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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2007

Whitman dedication honors towering achievement

Surrounded by soaring walls of hand-set stone and the magnificent crenelated tower of the new Whitman College, members of the Princeton University community gathered Thursday, Sept. 27, to celebrate the residential college's completion and formally dedicate it. 

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Princeton's Whitman College marks revival of traditional architecture

Whitman College architect Demetri Porphyrios describes the residential college he designed for Princeton University in terms of music.   The Collegiate Gothic buildings rise in individual gestures of counterpoint that come together in a single composition.

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Residential life remodeled: Princeton moves into new four-year college system

FEATURED STORY: Princeton moves into new four-year college system

A new era in residential life at Princeton, years in the making, dawns this fall with the launch of the University's four-year residential college system.

The opening of Whitman College, the University's sixth residential college, is the most visible element of a massive campuswide effort to enable undergraduates from all four classes and graduate students to more closely share their Princeton experiences.

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Adventures and surprises await, Tilghman tells freshmen

FEATURED STORY: Adventures & surprises await, Tilghman tells freshmen

Gazing out at the class of 2011 assembled before her in the University Chapel, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman described the "grand adventure" on which the freshmen are about to embark. "Your next four years will be filled with exuberant engagement and exploration -- with ideas, with members of the faculty and with your fellow students," she said in her address at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 16.  

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Preparing to Lead: Internships pair students with executives

FEATURED STORY: Internships pair students with executives

Mechanical and aerospace engineering major Zhen Xia is accustomed to solving problems that have cut-and-dried solutions, but an internship at IBM this past summer taught him how to approach problems that don't have one right answer. As part of a new internship program, Xia spent three months working with senior marketing executives at the IBM corporate offices in Somers, N.Y. From analyzing the brand's image to establishing a business case for a new product launch, he found himself in the midst of the complicated intricacies of the business world.

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International students have a blast at pre-orientation

FEATURED STORY: International students have a blast at pre-orientation

Ninety-four international students hailing from 38 countries got a hands-on introduction to Princeton University last week by fishing poker chips out of the Scudder Plaza fountain, doing push-ups on the top floor of Fine Tower and finding an upperclassmate in Firestone Library just by using the barcode of a nearby book. The scavenger hunt assignments were part of a four-day program tailored to introduce newly arrived international and exchange students to life at Princeton.

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Reconstruction of Butler College begins this fall

FEATURED STORY: Reconstruction of Butler College begins this fall

As construction crews put the finishing touches this summer on Whitman College, the University's newest residential college, workers across Elm Drive started demolishing much of Butler College.

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'Profile' gives snapshot of Princeton

FEATURED STORY: 'Profile' gives snapshot of Princeton

The latest edition of the University's "Profile" publication is now available in print and online, answering the most frequently asked questions about Princeton and providing audiences across the country and the world with a snapshot of the diverse resources available to members of the campus community.

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