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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2005

Rice affirms vision for peaceful, democratic Middle East

FEATURED STORY: Rice affirms vision for democratic Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered a resolute defense of the U.S. war in Iraq during a Sept. 30 address at Princeton University, and evoked memories of the once-unimaginable fall of communism in projecting a future of peace and democracy in the Middle East.

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Staff members volunteer in Gulf Coast for hurricane relief

FEATURED STORY: Staff members volunteer for hurricane relief

As he watched the distressing images on television in late August of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Chris Carter decided he needed to do something to help.

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Physics department home to pioneering researchers, committed teachers

FEATURED STORY: Physics students learn from pioneers in their field

Princeton's Department of Physics has a long history of pioneering research in experimental and theoretical physics conducted by distinguished faculty members who also share the University's strong commitment to teaching at all levels.

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Year-long concert series showcases Mander organ

FEATURED STORY: Year-long concert series showcases Mander organ

A year-long series of organ concerts highlighting the renowned Mander organ in the University Chapel will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Library staff helps new students scout the stacks

FEATURED STORY: Library staff helps new students scout the stacks

Art Miller turned to the five freshmen and one graduate student assembled before him in the lobby of Firestone Library. "This place is huge," he said soberly, "and it can be confusing, but we have a lot here for you." His audience, all new arrivals to Princeton, followed Miller inside the cavernous entranceway to Firestone for their library tour. 

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Appiah issues 'cosmopolitan challenge' to freshmen

FEATURED STORY: Appiah issues 'cosmopolitan challenge' to freshmen

Not long after being welcomed to the Princeton campus, members of the class of 2009 were exhorted by one of the world's leading philosophers to look beyond their new surroundings to examine and uphold their obligations to fellow citizens of the world. "You may or may not like strangers or their ways. But the very essence of morality requires that you should accept that we have a shared responsibility for the human fate," Princeton professor Kwame Anthony Appiah said in delivering the annual Freshman Assembly lecture on Sunday, Sept. 11, in McCarter Theatre.

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University community gathers to celebrate and reflect

FEATURED STORY: University community gathers to celebrate and reflect

Amidst the customary celebration marking the start of a new academic year, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman asked the University community to reflect on recent somber events.

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Class of 2009 arrives at Princeton

FEATURED STORY: Class of 2009 arrives at Princeton

With vehicles jammed full of suitcases, bookshelves, pillows and even couches, members of the Princeton class of 2009 began arriving on campus last weekend.

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New book highlights expressions of diversity at Princeton

FEATURED STORY: Book highlights expressions of diversity

A new book, "Defining Diversity," highlights people and programs that help Princeton maintain a distinctive educational environment for students from a broad range of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The book includes profiles of 15 Princeton students and recent alumni representing an array of backgrounds and academic and extracurricular interests. It also focuses on Princeton's academic and cultural resources, residential and social life and opportunities for civic engagement.

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