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Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way
Discovery could be used in design of robotic explorers
2/3/05 -- A study led by Princeton biologists has revealed a remarkably simple mechanism that allows flocking birds, schooling fish or running herds to travel in unison without any recognized leaders or signaling system.

University seeks resolution of key issues in Robertson lawsuit
Filing asks for judgment on issues dividing the Robertson Foundation board
2/2/05 -- Attorneys for Princeton University today filed papers in New Jersey Superior Court seeking a judicial declaration that the University, and through it the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is and will remain the sole beneficiary of the Robertson Foundation.

Health concerns prompt smoking ban in undergrad dorms
2/1/05 -- Concerned about the effects of second-hand smoke and following peer institutions, Vice President for Campus Life Janet S. Dickerson announced she has accepted student recommendations to prohibit smoking in undergraduate dormitories.

Princeton receives record number of applications for class of 2009
2/1/05 -- Princeton University has received 16,077 applications for admission to the class of 2009, a record number for the University and a 17 percent increase from the previous year.

Jaros receives Sachs scholarship for study in China
1/19/05 -- Princeton senior Kyle Jaros has been named the recipient of the 2005 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, which will fund Jaros' tuition and living expenses for next year as he travels to Nanjing University.

Princeton donates land for open space in Plainsboro, South Brunswick
1/19/05 -- Princeton University has donated 127 acres of land in Plainsboro and South Brunswick as part of a collaborative effort with state and municipal governments to preserve open space in central New Jersey.

Seymour Bogdonoff, pioneer of high-speed aerodynamics, dies
Played major role in developing aeronautics at Princeton and worldwide
1/11/05 -- Seymour Bogdonoff, a longtime Princeton engineering professor whose research and leadership in high-speed aerodynamics played a major role in the U.S. space program, died Jan. 10, his 84th birthday.

Princeton and Smith College launch engineering student exchange
1/5/05 -- Advancing its goal of increasing the number of women in engineering, Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Smith College to create a student exchange program.

Princeton offers early admission to 593 students for class of 2009
1/4/05 -- Princeton University has offered admission to 593 students from a pool of 2,039 high school seniors who applied through early decision for the class of 2009.

King Day celebration set for Jan. 17
1/4/05 -- Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.