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This summer, Shriya Sekhsaria ’18 turned her lifelong interest in collecting memories into a startup company called Lumhaa. Lumhaa is about recording and sharing memories through a virtual platform. Users can create virtual “memory jars” via text descriptions, audio or video recordings, and images. Today, Lumhaa is worth an estimated $2.5 million.
Xiaodi Alice Tang ’18 and David Lind ’18 have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowships. The fellowship provides a $35,000 grant for a year after graduation to explore a creative project of interest.
Sea level rise is a much discussed symptom of climate change. While some ideas for curbing glacial melting have been proposed, few geoengineering solutions have been implemented. However, current research by University postdoctoral research associate Michael Wolovick indicates that there exists a practical solution for glacial melting. Wolovick is investigating glacial sills, or walls made of rock and silt, as a way to block glaciers from exposure to warm water and keep them from melting.
“Entrepreneurship is becoming more important on campus in general,” said OTL New Ventures Associate Anthony Williams. “A high proportion of University IP is now being licensed to startups.”
“Black women are extremely complex. Oftentimes we may be messy, we may be contradictory,” said Morgan Jerkins ’14. “With this book, I hope that people will read about one black woman’s reality and not think that she speaks for all black women because I am not the arbiter of truth, I cannot monopolize black womanhood, much less blackness.”
“Our word ‘civility’ flowers out of the Latin ‘civis’, which means ‘citizen,’” said Daniel Mendelsohn ’94. “Civility is the behavior that marks mutual acknowledgement that we individuals share common public, and political, space.”
Alice Wistar ’20 was sitting outside her room in Holder Hall entryway 4 when she heard alarms going off from within the building. When she walked inside, the floor was wet, and she soon discovered that the water had soaked her roommate’s belongings.
Earlier this week the University announced Maria Garlock and Stacey Sinclair as the upcoming heads of Mathey and Forbes, respectively.
Princeton residents raised concerns about emergency preparedness and environmental awareness and Princeton Police Department discussed its racial profiling training at a town hall meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.
Though the University earns SRECs from the energy its solar field produces, the University currently sells those SRECs to pay off the initial loan for the solar field, explained Engineering and Campus Energy executive director Thomas Nyquist. As such, the SREC-measured value of the energy produced by its solar field is masked, at least on paper.
The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center has predicted a mild winter, contrary to the storms in past years. Last March, a severe storm dubbed Stella led the University to put in extra precautions among its staff and other University community members. The year before, another storm dubbed Jonas hit campus during intersession — hard. In addition to staff preparations, the University has other measures to mitigate the impact of a huge storm.
On Saturday, 25,000 Harry Potter enthusiasts flooded Spring Street in Newton, N.J. — just about an hour from Princeton — to witness its transformation into Diagon Alley for the afternoon.
“Abortion is and always will be the opposite of empowerment,” said Kristan Hawkins during her pro-life lecture Monday night. Hawkins’ talk at the University was a part of an national tour, “Announcing the Lies Feminists Tell.”
Rarely can students find a place to share what is weighing on their minds without worrying about the consequences of what they are disclosing. Princeton Peer Nightline, a peer-run, confidential and anonymous call and chat service run by volunteers, offers just that. Open on Tuesday and Friday nights, the network offers an empathetic ear for issues with which students are struggling.
Chemical and biological engineering students choose their major in part because they believe that upon graduation they will have their pick of dream jobs. But a senior sent an email to the department rejecting this notion.
Nathanael Ji sent the email, titled “CBE info - Jobs and Advice,” on Sept. 24. Ji outlined career paths that CBE concentrators typically pursue after graduation. For each path — medicine, consulting or finance, computer science, pharmaceuticals, and oil — he explained why CBE isn’t the best choice.
The transformation of the former Dinky station’s location to a state-of-the-art performance center for the University is complete. The Lewis Center for the Arts, replete with 146,000 square feet of space for students in theater, dance, music, and the visual arts, will become a brand new arts hub.