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Featured Stories Archive – June, 2013

Video feature: 'A Year in Review: 2012-13'

The academic year at Princeton starts in the warmth of September as new and returning students come to campus full of aspirations. Over the next several months, the campus is a hive of activity, as students study, pursue extracurricular interests and build friendships. In June, under the shady trees in front of Nassau Hall, the year comes to a close as new graduates leave campus and head out into the world.

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Video feature: Looking back on 12 years of Tilghman's presidency at Princeton

Shirley M. Tilghman, who took office on June 15, 2001, will step down as president of Princeton University with the close of the academic year on Sunday. In this video, Tilghman looks back on her accomplishments over her 12 years as the 19th president of the University and looks ahead to returning to the faculty after a year's sabbatical.

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Princeton Summer Theater spotlights the 'extraordinary in the ordinary'

Each summer, Princeton Summer Theater takes on the Herculean task of presenting four plays in eight weeks. The 45th season, which embraces the theme of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, includes the musical "She Loves Me," the tragicomedy "Crimes of the Heart," the Hitchcock spoof "The 39 Steps," and the Tony-nominated Iraq war story "Time Stands Still."

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Video feature: 'Council on Science and Technology'

At the intersection of Princeton's roles as a research institution and a liberal arts college, the Council on Science and Technology promotes the development of courses in science and engineering for students concentrating in humanities and the social sciences. This video highlights the council's mission to help ensure that all Princeton students graduate as scientifically literate citizens able to assess the technological and scientific issues of the day.

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Gordin illuminates history through the overlooked and unexplored

Professor Michael Gordin illuminates the history of science and language by exploring the overlooked, the misunderstood and the unusual.

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Video feature: 'Looking Back: Reunions and Commencement 2013'

With hugs and laughs, humor and nostalgia, parades and processions and traditions, Princeton University students, alumni and their families recently celebrated Reunions and graduation activities.

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Tilghman treasures the Princeton experience, urges graduates to lead lives of service

In her final Commencement address June 4 as president of Princeton University, Shirley M. Tilghman reflected on the Princeton experience and urged graduates to lead lives of purpose and service.

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Remnick charges seniors to consider 'the nature of freedom'

At Princeton University's Class Day, held on Cannon Green June 3, seniors celebrated the achievements of their peers and members of the University community — with the primary goal of having fun. The keynote speaker was David Remnick, a 1981 alumnus, editor of The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

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Bernanke offers 'Ten Suggestions' to Princeton's Class of 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered members of Princeton's Class of 2013 a tool kit for tackling their post-college lives — suggestions and observations that ranged from the value and limitations of economics to an admonition to call their parents once in a while.

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