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A vision for Princeton: Tilghman charts path for the University’s future

During her first year as Princeton’s president, Shirley M. Tilghman was constantly asked to detail her vision for the University. Her answer was always at the ready: “Ask me later.”

University establishes new Center for African American Studies

Building on a strong core of faculty with a history of distinguished contributions to African American studies, Princeton is establishing a new center to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America.

Princeton to end early admission

The University will end its early admission program and admit all undergraduates through a single process, beginning next year with students applying for the class that will enter the University in September 2008.

Retiree Open Enrollment is Sept. 25-Oct. 6

The University’s retiree 2007 annual benefits open enrollment period is from Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Oct. 6, with changes effective Jan. 1, 2007. During this time, retirees may change or waive their health plan coverage. Retirees also may remove dependents from their health care plan.

Class of 2010 is most diverse in Princeton‘s history

The University’s efforts to build a multicultural undergraduate student body have yielded their strongest results with this year’s freshman class.

Community and regional affairs office

This issue of the Princeton Weekly Bulletin is being mailed to residents of the local community on behalf of the Office of Community and Regional Affairs. Led by Kristin Appelget, director of community and regional affairs, and Karen Woodbridge, director of community relations, the office serves as a bridge between the University and the community.

Celebration this fall to mark 250 years of ‘Princeton in Princeton’

In 1756, the University’s second president, Aaron Burr, gathered his pupils and moved them from Newark to a 4.5-acre site in Princeton that would become the foundation of their fledgling college. The acreage provided the site for Nassau Hall and Maclean House, which stand today as the anchor for the University and a symbol of the region’s history.

Community and Staff Day goes ‘under the lights’ at Princeton Stadium Oct. 13

Princeton NJ — Residents of the campus and local communities are invited to Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports, entertainment and community service, on Friday, Oct. 13, at Princeton Stadium.

University and local communities invited to join in ‘Plans in Progress’

Plans in Progress,” an opportunity for members of the University and local communities to be a part of the dialogue on the University’s 10-year campus plan, is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

Faculty, staff give back to the community through volunteer work

Eldar Shafir, a professor of psychology and public affairs, studies decision-making in situations of conflict and uncertainty. He is especially interested in how low-income families make financial decisions.

CAP shares academic riches with area residents

Area residents can take advantage of the rich academic resources available in their own backyard through the University’s Community Auditing Program (CAP).

Community outreach generates a winning feeling for student-athletes

As local residents rank among the most loyal supporters of the University’s varsity sports teams, Princeton’s student-athletes return the favor by spending many hours in service to the communities surrounding campus.

Center keeps pace with civic engagement opportunities

This fall the Pace Center has launched a searchable database — accessible to those inside and outside the University — that lists hundreds of ways to get involved in activities related to civic engagement.

Cotsen materials go on the road

A new program this fall will provide area youngsters with hands-on access to materials from Princeton’s renowned Cotsen Children’s Library — right in their own schools.

Collaboration with start-up company aims to improve efficiency of solar power

Solar panels that are slated to be installed this fall on the roof of Princeton’s Engineering Quadrangle will shave only about $60 off the University’s monthly electricity bill. But the technology that emerges from this unique industry-academia research collaboration may eventually save New Jersey households millions of dollars in energy costs.

Trenton Program kindles passion for art

Art doesn’t transform; it just plain forms,” American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein once said. It is something art teacher Mary Fletcher sees each year, thanks to a unique program set up by the docents of Princeton University Art Museum to educate 100 third-graders from the Trenton Public Schools about the joys of art.

A Tilghman timeline

A look at some of the key events and initiatives in Shirley M. Tilghman’s five-year tenure as Princeton president

Tilghman to graduates: Take a stand

In her 2006 Commencement address, President Tilghman lamented the “adamantly polarized” nature of today’s world and urged the new graduates to take stands on important issues while retaining the spirit of inquisitiveness and open-mindedness that Princeton seeks to instill in its students. Below, she addresses her own and the University’s contributions to the public discourse.

Having a life outside the office

Time away from the demands of her position is precious for President Tilghman. While the renowned molecular biologist can no longer devote hours to research, she continues to pursue her love of teaching. And just as she has made work-life balance a priority issue for her administration, Tilghman ensures that she makes time for herself outside of Nassau Hall.

Eugenides, Thompson among new faculty members approved

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jeffrey Eugenides and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Emily Thompson are among the 13 new faculty members approved by the Board of Trustees.

Humanities Council lines up roster of distinguished visitors

From Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep to an eminent Austrian filmmaker and from a leading scholar in American Indian beliefs to the Washington bureau chief of Time magazine — the guests brought to campus this year from the Council of the Humanities will represent a wide range of fields and interests.

Library exhibition celebrates Goheen

Melvin McCray (left), a member of Princeton’s class of 1974, joined Princeton President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen in the Firestone Library lobby for the opening of an exhibition celebrating Goheen’s 70-year association with the University. The exhibition, titled “Student, Scholar, President: Robert F. Goheen at Princeton, 1936-2006,” will run through the end of the calendar year.

Science takes a walk in the park

Nearly a dozen local artists have collaborated with 10 Princeton University scientists to create an enchanting sculpture garden called Quark Park that brings to life complex scientific concepts.


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