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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2011

Campus sustainability efforts progress over summer and into fall

Anyone strolling through Princeton's campus this fall can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste the University's ongoing sustainability efforts through a range of projects that progressed this summer. The Office of Sustainability, working with various University departments, oversees programs that promote interactive ways to experience Princeton's achievements in conserving resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable research and education.

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Video feature: Helping Africa's young leaders tap the power of networks

Nearly 45 future leaders from countries across the African continent were reunited at a five-day retreat and conference in August held in part on the Princeton University campus. They are all alumni of the African Leadership Academy, in Johannesburg, South Africa, which chose Princeton for its inaugural "indaba," or gathering. A video documenting the indaba shows the participants' reactions to the outdoor experiential education activities and workshops at Princeton-Blairstown Center. The video also covers the last day and a half, which featured a professional conference and receptions on the University's main campus.

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Video feature: Weapons of Mass Construction

Since spring 2009, the Princeton Varsity Club has partnered with Isles Inc., a Trenton-based community development organization, to involve Princeton student-athletes and other campus community members in "Weapons of Mass Construction," an effort to help revitalize poor urban areas located just miles from the University.

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Video feature: Class of 2011 offers advice for incoming Class of 2015

"Do something new;" "Ask questions of your teachers and your classmates;" and "Start your thesis early." These were just some of the words of wisdom members of the Class of 2011 left for the Class of 2015 in a video tribute, just before the graduating seniors' Commencement in May.

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Video feature: 'Princeton's Opening Day 2011: Framing the Freshman Experience'

Princeton University welcomes new students with a variety of orientation activities at the start of each academic year. A video highlighting four events from Opening Day, Sept. 11, explores how the University frames these students' forthcoming academic and social experiences, with an eye toward service in the community and the world.

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Tilghman tells new students to navigate information age wisely

President Shirley M. Tilghman told students at Opening Exercises Sunday (Sept. 11) that the opportunities created by the modern information age can lead to greater insight into the human condition and the natural world. The new students and their families filled the University Chapel for the interfaith service that traditionally marks the start of each academic year.

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Arts groups, University commemorate 10 years since Sept. 11

The arts can give powerful expression to memory, as well as shape our collective memory of the past. This fall, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the theme of memory, loss and the impact of art is inspiring a wide range of cultural activities across the Princeton campus and the local community.

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Social media users have 'Conversation With…' Graduate School Associate Dean Jackson-Weaver

Answering questions submitted from around the world via Facebook and Twitter, Karen Jackson-Weaver, associate dean for academic affairs and diversity at Princeton University's Graduate School, recently served as the fourth host of the ongoing "Conversation With…" series.

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Interns in Asia cultivate dialogue, address societal issues

From organizing an "Earth Week" celebration in China to learning about forest management in Thailand, and to helping with a community health program in India, several Princeton students this summer pursued service internships in Asia. The experiences of these students, as well as that of interns before them, have created lasting impressions and deepened their academic and personal goals.  

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