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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2012

Video feature: 'Clash of the Colleges'

Princeton University freshmen and their residential college advisers recently participated in the second annual "Clash of the Colleges" to show off their college spirit and talents.

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Video feature: 'Princeton: Ivy and Espalier'

Princeton's campus, when studied carefully, reveals the meticulous and expert care that the landscaping receives. Indeed, the mature plantings are the product of creative minds, past and present, and countless hours of labor.

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Video feature: 'Weapons of Mass Construction 2012'

More than 80 student-athletes visited the YMCA of Trenton for the Princeton Varsity Club's signature community service event, Weapons of Mass Construction. The Princeton University students helped refurbish the lobby, locker rooms, fitness center and playground facilities for the Trenton nonprofit, which hosts a preschool and a burgeoning membership base.

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Campus construction, renovation projects progress this fall

The start of the academic year marks milestones for campus construction projects, including the final phase of Princeton University's solar collector field, which will produce solar power to support the University's annual electrical needs. Following a summer buzzing with activity, progress on new buildings and renovated facilities will continue this fall. 

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Video feature: USG offers global greeting to Class of 2016

Though they were living, studying and working all over the world this summer, members of Princeton University's Undergraduate Student Government found a way to welcome the Class of 2016 to campus.

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Tilghman asks new students to 'occupy' Princeton and serve the greater good

Citing the Occupy movement that called for greater economic equality, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman asked students at Opening Exercises Sunday, Sept. 9, to use the protests as inspiration for spending their time at the University bettering themselves and the world at large.

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Princeton welcomes the Class of 2016

Many members of Princeton's Class of 2016 began arriving on campus Saturday, Sept. 1, for pre-orientation activities in advance of the 2012-13 academic year.

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Bakos: Perspective on the hunt for extrasolar planets

Gáspár Bakos, Princeton University assistant professor of astrophysical sciences, brings his research on exoplanets and small telescopes together with a network of six, fully automated telescopes he developed that scan the sky every night for planets outside Earth's solar system — with 41 planets and counting discovered so far.

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