(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)

KEEPER OF THE CANE: Riding in the place of honor at this year's P-rade, Malcolm Warnock '25 holds the ebony cane topped by a silver crouching tiger traditionally bestowed on Princeton's oldest returning alumnus. The bearer of the cane from 2002 to 2005 was Mr. Warnock's elder (by three months) classmate, Leonard Ernst. But in 2001 it was Mr. Warnock who had the honor and won cheers from the crowd when he dsidained the ceremonial golf cart and walked the last stretch flourishing the cane. More pictures on page 20.

Goerner Wins Primary by Wide Margin

Matthew Hersh

Chad Goerner, the Democratic party pick for the lone open seat on Princeton Township Committee, handily defeated challenger Scott Carver in Tuesday night's primary election to effectively secure a seat on the governing body come the general election in November.

Albert E. Hinds, Town's History Partner, Dies at Age 104

Matthew Hersh

Albert Edward Hinds, the centenarian known for his acuity, encyclopedic memory of 20th-century Princeton, and the physical dexterity of a man decades younger, died Thursday at his John Street home. He was 104.

At Commencement, Tilghman Addresses Domestic, Global Trends

Matthew Hersh

In something of a departure from past Commencement remarks, Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman warned graduating students that local, domestic, and global ideology and an increasingly polarized population could interfere with checks and balances, that, she said, are essential to general acceptance and a "suppleness of mind." Dr. Tilghman, speaking at the University's 259th Commencement Tuesday on the green in front of Nassau Hall, excoriated group think and called for seniors to "reject knee-jerk reaction to ideas and ideologies; to recognize the nuance and complexity in an argument; to differentiate between knowledge and belief; and to appreciate that changing your mind is not a sign of weakness but of strength."