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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   October 9, 2006, Vol. 96, No. 5   prev   next   current

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  • Editor: Ruth Stevens

    Calendar editor: Carolyn Geller

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

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    Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson

    Design: Maggie Westergaard

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Students launch English immersion program in China

By the end of summer his freshman year, Rory Truex started dreaming in Chinese. By the end of summer his junior year, he had made it possible for students in China to start dreaming in English.

Grant supports expansion of community-based research

For nearly a decade, Princeton’s Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI) has brought together students and community organizations for research projects on pressing issues such as poverty, criminal justice and environmental preservation.

HR classes connect staff with new skills, peer networks

Diane Griffiths used to struggle with delegating work to other people. After she enrolled in a series of learning and development classes given this year by the Office of Human Resources, she learned strategies for teaching skills to other staff members, and ways to step back and patiently manage their work, rather than intervene. Griffiths is one of 125 staff members enrolled in the Core Learning Curriculum and Management Development Certificate program, and the first to complete it.

Comparison of benefits available through health care plans

A chart comparing health care plan benefits is available in GIF and PDF formats.

Open enrollment gives employees opportunity to evaluate coverage

The annual benefits open enrollment period for the University’s health and welfare plans will run from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct 27. Open enrollment offers faculty and staff an opportunity to review their current benefits and consider changes to their coverage that will become effective Jan. 1, 2007.

Key changes for 2007

A new online benefits system; elimination of the prescription drug plan deductible; co-payments for generic prescription drugs will decrease; a new definition of dependent child; and more...

Need more information? Check out these sources

There are a number of sources of information that can assist employees in selecting the health care plan or coverage that meets their personal and family needs. Information is available online, in print and in person.

Mammography screening offered

Once again, the University is offering a mammography screening program for female faculty and staff members who are 35 years of age or older. The screening will be done at the University Medical Center at Princeton Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27.

Benefits Fairs set for Oct. 17-18

Have questions about your benefits? Come to a Benefits Fair sponsored by the Office of Human Resources.


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