Green.
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Tina Fey is in discussions to play a Princeton admissions officer in a movie based on the 2009 novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, a former Princeton admissions officer.
(I chose this picture because this is the only way I could imagine Tina Fey as Admissions Officer: disgusted with your inflated resume, and handing out acceptance letters with a tiny, glittery, handwritten “Yes!” much like former admission dean Fred Hargadon did in the day. Also I was just pleasantly surprised that it existed and wanted to share that with you all.)
Admission is about Portia Nathan, an admission officer at Princeton who sees her job as “building a better fruit basket,” which ostensibly means achieving the right balance of “Olympic athletes, authors of legitimately published books, Siemens prize winners, working film or Broadway actors, International Tchaikovsky Competition violinists.” (Which one are you?) (Haha, no, really. Seeing as Korelitz writes about Nathan skimming the applications of applicants with “1990 birth dates,” which one are you, Class of 2012?)
The film is still in development, but according to TheWrap, Fey has read the book and expressed interest in the role.
Update: From Ruthie, in the comments, Korelitz is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon.