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Vol. LXIII, No. 15
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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(Photo by Virginia Kerr)

A TRAVELING TABULA RASA: Inspired by the call to service in President Obama’s inaugural address, the Princeton Mural Project is circulating a “Commitment Mural” thoughout the community. The 9’ x 12’ painter’s cloth canvas, which travels with magic markers, is a kind of traveling tabula rasa that community members are urged to fill in with their names and pledges of community service. Commitments so far have been as simple as a pledge to look out for an ailing neighbor and as ambitious as a pledge to plant gardens to grow food for the poor. The mural’s next formal appearance will be on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, in the D & R Greenway Barn off of Rosedale Road. Over the next few weeks, it will travel to churches and schools and will be available on Saturday, April 25, at Communiversity. Individuals or groups who would like to schedule a session with the mural can contact Scotia MacRae at (609) 683-0934 or email “”

PRS Language Program’s “Impressive Production” Cited for Helping State Win Goldman Sachs Prize

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Regional School (PRS) district’s world languages program is a winner.

In recent weeks it was designated — not for the first time — the only K-12 World Languages Model Program in the state, and it was cited as one of the three (out of 600) leading programs responsible for New Jersey’s success in winning the Asia Society’s 2009 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education.

Woodrow Wilson School Panel Considers Thorny Issue of “Guns in America”

Ellen Gilbert

“There isn’t a tougher domestic issue in the U.S. today, and it will only become more so,” said moderator Stanley Katz as he introduced last week’s Woodrow Wilson School panel on “Guns in America.”

Bird Lovers and Friends of Rogers Refuge Plan to Dedicate New Observation Platform

Dilshanie Perera

The Charles Rogers Wildlife Refuge sanctuary for migrating birds, tucked away behind the Institute Woods, will further delight ornithologists and birdwatchers as a new observation platform providing a vantage point from which to observe fauna and flora will be dedicated by the Friends of the Rogers Refuge (FORR) on April 25.

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