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On September 12 we marked the beginning of a new academic year with Opening Exercises in the Princeton University Chapel. I encouraged the freshman class to view their four years at Princeton as a time to roam freely through the world of ideas, with no single career in mind, and to balance the quest for in-depth knowledge, symbolized by the senior thesis, with the broad perspective that comes from delving into many subjects. Here are some excerpts from my remarks.—S.M.T.