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Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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Today: Commencement

The Commencement program begins with the academic procession at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, on the front campus on Nassau Street. The University's 269th Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall. All guests must be seated by 10:20 a.m. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber will preside over the event and address the graduates. Several honorary degrees traditionally are conferred, with names being announced that day.

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Novelist and alumna Picoult invites seniors to become 'accidental activists'

Members of Princeton University's Class of 2016 gathered in the Princeton University Chapel Monday, May 30, to celebrate the conclusion of their undergraduate careers in a Class Day ceremony honoring their accomplishments and service. 

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Today: Class Day and Hooding ceremonies

The Class Day ceremony for seniors will start at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, in the University Chapel, not Cannon Green, due to the threat of thunderstorms. The speaker will be novelist Jodi Picoult.

Unless conditions are judged unsafe, guest seating...

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At Baccalaureate, seniors hear call to advocate for higher education

Trading the revelry of Reunions for the reverent celebration of Princeton University's 269th Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 29, the Class of 2016 began three days of festivities that will culminate with Commencement on Tuesday.

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Today: Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be Randall Kennedy, a Princeton alumnus, former trustee and the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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Princeton alumni celebrate and reconnect at Reunions 2016

Princeton University alumni are arriving on campus by plane, train, car, foot and even float — P-rade float that is — for Reunions 2016. Approximately 25,000 alumni and friends are expected to attend the celebration Thursday, May 26, through Sunday, May 29.

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Alumni excited to return for Princeton Reunions 2016

Genevieve Ryan has been planning her class' first major Reunion since they graduated from Princeton five years ago. And with just days until Reunions 2016, Ryan is excited to see the work of class alumni volunteers come to life. Ryan will be among the 25,000 alumni and guests expected to return to campus Thursday through Sunday, May 26-29.

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PPPL dedicates upgraded fusion reactor, a powerful new 'star on Earth'

Scientists, policymakers and Princeton University administrators gathered May 20 to dedicate the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX-U), an upgraded spherical tokamak fusion reactor. Now the most powerful facility of its kind in the world, the NSTX-U allows researchers around the world to explore how to create fusion reactions that could provide society with clean, reliable, safe and abundant power.

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University celebrates Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment with ceremony, symposium

Eight years after its founding, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment celebrated its new home Wednesday, May 18, and kicked off a three-day symposium with leading experts from science, technology, industry and government. 

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Video feature: Text messages: 'HUM sequence' covers 2,500 years of civilization

In Princeton's yearlong humanities sequence — team-taught by professors from a variety of academic disciplines — students are immersed in texts that span 2,500 years of civilization. In this video, faculty and students expand on how this supercourse creates opportunities for looking at the world in new and diverse ways.

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