Princeton Weekly Bulletin   September 16, 2007, Vol. 97, No. 1   prev   next   current

Residential life remodeled: Princeton moves into new four-year college system

By Eric Quiñones

A new era in residential life at Princeton, years in the making, dawns this fall with the launch of the University’s four-year residential college system. The opening of Whitman College, the University’s sixth residential college, is the most visible element of a massive campuswide effort to enable undergraduates from all four classes and graduate students to more closely share their Princeton experiences.

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International students have a blast at pre-orientation

By Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Ninety-four international students hailing from 38 countries got a hands-on introduction to Princeton University last week by fishing poker chips out of the Scudder Plaza fountain, doing push-ups on the top floor of Fine Tower and finding an upperclassmate in Firestone Library just by using the barcode of a nearby book. The scavenger hunt assignments were part of a four-day program tailored to introduce newly arrived international and exchange students to life at Princeton.

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Charles Berry, economist and ‘dedicated University citizen,’ dies

By Ruth Stevens

Charles Berry, who touched the lives of thousands of students as a teacher of economics and as a residential college master at the University, died Sept. 2 at home in Princeton of complications from cancer. He was 77.

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University introducing new graphic identity

Princeton University is introducing a new graphic identity that is intended to provide a strong, consistent look across a range of media and materials produced by members of the campus community.

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Quiñones named managing editor of the PWB

A reorganization in the Office of Communications has resulted in a change in leadership for the Princeton Weekly Bulletin.

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Campus remains vibrant source of learning in summer

Though classes were not in session, the Princeton campus remained busy this summer with educational activities for students of all ages and for local teachers. Many of the summer outreach and enrichment programs enrolled students from traditionally underrepresented minority or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Construction focuses on science facilities, Butler College

By Eric Quiñones

The launch of the new four-year residential college system (see story on page 1) marks the completion of one of the largest construction projects in Princeton history, Whitman College, and moves the focus of campus construction onto two new major science facilities and the rebuilding of Butler College.

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