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Princeton Confers 1,773 Degrees at 249th Commencement
Princeton University conferred a total of 1,773 bachelor and advanced degrees this morning at its 249th Commencement. There were 589 men and 514 women in the graduating senior class. The total of 1,107 recipients of bachelors degrees included four additional undergraduates from earlier classes who were also awarded a June degree. The undergraduate degrees included 952 bachelors of arts and 151 bachelors of science in engineering.

Presidential Appearances, Honorary Degrees at Princeton
Today, President Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S. president to receive an honorary degree at Princeton University's commencement. President Clinton is the 18th American president to receive an honorary degree from Princeton, and he is one of at least 10 U.S. presidents to receive the degree in person.

From Governor Belcher to President Clinton: Honorary Degrees at Princeton
Princeton University has awarded honorary degrees since its earliest days. In 1748, at the first commencement, a Master of Arts was awarded to Governor Jonathan Belcher of the Province of New Jersey. Belcher, a Harvard graduate, had granted the young college its second charter and was recognized as a "founder, patron, and benefactor."

Reynolds Foundation Gives Physics Auditorium at Princeton
A $1 million gift for a new state-of-the-art auditorium for the teaching of physics was announced today by Princeton University. The gift is from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation of Richmond, Va., which was...

President Shapiro Announces 250th Anniversary Fund Awards
President Harold T. Shapiro announced today that he has selected 49 faculty members to receive curriculum development grants from the new 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.

Professor Glassman Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Irvin Glassman, Princeton University's Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was elected...

Alumna speaks on new abortion pill
Charlotte Ellertson, a staff associate at the Population Council and an independent reproductive-health consultant, will give a lecture entitled ``The Abortion Pill (RU486): A New Choice for American Women.''

Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich to Give Lecture on Peace Process
Rabinovich, who held several leading positions at Tel Aviv University before accepting his appointment as ambassador, is a renowned expert on modern Middle Eastern history and the author of...

Marian Wright Edelman to Appear at Reading, Book Signing
Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, will appear on campus April 30 at 7:30 p.m. to read selections from her two best-sellers

Lord Carrington, Former Secretary-General of NATO, to Speak on Foreign Policy at Princeton
Lord Peter Carrington, former secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), will deliver the 1996 George W. Ball Lecture, titled "Some Thoughts on Foreign Policy after the Collapse of the Soviet Union"

Assistant Secretary-General to Look at ``The UN at the End of the Century''
Rosario Green, assistant secretary-general for political affairs at the United Nations, will speak on "The UN at the End of the Century"

Fitzgerald Exhibit Features Manuscripts, Photos, Letters
Firestone Library's holdings on Fitzgerald include original manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and other papers donated to Princeton in 1950 by his daughter Scottie Fitzgerald Lanahan.

"From Redemption to Reaganism: American Conservatism in Historical Perspective, 1865-1980"
Conference organizers aim to find common threads seen in various strains of conservatism, such as Southern conservatism and Catholic conservatism.

NASA Selects Princeton Team to Build Instrument to Map Cosmic Background Radiation
A Princeton team will build the microwave instrument for a satellite, to be constructed at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The satellite, scheduled for launch in 2001, will be...

International Relations Experts to Discuss Europe and the U.S.
International relations experts Miles Kahler and Charles Kupchan will discuss "Europe and the United States: The Troubled Partnership Revisited"

Professor Alan S. Blinder to Address Role of Federal Reserve
The lecture will focus on the role of monetary policy in controlling inflation and managing aggregate demand, as well as the Fed's degree of independence from the rest of the government.

Shalala to Give Keynote Address at Annual Sigmund Symposium
Donna E. Shalala, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Barbara Boggs Sigmund Symposium on Women and Poverty

Annual Physics Lecture Focuses on `Views From a Garden of Worldly Delights'
Daniel Kleppner, the Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the 22nd Donald Ross Hamilton Memorial Lecture

Andrea Rolla Named Recipient of 1996-97 Truman Scholarship
Andrea Rolla, Class of 1997, has been named a winner of the 1996-97 Truman Scholarship, awarded annually to up to 75 American students who...

Letty Cottin Pogrebin to Give Lecture During Jewish Heritage Week
Letty Cottin Pogrebin, an Emmy-award winning lecturer and author, will give the second annual William G. Bowen Lecture celebrating Jewish Heritage Week

Two Princeton Students Receive Churchill Scholarships
Princeton seniors John Bossert and Adam Durst are among 10 students to receive this year's annual scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation.

Consul-General of Israel Speaks on Peace in the Middle East
Colette Avital, Consul-General of Israel, will speak on "Making Peace in the Middle East"