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Two years after Hurricane Sandy, recognition of Princeton's microgrid still surges

In the nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, attention has fallen on Princeton University's "microgrid," an efficient on-campus power generation and delivery network that remained active while surrounding areas lost power for days, as a national example of how to keep power running for residents, emergency workers and crucial facilities when the next disaster strikes.

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'Coming Back' conference brings together University's black alumni

The "Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni" conference, held Oct. 16-18, offered Princeton University's black alumni the opportunity to return to campus to participate in intellectual and social offerings. More than 750 undergraduate and graduate alumni and guests attended the conference — representing classes from 1962 to 2014, coming from more than 30 states and at least six other nations.

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'Coming Back' conference welcomes Princeton's black alumni

More than 900 Princeton University alumni and guests are registered to participate in the conference "Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni" on campus this week.

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Video feature: Students explore language, culture in Dar es Salaam

Princeton University's Program in Dar es Salaam introduces students not just to the Swahili language but to the people and culture of East Africa.

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Video feature: Slam poet Oxley performs nostalgic 'Soul Music'

Princeton University junior Aisha Oxley takes us on a trip down memory lane to a moment that she fondly remembers in her rendition of her poem "Soul Music." The poem expresses the nostalgia of a moment found at a barbecue with family and friends.

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Historic New Jersey maps show state's evolution

With beautiful illustrations and incredible detail, a Princeton University exhibition of maps, engravings and photographs shows New Jersey's evolution from the 17th century to the present. Located in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library, the exhibition is titled "Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888" and runs through Jan. 25.

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Meetup offers a new way to 'HireTigers'

On a recent sunny Friday, hundreds of Princeton University students mingled with employers representing a variety of fields under a large tent behind the Office of Career Services. The inaugural HireTigers Meetup was an alternative to traditional career fairs as Career Services reimagines its programs to foster new and more meaningful connections between students and employers.

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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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