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Featured Stories Archive – May, 2014

Alumni reconnect and celebrate at Reunions 2014

Nearly 25,000 Princeton University alumni, family and friends began filling campus Friday, May 30, for Reunions 2014 to catch up with classmates, attend panel discussions with faculty and alumni, and celebrate Princeton traditions. The event began Thursday, May 29, and will end Sunday, June 1.

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Video feature: 'Our most memorable moments'

As Princeton University's seniors prepared to walk out of FitzRandolph Gate at Commencement on June 3, they took some time to reflect on their favorite memories from the past four years.

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Mighty math: Valedictorian Pogrebniak advances medicine through computation

Senior Katherine Pogrebniak's peers and professors speak of the intellect and determination that have led her to the top of her class. A computer science major from Jacksonville, Florida, she is the valedictorian of the Princeton Class of 2014, and will deliver an address at the University's Commencement ceremony on June 3.

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See rare images of Woodrow Wilson and Princeton's campus in the 1910s

Princeton's Mudd Manuscript Library recently acquired a photo album that features a number of photos from the early 20th century of Princeton University's campus, the surrounding town and the Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as rare photos of Woodrow Wilson, an 1879 Princeton alumnus, the University's president from 1902 to 1910, and U.S. president from 1913 to 1921.

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Princeton classes innovate to enhance teaching and learning

While computers, multimedia tools and other digital resources have been long present in some classes, academic disciplines across campus are embracing technology to engage students in novel ways.

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Senior thesis: Evaluating alternative academic credentials

Applying technology to multiple disciplines has long been an interest to Princeton University senior Taylor Francis, a Menlo Park, California, native, who grew up surrounded by technology and the startup world in Silicon Valley. For his senior thesis, Francis, a major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, applied his interests in the tech world to the study of alternative educational credentials.

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Class snapshot: 'The World of Rauschenberg'

This spring, 15 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students are immersed in the art and influence of Robert Rauschenberg in "Seminar in Modernist Art and Theory: The World of Rauschenberg," which lays the groundwork for a major upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

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Half-term policy courses offer two courses in half the time

This spring, a sprinkling of policy-related issues from immigration to nuclear policy were examined through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' "half-term courses," a form of instruction that examines public policy issues as they are being discussed across the world.

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Senior thesis: Sexual differences in Stegosaurus

Princeton University senior Evan Saitta, an ecology and evolutionary biology major, has painstakingly analyzed 150 million-year-old fossils to determine whether a single anatomical difference found in a species of Stegosaurus indicates if an individual animal was male or female. The work could provide a new understanding of the physiology and lifestyle of Stegosaurus.

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