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Featured Stories Archive – February, 2006

Princeton gives highest awards to top students

FEATURED STORY: Princeton gives highest awards to top students

Princeton University recognized the winners of the highest honors it awards to students at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 25. Seniors Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi and James Williams shared the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Liang Feng, Guy Geltner, Gerard Passannante and David Shih were honored as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship.  

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Bernanke: Stable prices key to economic growth

FEATURED STORY -- Bernanke: Stable inflation key to economic growth

Returning to Princeton University for his first public policy address as Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke stressed that stable prices are the key to economic and job growth -- endorsing the path charted by predecessors Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker. The former Princeton economist's Feb. 24 address was the keynote of a daylong conference on government service.

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Students bring August Wilson's 'Fences' to the stage, March 2-4

FEATURED STORY: Students bring August Wilson's 'Fences' to the stage

Two student theater groups are teaming up to produce August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences" in celebration of Black History Month. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. A matinee performance is set for 2 p.m. March 4.

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Annan, global university leaders examine higher education's benefits to society

FEATURED STORY: Annan leads international meeting on universities' role

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and an international group of university leaders and scholars convened at Princeton for a Feb. 14-15 colloquium examining the benefits that higher education institutions bring to society.

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Princeton athletes coach younger generation at sports fair

FEATURED STORY: Princeton athletes coach younger generation

Many of Princeton's female student-athletes took time on Saturday, Feb. 11, to play the role of coaches for local youngsters on National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The University's event was one of many held nationally to celebrate the importance of athletics for girls and women of all ages.

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Dance festival to feature legendary French ballet, Feb. 24-26

FEATURED STORY: Dancers leap into spring with annual festival

A legendary French ballet by Vaslav Nijinsky -- the choreography of which was lost for decades -- will be performed by Princeton students Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26, at the Berlind Theatre. "L'Après-midi d'un Faune" or "The Afternoon of a Fau...

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Fields memoir chronicles career of pioneering administrator

FEATURED STORY: Fields Center continues legacy of namesake

In his recently published memoir, Carl Fields describes the difficulty of trying to decide whether or not to accept a job at Princeton. It was 1964 and Fields, an African American, had to weigh carefully the prospect of working at a university that had just 12 black undergraduates and four black graduate students. While it was no easy decision to come to Princeton, once here, Fields quickly made an impact and became the first high-level black administrator at an Ivy League school. Reflecting his many contributions to the University, the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding was named in his honor.

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Seniors perform 'Waiting for Godot,' Feb. 9-18

FEATURED STORY: Senior actors are 'Waiting for Godot'

Four seniors who have starred in numerous shows at Princeton will perform a thesis production of Samuel Beckett's classic play, "Waiting for Godot," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 9-12, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Tracing Princeton's religious tradition

FEATURED STORY: Tracing Princeton's religious tradition

A new book by 1934 Princeton alumnus William Selden chronicles the religious heritage of the University. "Chapels of Princeton University: Their Historical and Religious Significance" recently was published by the Office of Communications. The 95-page paperback is the most recent in Selden's series of short histories of Princeton-area buildings and institutions.

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