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Dec.17, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 6

Cover Story
Manav Lalwani ’09 takes part in the celebration of Diwali in November. It was the first time a Hindu festival was celebrated in the Chapel.

Keeping the faith

In a seat of secular learning, religious observance thrives

By Merrell Noden ’78

The University Chapel is an awe-inspiring building, big and beautiful enough to make even a godless heathen wonder if it’s not time to start hedging his bets. It occupies an honored place at the center of campus, just as it did when it opened 80...

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Jared Schutz Polis ’96

Success at the polls

Princeton alumni to hold two seats in the Senate, four in the House; Daniels re-elected Ind. governor

Published in the Dec.17, 2008, issue

Jared Schutz Polis ’96 got a new job Nov. 4. The Internet entrepreneur from Boulder, Colo., asked the people of the state’s 2nd district to “hire” him as their representative in Congress, and on Election Day, a strong majority of voters backed the idea. In an...Read more

A Tiger in Harvard-land

Is the crimson “H” a scarlet letter?

Published in the Dec.17, 2008, issue

In a recent survey of the Class of 2007, 52 percent of respondents named Harvard University as Princeton’s biggest rival. I happen to agree. I also happen to work for Harvard. During college, I cheered myself hoarse at a few tennis matches and the odd...Read more
Charles Horn *95, shown as he appears as a puppet on the comedy show “Robot Chicken,” was a software engineer before becoming a comedy writer.

Making SAT prep bearable

Charles Horn *95 pens humorous guide

Published in the Dec.17, 2008, issue

Most high school students dread studying for the SATs. But Charles Horn *95, an electrical engineer turned TV comedy writer and sometimes-SAT tutor, is trying to add some levity to the hours spent preparing for the questions that measure test-taking ability...Read more
Newest profile: Jan. 16
Professor Cecelia E. Rouse named to Council of Economic Advisers.
Tiger of the Week:
First Lady Michelle Obama ’85
Web Bonus Links
Oh, those legs!
Relive memorable Triangle Club shows with a slide show of kicklines from the past.
Born to run
Video highlights of Princeton's cross country victories at the Ivy Heptagonal Championships.
Web Exclusives
The wounds of war
Mark Larsen '76 tells of the pain, scars, and lessons learned after his eldest son was shot in Iraq.
Gregg Lange ’70’s Rally ’Round the Cannon
Try your hand at the 2008 Princeton Trivia Quiz (first question: What's a bicenterquasquigenary?).
On the campus
Jessica Lander '10 tells how the Chapel celebrates the Hindu Festival of Lights.
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