Princeton Weekly Bulletin   June 2, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 28   prev   next   current

Grounded in classics, valedictorian Squire excels in many fields

by Eric Quiñones

Princeton senior Zachary Squire was first drawn to the field of classics by a fascination, shared by many youngsters, with Greek and Roman mythology. That early interest eventually grew into a broader appreciation of the study of ancient civilizations.

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Princeton scientists witness once-in-a-lifetime event

by Kitta MacPherson

When she peered into the screen of her computer one day in January, Alicia Soderberg was supposed to see a small, dull glowing smudge in one corner, the evidence of a month-old supernova that would help her better understand the mystery of these huge exploding stars.

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PPPL to phase out compact stellarator experiment, upgrade spherical torus program

by Cass Cliatt

The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) will phase out construction of the National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) and instead ensure the lab’s future as a world-leading center of fusion energy and plasma sciences by enhancing its flagship program, the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). The new approach is being implemented at the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy, which funds the lab managed by the University.

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Labouisse winner to study migration in South Africa

by Karin Dienst

Princeton senior Sian ÓFaoláin has been awarded the University’s Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize, which will allow her to focus on issues of transnational migration in South Africa.

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University plans new child care center

by Ruth Stevens

Princeton plans to build a new child care facility that would almost double the number of spaces available for infants and toddlers, where need is the greatest.

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New Diversity Council to carry forward work from report, survey

by Ruth Stevens

The University has formed a new Diversity Council to advise the offices of the provost and executive vice president on diversity-related matters.

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Upgrades to enhance PeopleSoft HR, student records systems

Planned upgrades to the University’s PeopleSoft system are intended to provide better navigation, greater ease of use and new features for human resources and student records applications that are used by faculty, staff and students.

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Chemical engineer’s love of Latin brings salutatorian honor

by Eric Quiñones

As a chemical engineering major, James Morrison has earned the top ranking in the department and a reputation among his professors as one of the most impressive students they have taught at Princeton.

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Charity team unifies student-athletes for a cause

by Isabel Wilkinson

Sophomore Christine Vidmar and her track and field teammates spent a few hours during “Princeton Preview” in April working for the University as special greeters for the thousands of prospective freshmen that blanketed campus.

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