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Mike Gross is the first of two outreach counselors that the University have hired. The second outreach counselor, Jessica Joseph, will reside in Butler College two days a week. Gross has already begun work at the University, while Joseph will begin her new position in January.
On Nov. 11, designated as “Kognito Day,” first-year students participated in Kognito, an online simulation designed to help students identify signs of psychological distress in others and intervene.
During the last midterm elections, fewer than 15 percent of students aged 18–21 showed up to the polls. “Vote100,” a student-run initiative, has set out to change that, working to inspire civic engagement among University students. Its goal is for every undergraduate student to take a pledge to vote in the 2018 midterms and in all future elections.
Symptoms of HFMD include fever, reduced appetite, sore throat and a feeling of being unwell. According to the email, a few days after the fever, those symptoms can be followed by painful sores in the mouth and a skin rash with red spots or blisters on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
The University announced Monday that its endowment earned 14.2 percent for the fiscal year that ended in June. Now, the endowment is valued at $25.9 billion, up $2.1 billion from last year, when the University reported a 12.5 percent return. Discounting Columbia University, which has not yet announced their endowment return for this year, the University’s endowment return figure is greater than that of any other Ivy.
Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor ’76 and Elena Kagan ’81 spoke to thousands of mostly female audience members on Friday about the court’s impartiality, challenges faced by women in their careers, and memories from their time at Princeton as part of the 2018 “She Roars” conference.
“Grading and assessment are among the most complex but important actions the faculty undertake,” Dolan wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian. “Students deserve to be given a clear sense of their work in a class and over the course of their educational careers at Princeton. Being clear and transparent about standards for assessment works in the best interests of both faculty and students.”
After a busy and exciting rush week last week, 57 percent of students who began the rush process received a bid from one of the University’s three sororities, and 53 percent of students who began the rush process chose to accept a bid and join a sorority.
Despite the occasional brevity, Glaude’s ultimate goal when approaching social media is to present information in such a way that his following can think more carefully about “the issues at hand.”
In a talk given to the University community on Monday, Lebanon Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil had stern words for the international community, repeatedly urging the return of Syrian refugees — 1.5 million of whom have taken residence in Lebanon.
Gathered in a circle of chairs with students, members of the Office of Religious Life introduced the ceremony and spoke about Abdillahi’s positive legacy.
In a letter Thursday to the Yale Law School community, Dean of Yale Law School Heather K. Gerken ’91 responded to reports that Amy Chua, a prominent Yale law professor, advised students seeking clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks.
In an effort to install an automatic braking system throughout the state, New Jersey Transit is suspending all Dinky service from Sunday, October 14 through Jan. 2019.
In an effort to install an automatic braking system throughout the state, New Jersey Transit is suspending all Dinky service from Sunday, Oct. 14 through mid-January 2019.
A leaked proposal from the Department of Education obtained by the New York Times included Title IX regulations and procedures that would contradict the current Title IX policies at the University under “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.”
The leaked proposal would require that universities only adjudicate allegations of sexual misconduct that take place on campus or in campus-related programs. As an example, the Times wrote that this proposal would not include incidents in off-campus parties.
The University has officially implemented Kognito, an online program devoted to mental health awareness, and has made the program mandatory for all incoming first-years.
The Kognito Program is a 35-minute bystander intervention training program meant to teach students how to recognize signs of mental health distress in their peers and how to effectively intervene. The program uses avatars to lead students through certain role-play situations, teaching them how to respond to the needs of their friends and effectively connect them to help.
First-year students experienced the full array of start-of-term traditions Sunday, participating in Opening Exercises, the Pre-Rade, subsequent barbecue, and “step sing” to kick off their first year at the University.
Like a lithe cat, history professor Kevin M. Kruse carefully eyes his prey before pouncing. Only Kruse’s prey is ahistorical facts and his territory is Twitter.
Myesha Jemison ’18 is one of six new trustees recently elected to the Board of Trustees. She is joined by Joshua Bolten ’76, Kimberly Johnson ’95, Marco Tablada ’93, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo ’87, and Craig Robinson ’83. According to Jemison and Bolten, the diversity of the newest cohort of trustees means they're well-equipped to guide and support the University's goals.
An innovator in the world of vaccines, Mahmoud was known for his focus on saving lives and his consistent empathy. After creating better and more widely available vaccines as the president of Merck Vaccines and Case Western Reserve University’s department of medicine, Mahmoud would go on to join the University community as a professor, brightening the days of colleagues and students alike.