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Vol. LXIII, No. 14
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello has issued a reminder that Tuesday, April 14 is the last day that residents can apply for an Absentee Ballot through the mail to vote in the upcoming April 21 School Board election. “In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by absentee ballot for any reason,” Ms. Sollami Covello said. A registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot in several ways: by completing an Absentee Ballot Application and mailing the application to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office up to seven days prior to the election; by applying in person at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office until 3 p.m. on April 20, the day before the election; by calling (609) 989-6494; on the web at www.mercercounty.org/countyclerk; at the Mercer County Connection located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center at Route 33 and Paxson Avenue in Hamilton Township, or at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office on the second floor of the Old Courthouse at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton.

In keeping with the culmination of a five-year plan to expand the size of its student body, Princeton University has offered admission to 2,150, or 9.79 percent of the record 21,964 applicants for the class of 2013. The University plans to enroll its highest number of freshmen in history — 1,300 students — as the final stage of a planned gradual expansion of the size of the undergraduate population that began in 2005 with the class of 2009. The expansion of the student body means the University’s admission rate for the class of 2013 keeps pace with last year’s 9.25 percent, even as this year marked the fifth consecutive year the University set a record for students applying for admission.The University expects 59 percent of the class that enrolls in the fall will receive need-based financial aid, up from 56 percent receiving aid in the prior freshman class. The average grant is projected to exceed $36,000, compared to $33,600 for last year’s entering aid students. Acceptance letters were mailed March 31, and the Office of Admission also informed applicants of their decisions through an online notification system. This year’s applicants came from 7,692 high schools in 142 countries. Alumni volunteers had personal contact with an unprecedented 100 percent of applicants. The students receiving outright offers of admission for the class of 2013 come from 49 states and Washington, D.C., with the largest number of students admitted from California, followed in order by New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. International students make up 10 percent of the admitted students, and they are citizens of 55 countries. Fifty percent of the students admitted to the class of 2013 are men, 50 percent are women.

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