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Vol. LXII, No. 30
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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(Photo by George Vogel)

“WIDE AWAKE:” In this still from “Wide Awake,” Chris Preperato attends class during the 26th hour out of 72 spent without sleep. His documentary shows the effects of sleeplessness on the mind and body and was part of the Princeton Student Film and Video Festival at the Public Library.

Student Film and Video Festival Brings Enthusiastic Crowd to Library

Dilshanie Perera

The fifth incarnation of a two-day visual adventure, the 2008 Princeton Student Film and Video Festival, featured 16 original movies selected from 75 national and two international submissions. This year’s films encompassed a multitude of styles and genres including documentary, animation, personal narrative, and comedy.

Joint County, Borough, Township Effort Helps Renovate Potts Park

Dilshanie Perera

Nestled at the elbow of Tee-Ar Place and Erdman Avenue, Potts Park was formally reopened last Wednesday by Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and Borough Council Member Andrew Koontz in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

International “Bridge Year” Program Will Start for PU Students in Fall 2009

Dilshanie Perera

“Global competence” said Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel in a 2006 report, “should be a part of every Princeton undergraduate’s education.” She defined such competence as “a combination of substantive knowledge about international matters, an empathy with and appreciation of other cultures, foreign language proficiency, and a practical ability to function in other cultures.”

Election Year Exhibit at Firestone Shows Political Issues Stay the Same

Ellen Gilbert

The timing couldn’t be better. The curators of “Sketching Their Characters: 150 Years of Political Cartoons,” a new exhibit in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts at Princeton’s Firestone Library, surely knew what they were doing when they scheduled this show for a Presidential election year. Little did they know that a controversial New Yorker magazine cover would appear the same week the exhibit opened, making a look at the amusing (or less-than-amusing) ways in which artists have depicted American political figures, “from Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush,” more compelling than ever.

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