Princeton Weekly Bulletin   June 19, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 29   search   prev   next

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Commencement 2006
Tilghman to graduates: Carry the spirit of Princeton
Operating budget benefits from strong investment returns

Tuition grant increased for children
Princeton to disassociate from Darfur investments
New landscape marks 250th anniversary of Maclean House
University staff picnic

Faculty news
Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching
Fourteen new faculty members appointed
Eight faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Seven selected for endowed chairs
Promotions, resignations

Research and teaching
Princeton awarded $2.2 million for biology education
Institute fosters partnerships to help region
Tiny transmitters allow researchers to follow flies
Ward unravels bacteria’s role in global nitrogen cycle
Suburbia a rich source of scholarship for Princeton historian
Princeton scientists explore the next frontier of stem cell research

Eight named to University Board of Trustees

Calendar of events
By the numbers



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Commencement 2006

Photo of: Class Day

Seniors gathered in their class jackets on Cannon Green for the Class Day.

Photo of: Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was made an honorary member of the class of 2006 and presented with a class jacket following his address at Class Day. He is pictured with, from left, Class Day Chairs Lauren Bush, Harrison Frist and Shaun Callaghan and Senior Class President Chris Lloyd.

Photo of: David Sedaris     Photo of: John Fleming

(Left) President Tilghman left the chapel with humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris, who was this year’s Baccalaureate speaker. (Right) Professor John Fleming, the chief marshal for University convocations, acknowledged applause after President Tilghman recognized him on the occasion of his retirement from the faculty this year. He has led the academic procession at 17 Commencements.


Princeton NJ — From Baccalaureate on June 4 through Commencement on June 6, graduates and their families had many opportunities to celebrate their achievements, laugh with their classmates and mark the conclusion of their education at Princeton.

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