Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reunions Events to Remember Arye Stein-Azen '14

Several events at this weekend's Reunions will be held in remembrance of Arye Stein-Azen '14, the son of our classmate David Azen and Margot Stein ‘83. He passed away two months ago after three and a half years fighting a rare form of pediatric cancer. There will be a memorial service Friday afternoon, a Tigressions arch sing Saturday night, and a fund he established before he passed to help other students struggling with health issues. 

Aryeh Stein-Azen Memorial Service
Friday May 29 at 5 pm
Whitman Dining Hall

There will be an opportunity for people to share stories about Aryeh, brief speeches from a few people, and some singing from the Tigressions. We're also encouraging everyone to add pictures to our Google picture link. We'll be playing a slideshow of these images during the service.

Aryeh Stein-Azen Memorial Fund
In his last days, Aryeh established a fund at Princeton University to create a center to aid students with difficult health issues. It is our hope that this center will support students by providing a variety of services and integrated health support at school.

Aryeh's name and fund should be noted in the comments box. Checks should be made payable to The Trustees of Princeton University with a memo line indicating the Aryeh Stein-Azen Fund. Checks can be mailed to the following address:

Aryeh Stein-Azen Fund
Princeton University
Alumni and Donor Records
Attn: Helen Hardy
PO Box 5357
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tigressions Arch Sing Dedicated to Aryeh Stein-Azen
Saturday May 30 at 10 pm
1879 Arch

Join the Tigressions and TG alums for songs and a moment of remembrance dedicated to the memory of Aryeh Stein-Azen, son of Tigressions co-founder Margot Stein ‘83 and boyfriend of Katy Dammers ‘13.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Robert Klitzman Analyzes Issues of Embryo Control

In the wake of the dispute between actress Sofia Vergara and her former fiance, Nick Loeb, over the control of two fertilized embryos, Dr. Robert Klitzman analyzed the tangled issues of parenting, contracts and control in an essay for CNN. Loeb wants them implanted into a surrogate; Vergara does not. A contract the couple had signed required mutual consent for the eggs to be implanted.

Published on May 7, the essay was titled "Does Sofia Vergara Own Her Embryos?" Klitzman wrote,

The dispute raises ethical dilemmas. The children, once born, would presumably have strained relationships or no contact with Vergara, which would be difficult for them. 
It's not just celebrities who are confronting these issues. 
Are embryos property -- like say, sneakers, flowers, fish or toothpaste? Who really should own them? Will the children who are born from them have rights to know or have relationships with their biological parents?

    Gen. Mark Milley Nominated to be Army Chief of Staff

    Gen. Mark Milley was nominated on May 13 to be the next Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, taking the place of Gen. Ray Odierno, who is retiring this summer.

    Gen. Milley has been the commander of the Army Forces Command in Ft. Bragg, N.C., since last August.

    An article in the Army Times stated,

    A 1980 graduate of Princeton University, Milley has served in the 82nd Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group. He also served with the 7th Infantry Division, the 10th Mountain Division, the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division. 
    Milley, a native of the Boston area, also previously served on the operations staff of the Joint Staff and as a military assistant to the defense secretary. 
    If confirmed by the Senate, Milley will lead an Army in transition as it undergoes a steep draw down and sweeping reorganization amid increasingly tight budgets. He also will take the reins of a combat-hardened Army that continues to respond to contingencies around the world even as it recovers from more than a decade of war and back-to-back deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. . . More recently, in his role as commander of Forces Command, Milley was appointed the general court-martial convening authority in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.