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Campus was a busy place this spring, with visits from people famous to funny. Musician Ben Folds rocked campus in a concert that raised money for juvenile diabetes; comedian Dane Cook, who was named top new comedian by Rolling Stone and “Comedy Central,” tossed out jokes from his recent CD “Harmful if Swallowed”; Princeton professor of theology Cornel West helped create a dialogue on diversity; Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the top Catholic official for interreligious dialogue, enlightened people onNostra Aetate, the declaration of relations between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions; Paul Rusesabagina, the real manager of the Hotel Rwanda who saved more than 1,200 people from certain death, offered insights into his country’s continuing struggles; U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao talked about President Bush’s proposed Social Security reform plan; Aaron Feuerstein, the forner CEO of the company that created Polartec Fleece who became a role model for corporate responsibility after he continued to pay his 3,000 employees after his factory burned down, spoke on ethics.

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