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  • Editor: Ruth Stevens

    Calendar editor: Carolyn Geller

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

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Princeton establishes leading research computing facility

Maintaining its place at the forefront of scientific research, Princeton has brought together three high-performance supercomputers to establish one of the nation’s leading university-based research computing facilities.

Progress on grading policy continues, data show no drawbacks for graduates

Efforts to establish a common grading standard across the University are continuing to make progress, according to a report issued by the Faculty Committee on Grading. In addition, the committee announced that these efforts have not put Princeton students at a disadvantage when it comes to finding jobs or getting into graduate schools.

Communications, development offices win national awards

Staff members in the Office of Communications have been honored for publications projects in two national competitions held this year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the University and College Designers Association (UCDA).

Aschheim teaches visual arts students to trust their instincts

When Eve Aschheim enters a classroom at the beginning of the semester, she wants to get her students thinking about the relationship of ideas to paper. They may be accustomed to putting their thoughts on paper in the form of an essay or a poem. She wants them to express those thoughts not with words, but with the tip of a pencil or a paintbrush.

Faculty to give President’s Lectures

Three distinguished Princeton faculty members have been chosen to make presentations as part of this year’s President’s Lecture Series. The series was started by President Tilghman in 2001 to bring together faculty members from different disciplines to learn about the work others are doing in a variety of fields.

Series explores presidential leadership in times of crisis

A lecture series on “Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis” will include four talks between Oct. 3 and Nov. 20 examining how Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Abraham Lincoln faced the country’s challenges.

Upgrades bring faster, broader networking to campus

Princeton faculty, students and staff have faster and more widespread access to the Internet as part of recent initiatives by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to enhance the University’s computer networking services.

Researchers reveal vulnerabilities in e-voting machines

In a paper recently published on the Web, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected.


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