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Russia's Nuclear Arsenal

How Orange Peels Revived a Costa Rican Forest

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Federal Guarantee of Quality Education for Kids

Growing Up in Counties with High Upward Mobility

Greeting the new year, the tradition of Opening Exercises dates to at least 1802, and includes the first-year class as well as other undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff. The interfaith ceremony follows a week of Orientation activities.

“Today is one of my favorite days of the academic year. It is our New Year’s Day, a day when Princeton starts afresh.”

—President Christopher L. Eisgruber

The Policy Debate

In the early 2000s, deforestation accelerated in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and global environmental groups began to raise the alarm. Greenpeace, one of the most vocal groups, published a report that placed the blame partly on the soy industry, which had grown rapidly in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. In response, industry representatives joined with nongovernmental organizations, financial institutions, supermarkets, and others in the soy supply chain to form the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS). Although the RTRS succeeded in bringing together key players in the soy industry to talk about sustainability for the first time, it was clear that complementary efforts were necessary to shift the soy industry as a whole toward environmentally friendly production.