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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   April 9, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 22   prev   next   current

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  • Editor: Ruth Stevens

    Calendar editor: Shani Hilton

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

    Contributing writers: Emily Aronson, Chad Boutin, Cass Cliatt, Teresa Riordan, Steven Schultz

    Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson

    Design: Maggie Westergaard

    Web edition: Mahlon Lovett

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Wrestling with great books and ideas

By Eric Quiñones

As two of Princeton’s most prominent public intellectuals on opposite sides of the political spectrum, Robert George and Cornel West might seem to be an unlikely team to lead a freshman seminar.

University offers admission to 9.5 percent of applicants

By Cass Cliatt

After receiving a record 18,942 applications, the University has offered admission to 1,791 students, or 9.5 percent of those who applied for the class of 2011.

New chemistry approach promises less expensive drugs

By Chad Boutin

With a newly discovered method of assembling organic molecules, a team of Princeton chemists may have found a way to sidestep many of the expensive and hazardous barriers that stand in the way of drug development.

Construction starts on new building between engineering, social sciences

By Steven Schultz

Construction of a new building for research and teaching that bridges engineering and the social sciences started the last week of March and will continue for more than a year.

Davis gift establishes endowment for International Center

Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a philanthropist noted for her efforts to promote international understanding, and her son, Shelby M.C. Davis, a member of Princeton’s class of 1958 and a University trustee, have made a $5 million gift that will provide ongoing support for Princeton’s International Center and allow it to expand and enhance its activities.

Study of coastal disasters yields surprising findings, arresting images

By Teresa Riordan

Two of the world’s worst natural disasters in recent years stemmed from different causes on opposite sides of the globe, but actually had much in common, according to Yin Lu “Julie” Young.

Thinking critically about computing, biology and society

By Teresa Riordan

Bernard Chazelle is asking his eight freshmen whether they know who Kevin Mitnick is.

Freshmen get a taste of chemistry — through chocolate

By Chad Boutin

Stefan Bernhard passes around another small dish covered with shards of a familiar dusky substance and directs his 12 freshmen to make a scientific observation about them.

‘Troubling’ students’ beliefs about black music

By Emily Aronson

Waiting for class to begin on a recent Tuesday afternoon, freshman Jess Jardine asked her peers to help settle a debate she’s been having with her roommate.

Historic map exhibition, lecture set on exploring Africa, April 15

by Emily Aronson

The evolution of the map of Africa will be presented in an exhibition of historic maps and European explorers' narratives from the University Library's [] Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The show, "To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880," will open at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library.


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