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Vol. LXIV, No. 14
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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(Photo by Ellen Gilbert)
PARALLEL PLAY: Riverside fourth grader Abby Santizo (left) and her brother, Moses, a first grader, had fun drawing cartoons and talking about what makes things funny at an April Fool’s Day event at the Princeton Historical Society.

Princeton Historical Society Program Offers “Fools and Funnies” Event for Children

Ellen Gilbert

“How has humor changed over the years?” asked the Princeton Historical Society’s (PHS) invitation to its “Fools and Funnies” program last week.

Record Year: University Admits 8.18 Percent of Applicants for Class of 2014, Boosts Aid

Dilshanie Perera

Princeton University saw a record number of applications this year, with 26,247 students vying for space in the class of 2014. The number of candidates represents a 19.5 percent increase over the previous year’s 21,963 applicants. This year, admission has been offered to 8.18 percent of students for a total of 2,148 acceptances.

Public Higher Education in Trouble: “How Do You Fix a Broken System?”

Ellen Gilbert

“Where are low and middle income students going to find the money to afford higher public education?” asked Richard F. Keevey in his opening remarks at the forum, “How to Fix a Broken System: Funding Public Higher Education and Making It More Productive.” The half-day event was held at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where Mr. Keevey is director of the Policy Research Institute for the Region.

“What We Wish We’d Known”: Rower Entrepreneurs Teach Study Skills, Life Lessons to Area Students

Dilshanie Perera

Jake Cornelius and Charlie Cole are not only rowers hoping to make the cut for the 2012 Olympics, but entrepreneurs in the business of teaching high schoolers how to manage academics, match study habits with their individual learning styles, and how to become better students.

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