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Former Minnesota Viking Tripp Welborne Selected as Lawrenceville School Athletic Director

Sullivan A. “Tripp” Welborne III has been selected as the new Lawrenceville School Athletic Director. Welborne, who currently serves as the Director of Athletics at the Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Fla., will begin his duties on July 1.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and of the Queens University of…

Princeton School Board Approves Tentative Budget That Includes $1.7 Million Tax Levy Increase

Princeton School Board Approves Tentative Budget That Includes $1.7 Million Tax Levy Increase

The school board for the Princeton Public Schools voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a tentative budget for the 2015-16 academic year that includes a tax levy increase of $1.7 million. Under the proposed budget, the tax levy would increase from $71,629,433 to $ 73,339,567, an increase of 2.4 percent. The owner of a home…

Princeton University Professor David Tank Receives Brain Prize for Advance in Microscopy

David Tank, the co-director of the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, has been named one of four winners of the Brain Prize, an honor that recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to brain research. Tank will be presented the prize by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark on May 7 in Copenhagen. He…

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West Windsor-Plainsboro Public Schools District Postpones PARCC Because of Technical Glitches

The West Winsor-Plainsboro Regional School District had to cancel the controversial PARCC assessment test yesterday due to technical problems while attempting to administer the test. “These issues concerned the proctor caching of the test,” Superintendent of Schools David Aderhold said. “We have been working with New Jersey Department of Education and Pearson Services to resolve…

Princeton Day School Announces Five National Merit Scholarship Finalists and One National Achievement Scholarship Finalist

  Five Princeton Day School students have been named finalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition: Michael Kearney, Caroline Lippman, Pria Louka, Navin Rao, and Katherine Venturo-Conerly. The students were among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists named in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and have met all the requirements to advance to finalist standing…

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Former Princeton School Board Member Addresses Teacher Contract Negotiations in Open Letter

An open letter to Princeton Public Schools staff, students and parents: I am grateful for the opportunity that I have had over the last 3 years to serve our schools as a board member. It has provided me valuable insight into how hard our administrators, teachers and support staff work everyday to ensure that our…

Princeton Public Schools Cafeteria Workers Say New Food Service Company Has Cut Their Benefits

The workers who serve food to students in the Princeton Public Schools day after day say they can no longer afford to take a day off of work if their own children are sick. The new contractor that provides food service for the district, Nurti-Serve Food Service Management, has taken away the cafeteria employees’ health…

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Princeton School Board Issues School Calendar FAQ and Answers

The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education issued the following Q&A regarding the school calendar this afternoon. By the Princeton Board of Education In light of the weather-related interruptions to our school year, the board has received many questions from parents and guardians regarding changes to the school calendar. Here are our best answers at…

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Officials Change School Schedule: Princeton Public Schools in Session Feb. 14 and Feb. 17

Princeton Public Schools officials have made a last-minute change to the school schedule for this week and next week because of snow days. Schools will now be in session this Friday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 17.  Friday was originally a staff development day. Monday is President’s Day. Superintendent of Schools Steve Cochrane made the…

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Princeton University Re-establishes Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program

Princeton University and the United States Navy will bring the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program back to Princeton this year for the first time in more than three decades. Under a new agreement between Princeton, the Navy and Rutgers University, Princeton students may participate in the NROTC college-option program beginning in the fall of…

Princeton University Accepts 18.5 Percent of Early Admission Applicants

Princeton University has offered early admission to 714 students for the undergraduate class of 2018. The school selected the students from a pool of 3,854 candidates who applied through single-choice early action. The school notified early application students whether they were accepted today. Regular decision candidates must apply by Jan. 1 and will learn whether…

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Luce Foundation Awards Princeton Theological Seminary $1.5 Million for `Digital Commons’ Project

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Princeton Theological Seminary a grant of $1.5 million to expand the seminary’s Theological Commons, a project to develop a digitally connected global library of theological resources. Princeton Seminary created the Theological Commons in 2012. The Commons is a free public digital library of more than 75,000 books on theology…

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Former Witherspoon Presbyterian Church Pastor Named New Dean of Students at Princeton Theological Seminary

The Rev. John E. White has been appointed to serve as the new dean of students and vice president for student relations at Princeton Theological Seminary, school officials announced today. White comes to Princeton from his current position as dean of students and vice president of student services at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia….

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Citizen Group Says It Has Enough Signatures to Put Valley Road School Issue on the Ballot

A citizen group says it has collected enough signatures to put a referendum on the ballot asking Princeton voters whether they support turning the oldest section of the Valley Road School into a community center. Resident Dick Woodbridge said supporters of a non-profit community center have collected more than 2,100 signatures from Princeton voters to…

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Rutgers University Releases Results of Athletics Review

The Rutgers University Board of Governors today released the results of a review of the events that preceded the dismissal of former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice. Conducted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, the review offers several recommendations to improve university policies and procedures. The recommendations include the implementation of a university-wide risk…