PiA's roots reach back to 1898, when a group of Princeton undergraduates founded "Princeton in Peking" in support of the YMCA in Beijing. Its name was changed to the "Princeton-Yenching Foundation" in 1923. In 1949, China closed its doors to the organization, which turned its efforts towards other parts of Asia and renamed itself "Princeton-in-Asia" in 1955. (PiA has since reestablished a large presence in China.) PiA hired its first full-time executive director in 1970, and the organization grew dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s. PiA now sends more than 90 fellows each year to 53 partner institutions in 31 cities across 14 countries. Princeton-in-Asia is no longer a missionary organization, but as former PiA executive director Carrie Gordon remarked in 1998, "our mission statement written in 1911 hasn't changed. That mission statement is
Hendry heads for Sheffield with a Spring in his step; Ian Doyle believes that Scotland's Stephen Hendry is back to his devastating best Photograph: tom Pietrasik
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