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Spotlight on Princeton

November 20, 2021

You may have read about Princeton architect Kevin Wilkes and his personal quest to help rebuilding the Witherspoon Street birthplace of Paul Robeson in Pam Hersh’s column for TAPinto Princeton Community News. Or you might have read about it again a month or so later in the Princeton Alumni ...

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Two events of the past week made us reflect on the importance of the interaction between the audience and the performers in any of the creative arts. The first was a statement made by Paul Muldoon, the poet and Princeton University professor, in advance of the Princeton Poetry Festival at ...

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It’s that time of year. If you are hiking in the woods around town, you might hear the occasional rifle shot or see a warning sign about bow hunting. Hired marksman and bow hunters are out killing the deer again. Some people, naturally, wonder why it has to happen. Steve Hiltner, a botanist, the ...

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Every year in November after the election, I schedule my annual checkup. The purpose is to evaluate the health of my knowledge of New Jersy government and politics in this mentally challenging state of 565 municipalities, 599 school districts, 21 counties, 40 legislative districts, 12 congressional ...

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More than 20 years ago, Princeton architect and entrepreneurial developer J. Robert Hillier, winner of hundreds of design awards for office, hotel, residential, and school building projects throughout the world, was forced to go back to school. In order to go forward with the next project on his ...

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Friends and family of the late Dorothy Mullen were finally able to gather to remember her many achievements and celebrate her lasting legacy on October 30. Mullen, who died in March, 2020, at the height of the Covid pandemic, made a mark on the Princeton community in various ways. In 2001, ...

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What we are reading, this time around, also includes what we are viewing. In this case it’s a new play about an old piece of Princeton history. The history is the fairly well known anecdote about the acclaimed contralto Marian Anderson performing at a benefit at McCarter Theater in the 1930s and ...

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If you are trying to keep abreast of people and events in your hometown, it’s never easy. If your hometown is Princeton, it might well be impossible. Here are some recent stories that shed light on some otherwise under-reported stories pertaining to people or institutions in our small corner of the ...

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Add two more names to the remarkable list of 2021 Nobel Prize-winners with Princeton connections. Princeton graduate alumni David Card and Joshua Angrist have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences for providing “new insights about the labor market” and showing “what ...

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Here in Princeton, if you don’t believe in climate change, you can just walk out the door. At that point, no, you really don’t’ need to check the weather, which is always changing, and which is also something different from climate change. Instead just ask a neighbor, or a garden club lady you ...

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If all goes well and according to plan, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos will soar into space for 11 minutes or so on the morning of July 20. It’s a trip that has been a long time in the making, ignited with Bezos’s dream as a five-year-old to travel into space and given a booster rocket ...

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We never could have imagined linking a new book titled Democracy Rules, written by Princeton University politics professor Jan-Werner Muller, with a recently published letter to the readers of the Princeton Alumni Weekly written by the chair of the magazine’s editorial board. As reviewed in the ...

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Two technology-oriented publications -- one American, one French -- have showcased the eclectic and occasionally unconventional wisdom of Princeton-based author and researcher Edward Tenner. In an article for Discover magazine, titled “Are Flip Phones Really Better for You?” and posted online ...

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