Princeton People: Washington Post Reporter Teaches Aspiring Young Journalists

Princeton People: Washington Post Reporter Teaches Aspiring Young Journalists

Princeton University does not have a journalism major, but the school offers reporting seminars that attract internationally known journalists. The classes fill up quickly, and waiting lists are the norm. Three or four visiting professors teach journalism seminars each semester, and the program attracts reporters and editors from the New Yorker, the New York Times,…

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Eagle Scout Candidate Leads Project to Improve Mercer Educational Gardens in Hopewell

  An Eagle Scout candidate recently completed a service project at the Mercer Educational Gardens in Hopewell Township, a section of the Mercer County Parks that is overseen by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County. Nicholas Dunham, a member of Boy Scout Troop 850 in Montgomery Township, recruited and supervised a volunteer work crew…

Princeton Resident Seeks Identity of Driver in Hit and Run

Princeton Resident Seeks Identity of Driver in Hit and Run

A Princeton resident who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Thursday night, Feb. 4, at 6:07 p.m. on Rosedale Road is asking for the public’s help identifying the driver. The woman was driving a brown 2011 Honda Odyssey mini-van on Rosedale Road and her daughter was a passenger. About 50 yards before the…

Princeton University Names New Leader for Campus LGBT Center
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Princeton University Names New Leader for Campus LGBT Center

Judy Jarvis, who served as director of Vassar College’s LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center, has been selected to lead Princeton University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, school officials announced this afternoon. Jarvis started working at Vassar College in 2012, leading the two centers’ daily operations and developing campus-wide programs for students. She partnered with…

Science on Saturday Series Kicks Off on Jan. 9
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Science on Saturday Series Kicks Off on Jan. 9

The U.S. Department of EnergyÂ’’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will ring in the New Year with the start of its popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture series at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 9. For more than 30 years, the series has attracted hundreds of science enthusiasts ranging from high school students to retirees….

Join the Circus: Community Service Opportunity in Trenton with Trenton Squad

Join the Circus: Community Service Opportunity in Trenton with Trenton Squad

The Trenton Circus Squad provides the opportunity for young people ages 12 and up to perform community service through teaching and performing the circus arts. Circus training is provided by the organization free of charge in exchange for helping facilitate workshops and entertaining audiences in the Trenton area. Skills taught include juggling, physical comedy, aerial…

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Former Princeton Borough Councilwoman Peggy Karcher Dies at 72

Former Princeton Borough Councilwoman Peggy Taylor Karcher is dead at 72. Karcher served on the Princeton Borough Council from 2000 to 2009. She served as council president for two years of her tenure. Karcher was the wife of former New Jersey Assembly Speaker Alan Karcher. She also sold real estate for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage….

Susie Wilson to Discuss Her Autobiography May 26 at the Princeton Public Library

Susie Wilson to Discuss Her Autobiography May 26 at the Princeton Public Library

Educator, activist and writer Susie  Wilson discusses her autobiography, “Still Running: A Memoir,” on Tuesday, May  26, at 7 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. Considered a state and national leader in the fight to prevent adolescent  pregnancy, Wilson planned and managed the operations of a resource, advocacy  and technical assistance organization committed to implementing sexuality …

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Longtime Princeton Resident Landon Jones Wins Time Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award

  “You never know.” That is the advice Landon Jones would give to aspiring writers. Jones, the winner of the Time Inc. 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, certainly never imagined he would get to where he is today back when he was a young reporter. The Princeton resident and Princeton University alumnus began his work with…

Jeff Nunokawa: Using Facebook as a Literary Form

Jeff Nunokawa wakes up every morning and goes on Facebook. When he sits down at his computer, however, he doesn’t scroll through his newsfeed or ponder over which profile picture will get him the most likes—instead, he writes. Since 2007,Nunokawa, a professor at Princeton University, has been composing short essays on his Facebook account through…

Nick O’Connell: Father’s Wrongful Conviction Motivates Son to Help the Innocent

Nick O’Connell and his father, Frank O’Connell, are checking items off of their bucket list, from whitewater rafting to road tripping across the country. The completion of their list got a late start: Frank was wrongfully incarcerated for murder for 28 years, beginning when Nick was only four years old. “My relationship with my dad…

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Einstein, Pi Day, and Longstanding Tradition: The Landau Brothers

  Inside one of the many old guest books hidden away in Landau’s back offices are the signatures of people from Taiwan, Germany, the Dominican Republic and North Wales—and that’s just spanning a few pages. Landau, an independent retail store on Nassau Street, is run by two brothers, Robert and Henry Landau, and the store…

Anita Waldenberger: Bringing a Taste of Home to Princeton
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Anita Waldenberger: Bringing a Taste of Home to Princeton

  Anita Waldenberger is a native Austrian, and though she is now living in Princeton, she has recreated a piece of her home with CafĂ© Vienna. The shop at 200 Nassau Street opened in April of 2014 after years of planning. Waldenberger spent an entire year converting her mother’s old recipes for the cafĂ©, and…

Princeton People: Courtney Banghart, on and off the Court

Courtney Banghart has hitchhiked through Alaska, taught high school biology, bungee-jumped in Switzerland, and just finished reading “American Sniper.” She is also currently the coach of the only undefeated team in the NCAA Women’s Basketball League right now: Princeton. “Princeton’s a place I just believe in to my very core,” Banghart said. “It’s a place…

Ted Deutsch Named New President of Princeton Arts Council Board

Princeton resident Ted Deutsch has been named the president of the Arts Council of Princeton board of trustees. Previously he served as the board’s vice president. Deutsch is the president of Taft and Partners, a strategic communications firm based in Lawrenceville. He has more than 20 years of experience in communications and public affairs. He…