Michelle Obama carries forward service focus nurtured at University
by Emily Aronson
It was in the halls of Princeton’s Third World Center that class of 1985 graduate Michelle Obama cultivated her commitment to service. In January, she will be the first Princeton alumna to serve as first lady of the United States.
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Prudent planning helps University deal with volatile economic conditions
by Ruth Stevens
While Princeton is not immune from the effects of the nation’s economic downturn, prudent long-term planning is helping University administrators meet the financial challenges and respond to additional needs for financial aid. In two recent University community forums, President Tilghman, Provost Christopher Eisgruber and Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Carolyn Ainslie discussed the University’s response to the current economic climate.
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Link transfers to emeritus status
Perry Link, professor of East Asian studies, was transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees. His transfer was effective July 1, 2008. Link, now a faculty member at the University of California-Riverside, is known as an innovative scholar of modern Chinese literature and an authority on contemporary Chinese politics and intellectual life.
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Evolution’s new wrinkle: Proteins with cruise control provide new perspective
by Kitta MacPherson
A team of Princeton scientists has discovered that chains of proteins found in most living organisms act like adaptive machines, possessing the ability to control their own evolution. The research, which appears to offer evidence of a hidden mechanism guiding the way biological organisms respond to the forces of natural selection, provides a new perspective on evolution, the scientists said.
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Price promotes role of community in schoolchildren’s success
by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann
Hugh Price, the former head of the National Urban League, has been a lifelong advocate for civil rights and equal opportunity. Now he’s passing along lessons from his 40-year career in education and urban policy to Princeton students.
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Butler College dorms rise again, will open in fall 2009
by Ruth Stevens
A year from now 287 students should be comfortably ensconced in their new Butler College dormitories. The dorms have literally risen out of the dust. Starting immediately after Commencement in June 2007, crews began razing most of the old Butler College dorms. Lourie-Love, 1922, 1940, 1941 and 1942 halls — all built in 1964 — came down in 9,000 tons of concrete, metal, wire and cable. All but 400 tons were reused or recycled.
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