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The audience was tense, and seemed frustrated with the Title IX office’s numerous privacy constraints, including their inability to discuss specific cases or precedence. Many, like first year Electrical Engineering graduate student Michael Soskind, appreciated the value of holding meetings but also hoped that the town hall would generate “more tangible recommendations that can be implemented by the University.”
Nearly all of the female students interviewed said the culture of the department had led them to seek therapy.
“We used to joke that the women in our department all went to therapy to deal with the men in our department,” said one former graduate student who was in the department in the 2000s. Still, those in charge say the department is ultimately a positive environment for women.
University faculty are working to create an Asian American Studies certificate program by September 2018. The creation of the program will be the culmination of the work of University students, alumni, and faculty who have researched, petitioned, protested, negotiated, and advocated for the creation of an Asian American Studies program for nearly 30 years.
The House tax bill contains several provisions to which colleges and universities object, including the removal of tax deductions for student loan interest. The bill would make graduate student teaching and research income taxable, and would tax endowments of private universities with at least 500 students and where the value of the school’s endowment is more than $250,000 per student, an elite group which includes the University.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 rejected a proposal to provide a semester of housing and education for students currently attending college in Puerto Rico whose educational plans have been affected by Hurricane Maria.
At the behest of the University’s Board of Trustees, the Committee on Naming, a special branch of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), is soliciting suggestions for the names of two notable structures on campus, the easternmost arch of East Pyne and a public garden visible from Nassau Street that is currently under construction.
Dr. Paul Gauthier, a postdoctoral research associate in the Geosciences department, created the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) this past April. The project, situated in Moffett Laboratory, was funded by the University’s Office of Sustainability and is directly related to the University’s Sustainability Plan.
A $13-million grant from the National Science Foundation was awarded for setting up CPBF, according to Joshua Shaevitz, co-director of the program and University professor of physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. This is one of 11 Physical Frontiers Centers funded by the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
Last week, Wilson College dining hall opened for breakfast – early. It was not brunch, and it was early enough for students with morning commitments to fill their bellies beforehand. At 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Wilson College is now open for breakfast.
Divestment from private prisons and upcoming programming by campus resource centers were the two main topics discussed at the first Council of the Princeton University Community meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year this Monday.
Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice sent an email to University faculty members Saturday morning advising against travel outside the United States in the coming days.
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey reached an agreement with the University with regards to the University’s protocol and procedural practices relating to students with mental health disabilities, according to a University press release.A compliance review of University policies began in May 2014, and the Justice Department did not find any instances of non-compliance after years of review.
The University offered admission to 770 students from a pool of 5,003 applicants through the single-choice early action program for the Class of 2021, according to Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye.This represents the largest application pool the University has received in the last six years, a 18.3 percent increase over last year's round of early applicants.
The University completed an extensive renovation of the former Frick Chemistry Laboratory at 20 Washington Street, which will provide a new home to ten academic departments and five international programs, including the Department of Economics.
Jessica Lee, who has served senior admission positions at the University and Barnard College, has been named the new director of admission.
In an email sent to the undergraduate student body on Monday afternoon, University President Christopher Eisgruber '83 said that the concept of a “Sanctuary Campus” is a legally unfounded, noting consultation with immigration lawyers as the basis for this impression.Eisgruber also brought to bear his own experience as a constitutional scholar, connecting the judgment of these lawyers with “commitment to the rule of law,” which he holds as “one of the country’s most basic principles.” In the email, he wrote, “In a country that respects the rule of law, every person and every official, no matter what office he or she may hold, is subject to the law and must respect the rights of others.
The "Faculty statement in support for diversity at Princeton University"
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 is one of over 100 college and university presidents who signed a statement calling for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in light of the recent presidential election.
Nearly three hundred members of the University's faculty released a statement “in support of diversity and against racism and discrimination” on Thursday.The statement was signed by 267 assistant, associate,or full professors and by 32 lecturers.