What’s new at PAW Online: Nov. 14, 2011

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In the cover story of our Nov. 16 issue, we look at the creative and high-tech program in robotics, led by Professor Robert Stengel *65 *68. At paw.princeton.edu, you can watch two videos of student-designed robots in action. Also at PAW Online, check out a slide show of the Nov. 11 Orange and Black Ball, which revived the Princeton tradition of a fall football-weekend dance.
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
 
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See Mohammad Javed ’11’s manta ray-inspired robot take a test swim in the Woodrow Wilson School fountain and follow the student-designed Phobetor as it tries to deliver a holiday fruitcake. WATCH
 
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On the eve of Princeton football’s game against Yale, about 3,000 students partied at a campus-wide dance in Dillon Gym. VIEW
 
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Professor Sam Wang, profiled in the Oct. 26 issue of PAW, answers brain-related questions from readers, covering educational toys, language acquisition, and more. READ MORE
 
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The newest installment of Gregg Lange ’70’s history column recalls the explosive episode of the “A-Bomb Kid,” a memorable campus story from the Cold War 1970s. LISTEN
 
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Browse PAW’s directory of nonprofits created or led by alumni – and let us know about others in the comments section. READ MORE
 
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NOV. 16 ISSUE:
  • Robo shop Want a fruitcake delivered? Need to keep your guitar in tune? Undergraduates have designed robots that can do those tasks and more.
  • Invasion of the devil wagon Autos arrived at Princeton more than a century ago, quickly changing campus culture and creating congestion that remains with us today. PAW looks back.
  • Banner year for endowment Princeton’s endowment soared to $17.1 billion in the year ending June 30, rebounding strongly after losing nearly a quarter of its value in the global financial crisis.
 
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