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Monday, April 24, 2017

Featured Stories Archive – March, 2011

Telling the story of Asperger's -- with music

As a girl dancing in her living room along to the cast recording of the show "My Fair Lady," Andrea Grody dreamed of the Broadway stage. Now, as a Princeton senior, Grody has written her own musical -- on Asperger's syndrome -- that will be performed this spring on campus.

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Unique Princeton partnership gives boost to Trenton pupils

Sixth-graders at Martin Luther King Jr. School in Trenton, N.J., are receiving tutoring from Princeton undergraduates as part of a unique collaboration among Princeton students and professors and an affiliated center that works with underserved youth, designed to help elementary school students in Trenton grow academically and socially.

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Video feature: 'Skate Night'

Three times this academic year, Princeton's Baker Rink opened its doors for Skate Night, a late-night event open to all Princeton students. Each event featured a particular theme, including an ugly sweater competition that is featured in this video profile of the Dec. 9 Skate Night.

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Princeton researchers inspire young women to explore science

For 240 young women from area schools, the excitement of scientific discovery was illuminated by a visit to a Princeton University laboratory where researchers are pursuing a new energy source linked to the sun's power.

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Princeton basketball teams reach NCAAs, make school history

For a school with an athletic history that dates to the time when Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, it's rare to have a "first" these days. But the last few days for the Princeton University men's and women's basketball teams have been special, dramatic and ultimately historic. When the dust of a wild 10 days had settled, Princeton was in the NCAA basketball tournament for both the men and women, something that had never happened before. 

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Students show that a picture can be worth a thousand (policy) words

Students of public policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs have a space in the Bernstein Gallery Annex, and online, to share their photography and offer new visual dimensions for exploring issues of policy.  

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Video feature: 'Eating Clubs at Princeton'

Princeton University has a closely knit campus community that offers a wide range of opportunities for life beyond the classroom. Princeton's 10 nonresidential eating clubs are a significant part of social life for many undergraduate students. In addition to being congenial places to share meals, the eating clubs that line Prospect Avenue serve as hubs for social activities, academic support, recreational sports and service opportunities. While open for membership to juniors and seniors, they also provide a center of social activity for non-members as well. "What being a member of a club means most to me is having a family on campus," said Haley Thompson, a member of Cap and Gown club and the class of 2011. "I study here, I eat here, I do pretty much everything here," she added in a video profile highlighting the many services offered by the eating clubs.

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Video feature: 'Flowering in winter'

Brief glimpses of spring began to emerge through winter's snowy months. While snow is still making up its mind to finally leave this season, students' minds flower and thrive at Princeton. Bundled and bounding on wonderland paths, students in this video trail between havens that offer friendship, warmth and memories. They pause in spaces like Chancellor Green, which more than a century ago held the entire Princeton library -- and is now a comfortable space for study and reflection.

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Orchestra highlights student talent, new music

Each of the more than 90 students in the Princeton University Orchestra has a beloved musical instrument. So too do students of music at Princeton, some of whom even have been inspired to compose music for that special instrument.

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