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Repairing Pittsburgh and beyond

Princeton, NJ: dailyprincetonian opinion - How do we measure who we are through the lens of a national tragedy like the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh? When these disasters happen, we often signal our solidarity by saying, “We are all Pittsburgh,” or Charlottesville, or Orlando, or others of the too many places where unspeakable hatred and ignorance combine to incite murder and mayhem, and to ignite tragedy and horror. This time, for me, the metaphor is too literally true. The Tree of Life synagogue is one block from the house where I lived as a teenager and where my…
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Tigers Taste Technology

Heilongjiang Province, China: Feb 22, 2017 What happens when you combine ferocious Siberian tigers with modern technology? Bouncing, pouncing, and even a bit of trouncing. Video footage of a habitat for these rare felines in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province shows them meandering about until they catch sight of a reporter's drone used to film with a camera buzzing around. The chubby tigers played cat and mouse with the drone until a two or three-year-old tiger swiped at the camera, a large paw filling its screen before losing signal. The group proceeded to tear the drone apart, with one literally chewing on…
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32 Hour Sit-In at University’s Nassau Hall over Woodrow Wilson’s Racism Legacy

Princeton, NJ: The Black Justice League staged a 32 Hour Sit-In at historic Nassau Hall. The 32 hour sit-in ended when officials agreed to discuss Woodrow Wilson's racism and legacy on the Princeton University campus. Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Wilson earned a in political science, working as a professor and scholar at various institutions before being chosen as President of Princeton University, where he worked from 1902 to 1910. In the election of 1910, he was the gubernatorial candidate of New Jersey's…
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High school student Wins $250,000 for explaining Einstein’s Theory

Ohio high school senior Ryan Chester became the inaugural winner of a new college scholarship on Sunday night, winning $250,000 for his 7-minute film that uses simple props and hand-drawn graphics to explain Einstein’s special theory of relativity. Besides winning that money for himself, Chester also won $100,000 for a new science lab at his school in the Cleveland suburbs, North Royalton High, social share : 
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Princeton launches UMatter health and well-being initiative

Princeton, NJ. : Princeton University has launched a comprehensive initiative called UMatter aimed at empowering students, faculty and staff to promote a healthier and safer community. UMatter unites health, well-being and safety efforts across campus, allowing the University community to easily find resources and learn skills to better care for themselves and others. The initiative focuses on preventing and addressing health and safety issues common to college campuses: high-risk drinking (limits matter); interpersonal violence (respect matters); and mental health distress (connecting matters). Through its website, social media and educational programs, UMatter encourages students and others to: Be an effective bystander:…
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Toast to Tourism Awards Breakfast Celebrates Mercer County

Princeton, NJ – September 16th, 2015 – The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau and Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the first annual Toast to Tourism Awards, this morning, Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, from 8:00 :00 at Grounds for Sculpture. The ceremony began with a warm welcome and thank you to the tourism community from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. Brian Tyrrell of Stockton College and Travel and Tourism Training and Research Associates presented “The 2014 Economic Impact of Tourism in the Princeton Region” study. The study showed that Mercer County had two billion in tourism expenditure in 2014, which…
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Summer Concerts Rock at Princeton Shops

  Princeton Shopping Center and the Arts Council of Princeton present the 30th annual Summer Concert Series featuring the best in local and regional jazz, folk, world, rock and blues. Join us every Thursday, 6–8 pm, from June 25–August 27, 2015, at the Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Avenue, Princeton, NJ. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair! In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be inside the Arts Council’s Pop-Up Studio at the Princeton Shopping Center. Thursday June 25, 2015, 6-8PM The Klez Dispensers As part of the Summer Courtyard Concert Series at the Princeton Shopping Center,…
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