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Featured Stories Archive – April, 2013

Weekend celebrates President Tilghman's passion for the arts

The first Princeton Arts Weekend, April 25-28, showcased the talents of hundreds of students with nearly 70 events. The last day of the festival coincided with Communiversity, an annual event that brings together thousands of members of the town of Princeton and the University community. Also on Sunday, a student tribute to President Shirley M. Tilghman honored her commitment to the arts.

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Eisgruber honored to lead Princeton's research, teaching mission

At a media conference following his appointment as Princeton University's 20th president, Christopher L. Eisgruber said it will be an honor to lead the University that has shaped his life ever since he was a Princeton freshman 34 years ago.

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Christopher L. Eisgruber named 20th president of Princeton University

Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton's provost for the past nine years, has been named the University's 20th president, effective July 1. He succeeds Shirley M. Tilghman, who last fall announced her intention to step down at the end of this academic year after completing 12 years in office.

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Researchers chart new path for study of ageism

Graduate student Michael North and psychology professor Susan Fiske have put a new emphasis on ageism, focusing on the challenges society faces to adjust to a growing older population and the intergenerational tensions that can result.

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'Every Voice' conference celebrates LGBT alumni

Princeton University's first conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on April 11-13 gave a voice to hundreds of alumni, many who felt as if they did not have one as students on campus. The "Every Voice" conference brought together 550 undergraduate and graduate alumni, faculty, staff and students to celebrate how Princeton and the country have transformed during the past 50 years and to discuss the advances the LGBT community still seeks.

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Princeton kicks off LGBT alumni conference

Princeton University is hosting its first conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on campus Thursday to Saturday, April 11-13. In a video premiering at the conference, alumni, students, staff and professors discuss the arc of LGBT life at Princeton over the last 50 years.

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Video feature: 'Financial Aid at Princeton'

Studying engineering, playing basketball in the NCAA tournament, and traveling to Europe are just a few opportunities made possible by Princeton University's groundbreaking financial aid program.

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Students take spring 'breakouts' to pursue community projects

Princeton University juniors Cody Abbey and Shiro Kuriwaki recently spent their spring break just a few miles from campus, yet a world away from college life. The students led a Breakout Princeton trip focused on arts and music education in Princeton, Trenton and Camden, N.J. The group was one of six Breakout Princeton programs organized by students and sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement that took place March 16-24.

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Video feature: 'A Princeton Story: Rafting Down the Mississippi River'

Princeton Univerity junior Jackson Dobies experienced a summer of a lifetime last June after he was awarded a Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Award. Dobies rafted much of the length of the Mississippi River from north to south along with his older brother Justin, modeling the classic stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

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