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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016


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'Extraordinary processes' course links art and engineering

The cross-disciplinary course "Extraordinary Processes" came from the idea that "extreme amounts of invested time and manual labor are capable of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary." 

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Video feature: Supporting all faith traditions and dialogue

Supporting many faiths, Princeton University's Office of Religious Life provides ways for the campus community to explore religious, moral and ethical questions.

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Princeton trustees adopt strategic planning framework

Princeton University's Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic planning framework that aims to enhance the University’s core commitments to excellence in teaching and research, and to such fundamental principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service, while also strengthening its capacity to have "significant and lasting impact" at a time of transformative social and technological change.

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Students explore artists' roles in remaking cities, with a focus on Detroit

Princeton undergraduates in the course "The Arts of Urban Transition" have spent the past semester using texts and methods from history, theater and dance to examine artists and works of art as agents of change in New York City and Detroit.

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An unforgettable fall semester at #PrincetonU

Stretching from September to January, Princeton's fall semester presents plenty of opportunities for members of the University community to make lasting memories. Here, we look back through Princeton University's social media posts to see what made fall 2015 memorable.

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Video feature: American Sign Language at Princeton

Through the advocacy of junior Colin Lualdi and other students, Princeton now has a vibrant community of American Sign Language learners.

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Princeton University honors King's legacy, ongoing quest for racial justice

Princeton University honored Martin Luther King Jr. during a Jan. 18 ceremony featuring reflections on the civil rights leader's legacy, remarks on the continued quest for racial justice in the United States, musical performances, and a recognition of community and campus service efforts.

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Students study, enjoy breaks during Reading Period

In 1928, The Daily Princetonian's editorial board wondered if scheduling a formal study time between classes and final exams — a Reading Period — would be valuable. Fast-forward nearly 90 years and the answer is yes. Princeton University students spent the past week-and-a-half on campus finishing final papers and projects, and studying for fall-term exams scheduled Jan. 13-23.

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Fifteen-year national survey of 'fragile families' fuels wide range of research

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study has played a foundational role in helping researchers understanding the capabilities and deficits of unmarried parents and the challenges faced by their children. The project, led by Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and director of Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, has also proven important to researchers studying a wide range of related topics.

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Princeton's mathematicians explore the science of patterns

Towering about the arches and ivy, 13-story Fine Hall is home to the Department of Mathematics and to some of the deepest thinkers on campus.

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