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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   December 4, 2006, Vol. 96, No. 11   prev   next   current

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Annan: Wake up and take control of nuclear weapons situation

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Nov. 28 during a speech at Princeton that there is an urgent need to confront the danger of nuclear weapons, and both disarmament and nonproliferation must be pursued simultaneously to achieve progress on either front.

Princeton increases financial aid grants, helps students on aid afford eating clubs

Princeton’s trustees have approved increases in the University’s endowment income spending that will increase grants for all students who receive financial aid and provide all juniors and seniors on financial aid with sufficient support to enable them to cover the cost of an average membership contract at the eating clubs. 

Powers’ $10.5 million gift will be largest ever to Princeton athletics

Investor and 1979 alumnus William C. Powers is making a $10 million gift to Princeton’s football program, which is the largest donation ever to Princeton athletics. In honor of Powers and his family, the University will name Princeton Stadium’s game field “Powers Field.” Additionally, Powers will give $500,000 to establish two scholarships to support the University’s need-based financial aid program.

Student sows seeds of community-helping technology in Africa

Since her arrival at Princeton, junior Ishani Sud has made a difference by thinking inside the box.

Sahner, scholar of ancient history, awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Princeton senior Christian Sahner, an art and archaeology major who plans to pursue a career as a professor of ancient history, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

University names first dean for research, restructures support for funding efforts

In a move intended to improve its competitiveness for research funding, the University has appointed longtime faculty member A.J. Stewart Smith as its first dean for research, and is restructuring its efforts to seek support from corporations and foundations. 

Princeton improves access to variety of social and meal options

Several initiatives designed to expand student choice and improve access to a range of social and dining opportunities will give Princeton undergraduates more freedom to select from various options beginning next fall.


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