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Vol. LXIV, No. 39
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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SHARING A SMILE: Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke share a smile and a handshake just before he took the stage of Richardson Auditorium on Friday to speak about the implication of the financial crisis’s for the future of economics.

Front Page

Dinky’s Future Goes Before the Board

Dilshanie Perera

The Princeton Regional Planning Board will consider pursuing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as an alternative to the Dinky during its open public meeting this Thursday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Township Municipal Complex.

Consolidation Commission To Make Final Decisions Regarding Consultants

Dilshanie Perera

Having whittled down the list of consultant applications to five, the Joint Consolidation and Shared Service Study Commission decided to invite two groups of consultants for interviews on Monday evening. Final decisions regarding to whom to award the contract will be made in a special public session on Wednesday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Township Municipal Building.

Bernanke Describes Impact of Financial Crisis On Future Research and Analysis in Economics

Dilshanie Perera

Chairman of the Federal Reserve System and former Princeton University Professor Ben Bernanke lectured on the repercussions and implications that the financial crisis has for the field of economics at Richardson Auditorium on Friday, while emphasizing the need for thorough and innovative economic research and analysis going forward.

Other News

Home-Made Salsa and Other Culinary Experiences Engage Littlebrook Community at Tasting Event

Ellen Gilbert

It made perfect sense that Ravioli the giraffe, Littlebrook Elementary School’s mascot, was wearing an apron and chef’s toque last Wednesday. In addition to their regular lunches, students (and lucky adults) were being treated that day to a “tasting” of fresh tomatoes and salsa.

Library Gears Up for Centennial Weekend; Individuals Recognized for Achievements

Ellen Gilbert

“Pete Bromberg — the two most important words in my vocabulary,” said Princeton Public Library Director Leslie Burger of the new Assistant Director in her summer report to the Board of Trustees. “After close to a year of running both the operational and administrative side of the library along with our endowment campaign, I breathed a sigh of relief on August 2 when Pete walked into the library.”

Panelists Make the Case for Women As Part of Peace-Building Process

Ellen Gilbert

“Equality under the law is not the same as equality in practice,” said Liechtenstein’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Aurelia Frick as she set the tone for a panel on “Women in Peace-Building” last Saturday at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Culbreath TD Run Provides Storybook Ending As Tiger Football Edges Lafayette in OT Epic

Bill Alden

After the tortuous journey Jordan Culbreath has endured over the last year, he wasn’t about to be stopped when the Princeton University football team needed two yards to win an overtime battle against Lafayette last Saturday night.

With Princeton trailing 33-30 in double overtime and facing a third down and one at the Lafayette two-yard-line, the senior running back was thrilled to hear his number called.

With Davis Stepping Up in Sweeper Role, PHS Boys’ Soccer Keeps Rolling Along

Bill Alden

After serving as a back-up last fall when the Princeton High boys’ soccer team won the Group III state title, Ben Davis has been thrust into a leading role this season for the Little Tigers.

With the PHS backline seeing a complete makeover in the wake of the graduation of four senior starters from the squad that went 21-0-4, Davis has stepped up into the vital sweeper position.

Smukler’s Relentless Play Up Front Helps PDS Girls’ Soccer Start 4-0-1

Bill Alden

Janie Smukler and her teammates on the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team knew they were in for a fight when they hosted Hun last week and that is exactly what they got.

“It was really difficult; everyone was being really physical,” said PDS junior striker Smukler, reflecting on last week’s contest between the crosstown rivals. “We knew coming out that we had to win because we hadn’t beaten them in a long time.”

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Book Review

Bringing It All Back Home: Bob Dylan, Sean Wilentz, and The Lone Pilgrim

Stuart Mitchner

He steals what he loves and loves what he steals ….

Dylan shuffles space and time like a man dealing stud poker. One moment it’s 1935, high atop some Manhattan hotel, then it’s 1966 in Paris or 2000 in West Lafayette, Indiana, then it’s 1927, and we’re in Mississipi ….

— Sean Wilentz on Bob Dylan

Princeton Personality

Princeton Sculptor James Stewart Perry Will Have October Exhibit at Morpeth Gallery

Jean Stratton

James Stewart Perry is a sculptor of import. His abstract pieces created in wood are fascinating and unique, engaging the intellect and the senses.

As Mr. Perry points out, “During the process of building a piece of sculpture, I start with an initial idea, but allow it to evolve in ways that often yield surprising and unexpected results. I like making forms with wood that are pleasing to the eye but also complex and challenging.”

It’s New to Us

Women’s Healthcare of Princeton Opens New Office Focusing on Adult and Adolescent Gynecology

Jean Stratton

Growing up in a Philadelphia suburb, Maria Sophocles wanted to be a doctor. “I always thought about it,” she explains. “My uncles were doctors, and I loved the idea. First, I wanted to be a cardiologist, but then I found I liked surgery. It was more active than passive. And, I liked obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn).”

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter Plans “Memory Walk” Fund-raiser in Princeton

Jean Stratton

Currently, more than 5 million Americans are struggling with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 11 million more act as caretakers for a loved one with the disease.

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