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Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014


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Princeton's financial aid at a glance

Princeton University's undergraduate financial aid program is recognized as one of the most generous in the country, ensuring that any student who is accepted can afford to attend.

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Far above Antarctica, Princeton's 'spacecraft' seeks traces of the early universe

SPIDER, a stratospheric spacecraft constructed primarily in Princeton's Jadwin Hall, will head to Antarctica this December with researchers from Princeton and other institutions to begin a 20-day orbit roughly 110,000 feet above Earth. During that period, SPIDER's six large cameras will look for the pattern of gravitational waves produced by the fluctuation of energy and density that resulted from the Big Bang. These waves are a "statistically unique fingerprint" that can be traced back to the beginning of the universe, says Princeton assistant professor of physics William Jones, who leads the multi-institutional project.

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Stargazing with strangers: Peyton Observatory offers guided viewings

The Peyton Observatory on Princeton University's campus opens its doors monthly for informal viewings of the night sky. On a recent, clear summer night, over two dozen strangers visited for their turn to glimpse distant planets, neighboring galaxies and other celestial bodies.

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Video feature: STEM camp promotes love of science, technology

Thirty middle school students went back to school this fall enthused about science and technology after spending the summer at Princeton University's Community House STEM Summer Camp. As seen in this video, the program inspires students from public and charter schools in Princeton to enjoy science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through interactive lessons and field trips.

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Video feature: Princeton Varsity Club connects student-athletes to Trenton families

For the sixth annual Weapons of Mass Construction event, the Princeton Varsity Club teamed up with HomeFront and Mathematica to host a picnic at Rosedale Park in Pennington, New Jersey. The goal was simple: have fun and connect with the community while providing an escape from the harsh realities that homelessness and poverty present to thousands of Trenton-area families.

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Video feature: Welcome to the new academic year, students!

From Professor of English and Wilson College master Eduardo Cadava and senior Sarah Yerima, to Campus Dining chefs and deans from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, this video features some of the friendly faces that students will encounter during their upcoming year at Princeton.

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Eisgruber urges students to fill Princeton story with meaning

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the incoming Class of 2018 at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 7, urging students to start the first chapter of their Princeton story with a sense of adventure.

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Campus construction efforts include focus on sustainability and housing

Scattered among the peaceful wooded paths across the Princeton University campus, bulldozers and scaffolding hint at the many construction projects underway to support key initiatives such as sustainability, arts education, international experiences and housing.

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Video feature: Music unites University and middle school students

This spring, Princeton University students found common ground with Princeton-area middle school students over a shared love of music. The two groups, from Princeton University Sinfonia and Community House After School Academy, met once a week to play their instruments and learn from one another.

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High school students embark on scientific journeys through Princeton summer program

Thirty-nine high school students conducted research at Princeton this summer through the University's Laboratory Learning Program.

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