Princeton Weekly Bulletin   February 25, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 17   prev   next   current

Aggressive goals set for sustainability initiatives

by Ruth Stevens

Princeton has committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 as part of a comprehensive Sustainability Plan that sets ambitious goals in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions reduction, resource conservation, and research, education and civic engagement.

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After two years, Princeton unveils most comprehensive Campus Plan in history

by Cass Cliatt

For more than two years, a team of architects, landscape architects and planners at the University has labored to strike a perfect balance between the old and the new. They have balanced between centuries of tradition and plans for innovative new spaces where architects can continue to design buildings that are both of their time and timeless.

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Group to explore creation of ‘bridge year’ program

by Cass Cliatt

President Tilghman has appointed a working group to explore the creation of a “bridge year” program that would allow newly admitted undergraduates to spend a year of public service abroad before beginning their freshman year. The program would enable students to pursue a tuition-free, pre-collegiate enrichment year outside their home country with support from the University. 

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Socolow contributes to panel identifying technological challenges

by Teresa Riordan

Princeton professor Robert Socolow is one of 18 leading thinkers who served on a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) panel that released a report Feb. 15 identifying the greatest technological challenges facing society in this century.

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