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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2009

Pieces in place for final phase of four-year college system

With the opening of the new Butler College facilities this fall, the final pieces in the reshaping of Princeton's residential college program are now in place.

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Turkish leader urges new global order based on peace, trust

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushed his counterparts around the world to pursue a "new global order" based on peace and trust rather than conflict in an address Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Princeton University.

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George Segal Papers shed light on life of artist

Sixty-eight linear feet of business files, correspondence, preliminary sketches, drawing books, photographs and other materials from the late artist George Segal have been donated to the Princeton University Library.

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New home for Fields Center, Community House a beacon for multicultural education and social opportunities

When establishing their new home at 58 Prospect Ave., Princeton University's Fields Center and Community House staff decided to make it a beacon for multicultural education and social opportunities within the University campus and local community.

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Freshmen begin journey with advice from 'Tilghman's Top Ten'

Inspired by comedian and television host David Letterman, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman offered freshmen at Opening Exercises Sunday (Sept. 13) her Top Ten list of "things I hope you do before you march proudly out the FitzRandolph Gates" at Commencement.

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Community House launches new academy as it marks 40th anniversary

In the fall of 1969, two young children walked into a converted storefront on Witherspoon Street looking for a place to hang out after school and took the first steps into what would become a fruitful collaboration between Princeton University students and the local community. Four decades after Community House began as an off-campus center where University students worked with area children, it has expanded to connect undergraduate volunteers with disadvantaged minority youth through several partnerships with local schools and organizations.

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Construction work focuses on Chemistry Building, Streicker Bridge

With the newly renovated Butler College opening this fall, a pair of major projects -- the Chemistry Building and Streicker Bridge -- will be the focus of construction activity on campus this academic year. 

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First Bridge Year students prepare for service abroad

The 20 students selected for Princeton's inaugural Bridge Year Program have departed for their extended period of international service, propelled by the inspirational words of University President Shirley M. Tilghman.

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