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Vol. LXV, No. 34
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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THEY’LL KNOW THE DRILL: Sergeant Fred Williams shows young participants at the Princeton Township Police Department Youth Academy how to stay in line. The week-long program aims to strengthen the bond between youth in the community and police officers, while familiarizing the kids with various police procedures.

Kids Learn All About Law Enforcement At Sixth Season of Youth Police Academy

Anne Levin

The woman lay motionless in the street, just outside the blood-smeared, open door of her car. A bottle of water was on the ground, only a few feet from the dark red pool of blood surrounding her head. Yellow crime scene tape cordoned off the area, but a crowd of interested observers — 22 of them, to be exact — was inside the tape, craning their necks to get a better look at the gruesome tableau.

Proposed Cut in Non-Profits Postal Rates Does Not Sit Well With Local Organizations

Ellen Gilbert

The news of a proposed change (for the worse) in reduced postal rates for non-profits has been disconcerting, to say the least, to the heads of local non-profits.

“A change would affect us quite a bit,” said Princeton Arts Council Executive Director Jeff Nathanson, “We send most or all of our event, exhibition, and other mass mailings at the nonprofit bulk rate.”

Once Home to Two Current Fulbright Winners, Princeton is “Full of Really Smart People”

Ellen Gilbert

Growing up in Princeton was cited as a boon to success by two of the 1,600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Aaron Michael Wiener, the son of Princeton residents Shelley Frisch and Markus Wiener, has received a scholarship to study journalism in Germany. Coleman Donaldson, III, who attended Community Park, Johnson Park, and Princeton Day School before his family moved to California, was awarded a grant to study linguistics and language policy in France.

New Book on Judaism and Its History Tackles Difficult Questions of Identity

Ellen Gilbert

In addition to mentioning the philosopher Immanuel Kant several times in her new book, How Judaism Became a Religion: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought, Princeton University Religion Department Chair Leora Batnitzky’s association with Kant seems to be clinched by a papier-mîché-representation of the philosopher hanging behind her office door. Multiple stars dancing around Kant’s head recall his claim that the two things that awed him most were “the starry sky above me and the moral law within me”


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