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Vol. LXV, No. 4
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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BUILDING COMMUNITY: Five years ago about 15,000 people attended Communiversity, an event organized by the Arts Council of Princeton and the students of Princeton University. Last year saw over 35,000 attendees. Arts Council Executive Director Jeff Nathanson called it a cooperative effort involving a collaboration between area businesses, artists, musicians, participating organizations, and the town. In the coming year, the Arts Council looks to continue expanding its programs.

Arts Council Ends Year With Surplus, Annual Report Reveals Steady Growth

Dilshanie Perera

Despite the economic tribulations of recent years, the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) has managed to provide classes and programming serving the town, and expanding its purview during fiscal year 2009/2010. The recently released Annual Report shows how the institution ended the year with a surplus, and how it has increased its organizational budget in the past three years from $750,000 to more than $1.1 million.

New Evidence Strengthens Society’s Resolve to Augment the Site of the Battle of Princeton

Ellen Gilbert

“We know now that there were two components to the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777,” said Princeton Battlefield Society member Kip Cherry recently. “In the first phase, General [Hugh] Mercer’s Brigade was routed and Mercer suffered fatal injuries. In the second, the counter attack was organized and inspired by General George Washington.” These new findings, the Society believes, add ammunition, if you will, to its on-going arguments against Institute for Advanced Study plans to build new faculty housing on a portion of land where the battle may have taken place.

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