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Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016


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International learning, research invigorated through strategic partnerships

One of the cornerstones of Princeton's focus on international research and learning has been its strategic partnerships with universities in Brazil, Germany and Japan. The partnerships with Humboldt University, the University of São Paulo and the University of Tokyo were established four years ago as part of Princeton's ongoing internationalization efforts.

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Behind the curtain: Scandal, tragedy, art and politics at the Bolshoi

"Bolshoi Confidential," a new book by Professor of Music Simon Morrison, is a richly detailed account of the Bolshoi Ballet, a crown jewel of Russian culture, considered an emblem of power by the government since its founding in 1776. "It is a tale about the kind of negative pressures that lead to the creation of great art," Morrison said. "A moral of the story is that in the Soviet experience there's something about immense censorship, repression and threat that leads to the production of masterpieces. The Bolshoi has been burned and rebuilt and almost liquidated numerous times, yet has produced some of the world’s greatest ballets, including 'Swan Lake.'"

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Alumni in the arts share career journeys

Princeton University alumni working in the arts share their career journeys and personal stories in the Lewis Center for the Arts' new profile series, Alumni POV. The series celebrates the accomplishments of arts alumni working in a broad range of disciplines, providing an intimate perspective on their daily lives and careers, in their own words.

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Pell-eligible students comprise 21 percent of Princeton's freshman class

Princeton University now has one of the highest percentages of Pell-eligible students among the nation's most selective colleges and universities, with 21 percent of the freshman Class of 2020 eligible for the federal grants that are awarded to low-income students. The percentage of Pell-eligible freshmen is triple that of the Class of 2008.

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Princeton Profiles: Akil Word-Daniels, researching lasers to change the world

Akil Word-Daniels, a Princeton Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, balances his study of quantum cascade lasers with activities such as intramural softball and playtime with his dog, Zoe. 

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Class snapshot: Covering the 2016 campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign — a roller-coaster ride of surprises and uncertainty — will surely be studied by scholars and students for many years to come. But the 15 Princeton University undergraduates taking the journalism seminar "Politics and the Media: Covering the 2016 Campaign" are tackling the topic in real time — watching, studying and writing about the campaign and the role of the media.

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The Next Four Years: Key issues and important lessons of the 2016 presidential campaign

With the end of the 2016 campaign in sight, six faculty experts answer quetions about how the campaign has played out for different groups of voters and what it says about American politics today.

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Learning Across Borders shares student experiences

Princeton University's Learning Across Borders (LABs), a new campus initiative that allows students to share their international experiences with their Princeton peers, gives students a venue to reflect on their journeys, and to document and display them in a way that is not only meaningful to them, but potentially inspiring to future travelers.

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Princeton's informal motto recast to emphasize service to humanity

With cheers and applause, members of the University community celebrated the unveiling of Princeton's revised informal motto at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 22. "In the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity" read the words carved in the stone medallion set in the crossroads of the walkways on the front lawn of Nassau Hall — a new historic marker for a University that is continually evolving.

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William G. Bowen, 17th president of Princeton University, dies at age 83

William G. Bowen, president of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988, was a leader in higher education for more than half a century. He died Thursday, Oct. 20, at age 83.

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