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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
Students find excitement and challenges in wide-ranging subjects
Princeton NJ — In its Nov. 20, 2006, issue, the Princeton Weekly Bulletin featured stories on two freshman seminars, both focusing on the intersection between art and science. This edition of the Bulletin includes stories on four more seminars — these a little more wide-ranging in their subject matter.
Freshmen this semester are discovering the excitement and challenge of working in a small-group setting with faculty and fellow students on topics such as great books, the chemistry of chocolate, black music and the DNA/iPod connection.
These are just a sampling of the 70 courses offered during the fall and spring semesters through Princeton’s freshman seminar program. This year, some 950 freshmen — nearly 80 percent of the class — have enrolled.
Almost universally, students say that their freshman seminar was one of their best academic experiences at Princeton and that they form their most enduring intellectual friendships with fellow students in the seminar.
- Wrestling with great books and ideas (Full story in this issue)
- Thinking critically about computing, biology and society (Full story in this issue)
- Freshmen get a taste of chemistry — through chocolate (Full story in this issue)
- ‘Troubling’ students’ beliefs about black music (Full story in this issue)