Princeton Weekly Bulletin   April 14, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 23   prev   next   current

The senior thesis: Quintessentially Princeton

In its commitment to helping students evolve as independent thinkers, the University requires them to complete a senior thesis — a unique opportunity to pursue original research and scholarship in close collaboration with a faculty member.

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Keller gift of $25 million to support innovation in engineering education

by Steven Schultz

Recognizing an international need for leaders who can harness technology to solve societal problems, alumnus and innovator in education Dennis J. Keller and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, have given Princeton $25 million to strengthen links between engineering and the liberal arts. 

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Students work and learn in Navajo Nation

by Ushma Patel

Several days into their spring break, 14 Princeton students found themselves in the middle of the Arizona desert, with nighttime temperatures in the 30s and no running water or electricity. Some lay under the stars, and others awoke every few hours to light the fire within their hogans, traditional Navajo homes.

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Chef showdown!

The University’s culinary artists put their skills and creativity to the test in the Department of Dining Services’ “Iron Tiger” competition — inspired by the popular “Iron Chef” program on the Food Network — held April 1 at the Frist Campus Center.

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Yielding energy solutions and career insights

by Teresa Riordan

On a brisk afternoon in March, senior Rochelle Murray delicately holds a test tube in each hand, looking to see how her latest experiment is turning out. This experiment is part of the chemical engineering major’s senior thesis, which involves research in a hot area: the transmuting of waste material into clean-burning fuel.

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Measuring the success of microfinance

by Hilary Parker

Just six months after being introduced to the idea of microfinance — providing the poor with extremely small loans to start businesses — senior Molly Jamieson traveled around the world to assess it in action, visiting lending organizations in seven countries on three continents.

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Drafting the future of avant-garde architecture

by Ushma Patel

Jeff Mansfield studies evolution and adaptability, but not in scientific terms. For the last year, the architecture major has been charting the path of modern architecture in the 20th century, as well as its future.

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