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Featured Stories Archive – June, 2008

'Bus Stops' in Princeton 50 years later

William Inge's "Bus Stop," which had its world premiere in Princeton in the 1950s, will return to town June 26-July 6 as part of Princeton Summer Theater's 40th anniversary season. The all-student theater company based on the Princeton University campus will present the play at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, June 26-28 and July 3-5, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays, June 28-29 and July 5-6, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. 

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'Bus Stops' in Princeton 50 years later

William Inge's "Bus Stop," which had its world premiere in Princeton in the 1950s, will return to town June 26-July 6 as part of Princeton Summer Theater's 40th anniversary season. The all-student theater company based on the Princeton University campus will present the play at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, June 26-28 and July 3-5, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays, June 28-29 and July 5-6, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater.

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Graduate to develop text message system to help HIV/AIDS patients in Botswana

Recent Princeton graduate Katy Digovich has been awarded a Compton Mentor Fellowship to establish a program that would enable HIV/AIDS patients in Botswana to receive text message reminders to take their medicine, aiming to solve a common problem in a country deeply afflicted by the virus.

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Harris seeks new insights into persistent achievement gap

Angel Harris wants to change the way people think about the academic achievement gap across racial and ethnic groups in the United States -- an issue that he understands intimately, having struggled to make it through high school himself. Now an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Princeton, Harris is seeking to debunk current theories about the achievement gap that he has found to be implausible.

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Summer construction includes completion of three new facilities

Crews will work this summer to put the finishing touches on three additions to the Princeton campus -- the Lewis Library, a new building bridging engineering and the social sciences, and Roberts Stadium -- while progressing on several other construction projects.

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Ivy Athletes Charity Team unifies student-athletes for a cause

Sophomore Christine Vidmar and her track and field teammates spent a few hours during "Princeton Preview" in April working for the University as special greeters for the thousands of prospective freshmen that blanketed campus. At the same time, they raised money for a worthy cause as part of the Ivy Athletes Charity Team (IACT).

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Web of possibilities: Salganik finds new avenues for social research online

Why do certain songs become hits while others flop? How can individuals be encouraged to consider the public good rather than act selfishly? Why are casual relationships sometimes as important as connections to friends and family?

Those are the kinds of wide-ranging questions that Assistant Professor of Sociology Matthew Salganik has been using the Internet to answer in an approach that is opening new avenues of social science research.

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Apply education to lead change, Tilghman tells graduates

President Shirley M. Tilghman told graduates June 3 that their Princeton education -- with its "powerful combination of breadth and depth" -- is their best preparation for a world in which the one constant is change. She illustrated her annual Commencement address by citing examples from Princeton graduate Robert F. Goheen, who served as president of the University from 1957 to 1972 during a period of transformative growth and change. Goheen died earlier this year at age 88.

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Seniors celebrate achievements and share laughs at Class Day

Bathed in sunshine and dressed in their new class jackets, members of the class of 2008 saluted their accomplishments and enjoyed many moments of laughter on Monday, June 2, at Princeton's Class Day ceremony.

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Physician-anthropologist urges social activism at Baccalaureate

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer June 1 asked the Princeton graduating class of 2008 to do nothing less than change the world, urging them to ignite a broad social movement that would bring peace, health and justice to humanity.

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