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- • Wrestling with great books and ideas
- • University offers admission to 9.5 percent of applicants
- • New chemistry approach promises less expensive drugs
- • Construction starts on new building between engineering, social sciences
- • Davis gift establishes endowment for International Center
- • Study of coastal disasters yields surprising findings, arresting images
- • Historic map exhibition, lecture set on exploring Africa, April 15
- Freshman Seminars overview
- • Thinking critically about computing, biology and society
- • Freshmen get a taste of chemistry — through chocolate
- • ‘Troubling’ students’ beliefs about black music
- • Spotlight
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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
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 [http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/] 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.