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On Thursday, Oct. 4, Department of Anthropology chair Carolyn Rouse and politics professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech by focusing on power dynamics on college campuses. The event, which was called “How Do We Balance Free Speech with Civility?” furthered discourse around this year’s University pre-read, Whittington’s “Speak Freely,” in tandem with this year's “She Roars” conference.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed Campus Dining, the fall semester budget, and the progress of various committees during its weekly meeting on Sept. 30.
According to a campus safety alert, released by the Department of Public Safety, the incident occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. The reporting party said that the man had hidden behind a tree and “revealed himself as she ran past.” Apart from a surgical mask, the suspect was wearing no clothing, and his genitals were exposed.
University vice president and secretary Bob Durkee ’69 is set to retire at the end of the 2018–19 academic year. Hilary Parker ’01, current assistant vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the President, has been appointed to replace him, effective July 1, 2019.
Colorful circular stickers have been carefully placed on the ground all over campus. They display QR codes inlaid with images — images of graduation hoodings, FitzRandolph Gate, freed African-American laborers, and more. When scanned with a mobile device, each code reveals a story connected to the University’s history.
Students entered the comedy show Stand-Up & Vote on Sept. 12 already expecting a star-studded lineup. The Office of Undergraduate Students-sponsored event included host Mike Birbiglia, rapper and comedian Jean Grae, author John Hodgman, and “The Daily Show” correspondents Ronny Chieng and Roy Wood Jr.
Then entered Jon Stewart.
“For many of us in the Class of 2019, Ellie Kemper has been a part of our lives since childhood, when we would gather with family and friends on Thursday nights to watch ‘The Office,’” Class Day co-chair Jordan Salama said in a statement.
On Aug. 3, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates upheld his earlier ruling that the Trump administration must restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a lawsuit brought up by the University, Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez ’18, and Microsoft. DACA grants protection to undocumented immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
On July 5, the University dropped the need for applicants to submit an essay score from the SAT or ACT. Beginning this 2018-2019 application season, applicants will, instead, have to submit a graded high school writing sample, preferably a work either of English or history.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the incident occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. Her death is still under investigation by authorities in Fort Worth.
Higher education is entering a new time, explained President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in an interview with The Daily Princetonian. This new era requires him to be more vocal than has been common for university presidents in the past.
On Wednesday, May 9, campus staff members shared testimony of job uncertainty, low wages, and sexual harassment with a crowd of community members gathered for a town hall organized by the Young Democratic Socialists and Service Employees International Union, Local 175 in light of the upcoming contract negotiations in June.
In the spring of 1967, University President Robert Goheen ’40 thought he was off-the-record in an interview with Bob Durkee ’69 for The Daily Princetonian. He was wrong.
Students for Prison Education and Reform and Princeton Private Prison Divest have repeatedly called for the University to divest from private prisons, submitting a petition to the University Board of Trustees in June 2017 with over 3,000 signatures. Earlier last year, PPPD held a walkout and rally during a Council of the Princeton University Community meeting.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 19, students sitting in the back row of McCosh 50 found energy drinks attached to the bottom of their seats along with promotional fliers.
“I turned and looked at all the seats, and there was a bunch of Red Bull taped under the desks,” Alex Reblando '18 said. “I thought it was a miracle."
The fifth referendum on the Honor Code this year proposes allowing members of the Honor Committee to petition to replace the clerk or chair. It comes after three of four referenda on the Honor Code were stayed by the administration in December.
After a draft of proposed changes to meal plans circulated on Tuesday night, students have expressed frustration and outrage regarding the potential plans, which would require underclassmen to purchase an unlimited plan and all upperclass students who are not part of an eating club to purchase a “Community Plan.”
Minter told the 'Prince' that the University’s agreement in 2014 moved to a “preponderance of evidence” standard, transitioned from holding a hearing with the Committee of Discipline to an investigation with several trained investigators, and allowed the investigators to adjudicate the case but not administer the punishment.
A few weeks after a Princeton Public Schools board member offered an “olive branch” to the Princeton Charter School, a settlement negotiation process between the two parties is now underway. The negotiation process seeks to resolve the lawsuit initiated by PPS, which asserted that PCS had violated New Jersey’s Open Public Meeting Act during a meeting about expansion.
When Kylie Jenner named her baby Stormi in Feb. 2018, Kristen Starkowski GS was adamant that no one make fun of the baby’s name. She suggested to Allegra Martschenko ’20 that the two start a club on campus to show their support for the Kardashians.