Sunday, February 24, 2013

PAW Features Eve Laplante's New Book

The March 6, 2013 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly has a "Reading Room" feature on Eve Laplante and her recent book Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother. The article says,

In previous biographies, Eve LaPlante ’80 has mined her family history for ancestors such as the Puritan colonist Anne Hutchinson and the Salem, Mass., witch judge Samuel Sewall. LaPlante always had planned a third biography on perhaps her most famous relative, novelist Louisa May Alcott, but hadn’t found a fresh angle on the writer ofLittle Women. Then LaPlante, with her daughter, started digging through her mother’s attic, where they discovered some May and Alcott family papers, including letters written by Louisa’s mother, Abigail May Alcott.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ted Fishman Looks at Positive Impact of Immigrants

Ted Fishman provided a positive look at the impact of immigrants on American economic and social trends in a February 3 column in USA Today titled, "Immigrants Help Grow Our Economy." Fishman writes, 

Of course, we can't just open our borders to all comers, but we can make it easier to attract the younger and educated immigrants our economy needs to grow. As members of Congress consider the proposals, they should consider some factors that could surprise them. In America today, states and cities grow on the strength of immigration. Without it, their populations grow older and their workforces go wanting.

Fishman is a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Amy Myers Jaffe Examines Climate Change in Foreign Policy Magazine

Amy Myers Jaffe co-wrote an article titled "An Idea Whose Time Has Come" in Foreign Policy Magazine. She writes,

While a comprehensive federal response to global warming may yet be out of reach, a number of states and localities are taking action independently -- as is much of the rest of the world. Moreover, the president's nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as the next secretary of state elevates a staunch advocate of climate policy at the same time as a growing list of American allies are looking for increased cooperation on that front.