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Featured Stories Archive – November, 2012

A 'City of Gold' unearths new educational opportunities

The Princeton University Archaeological Expedition at Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus, established in 1983, has gradually unearthed not only the rich remains of two ancient cities, but also has set the stage for hands-on learning experiences for hundreds of Princeton students; new academic courses; and a major loan exhibition, "City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus," on view until Jan. 20, 2013, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Princeton's Career Services celebrates 100 years

Princeton University's Office of Career Services is marking its 100th anniversary this year. While a lot has changed since the office was founded as the "Self-Help Bureau" in 1912, one thing remains the same: Career Services' commitment to assisting Princeton students and alumni as they develop and pursue their career goals.

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Traditional bonfire sparks Princeton spirit

Princeton students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the University's achievement in football this fall with a traditional bonfire on Cannon Green on Saturday, Nov. 17.

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STORY: Fired up! Schedule for bonfire

A traditional campus bonfire to celebrate the Princeton football team's wins over Harvard and Yale this season will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, on Cannon Green. The bonfire festivities also will be webcast live on the Office of the Dean...

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'Sharing the Stage: Science and Art at Princeton'

Creativity is a passion for Princeton seniors Gary Fox and Anna Wuttig — as scientists and as artists. When not in the lab, they are immersed in the arts. Fox and Wuttig have successfully found a way to share the stage in pursuing both art and science at Princeton. They are bringing their talents to the fore in "Der Bourgeois Bigwig," an adaptation of the 17th-century Molière comedy "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme," playing through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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Princeton's financial aid packages offer grants, not loans

The Princeton financial aid program provides grants (instead of loans) that do not need to be repaid, making it possible for students to graduate with zero debt. The average financial aid package for a freshman on aid is $39,700.

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'Family' dinner brings University and community together

On a recent fall evening illuminated by soft lights strung across Scudder Plaza, more than 350 Princeton University students and community members wearing white sat around long, linen-covered tables outside Robertson Hall. The gathering's purpose was simple: to bring "town" and "gown" together over dinner.

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Video feature: 'French Theater: Behind the Scenes'

The stage is a classroom for Princeton students honing their skills in French and acting. Since 2001, students have developed their fascination for French language and culture by learning and performing classic French plays under the guidance of Florent Masse, a senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian.

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Class snapshot: 'Electing the President: Voter Psychology and Candidate Strategy'

The class "Electing the President: Voter Psychology and Candidate Strategy," taught by Associate Professor Markus Prior, offers students a close look at how campaigns work, from the perspectives of the campaigns, the media and voters.

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