Vol. LXII, No. 11
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
(Photo courtesy of Brian Wilson/Princeton University)
THE ROLE OF THE COURTS: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was on campus Friday to receive the 2008 James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service, given by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, the political, literary, and debating organization. The 71-year-old Trenton native gave an address on “The Role of the Courts in a Liberal Democracy” as Robert George, Princeton University’s McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, and Molly Alarcon, president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, looked on.
A Pennsylvania couple this week pledged $25 million for the completion of a Plainsboro-based replacement facility for the University Medical Center at Princeton, just months before Princeton HealthCare System entered the public phase of its capital campaign.
As Township Hall looks for ways to improve what police are calling a radio signal dead zone for patrols and emergency services, residents showed concern this week over one of those solutions: the installation of a cellular radio tower on a parcel of public land near the Great Road and Cherry Valley Road.
After the most recent Princeton Public Library Board meeting at which some board members expressed reservations about a debit card with the library’s imprimatur, Heartland Payment Systems CEO Bob Carr offered library director Leslie Burger a chance to bow out, and she did.
At its monthly meeting last week the Princeton Regional Board of Education adopted a tentative budget amounting to $72,547,296 for the 2008-09 school year. Under a proposed 3.32 percent tax increase, $56,965,650 of this amount will come from taxpayers.
A conflict that has been simmering between Princeton Borough’s chief of police and the local police union has now surfaced with the paid suspension of three of the Borough’s 34-member force.
Borough Hall will have to exercise significant belt tightening in upcoming budget cycles if significant tax increases are to be avoided, according to a staff report delivered to Borough Council last Tuesday.
It was a rare sour note in the uplifting winter produced by the Princeton University mens hockey team.
Last Wednesday night, Katie Lewis-Lamonica was sidelined by an injured right ankle as the Princeton University womens lacrosse team cruised to an easy 16-8 win over Rutgers.
There was a sense of excitement surrounding the Princeton University womens swimming team as it looked forward to the 2007-08 season.
“Art is not pacification. It’s disturbance.”Edward Albee in a 1980 interview
Today is Edward Albee’s eightieth birthday, and if he takes the occasion as seriously as he did in 1958, he’s probably at work on something. According to the authorized chronology accompanying Conversations with Edward Albee (1988), he wrote his first play, The Zoo Story, “as a present to himself on his thirtieth birthday.” Adopted into a wealthy family two weeks after he was born, he was named for his adoptive grandfather, the owner of vaudeville theatres in the Keith-Albee circuit.
Nothing warms up an audience on a raw and rainy winter evening like the lush chords of Impressionistic music, and the program the Princeton University Orchestra presented on Friday night seemed to do just the trick for the very appreciative audience in Richardson Auditorium. The concert, which was repeated on Saturday night, brought together three programmatic works from the early 20th century which were both a challenge for the ensemble and a pleasure for the audience to hear.
Is your pet a “pooch potato”? If your dog is becoming a bit too sedentary, inactive, and lonely while you are away, the answer may be “a home away from home.”
All Good Dogs Daycare, with three locations — South Brunswick, Cherry Hill, and Lawrence — offers a safe, friendly, and spacious environment for dogs to socialize with other dogs under the supervision of trained counselors.
Karl Schellscheidt’s education background is impressive and extensive. A list of his degrees includes a B.S.E. in civil engineering from Princeton, a masters in education from Seton Hall, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
He practiced law at Derchert LLP in Princeton until 2002, when as he says, “I left to follow my heart and teach. I then got so busy tutoring kids privately that I had to turn some away. That led to the ePrep on-line video-based system.”
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