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Vol. LXIII, No. 16
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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BOOKS FOR GHANA AND A BETTER WORLD: Student volunteers Max Peinsot and Ayanna Gill helped out at the Princeton Public Library Saturday as the library and Better World Books joined forces for a used book drive to contribute stock for the new ecologically sustainable library being built in Ghana by Engineers Without Borders (EWB). The event was coordinated by the Princeton University chapter of EWB. For more information on the Ghana Project, go to

Community Affairs Director Appelget Points Out Campus Connections to Local Businesses

Dilshanie Perera

In addressing the Borough Merchants for Princeton on Tuesday, University Director of Community and Regional Affairs Kristin Appelget highlighted ways local merchants can connect to the campus in order to further activity in the present economy.

Council Approves Leashed Dogs in Parks, Parking Charges on Nassau Questioned

Dilshanie Perera

Leashed dogs and street parking were the main topics of discussion at the Borough Council meeting last Tuesday, with Council approving leashed dogs in Harrison Street, Marquand, and Quarry Parks. Under the previous ordinance, no dogs were permitted in any Borough parks.

UN Secretary-General Ban Speaks of Need for “New Multilateralism”

Dilshanie Perera

Characterizing 2009 as a “make-or-break year,” United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon elaborated on the kinds of global crises that face the world today in a lecture entitled “The Imperative for a New Multilateralism” at McCarter Theatre last Friday.

New Book, Old Memories: Amiri Baraka Reminisces with Greg Tate at Labyrinth

Ellen Gilbert

Writer Amiri Baraka appeared at a Labyrinth Books last week to celebrate the publication of his latest book, Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music (University of California Press, $26.95). Prompted by questions from journalist Greg Tate, the 75-year old Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones), reminisced about growing up in Newark, and focused on his many encounters with musicians. The event was cosponsored by Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies.

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