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Vol. LXIV, No. 1
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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BUNDLED UP ON NASSAU STREET: The first day of 2010 was bitter cold, and more of the same is expected, according to the National Weather Service, with a cold front moving in this week and temperatures expected to be in the low 20s.

Proposed Charter School Looks Ahead Despite Princeton District Opposition

Ellen Gilbert

Princeton’s International Academy Charter School (IACS) Lead Founder Bonnie Liao quotes E.M. Forster in her formatted email sign-off: “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” The notion of “letting go” is a significant one in the current discussion about the proposed school. After a meeting with State Department of Charter School representatives, IACS spokesperson Parker Block described the school’s founders as “cautiously optimistic” about its eventual approval on January 15. If and when this happens, Princeton public school administration may need to begin “letting go” of some of its assumptions regarding the viability of a second charter school in the district.

Viocare to Pilot Mobile Phone Application Promoting Healthy Eating at Restaurants

Dilshanie Perera

Imagine walking into any restaurant and having your phone indicate what the best choice on the menu is for you, given your prior dietary history and current fitness goals.

Jonathan Safran Foer Will Be Stuart’s Second “Visiting Author” on January 29

Ellen Gilbert

Jonathan Safran Foer, the 32-year-old American author and Princeton University graduate (class of 1999) best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), will be this year’s Visiting Author at Stuart Country Day School on Friday, January 29. He will offer a public reading of selected works at 7:15 p.m.

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