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'Big Sibs' pairs Princeton and elementary students in mentorship

As freshmen entered McCosh 50 on Thursday afternoon, they were greeted by seven young children representing the City Invincible Charter School in Camden, N.J. The children, smiling and chatting with the freshmen in attendance, wore orange shirts that said “Once a tiger, always a tiger” in bold font, with a cartoon tiger over the heart — a reference to the school’s mascot, also a tiger. More than 175 freshmen gathered for an information session on Big Sibs, the Class of 2016’s service project.

NEWS | 02/09/2013

Updated: Princeton Pounce, now a TigerApp, alerts students of openings in courses

When Zach Koerbel ’16 and Jeremy Cohen ’16 signed up for COS 217: Introduction to Programming Systems this December, they had little hope of enrolling in their preferred preceptor’s section. According to Cohen, it is nearly impossible for freshmen to enroll in the two precepts taught by lead preceptor Robert Dondero because they usually fill to capacity during junior course registration. Determined, nonetheless, to defy the odds, the two prospective engineers wrote a script allowing them to monitor the course’s enrollment activity indefinitely and eventually snag two seats in the class.

NEWS | 02/06/2013