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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
 

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Princeton Profiles: Alex Lewis, using athletics to excel in academics

Princeton University junior Alex Lewis, a swimmer and computer science major, discusses his twin passions and how they relate. 

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Part 2 — Eyewitness to history: The refugee crisis in Greece

This summer, six Princeton undergraduates embarked on Princeton's first journalism course abroad, in which students honed their on-the-ground reporting skills as they experienced firsthand the refugee crisis in Athens and on the island of Lesbos, Greece in the Ferris McGraw Seminar in Journalism "Reporting on the Front Lines of History — in Greece." This feature is Part 2 of a two-part series, "A Tale of Two Countries," focusing on new study abroad courses Princeton offered this summer. Part 1 introduces Princeton's first PIIRS (Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies) Global Seminar in France, in which students immersed themselves in the rich tradition of French theater from the heart of Paris to the countryside of Avignon.  

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Part 1 — From script to stage: French theater in Paris and Avignon

Fifteen Princeton undergraduates embarked on a journey from the heart of Paris to the countryside of Avignon to immerse themselves in the rich tradition of French theater from the historical to the contemporary, and from the practical to the conceptual in the PIIRS Global Seminar "French Theater Today: Practice and Performance in Paris and at the Avignon Theater Festival." This feature is Part 1 of a two-part series, "A Tale of Two Countries," focusing on new study abroad courses Princeton offered this summer. Later this week, read about Princeton's first journalism course abroad, in which students honed their on-the-ground reporting skills as they experienced firsthand the refugee crisis in Athens and on the island of Lesbos, Greece.

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Bringing people together as scientists to save a zebra species

On Sept. 3, results were announced for the Great Grévy's Rally held in Kenya in January. The Princeton-sponsored event used 40,000 photos collected by 500 volunteers to track and identify the remaining wild population of the world's largest and most imperiled wild horse species, the Grévy's zebra. The rally revealed that 2,350 Grévy's remain, 95 percent of which live in just five counties in northern Kenya. The initiative was among the first to use "citizen scientists" to establish the population and range of an endangered mammal.

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Off we go: Facts, figures and fun on the first day of classes

Wednesday, Sept. 14, marks the first day of classes for Princeton’s 2016-17 academic year. In honor of that new beginning, we’ve compiled a few fun facts and figures — beginning with a look way back and ending with a date many have circled on their calendars.

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Eisgruber welcomes Class of 2020: 'We're all in it together'

Stressing a theme of community, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the Class of 2020 to the University on Sunday, Sept. 11, during Opening Exercises marking the start of the academic year.

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Class of 2020 moves onto campus, then heads out for Orientation service and adventure

More than a week of welcoming activities is underway as the Class of 2020 begins its Princeton years with small-group experiences in community service projects, outdoor adventures and campus workshops.

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Princeton University welcomes the Class of 2020

The University is welcoming the Class of 2020 to campus this week to officially begin the first chapter of its Princeton story. First-year students arrive Saturday, Sept. 3, to move in to their residential colleges and begin Orientation. In this welcome video, students in the Class of 2020 can envision what the next four years may look like as they tour parts of campus with the Princeton Tiger.

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Princeton Racing Electric students design sustainable race car

For the past two years, the student organization Princeton Racing Electric has been designing and building an all-electric, high-performance vehicle to compete in the international Formula Hybrid competition. Watch their journey to qualify for the event in New Hampshire.

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Cold War-era satellite dish, restored by Princeton scientists, becomes teaching tool

Two Princeton University scientists set out four years ago to restore a Cold War-era radio satellite near the Jersey Shore that had become immobilized by rust, infested by wasps and enmeshed in weeds. Now, the fully functional satellite — which can be operated from Princeton's Jadwin Hall — is open to Princeton students, amateur radio enthusiasts and the public as it sweeps the skies for signals from orbiting satellites and astrophysical objects such as dying stars.

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