Articles filed under “21 Questions”

2009 IFMA Gold & Silver PlateFall may have officially started yesterday, but we all know that summer unofficially ended when your Webmail suddenly had fifteen unread messages  from Princeton director of this, coordinator of that, and person in charge of making sure you do that other thing.

Here at The Ink we thought it was time to get to know the people who fill up our inboxes daily. We’re rounding up some names were sure you’ll recognize — but probably not really know— for a special series of 21 questions.

Kickin’ it off is Director of Dining Services Mr. Stuart Orefice — or as most know him, simply Stu.

Name: Stu Orefice
Hometown: Eastchester, NY

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten on Princeton campus? Any meal in one of our great facilities prepared by one of our team members.

What’s your top vacation destination? The Jersey Shore

What is your greatest guilty pleasure? Bent Spoon coconut sorbet

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DIRECTOR OF VISUAL ARTS AT THE LEWIS CENTER DIGS HEAVY METAL, MATH JOKES, AND NOT LEWIS LIBRARY

LIVE.Arts_ScanlanName: Joe Scanlan

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?

Baked halibut with asparagus and roasted potatoes. It was prepared by Sandy Tait and Professor Hal Foster in honor of Fritz Haeg and Will Allen, two radical gardeners who gave visiting artist lectures at the Lewis Center.

What’s your top vacation destination?

Wellfleet, Cape Cod

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?

There are so many! I’ll name the first three that come to mind: Heavy metal, Benny Hill, sausage (any kind)

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?

I look at how people think it would be a good idea to make an artwork, and talk about whether it is a good approach or not, and whether that matters, and what effect it might have on its meaning.

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Stevens (left) and Brown are known ballers

Stevens (left) and Brown are known ballers

IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHERYL STEVENS ’10 and TANI BROWN ’10 — CO-CAPTAINS of the BEST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM in PROGRAM HISTORY — SURF, SWAG, AND LIVE THE DREAM

Name: Cheryl Stevens / Tani Brown
Age: 22 / 21
Major: History / Religion
Hometown: Canyon Country, CA / Los Angeles, CA
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Cottage, Mathey, Women’s Basketball Team / Cottage

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
STEVENS: Carlton Banks. Most of my dance moves are inspired in some way or another by him.
BROWN: My girl Meesh, a.k.a. Michelle Obama.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
S: Frist pizza at 3:30 AM post-the Street is pretty hard to beat.
B: Every Wednesday at Cottage… Member’s Night baby! Steak and a chocolate fountain for dessert.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
S: Now that my thesis is in, I LIVE THE DREAM.
B: I surf and I swag.

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VALEDICTORIAN KARP ’10 HIBERNATES IN WU AND SALUTATORIAN COLSON ’10  CHILLS IN CHILDREN’S LIBRARIES

image source: facebook.princeton.edu

image source: facebook.princeton.edu

Name: David Karp / Marguerite Colson
Age: 21 / 21
Major: MAE / History
Hometown: Berwyn, PA / Manhattan
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Charter / Forbes & Ivy Club

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Karp: Hobey Baker ’14
Colson: Brian Kernighan (He was my professor Freshman fall, and I am convinced he knows the name of every student he has ever taught, including me). Unsurprisingly, he was the first person to congratulate me on my nomination. He’s a remarkable professor and a genius.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
K: Deep-fried pigs-in-blankets from the Charter fry-o-later. Fried brownie bites are a close second.
C: An Olives turkey burger with melted Monterey Jack cheese.

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QUAD PRESIDENT ERIC SALAZAR ’11 — A MAN OF GOLF, GOD, AND QUAD (ESPECIALLY QUAD) — FEARS THE DEEP SLEEP, REFUSES TO DISCLOSE SECRET QUAD MEMES

Name: Eric Salazar
Age: 20
Major: Religion
Hometown: Carmichael, CA
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: I’ve been spoiled, Mathey then Quad.

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
The guy from Legally Blonde, you know, the one who had his fourth grade paper plagiarized by Stephen Hawking.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
Too easy, any Formal dinner at Quad.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Dream about playing better golf.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

What’s the last student performance you saw?
The Triangle Club’s Store Trek … A-Mazing.

Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?
Not yet … but I’ve been saying that since freshman year.

Biggest fear?

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jknutsonRISKY BUSINESS: CHARTER PREZ JUSTIN KNUTSON ’11  LIKES TO MASTICATE UNDER THE MAGNOLIAS

Name: Justin Knutson
Age: 20
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Orting, Washington
Eating Club/Residential College/Affiliation: Charter Club

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Either Joel Goodson, Tom Cruise’s character from the 1983 film Risky Business or General David Petraeus of the United States Army; I’d like to think my personality falls somewhere in between those two

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
Formals dinner at Charter, Spring, 2009

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Generally I sleep; nights are another story

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
80s Music

What’s the last student performance you saw?
John Veras laying down phat beats at Terrace

Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?
Yes

What is your biggest fear?

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This is Martin, ICC President

THOUGHTS of CHEESE and BATHING CONSUME NEW INTERCLUB COUNCIL PRESIDENT MARTIN SCHEELER ’11

Name: Martin Scheeler
Age: 21
Major: Physics
Hometown: Summit, NJ
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Tower

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Jack Donaghy: ideas man, silver fox.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
As much as it may resemble a drug front, Carousel makes some mean cheese fries.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
I spend most of the day thinking about when I’m going to be able to shower, and then I shower.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Cheese. Like, seriously, I’m all about cheese.

What’s the last student performance you saw?
Company, directed by Dave Holtz ’10.

Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?
No. I’m not allowed to sing.

The hand gestures to Old Nassau: creepy or awesome?
Oh, super creepy for sure.

What do you hate most about Princeton?
You know when you’re sitting somewhere doing work, and you smell/hear someone eating a full meal or something in the same room, but the room is decidedly a non-food room? THAT. That is the worst.

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image source: Princeton Alumni Weekly

image source: Princeton Alumni Weekly

2010 SACHS SCHOLAR JOSH GREHAN ’10 WISHES MORE PEOPLE “GAVE A DAMN”

Name: Joshua Grehan
Department: Woody Woo
Hometown: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional? Snake from the Simpson’s. Although he never graduated.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure? Putting on warm laundry, it feels so damn good it’s got to be wrong.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton? Belgium beer and onion rings.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day? Shower, eat, study, class, eat, study, workout, shower, eat, study, relax, eat, sleep.

Best place on campus? Anywhere when I am with friends.

Worst place on campus? Firestone B floor carrels, prison cells are bigger and better lit.

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Performing with PUKE

Performing with PUKE

CO-FOUNDER OF THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY KLEZMER ENSEMBLE (PUKE) JEREMY FURCHTGOTT ’12 DOES HOMEWORK UNDER A ROAD BIKE AND CALLS SLEEP HIS FAVORITE MEDICATION.

Name: Jeremy Furchtgott

Age: 18

Major: Geosciences

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Mathey

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional? Leon F ’09. He’s a good man.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton? Wings, “Chabad noodles,” and general merriment at Bros’ Shabbat, fall 2009.

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POLITICS PROFESSOR AND AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR MELISSA HARRIS-LACEWELL IS “MORTAL ENEMIES” WITH TAVIS SMILEY AND FAMILIAR WITH PRINCETON DRAMA QUEENS.

Name: Melissa Harris-Lacewell

Occupation on Campus: Associate Professor of Politics

Department: Politics

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional? My uncle, Wesley Harris. He was the first black man to receive a PhD in engineering from Princeton. He’s been on faculty at MIT for decades and he is my dad’s twin brother. My dad is also a professor. When they are together they are like carbon copies of each other. They crack me up. Uncle Wes is the best.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure? I read trashy gossip magazine, but only on the elliptical machine. It is my motivation to go to the gym.

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n768420491_7924MOLLY BREAN ’13, TRIANGLE CLUB’S NEW BUSINESS MANAGER, LOVES BENT SPOON CUPCAKES, DRINKS HER DR. PEPPER IN AN IV, AND REALLY, REALLY WANTS TO MAIM THOSE BOZOS WHO PRACTICE THEIR INSTRUMENTS IN THE DORMS…

Name: Molly Brean
Age: 18
Major: Undeclared, but probably Slavic Languages and Literatures
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Rockefeller
Name: Molly Brean
Age: 18
Major: Undeclared, but probably Slavic Languages and Literatures
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Rockefeller

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LanneyMARSHALL SCHOLAR JESS LANNEY ’10 FEARS SQUIRRELS, LOVES BENT SPOON (BUT WHO DOESN’T?)…

Name: Jessica Lanney

Age: 22

Major: Woodrow Wilson School

Hometown: Concord, New Hampshire

Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Tower Club

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?

Sam Seaborn from the West Wing. But Michelle Obama if we’re in the realm of reality.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?

Thanksgiving at the Forbes dining hall.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?

Check e-mails, run (literally) to places I need to be, and think about how much I’d like to take a nap.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?

Bent Spoon for the second time in a week…. or day.

What’s the last student performance you saw?

God’s Country, a thesis show directed by Dominique Salerno ’10.

Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?

Only the first verse and chorus.

The hand gestures to Old Nassau: creepy or awesome?

Creepy. I keep explaining to friends at home that the gesture pre-dates Hitler.

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