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Archive – September, 2003

Muse presents fall talent show, Oct. 16-18

Muse, a student group that presents solo and small group performances, will hold its fall talent show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

This year's show includes Irish singing, tin whistling,...

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Discussions to focus on class issues, Oct. 8-9

Discussions focusing on perceptions of class issues on campus will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8-9, for students, faculty and staff.

A student dialogue about class and socioeconomic status, including a brainstorming session about cre...

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Crouse to speak on conservative feminism, Oct. 7

Janice Crouse, a senior fellow at Concerned Women For America and a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush, will deliver a lecture on the intersection of conservativism and feminism at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 302 Frist Campus Cent...

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Sustained Dialogue kickoff retreat set for Oct. 4

Princeton Sustained Dialogue will host its annual kickoff retreat at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Princeton Sustained Dialogue groups meet over a meal once every two weeks to discuss race relations and other diversity...

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'Better Luck Tomorrow' showing at Frist, Oct. 2-4

The Undergraduate Film Organization will show "Better Luck Tomorrow" at 11:15 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 2-4, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

The film tells the story of a group of young Asian-American overachievers who star...

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Company Soul to perform at Frist, Oct. 2

The Asian American Students Association will host the New York-based performance group Company Soul at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

Company Soul, a diverse group of breakdancers, poets, rappers, singers a...

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Health Services to be closed 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 2

University Health Services will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, due to an off-site staff meeting.

Anyone requiring urgent care during those hours should contact the Department of Public Safety by dialing 911 or (60...

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Peace Network to screen 'Bowling for Columbine,' Oct. 1

The Princeton Peace Network will show "Bowling for Columbine" in McCosh 28 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Winner of the Academy Award for best documentary and the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, Michael Moore's film analyzes gun violenc...

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Task force on women in the natural sciences and engineering issues report

Princeton University has made considerable progress in attracting and retaining women scientists and engineers during the last decade, but should undertake a wide range of initiatives to address imbalances that remain between women and men in th...

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Girgus appointed special assistant to dean of the faculty

Joan Girgus, who has served as a faculty member, department chair and senior administrator at Princeton University, has been named to the new post of special assistant to the dean of the faculty to work on matters relating to gender equity. I...

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Community/Staff Day set for Oct. 11

members at Princeton and residents of the local community are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 11, at Princeton Stadium.

Community/Staff Day consists of pre-football game festi...

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Symposium planned on combating injustice, Oct. 4

A symposium titled "Moral Moments: Making the Decision to Combat Injustice" is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The event is being sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and In...

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Role of European Union in global affairs is conference topic, Oct. 3-5

conference that explores "The European Union: Its Role and Power in the Emerging International System" is set for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5.

The event will take place in 16 Robertson Hall and is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of...

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Denis Donoghue to read from his work, Oct. 3

Donoghue will present a lecture on "Beckett's Ireland" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and America...

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Dancer, MacArthur Fellow to share work, Oct. 2 and 4

Choreographer, dancer and 2002 MacArthur Fellow Liz Lerman will spend the first week of October on campus sharing her work through master classes, workshops and two public performances.

Lerman will discuss and demonstrate her "Critical Response...

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Jaffa speaks on America's natural law tradition, Sept. 29

Jaffa, professor emeritus of government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, will deliver this year's inaugural lecture of the America's Founding and Future series on Monday, Sept. 29.

His address, which begins at 4:3...

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Deadline for Civil Rights Awareness Trip applications now Oct. 2

Dialogue@Princeton has extended the deadline for applications for its first Civil Rights Awareness Trip to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The trip will cover several key areas of the civil rights movement of the 1940s through 1960s.

The trip, co-...

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'Centaur's Smile' explores mythical monsters, Oct. 11-Jan. 18

"The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art," the first exhibition in the United States to explore the role of mythical monsters in ancient Greek culture, will be on view at the University Art Museum Saturday, Oct. 11, through ...

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Art exhibition examines 'Italian Renaissance City' through Jan. 11

A collection of 21 rarely shown 15th- and 16th-century objects are featured in the exhibition "The Italian Renaissance City: Selections from Princeton University Collections," on view at the University Art Museum through Sunday, Jan. 11, 200...

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Faculty members to discuss Hemingway story, Oct. 1

Four Princeton faculty members -- Joyce Carol Oates and Edmund White of the Program in Creative Writing, Maria DiBattista of the Department of English and Sean Wilentz of the Department of History -- will discuss Ernest Hemingway's short story "...

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Community/Staff Day set for Oct. 11

members at Princeton and residents of the local community are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 11, at Princeton Stadium.

Community/Staff Day consists of pre-football game festi...

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Role of European Union in global affairs is conference topic, Oct. 3-5

conference that explores "The European Union: Its Role and Power in the Emerging International System" is set for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 3-5.

The event will take place in 16 Robertson Hall and is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of...

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Denis Donoghue to read from his work, Oct. 3

Donoghue will present a lecture on "Beckett's Ireland" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and America...

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Dancer, MacArthur Fellow to share work, Oct. 2 and 4

Choreographer, dancer and 2002 MacArthur Fellow Liz Lerman will spend the first week of October on campus sharing her work through master classes, workshops and two public performances.

Lerman will discuss and demonstrate her "Critical Response...

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German foreign minister visit cancelled, Sept. 25

The Sept. 25 visit to campus by Joschka Fischer, the foreign minister for the Federal Republic of Germany, has been cancelled. He was to present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 25...

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Jaffa speaks on America's natural law tradition, Sept. 29

Jaffa, professor emeritus of government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, will deliver this year's inaugural lecture of the America's Founding and Future series on Monday, Sept. 29.

His address, which begins at 4:3...

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OIT working on Exchange e-mail outage, Sept. 24

The Office of Information Technology is working to correct an outage that is affecting e-mail delivery for campus users of Microsoft Exchange 2000 e-mail and calendar services. The outage began Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The majority of campus commun...

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Applications for Civil Rights Awareness Trip due Sept. 26

Dialogue@Princeton , a diversity initiative established last year, is accepting applications by Friday, Sept. 26, for its first Civil Rights Awareness Trip, which will cover several key areas of the civil rights movement of the 1940s through 1...

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Afghan President Karzai to speak, Sept. 26

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will deliver an address on "The Roots and Causes of Terrorism in Afghanistan and the Region" and will discuss his vision for his country's future at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander H...

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Afghan President Karzai to speak, Sept. 26

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will deliver an address at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

A limited number of free tickets are available to members of the University community. Tickets can be picked up at...

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'Finding Nemo' showing at Frist, Sept. 25-27

The Undergraduate Film Organization will show "Finding Nemo" in the Frist Campus Center theater at 11:15 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25-27.

The animated film tells the story of the clownfish Marlin and his journey to rescue his so...

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Three mathematics faculty members honored

Three faculty members in the Department of Mathematics have been honored in recent months.

Elliott Lieb, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and professor of mathematical physics, was awarded the Henri Poincare Prize by the Internatio...

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New Princeton prize to honor high school students' work in race relations

Princeton University has announced an awards program to recognize high school students who have done outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations.

Created by alumni volunteers and sponsored by the Un...

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Bradley urges students to use Princeton as step to lifetime of integrity

Drawing on experiences from his undergraduate days at Princeton through his U.S. Senate tenure and his run for the presidency, Bill Bradley emphasized the values of honesty and honor in the keynote address of the University's first "Assembly on ...

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Durkee to succeed Wright as vice president and secretary

Robert K. Durkee, Princeton University's vice president for public affairs, will succeed Thomas H. Wright as vice president and secretary of the University when Wright retires, effective Jan. 1, 2004. Durkee also will retain his current oversigh...

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Conference focuses on information needs, Sept. 25-26

conference on "Migration, Urbanization and Health -- The Role of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Monitoring, Surveillance and Program Evaluation" is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, in 300 Wallace Hall.

The ...

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German foreign minister to discuss transatlantic relations, Sept. 25

Fischer, the foreign minister for the Federal Republic of Germany, will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Fischer, a member of Germany's Green party, will speak about Germany's policy toward...

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Bowen to discuss book on college sports, Sept. 25

Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton, will speak on "Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in McCosh 50.

Bowen, who served as president of Princeton from 1972 to 1988 and is now president of...

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Massey to discuss racial segregation, urban poverty, Sept. 25

Massey, who joined the Woodrow Wilson School faculty this summer, will present a lecture, "Racial Segregation and Urban Poverty in the Year 2000," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Massey, a professor of soci...

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Prize-winning poets to read from work, Sept. 24

Prize-winning poets Richard Howard and J.D. McClatchy will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Howard is the author of several volumes of poetry, including "Untitled Subjects," whic...

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Appointments accepted for Oct. 8-9 blood drive

The annual American Red Cross Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.

The drive is by appointment only and tim...

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Gender, power and politics is topic for panel, Sept. 22

A panel discussion titled "Women in the Ivory Tower: Gender, Power and Politics at Princeton" is set for 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in McCosh 10.

Participating will be President Shirley M. Tilghman, Provost Amy Gutmann, Dean of the Woodrow Wil...

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Charitable choice and freedom of religion is lecture topic, Sept. 22

Charitable Choice Compatible With Freedom of Religion?" is the question that will be addressed in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall. Richard Nathan, director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State Unive...

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Weiler speaks on international law in crisis, Sept. 22

A lecture on "Governance Without Governments: The Legitimacy Crisis of International Law" will be presented at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Joseph Weiler, the Joseph Straus Professor and the European Union Jean Mon...

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Task force to look at health and well-being of University community

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Original directory search function returns

In response to feedback from campus users, the Office of Information Technology has reinstituted its original directory search function on the University Web site. The new version, which had been released earlier this week, will be revamped b...

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Humanities Council hosts distinguished visitors

The Council of the Humanities continues the celebration of its 50th anniversary this year by hosting 28 distinguished guests.

The council, founded in 1953 to foster teaching, research and intellectual exchange, will be home to 17 visiting fe...

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'City of God' showing at Frist, Sept. 18-20

The University Film Organization will show "City of God" in the Frist Campus Center theater at 9:15 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 18-20.

The film tells the story of Rocket, a teen stuck in the crime-ridden slums of Rio de Janeiro ...

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Bradley to be keynote speaker at integrity assembly

The importance of integrity -- to students in their studies at Princeton and in their lives -- will be underscored during a new event planned for Sunday, Sept. 21. Former Sen. Bill Bradley will be the keynote speaker at the first "Assembly on In...

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Governor declares 'precautionary' state of emergency; University remains open, Sept. 18

Gov. James McGreevey has declared a "precautionary" state of emergency for New Jersey effective at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in anticipation of severe weather caused by Hurricane Isabel. No travel ban will be imposed.

Given the nature of th...

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Theatre~Intime presents 'Hysteria!,' Sept. 18-20 and 25-27

Theatre~Intime will present "Hysteria!," a play by Terry Johnson, at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 18-20 and 25-27, in Murray-Dodge Hall. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

The play, directed by Pri...

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Edna O'Brien to read from work, Sept. 19

Irish writer Edna O'Brien will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

O'Brien is the author of 18 works of fiction, including "Down by the River," "House of Splendid Isolation," "Time and ...

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Indian dance recital part of 'Festival of Faiths,' Sept. 21

A Sept. 21 Indian classical dance recital is among a series of three events this year designed to explore the confluence of the performing arts, spirituality and faith.

Bala Devi Chandrashekar will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Frist Campus Cente...

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Wu to discuss Hong Kong after the 'handover,' Sept. 18

A lecture titled "Hong Kong: Six Years After the Handover" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in 016 Robertson Hall.

Sarah Wu, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, will give the address, which is spon...

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'Secrecy, Security and Self-Government' is topic for Sept. 16

Washington Post writer Barton Gellman will present a lecture on "Secrecy, Security and Self-Government: An Argument for Unauthorized Disclosures" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 016 Robertson Hall.

Gellman, who shared the Pulitzer Prize for nat...

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Class of 2007 Web site available

Incoming students and their parents now can find useful and important information about Princeton on the Class of 2007 Web site that was launched Monday, June 9.

Other members of the University community also may find the site useful for ...

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Panelists examine lasting effects of Sept. 11

At a forum reflecting on the state of the nation two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, scholars from Princeton and other institutions said that much needs to be done in rehabilitating countries that have harbored terrorists, in assessi...

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New technique could lead to widespread use of solar power

Princeton electrical engineers have invented a technique for making solar cells that, when combined with other recent advances, could yield a highly economical source of energy.

The results, reported in the Sept. 11 issue of Nature, move scie...

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Chapel services, student meeting to mark Sept. 11 anniversary

Music and prayer services will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, in the University Chapel to mark the second anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Music for meditation will be offered from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Each session w...

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U-Store sponsors fall events with noted authors

The University Store is sponsoring a number of events this fall featuring authors with Princeton connections or others of interest to the University community.

The authors usually present a short talk at the store, answer questions from the aud...

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Panelists to examine effects of Sept. 11 two years later

commemorative panel discussion on the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The event, sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...

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International Center seeks volunteers through Sept. 11 open house

an effort to recruit new volunteers, the Friends of the International Center will hold a "Meet the Friends" open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in 243 Frist Campus Center. Refreshments will be served.

The friends, a support group af...

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Frist hosts open house, Sept. 10

The Frist Campus Center will hold its annual open house beginning at noon Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The event will include live entertainment and giveaways on the 100 level of Frist from 12 to 4 p.m., as well as musical performances in Café Vivian...

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Triangle Club sets first show, open house and auditions, Sept. 12-16

The Triangle Club will perform its annual "Frosh Week" show, "'07 Deadly Sins," at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the McCarter Theatre. Admission is free.

The show will begin the musical comedy troupe's 113th year.

Triangle Clu...

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Accordino wins Fulbright, Rotary scholarships

Robert Accordino, a member of Princeton's class of 2003, has won scholarships to study in England and Australia, where he will continue his research on autism.

Accordino was awarded a scholarship from the Australian-American Fulbright Commiss...

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 7.

"Among the qualities that matter to us at Princeton, none is more important than intellectual engagement ...

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Windows users must obtain virus and worm protection

The Office of Information Technology requires that all arriving students using Windows-based computers take steps to protect their computers from viruses and worms before putting them on the University network. Also, students, faculty and staff ...

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Enrollment steady for graduate students

Princeton's Graduate School had another "very healthy year" in admissions, according to Dean William Russel.

Enrollment in the school is stable, with 574 new students expected this year -- the same as last year. Total enrollment in the school...

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Record 52 percent of freshman class receives financial aid

The financial aid improvements implemented at Princeton several years ago are continuing to attract an economically diverse group of students to the University: A record 52 percent of this year's freshman class is receiving need-based financial ...

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SARS-related travel alerts lifted

No travel alerts related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are currently in effect for the Princeton University community.

In July, following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University li...

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Facilities department reorganized; Klaus promoted

Michael McKay, who was named vice president for facilities in July, has announced the reorganization of his department with the creation of two general managers who will report to him.

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Ceremony marks beginning of year

The University will mark the beginning of the academic year with Opening Exercises at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the University Chapel.

The annual interfaith service will include an address by President Tilghman and the recognition of academi...

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French government honors André Maman

Princeton professor emeritus André Maman has been chosen to receive one of the highest distinctions the French government can bestow.

In recognition of Maman's exemplary service to France, the president of the French Senate conferred upon hi...

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French government honors André Maman

Princeton professor emeritus André Maman has been chosen to receive one of the highest distinctions the French government can bestow.

In recognition of Maman's exemplary service to France, the president of the French Senate conferred upon him...

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Information technology usage guidelines posted

The 2003-04 edition of the guidelines for appropriate use of University information technology resources and Internet access has been posted online. Since these guidelines appear only on the Web, the site also offers a printer-friendly versio...

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