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Saturday, September 27, 2008

The 4th annual Pre-Rade was attended by Parents, Students, and Alumni. Freshman wore tee-shirts with colors coordinated to match their respective residential colleges (e.g. baby blue for Butler). Several alum were there--but we did not all stand together so it was difficult to see how many of us actually made it. There was the occasional sighting of orange and black reunions jackets. Afterwards the gathering at Maclean House included alumni and parents of the entering students. Some parents were looking pretty dog-faced because their students had just made the ultimate separation and many had pushed them out of their dorm rooms. A few new faulty members stood in the crowd as well. Next year, our Post Pre-rade gathering could extend an invitation to parents of freshman and new faculty. We could call it the decompression hour.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

October 26 - Back to Isles!

Another Isles volunteer day is scheduled for Sunday, October 26. Details will be posted here soon, and an invitation will be sent to the PA3 list.

A belated thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard at Isles last Saturday and donated canned goods too! They’ve been delivered to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, where they were received with gratitude. We’ll have another collection on our next Isles day; stay tuned for a list of most-needed items.

Monday, September 22, 2008

October 31st - Little Tigers Playdate

What: Little Tigers Playdate
When: Friday, October 31st 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM (no raindate)
Where: Marquand Park on Lovers Lane in Princeton
For: PA3 Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc., and their little ones
RSVP: No RSVP necessary, just show up.
Details: We'll be based at the playground and large sand box near the parking lot off of Lovers Lane. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.
Extra: Please where orange and black (kids, too) if you can!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

PA3 Goes to Isles

Our first PA3 Community Service event - a volunteer day on September 20 at Isles - was a great success. Almost 50 people - mostly alums, but also students, families and friends - spent the day tearing down walls and disassembling interior structures in a beautiful, century-plus-old former textile mill. The 6.5 acre site is being converted by Isles into a mixed use, "green" village, to include offices for public interest and environmental organizations, training facilities for inner city youth, homes, art studios and other spaces. We learned something and had a lot of fun, and we're tentatively planning a similar event in late October to finish the demolition in the area where we were working.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Daily Princetonian Article About the PA3 ...

The Daily Princetonian ran an article about the newly-rejuvenated PA3:
Read the article here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pre-rade a success!

A crowd of several hundred, including alumni from the area dressed in their Reunions costumes, as well as the University Band, parents and members of the Classes of '09, '10 and '11 gathered on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall on Sunday, 7 September, to welcome the freshman class of 2012.

This was the fourth annual "Pre-Rade" which was led by President Shirley Tilghman and a retinue of around 100 faculty members and administrators, dressed in their academic regalia, entering through Fitzrandolph gate, leading eventually to a class of '12 barbeque and then the "Step Sing" on Blair Steps, where the class was introduced to five Princeton songs including, of course, Old Nassau.

Thanks to the alumni, many from the Princeton Area Alumni Association, for helping make this event a success.

Some photos can be found here.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sustainability Open House Sept 17th

Dear Local Princeton Alumni and Alumnae:

You are cordially invited to attend Sustainability: Introducing Princeton’s Green Initiatives on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 3 pm to 8 pm at Frist Campus Center. The open house will introduce Princeton’s Sustainability Plan and is an opportunity for all members of the Princeton community to learn about the University’s goals to reduce our environmental footprint over the next ten years and beyond. Participants will include campus experts from departments such as engineering, transportation and parking, design and construction, dining services, recycling, and many other areas that oversee sustainable initiatives at Princeton. Students and faculty involved in sustainability related projects and research will talk about their programs as well. The faculty, staff, and student participants will use displays and interactive exhibits to discuss their work and solicit visitors’ questions and ideas. Most importantly, attendees will find out how we can collaborate to support our ambitious sustainability goals.

This event is free and open to the public and is coordinated by the Office of Sustainability. Please see the invitation at for more information.

I look forward to seeing you on the 17th.


Mark Burstein
Executive Vice President

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

IvyPlus Happy Hour for Young Alumni - Sept 26th

Please note that the IvyPlus Happy Hour advertised below is not a PA3 event (not organized or sponsored by the PA3), but is an activity that may interest local Princeton alumni.

Come have fun! Meet with other young alumni at this month's IvyPlus happy hour. All alumni ages 21to 39 from the following schools are invited to attend: Amherst, Barnard, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Oxford, Princeton, Radcliffe, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, U Chicago, U Penn, Vassar, Wellesley, Williams, and Yale Guests are welcome!

NOTE: Events are free to attend, and pay-as-you-go for food and drinks. Please bring cash as most venues place all orders on a single bill. All guests must be accompanied by IvyPlus alumni.

FRIDAY, September 26th 6:30 PM--???
Place: Triumph Brewing Company
138 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Ask the host/hostess for IvyPlus and they'll send you our way.
Please RSVP to Larry Ward at: with name, school, year of graduation, andnumber of guests.

* IvyPlus NJ CONTACT INFORMATION: Larry Ward, MIT '93,

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