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Sunday, Feb. 07, 2016


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Video feature: Supporting all faith traditions and dialogue

Supporting many faiths, Princeton University's Office of Religious Life provides ways for the campus community to explore religious, moral and ethical questions.

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Princeton trustees adopt strategic planning framework

Princeton University's Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic planning framework that aims to enhance the University’s core commitments to excellence in teaching and research, and to such fundamental principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service, while also strengthening its capacity to have "significant and lasting impact" at a time of transformative social and technological change.

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Students explore artists' roles in remaking cities, with a focus on Detroit

Princeton undergraduates in the course "The Arts of Urban Transition" have spent the past semester using texts and methods from history, theater and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York City and Detroit.

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An unforgettable fall semester at #PrincetonU

Stretching from September to January, Princeton's fall semester presents plenty of opportunities for members of the University community to make lasting memories. Here, we look back through Princeton University's social media posts to see what made fall 2015 memorable.

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Video feature: American Sign Language at Princeton

Through the advocacy of junior Colin Lualdi and other students, Princeton now has a vibrant community of American Sign Language learners.

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Princeton University honors King's legacy, ongoing quest for racial justice

Princeton University honored Martin Luther King Jr. during a Jan. 18 ceremony featuring reflections on the civil rights leader's legacy, remarks on the continued quest for racial justice in the United States, musical performances, and a recognition of community and campus service efforts.

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Students study, enjoy breaks during Reading Period

In 1928, The Daily Princetonian's editorial board wondered if scheduling a formal study time between classes and final exams — a Reading Period — would be valuable. Fast-forward nearly 90 years and the answer is yes. Princeton University students spent the past week-and-a-half on campus finishing final papers and projects, and studying for fall-term exams scheduled Jan. 13-23.

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Fifteen-year national survey of 'fragile families' fuels wide range of research

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study has played a foundational role in helping researchers understanding the capabilities and deficits of unmarried parents and the challenges faced by their children. The project, led by Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and director of Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, has also proven important to researchers studying a wide range of related topics.

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Princeton's mathematicians explore the science of patterns

Towering about the arches and ivy, 13-story Fine Hall is home to the Department of Mathematics and to some of the deepest thinkers on campus.

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What I think: Eddie Glaude Jr.

Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Department of African American Studies, has taught at Princeton since 2002. He was born in Moss Point, Mississippi, and grew up in nearby Pascagoula, surrounded by his extended family, including great-grandparents on both sides. He earned a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton, a master's degree in African American studies from Temple University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Morehouse College. This fall he is teaching the undergraduate course "Introduction to the Study of African American Cultural Practices" and the graduate course "Religion and the Tradition of Social Theory." His latest book, "Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul," will be published by Crown Books on Jan. 12. These musings are drawn from an interview.

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