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Featured Stories Archive – January, 2007

A window onto Princeton's Whitman College

FEATURED STORY: A window onto Whitman College

A tour of Whitman College that begins with a bird's-eye view from the top floor of Lauritzen Hall reveals the massive scope of this project.

Construction of the University's sixth residential college, at 255,000 square feet, is the largest single building project undertaken by the University in many years, according to John Ziegler, assistant to the vice president for facilities and project director. Work began in 2004 and will be finished in time for occupancy this fall.

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Rare exhibition of Hudson River artist on view

FEATURED STORY: Rare exhibition of Hudson River artist on view

"Treasures From Olana: Landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church," featuring 18 paintings never before exhibited together outside the artist's Hudson Valley estate, will open at the Princeton University Art Museum on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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Mix of interests opens doors for student on campus and abroad

FEATURED STORY: Mix of interests opens doors on campus and abroad

Hans Rinderknecht refuses to be pigeonholed. A physics major with an interest in cosmology, the Princeton junior also is fascinated with the study of dance, theater, music and languages. And he's found a way to combine these divergent pursuits into an extraordinary educational experience.

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Exhibition presents diverse views on 'What's Sacred'

FEATURED STORY: Exhibition presents diverse views on 'What's Sacred'

A collection of photographs representing diverse interpretations of sacred imagery is on view in a new exhibition in the Murray-Dodge Hall lobby. The exhibition, titled "What's Sacred? Princeton Views," includes 35 photographs by campus community members taken on campus and around the world. They were selected from some 160 photographs submitted in response to a call by the exhibition's organizers for images that address the question of "what is sacred?"

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King Day celebrates music's inspirational power

FEATURED STORY: King Day celebrates music's inspirational power

Princeton University honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15 in Richardson Auditorium with a celebration of the inspirational power of music. The annual King Day ceremony featured a performance by acclaimed jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, a 1981 Princeton graduate, and a keynote address by Princeton scholar Daphne Brooks, who traced music's central role in African Americans' struggle for equality from the days of slavery to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Jan. 15 King Day celebration focuses on music

FEATURED STORY: Jan. 15 King Day celebration focuses on music

The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

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'Four Rooms Waking' weaves tales of war and liberation, Jan. 11-14

FEATURED STORY: 'Four Rooms Waking' weaves tales of war, liberation

Tales of war and liberation from four countries are the focus of "Four Rooms Waking," a senior thesis production presented by the Program in Theater and Dance at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 11-14, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Life of Emma Lazarus provides inspiration for Princeton’s Schor

FEATURED STORY: Lazarus provides inspiration for Princeton's Schor

Many Americans don’t recognize Emma Lazarus’ name, but nearly all of them are familiar with her most famous piece of writing, penned in 1883:

“Give me your tired, your poor, “Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. …”

These words, from a sonnet engraved on a plaque inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, have been immortalized in America’s consciousness. But who is the woman who wrote them? Esther Schor, a professor of English at Princeton and a poet, set out to answer that question in a new biography titled “Emma Lazarus,” published by Nextbook/Schocken.

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Sloan team on a quest for the universe's 'rare birds'

FEATURED STORY: Sloan team on a quest for the universe's 'rare birds'

High on a forested New Mexico peak sits a metallic box whose appearance calls to mind a large air-conditioning unit, or a cargo container lifted from a ship's hold. It is perhaps appropriate that the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope looks unorthodox when compared to the other telescopes at the Apache Point Observatory, for the Sloan has done a great deal to change our understanding of what the universe looks like.

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