Arts Council of Princeton names new development director
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Arts Council of Princeton names new development director

Princeton native Caroline Cleaves has been appointed to serve as the development director for the Arts Council of Princeton. She will begin her new position in January. Cleaves previously held fundraising positions at Rider University and the Grounds for Sculpture. The Princeton High School alumna graduated from Smith College, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her…

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund hires new executive director
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Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund hires new executive director

Princeton resident Dina Paulson-McEwen has been named the new executive director of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), which is based in Trenton. A Queens, New York native of Ecuadorean and Jewish descent, Paulson-McEwen previously organized and oversaw more than one thousand volunteers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, mentored high school…

Princeton University employee advances to semifinals in Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Princeton University employee advances to semifinals in Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Gilbert Collins, the five-time Jeopardy! winner from Princeton, has advanced to the semifinals in the Tournament of Champions. Fifteen Jeopardy! top winners are competing against each other this week for a grand prize and bragging rights. Collins faced off against Anneke Garcia and Kyle Jones on on Monday and squeezed out a win in the…

Princeton University Professor Emeritus James Peebles wins Nobel Prize in physics
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Princeton University Professor Emeritus James Peebles wins Nobel Prize in physics

The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists this year for their contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos. James Peebles, a Princeton University professor emeritus, has been chosen for the prize for his theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology. The other two recipients…

VolunteerConnect names annual award winners
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VolunteerConnect names annual award winners

Volunteer connect has announced the three winners of the organization’s annual impact awards. Jeremy Perlman, a resident of Lawrenceville, has been named the Liz Erickson Volunteer Impact Award honoree, and Celeste Avery of Pennington has been named the Rising Star Award honoree. The YWCA of Princeton’s NextGen Board has been selected as this year’s Impact…

West Windsor-Plainsboro High South alum rescues drowning man and dog in Boston

West Windsor-Plainsboro High South alum rescues drowning man and dog in Boston

Katie Kellner, an elite runner who graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High South in 2009, rescued a man and a dog from a reservoir in Boston on Tuesday. The rescue has received national media attention. According to published reports, the man was walking a dog near the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Brighton when the dog ran…

Keith Stewart of Springdale Golf Club named NJPGA golf professional of the year
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Keith Stewart of Springdale Golf Club named NJPGA golf professional of the year

The New Jersey Section of the PGA of America has named Keith Stewart of the Springdale Golf Club in Princeton as the 2019 NJPGA Golf Professional of the Year. The honor is awarded to a golf professional each year for leadership skills and service to the New Jersey section of the PGA. Stewart, a Hopewell resident…

Jhumpa Lahiri is named director of the creative writing program at Princeton University
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Jhumpa Lahiri is named director of the creative writing program at Princeton University

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University announced this week that Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri has been named the new director of the center’s program in creative writing.   Lahiri, a professor of creative writing at Princeton since 2015, succeeds Tracy K. Smith, who has led the program since 2015 and was named…

Princeton Tennis Program names new executive director
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Princeton Tennis Program names new executive director

The Princeton Tennis Program has selected Gina Pileggi as the new executive director for the non-profit organization. Pileggi will succeed retiring executive director Gwen Guidice, who led and managed the tennis program for 24 years. Pileggi will begin her new role in mid-September to coincide with the upcoming fall tennis season. A collegiate tennis player…

Mercer junior rowers win silver medal at USRowing Youth National Championships
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Mercer junior rowers win silver medal at USRowing Youth National Championships

The The Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer youth men’s four team with coxswain finished second in the country at the USRowing Youth National Championships this month. Princeton National Rowing Association/Mercer also tied for second among all programs, with six crews finishing in the top 10. A total of nine boats and 39 athletes competed in the…

Family thanks Lawrence officer who saved choking child
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Family thanks Lawrence officer who saved choking child

Last Friday just before 10 a.m., Lawrence Police Officer Bartosz Chojnowski was working a special duty road job on Carson Road when he observed a vehicle pull to the side of the roadway. He saw a woman who appeared to be upset exiting the vehicle. Chojnowski approached the woman, who then told him her four-year-old…

Rutgers experts: Preteen suicide attempts on the rise

Rutgers experts: Preteen suicide attempts on the rise

Since January of 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” said Diane Calello, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison…

University of Pennsylvania Health System names new CEO
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University of Pennsylvania Health System names new CEO

Kevin Mahoney has been named the next CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He will succeed Ralph Muller, who has served as the health system’s CEO since 2003. Penn Medicine Princeton Health in Plainsboro joined the University of Pennsylvania Health System last year. Mahoney is a 23-year veteran of leadership roles at Penn…

Library director leaving Princeton for Cincinnati
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Library director leaving Princeton for Cincinnati

Brett Bonfield, the executive director of the Princeton Public Library, has accepted the chief operating officer job for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Ohio. The appointment was announced this morning on the Public Library of Cincinnati’s website. Bonfield begins his new job in Ohio on April 22. “As we begin building…

Princeton Theological Seminary names new director of alumni relations
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Princeton Theological Seminary names new director of alumni relations

The Rev. Ann-Henley Saunders has been named the new director of alumni relations in the office of advancement at Princeton Theological Seminary, school officials said Tuesday. Saunders received her master’s of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2014, and served as an admissions associate at the school from 2014 to 2015, traveling around the…

People: Local rabbi to retire after more than four decades of service
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People: Local rabbi to retire after more than four decades of service

Rabbis who are approaching the end of their seventh decade of life rarely need to learn new skills. But early next year, Eric Wisnia will have to adapt to a life that does not revolve around being the leader a local synagogue. Wisnia, who has been the rabbi at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction…

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People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos names new executive director

Cheyenne Wolf has been named the new head of People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos, a non-profit based in Lawrenceville that is dedicated to exposing new audiences to literature through oral readings and discussions of short stories. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos began in Spanish in a housing project in Cambridge, Mass. in 1972, when founder Sarah Hirschman…