Chad Goerner, the Democratic party pick for the lone open seat on Princeton Township Committee, handily defeated challenger Scott Carver in Tuesday night's primary election to effectively secure a seat on the governing body come the general election in November.
Albert Edward Hinds, the centenarian known for his acuity, encyclopedic memory of 20th-century Princeton, and the physical dexterity of a man decades younger, died Thursday at his John Street home. He was 104.
In something of a departure from past Commencement remarks, Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman warned graduating students that local, domestic, and global ideology and an increasingly polarized population could interfere with checks and balances, that, she said, are essential to general acceptance and a "suppleness of mind." Dr. Tilghman, speaking at the University's 259th Commencement Tuesday on the green in front of Nassau Hall, excoriated group think and called for seniors to "reject knee-jerk reaction to ideas and ideologies; to recognize the nuance and complexity in an argument; to differentiate between knowledge and belief; and to appreciate that changing your mind is not a sign of weakness but of strength."