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2014 HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon Runner Profiles

Name:  Laura Kenny Town:  Princeton Age: 31 Profession: Teacher Years Running: 22 What made you start running?  I officially started running cross country and track in 4th grade, but even before that, I would run with my older siblings at times. What made you decide to participate in the Princeton Half Marathon this year?  Training […]

Letters: Princeton School Board Needs Spruill’s Voice

To the Editor of Planet Princeton: We support Fern Spruill for school board, because the Board needs her voice. Her unique grounding in the community and her connections with our youth give her insights important to the Board’s work. Fern is a fourth-generation Princetonian with deep roots here. She returned 25 years ago, with her […]

Janet L. Ready Named President of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Janet Ready, an executive and registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration, has been named president of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and senior vice president of the hospital’s parent company, Princeton HealthCare System. Ready began her new position on October 27. She will work with other members […]


Princeton Today: Hometown Halloween Parade

Ghosts, goblins, witches, zombies, superheroes and princesses can show off their Halloween spirit today in Princeton. Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public Library. The Princeton University Marching Band […]

Packet Reporter Questioning Our Crowdsourcing Campaign Contributions

This evening I was notified that a Princeton Packet reporter is calling people asking them if they have contributed to our crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo or not. The reporter, Phil Curran, is calling people, including officials, to ask if they have made a contribution to the campaign or are planning to do so, and suggested […]

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Princeton University Launches Two New Initiatives to Increase Socioeconomic Diversity of Student Body

Princeton University has announced that it has launched two new initiatives to further increase the socioeconomic diversity of its student body. The two initiatives fulfill commitments that Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber made last January when he participated in a White House summit to explore ways to increase college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged […]

HiTOPS Princeton Half Marathon This Sunday, Nov. 2

More than a thousand runners will take to the streets of Princeton this Sunday for the second annual Princeton Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile course highlights some of Princeton’s most scenic landmarks, including the Princeton Battlefield, the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University, Lake Carnegie and Herrontown Woods. Approximately 1,100 runners and 200 volunteers will participate […]

Infosys Donates $2 Million to the Institute for Advanced Study to Create New Fund for Visiting Scholars

Infosys, a global consulting, technology and outsourcing company, has donated $2 million to the Institute for Advanced Study to support visiting scientists and scholars. The Infosys endowment fund will be used to support two scholars across the Institute’s four schools each year.  Visiting scientists and scholars at the Institute, known as “Members,” are at selected […]

Princeton Today: Gift Drive

The Princeton Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 16th annual Holiday Gift Drive. For the past sixteen years, Princeton Human Services, municipal employees, local businesses, and private donors have made hundreds of Princeton children’s holiday wishes come true by providing them with a gift. Hundreds of applications have been distributed to low-income families […]

Cooper’s Hawk Visits Hinds Plaza

Princeton resident Dan Preston captured video of a Cooper’s Hawk trying unsuccessfully to capture a flock of sparrows on Hinds Plaza Tuesday afternoon. Thank you to Dan for giving us permission to repost his video.

Dalai Lama to Students: You Can Help Create a Peaceful 21st Century

  Tibetan Americans dressed in bright red, yellow and blue lined up outside, waiting for a glimpse of their spiritual leader. They sang, danced and waved flags as more than 4,000 people filed into the gym. About a hundred yards away, a group of protesters from another religious sect, cordoned off behind a large banner, […]

Letters: Preserve Battlefield History

There are those that say the Institute for Advanced Study should be commended for the sensitivity and concern presented in its proposed building project for faculty housing on the historically significant property adjacent to present Battlefield Park. However, with all due respect to those individuals, I have to differ. I see in this proposed project […]

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