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Top five campus headlines of 2010

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Our annual year in review series kicks off with the top headlines of 2010, as selected by the PAW staff. Add your favorites in the comments section below.
1. New selection process proposed for clubs
In May, after seven months of study, a task force concluded that the University and its students are “well served” by the eating clubs, but proposed a new method for selecting members that is modeled after the medical-school match program… Read more
2. A 14.7% investment return as Princo ‘stays the course’
Princeton’s investments grew 14.7 percent in the year ending June 30, rebounding from the heavy losses suffered during the financial crisis and outpacing all but one Ivy League school… Read more
3. Malkiel plans to step down after 24 years as dean of the college
In September, Nancy Weiss Malkiel announced her intention to step down as dean, a post she has held since 1987, at the end of this academic year. She will depart as Princeton’s longest-serving dean of the college, responsible for the undergraduate academic program… Read more

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Chabad, eating clubs give back for holidays

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Student leaders listen to Rabbi Eitan Webb, right, at a celebration of the recent holiday food drive. At left is the “canorah,” a menorah made of canned goods that will be donated to a food bank in Trenton. (Courtesy Francesca Furchtgott ’12)

By Katy Pinke ’10

Students walking to formal dinners at eating clubs Dec. 12 were struck by the vision of a giant menorah made out of canned goods, standing in the front lawn of Quadrangle Club. The structure was the product of “Giving Back at Formals,” a holiday can drive that garnered participation from a wide range of student groups. The campaign was spearheaded by Princeton’s Chabad House. The menorah, dubbed the “canorah” by event organizers, was built out of hundreds of cans purchased with money raised at the Frist Campus Center and donated by event sponsors.

The message of the event was both altruistic and spiritual. Yosef Razin ’11 and Will Herlands ’12 designed the “canorah,” and student volunteers completed its construction on Thursday, a few days in advance of club formals, which fell on Hanukkah this year. To add to the holiday spirit, the Princeton University Band lined up around the menorah to play holiday music in the early afternoon on the day of formals. Cans and other donations will be driven to the food bank in Trenton this week.

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