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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2008

Princeton's newest building a study in light

Dusk renders Sherrerd Hall invisible. Princeton's newest building, a deceptively simple glass cube nestled into the east side of campus, dissolves into the silhouette of nearby sycamore trees and the fiery clouds of a late summer sunset.

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Reinhardt speaks frankly as leading voice on health care

Uwe Reinhardt is known for telling it like it is. Whether he's rebuking a Houston hospital for demanding upfront payments from a chemotherapy patient (in The Wall Street Journal) or ridiculing investment bankers for peddling repackaged "manure" (subprime mortgages) as secure investments (on the Financial Times website), Reinhardt doesn't mince words.

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Dillon Gym renovations pump up fitness options

Dillon Gymnasium users now have more fitness options after renovations this summer increased the number of cardiovascular exercise machines and upgraded the Stephens Fitness Center and other areas of the facility.

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900 fill Frist for sustainability open house

The University's Sept. 17 open house offered more than the promised overview of the many sustainability efforts at the University. The five-hour event, titled "Sustainability: Introducing Princeton's Green Initiatives," engaged the crowd of about 900 in passionate discussions, informative how-tos and participatory next steps.

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Training on trail may bring greener outlooks to campus

For the past 34 years, Outdoor Action trips have provided a fun-filled introduction to life at Princeton. In 1999, a more focused orientation program was introduced, training the student leaders to serve as better role models and to answer questions more effectively on topics including social life, alcohol, diversity, tolerance, respect for others and making responsible choices. This year, another topic was added to the list: sustainability. 

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Architect Gehry seeks to inspire with Princeton's Lewis Library design

The curtain of aluminum-glazed windows falling from the curved steel roofline that frames the Lewis Library is a reflection of the architect's homage to the beauty of the lines and curves he sees in everyday life. After almost four years of construction, the library brings together science libraries from across campus in a research and study space that is, according to the architect, intended to reflect the character of the people who will use it.

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Education provides path to good citizenship, Tilghman tells freshmen

In this presidential election year, President Shirley M. Tilghman appealed to Princeton's newest students in her Opening Exercises address to become more engaged in the world around them.  

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Community Action expands to support arts, environment

The helping hands that Princeton's freshmen lend to surrounding communities before starting classes have broadened their reach this year to include support for the environment and the arts.

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Students gain global perspectives on government service

From the role of science in diplomacy to disease control in Tanzania to agricultural trade issues in Russia, Princeton students interested in federal service careers are learning firsthand the myriad issues facing the U.S. government around the world.

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