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Vol. LXII, No. 45
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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LUMINOUS CAUSE: An illuminated Drumthwacket shone through intermittent rain last week as Womanspace launched its 2008 Communities of Light campaign. This year’s honorary chair is Governor Jon Corzine. Event chairs were Kristin Marvin Keller and Christine Clayton. On December 14 people throughout Mercer County will light their own luminary candles in front of homes, houses of worship, government offices, and businesses to show solidarity with victims of domestic abuse.

Corzine Honorary Chair as Womanspace Launches “Communities of Light” at Governor’s Mansion

Ellen Gilbert

In spite of intermittent rain, most of the luminary candles placed around the front steps of Drumthwacket remained lit last week during the launch event for Womanspace’s 2008 Communities of Light campaign.

Former President of Ireland, UN Leader Mary Robinson Acclaims Human Rights

Ellen Gilbert

The group of Elders Mary Robinson belongs to has nothing to do with the limitations of old age. In fact, she probably logs more air miles in a week than most people do in a lifetime as she travels to the far corners of the world speaking out about human rights.

At a recent public lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study, Ms. Robinson spoke about her efforts on behalf of the Elders, the group of world leaders called together by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to help resolve global conflict, and her wide-ranging experiences as the former president of Ireland, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative.

Chef Says Slow Food Is Right Choice: “It All Comes Down to Gastronomy”

Dilshanie Perera

Hosted by the D & R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, “From Legislature to Table,” a program presented by Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) and chef and owner of Princeton restaurant Tre Piani Jim Weaver, detailed the process by which food production can become more sustainable.

Principal Anticipates Changes Due to Rosedale Road Bridge Closure

Dilshanie Perera

The 71-year-old bridge on Rosedale Road has long been the target for a County overhaul. In a recent public meeting, Mercer County officials elaborated on the details of the bridge closure.

Contemporary Art In New PU Exhibit Uses Body as “Subject and Apparatus”

Dilshanie Perera

During a gallery talk last Sunday about the current Princeton University Art Museum exhibition Body Memory, curators Kelly Baum and Joel Smith spoke of the body’s presence in modern and contemporary art, and its reemergence not as a form to be depicted, but rather as an “expressive device.”

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