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The University has updated the "Smoking" section of "Rights, Rules, Responsibilities" in the past week to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of all workplaces and buildings of public access.
Section 1.5.3 had previously only prohibited smoking within workplaces and buildings of public access.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacyTuesdaymorning at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J.
Christie, who has been struggling in New Jersey polls recently, is also an ex officio trustee of the University.
He is the 14th Republican to have declared a presidential run.
NJTV News reported there were around 1,000 protesters outside the high school protesting, among other issues, Christie's actions on pension reform.
With supporters in the background holding "Christie 2016: Telling It Like It Is" signs, Sheila Goldklang, a friend and colleague on the Livingston Board of Education of Chris Christie's late mother, Sandy Christie, first introduced Christie.
In anticipation of renovations on the A-level of Dillon Gymnasium, work is being done now to remove asbestos in the area, Director of Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo said.Asbestos is a mineral that can cause cancer and lung disease.According to Senior Associate Director of Athletics David Leach, the renovations include six gender-inclusive changing and shower areas that will double as family changing areas; upgrades to the existing locker rooms, including new lockers and showers; addition of team rooms for clubs, including men's and women's volleyball; and a new hallway along the gym's west side on the A-Level.The renovations are expected to be completed in the fall of 2016, Leach said.There is a presumption that buildings constructed before 1981 have building materials that contain asbestos, and the University was aware that pipe insulation in Dillon contained materials with asbestos, Izzo explained."Some of the renovations will impact exposed mechanical spaces," Izzo said.
An alternative Lawnparties event aimed at students who do not support Big Sean's attendance and students with different musical interests will be held at Campus Club on the day of Lawnparties.
The event will feature barbecue and a live cover band with roots in New Jersey, GoodMan Fiske.
The scheduling of the alternative event comes after some students had previously called on the Undergraduate Student Government in an informal petition to rescind its contract with Big Sean due to his misogynistic lyrics and criminal past.
The changes in the face of the goddess Durga during the Bengali festival Durga Puja are reflective of changes in the broader face of Indian society, Rachel McDermott, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures at Columbia,said at a lecture on Thursday.
The Durga Puja is the Bengali version of Navratri, or the nine nights festival, in which the slaying of the demonMahishasuraby thegoddess Durga is celebrated, McDermott explained.
Seventeen sophomores signed in to the new neuroscience concentration this year, according to Asif Ghazanfar, co-director of the Program in Neuroscience.
It was hard to have any expectations for enrollment because sophomores did not have the chance to plan how they were going to fulfill the concentration’s prerequisites in their freshman year, Ghazanfar said.
“[The sophomores] I met with, basically, were very, very thankful, because they were trying to figure out some other kind of route to pursue their neuroscience interest,” Ghazanfar said.
The Program in Neuroscience asked incoming sophomores which department they would have joined.
Divestment is a complicated issue, but universities should resist efforts to have outside agendas forced upon them through divestment, former University president Bill Bowen GS ’58 said at a dinner discussion on Monday.
The action of divestment is too blunt to account for nuances and lets people engage in a form of activism that is "too easy" as opposed to the hard work of bridging divides and effecting real change, Bowen said.
Bowen recalled that during his University presidency from 1972 to 1988, some members of the campus community had wanted the University to divest from a towel company that had engaged in questionable labor practices.
A moral compass can be determined to be valid or invalid based on whether Jewish people are treated fairly, and Islam may not pass this test, Jewish radio hostDennis Prager said at a heavily attended discussion moderated by jurisprudence professor Robert George on Thursday.
Prager drew ananalogy between the few number of Germans who were actually mass killers during the Nazi era and the few number of Muslims who are actually terrorists,adding that just as a few Germans were Nazis did not excuse Germany from having a Nazi problem, few Muslims being terrorists does not excuse Islam from having a terrorism problem.
Israel is now a target of annihilation just like Jewish citizens in Germany once were, Prager said.
Prager also said he believed that Jewish and Christian conservatives have more in common now than with liberals in their own religions.
Prager recalled an incident in which a caller was giving a rabbi who was a guest on a radio show a hard time about the chosen status of Jewish people, and a Catholic priest called in to say, “God chose the Jews.
Undergraduate Student Government president Ella Cheng '16 sent an email to all undergraduates on Wednesday acknowledging that Big Sean’s lyrics “are demeaning towards women and LGBT individuals” and apologizing to students who were triggered by the selection.
The email was co-authored by members of the USG social committee, as well as by Duncan Hosie ’16 and Rebecca Basaldua ’15, who started a petition earlier this month to rescind Big Sean’s contract to perform at Lawnparties.
Basaldua said the email was the result of a meeting between her and Hosie with members of USG and Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne, but that the email was not going to be the final result of the USG campaign.
Dunne did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Duncan and I obviously have very strong disagreements over the fact that Big Sean was chosen to come here and we vehemently disagree with Simon [Wu ’17] and Ella even as they stand by that choice — we were able to come to some common ground over his lyrics ... and communicate that to the student body,” Basaldua said.
Basaldua said she thought that Lawnparties should not be canceled but that USG could still make alternative accommodations.
Indictments in the controversial closing of the George Washington Bridge in the fall of 2013 could come next week, PolitickerNJ reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources close to the investigation.
Aides close to N.J.
Only 21 percent of Americans view Muslims favorably, and the media narrative needs to begin reflecting Muslims’ positive contributions to society, Muslim comedian Dean Obeidallah said at a lecture on Monday.
“Before 9/11, I was a white guy,” Obeidallah said.
A study designed to examine students’ immune responses to the meningitis B vaccine found evidence for the vaccine’s strength at the level normally used to license vaccines, researcher Nicole Basta said.
Basta is a visiting researcher in the ecology and evolutionary biology department who led two studies on the effectiveness of the vaccine on University students last academic year.
Students voted against the referendum calling for the end of Bicker this week, Grant Golub '17, the Undergraduate Student Government's chief elections manager, said.
The referendum would have called on the Bicker clubs to end Bicker by the 2019-20 academic year and on USG to create an ad hoc committee to facilitate ending Bicker.
Voting took place fromMondaythroughWednesday, and 1,988 students voted during that time.In comparison, 2,015 students voted on the referendum about the length of winter break earlier this year.
Of the students who voted this week,1,120, or 56.3 percent, voted against the referendum and 868, or 43.7 percent, voted in favor of the referendum.
There are currently no plans for USG to examine the Bicker issue, Golub said.
Golub is a former staff writer and former staff copy editor for The Daily Princetonian.
Rene Chalom '17 said the outcome of the referendum was surprising because it was reasonable to assume people who were against Bicker would have turned out more.
A town hall on Wednesday night to field suggestions about the search process for the next Dean of the College was attended by just one student.
"Wow, I'm a one-person focus group, huh?" the student said to laughter from the panel.
The Department of Justice is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Sen.
University Provost David Lee GS ’99 said the University is not creating a new anonymous discrimination reporting system, according toan email sentto the entireUniversity faculty on Wednesdayin response to a March 1 article in The Daily Princetonian.According to the article, the University might create a system for students to anonymously report discriminatory comments by professors.
Dan Kang ’15 and Akshay Kumar ’14 launched Campus Anonymous, a chat website for Ivy League students, on Sunday.
Kang and Kumar are alsothe creators of Tigers Anonymous,a similar website that only University students can use.
As of Tuesday afternoon, approximately 400 users had registered and over 1,000 conversations had taken place, Kang said, adding that the most frequent registrations were from the University and Columbia but that all eight Ivy League schools were represented.
Kang said that he and Kumar created Campus Anonymous both because University students were too small of a pool to ensure users would be able to be paired with someone else and because students at other schools had expressed an interest in the concept.
“In the beginning there was a lot of usage [of Tigers Anonymous], but a lot of time when people went on during the day, there weren’t enough people on it, and they stopped coming back,” Kang said.
Campus Anonymous retains some elements of Tigers Anonymous, such as anonymity, randomly selected prompts to help users begin conversations and the option for users to reveal their identities if both users in a pair agree, although Kumar noted there were approximately 20 to 30 percent more prompts on Campus Anonymous.
Although Kang and Kumar copied a lot of the chatting code from Tigers Anonymous, they had to work on a new filtering and authentication system to make sure emails were associated with Ivy League students and not with alumni of those schools.
“There was a lot more machinery with Tigers Anonymous choosing prompts, so we were able to streamline that, make that more efficient,” Kumar said.
The Black Lives Matter movement has aimed not only to effect policy change but also to make structural racism a kitchen-table conversation, Alicia Garza, one of the original organizers of the movement, said in a lecture on Monday.Although perhaps best known as a hashtag, Black Lives Matter began as an organizing project in part spurred by Garza’s reflections on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American 16-year-old, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was charged with Martin’s murder, she said.The first thing she thought about when she heard Zimmerman was acquitted was her brother and how he could have been in a situation similar to Martin’s, she said.
A student began collecting signatures for a referendumpetition to end the Bicker process on Wednesday.
The referendum, which was drafted by Ryan Low ’16, specifically calls for each eating club to end Bicker not later than the first day of the 2019-20 academic year, to establish an ad hoc USG committee to facilitate ending Bicker and to call on the Interclub Council to appoint a non-voting member to the ad hoc committee to work with it to facilitate ending Bicker.
Low presented the referendum and began collecting signatures Wednesday evening at the Mental Health Initiative’s meeting.
The proposed referendum requires 500 signatures before students can vote on it, U-council chairZhan Okuda Lim ’15said.
Low coordinated with the Undergraduate Student Government to draft the text of the proposed referendum.USG assists students in drafting referenda they are interesting in running, but the referendum is not endorsed by USG,said Okuda-Lim, who assisted in drafting the resolution’s text for conformity to USG’s typical style.
The process toward creating the referendum began in late January, Low said, when a Counseling and Psychological Services counselor told him that early February was a busy time of year in their offices due to Bicker.
Tea With Strangers, a student-organized chapter of an international group by the same name, launched on campus Sunday evening and all of the program’s time slots have already been filled.
The program facilitates group conversations between students on campus who do not know each other.