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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   February 5, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 14   prev   next   current

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Trustees hold the line on tuition, approve funding for key initiatives

At their Jan. 21 meeting, the University’s trustees adopted a 2007-08 operating budget that holds tuition at its current level but raises undergraduate room and board rates for an overall fee increase of 4.2 percent. 

Scientists build a world in a grain of silicon

Ever since Charles Darwin proposed that animals adapt to their environment, scientists have dreamed of experimenting with this theory in a real-world landscape. Holding them back was the difficulty of creating a complex ecosystem that could be manipulated and controlled without placing wildlife at risk.

Martin Kruskal, pre-eminent mathematician, dies at age 81

Martin Kruskal, one of the world’s pre-eminent applied mathematicians and mathematical physicists, died Dec. 26 in Princeton at age 81.

Wilson School expands Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is expanding the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative, a highly selective scholarship program designed to encourage more of the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, especially in the field of international relations.

Former Congressman Leach joins Wilson School faculty

Jim Leach, a former Republican Congressman from Iowa, has joined the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He will have a three-semester appointment through June 2008 as the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, beginning this month.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ceremony: Celebrating music’s inspirational power

The University honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15 in Richardson Auditorium with a celebration of the inspirational power of music.

A window onto Whitman College

A tour of Whitman College that begins with a bird’s-eye view (1) from the top floor of Lauritzen Hall reveals the massive scope of this project.


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