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Vol. LXII, No. 21
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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HINDS SITE: Members of the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Committee announce a public art commission for a site-specific artwork in honor of Mr. Hinds. Members of the committee from left to right: Shirley Satterfield, Jeff Nathanson, Wendy Benchley, James Floyd, Kate Somers, and Susan Taylor. Leslie Burger and Judy Brodsky were not available.

Calling All Artists: Proposals Sought for Albert E. Hinds Memorial in Plaza

Dilshanie Perera

The Albert E. Hinds Community Plaza is a space where people are naturally inclined to gather together. On warmer days, friends congregate to share stories, readers peruse recently checked out library books, and teens test their skateboarding skills. This scene will one day include a new art installation as a permanent memorial to Mr. Hinds, who fostered community and brought people together throughout his long life.

Interfaith Delegation Reports on Experiences in the Middle East

Ellen Gilbert

Three local clergy spoke about their experiences in the Middle East earlier this spring at a Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA)-sponsored presentation, “Listening from the Heart - Report From the Interfaith Delegation to Israel and Palestine,” last Tuesday at the Nassau Presbyterian Church.

PU Alcohol Coalition Addresses “High-Risk Drinking” on Campus

Dilshanie Perera

Princeton University’s Alcohol Coalition Committee (ACC) recently announced a strategic plan that focuses on “high-risk drinking,” which it defines as “any time the health, well-being, or safety of the individual drinking or others is compromised or when community standards are compromised.”

Labyrinth Gathering Keeps Benjamin in “Sharp Focus”

Ellen Gilbert

Princeton University professors Brigid Doherty, Michael Jennings, and Thomas Levin, co-editors of the newly released The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility and Other Writings on Media by the late German philosopher Walter Benjamin, appeared at Labyrinth books last Friday to talk about the book, its author, and their collaboration.

Concrete Alchemists Transform Blank Gray Walls into Works of Art

Ellen Gilbert

A group of 15 visual artists from all around the country recently got together and began painting walls. Calling themselves “Concrete Alchemy,” they are visiting five major urban centers in a tour that combines outdoor painting, gallery shows, and public panel discussions. On Saturday they came to Princeton.

Going Green in Princeton Is Mainstream

Linda Arntzenius

Going Green in Princeton is easier than ever. While environmentally-conscious businesses such as the Whole Earth Natural Grocery have long been leading the way, it now seems that everyone has seen the green light. And it’s a go!

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