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The need for spaces for healing is one of the biggest needs of marginalized communities today, Laverne Cox said at a discussion on campus on Tuesday.
Cox spoke as part of an event titled “Ain’t I A Woman,” an event that also included a conversation between Cox and Jill Dolan, the dean of the college at the University.
Cox said she believes a large challenge that transgender women face is the point of view that people can only identify as the gender they were assigned at birth.
The University's endowment returned 12.7 percent in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, according to Princeton University Investment Companypresident Andrew Golden.
Employees of Columbia’s Teachers College voted on April 29 to authorize a strike as a response to proposed cuts to their pension and health care plans, according toColumbia Daily Spectator.
The employees, members of the United Auto Workers Local 2110 union, voted to authorize the strike by a 95 percent margin after three months of unsuccessful negotiations with Teachers College representatives.
Employees held a rally in March to protest the proposed cuts, but claim that negotiations have not made any progress since then.
Union president Maida Rosenstein said that the Teachers College administration proposed reducing health benefits, requiring employees to contribute to their premiums and pay higher deductibles.
The Council of the Princeton University Community discussed changes to the University's sexual misconduct policy, the Resources Committee's rejection of the Princeton Sustainable Investment Initiative's proposal, the University's mental health programs and the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at its meetingon Monday.
The meeting began with University vice provost for institutional diversity and equity Michelle Minter presenting proposed adjustments recommended by the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which were accepted by the council.
Under the new guidelines, certain protections and rights will be provided to complainants in all stalking cases, not just those involving intimate partners.
The policy was also modified to permit the University's Title IX Coordinator to balance several factors in determining whether to move forward with an investigation.
National Basketball Association players have a unique opportunity to express their political views on the basketball court, said NBA commissionerAdam Silver at a panel discussion on Tuesday.
Silver spoke as part of a panel entitled “Political Expression and Activism in Today's NBA,” as part of a forum on sports, race and society.
Friendsy launched nationally on Monday, allowing users from any college in the United States to sign up for the service.
The site, which was created by students and allows students to indicate their interest in becoming friends with, hooking up with or dating other students,started at the University in 2013and gradually expanded to more colleges.
Within 24 hours, the service attracted around 4,500 new users, on top of itspreexisting database of around 25,000 users, said Michael Pinsky ’15, one of the site's founders.
Since Friendsy's initial launch to University students in May 2013, the core team has been working to add new features and components to the site, including applications for both the iOS and Android operating systems, Pinsky said.
One of the most important responsibilities of the ballet world today is to empower young dancers who don’t feel like they belong, Misty Copeland said at a discussion on Monday.
A soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland spoke as part of the Lewis Center’s Masters of Dance series, which features professional dancers and choreographers in a series of events at the University in January and February.
"I wish people would ask, ‘How does it feel to be alone?’ Because there’s really a history of there not being much diversity in the ballet world," Copeland said.
She explained that when she first joined American Ballet Theatre, she wasn’t really aware of how she felt about being the only black female dancer on the roster, but things gradually built up as she spent more time in the company.Copeland was the only African-American member of the company for 10 years.
"By my third year in the company, I had this resentment, and I really didn’t know where it was coming from," she said.
John Elderfield was named the first Allen R. Adler ’67 Distinguished Curator and Lecturer at the University Art Museum, according to theUniversity's website.
Elderfield, currently the chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, N.Y., will offer a series of public lectures in the spring.
The University and the U-Store have an agreement that restricts the products that each entity can sell through their retail operations, a move that prevents competition for clients.
Close to 500 students, faculty, administrators and staff participated in a protest on the lawn north of Frist Campus Center at noon Thursday.
“We seek to interrupt the daily routine of Princetonians to symbolize the constant interruption racism plays in the lives of people of color,” protest organizer Khallid Love ’15 announced at the protest.
Love explained that the organizers had been planning the demonstration for several days as a strategic response to recent national events.
Following the successful launch of mixed recycling in Mathey College and Wilson College last spring, the rest of the residential halls have shifted to mixed recycling as well.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Trumenba, a vaccine against meningitis type B, for active immunization in 10- to 25-year-olds on Tuesday, according to a press release by Pfizer, the manufacturer of the vaccine.
This is the first vaccine against this strand of bacterial meningitis approved in the United States.
Two pedestrians were struck by a car on Washington Road on Saturday, according to a press release from the Princeton Police Department.
At 3:03 p.m., Richard Regan, 54, and his 8-year-old son — both residents of West Windsor — were standing on the shoulder of the roadway south of Carnegie Lake Bridge and were attempting to cross the road.
The University will begin attaching a letter detailing the policy of grade deflation and the fact that it was repealed at the beginning of this academic year to the transcripts of sophomores, juniors and seniors, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said Tuesday.
This measure is similar to what had been in practice for the past decade while the old grading policy was still in effect.
The doors of Robertson Hall, home of the Wilson School, will be locked two hours earlier every night due to an incident reported late Tuesday, according to an email sent to all Wilson School students.
According to the email, a Wilson School graduate student entered Robertson Hall at 10:30 p.m and noticed a suspicious man in the main lobby.
Marc Dashield has been appointed the town’s next municipal administrator by a unanimous vote by Mayor Liz Lempert and the town council.
Dashield is currently the township manager of Montclair Township where he has served since 2009.
Consumers and employees are demanding more transparency and social responsibility from big corporations, said Jack Dorsey, founder and CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, at a discussion on Wednesday.
Dorsey spoke as part of a panel entitled “Be the Change: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.” Besides Dorsey, the panelists were Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED), and Chris Kuenne ’85, a Keller Center professor and the CEO of Rosemark Capital Group.
Dorsey explained there is now a need for companies to be mindful of everything going on in the community.
“We have to focus on our element of the equation, but we can’t end the sentence there,” he explained.
Three years sincefreshmen were banned from rushing, 283 students participated in sorority rush activities last week, and about 170 students ended up joining a sorority.
This year's recruitment process had the highest number of participants in recent years.
Before the rush ban, an average of around 200 students had been rushing the sororities, with 206 students rushing in 2011, and 210 students rushing in 2010.
The lack of awareness surrounding the state of nuclear weapons is the biggest nuclear-related threat in the world today, journalist Eric Schlosser ’81 said at a lecture on Wednesday.
A University employee who is one of the only New Jersey residents with a medical marijuana permit will potentially continue working forthe University after a dispute in which he was reportedly told he would have to choose between medicating and his job.