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Growing up in Florida, hurricanes were just a part of life. There were usually one or two hurricanes or tropical storms a year, and some years saw even greater numbers. In 2004, there were four hurricanes: Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. Though each of these hurricanes caused significant damage, my memories are rosy: having hurricane days off from school, spending the day building forts with flashlights, and even a trip to the beach in Tampa when we had to evacuate from hurricane-stricken Orlando.
On the evening of Friday, Oct. 12, acclaimed American sculptor Jim Sanborn delivered a lecture to a crowded audience of students and community members at the University's Art Museum. In his talk, Sanborn described much of his life’s work that, in his own words, seeks to “bring science and art closer together.”
Throughout the season, Princeton (5–0 overall, 2–0 Ivy) has proved it can beat teams decisively, entering the weekend with four blowout wins in four games. This week, the team showed it could do the same without its star quarterback, with junior Kevin Davidson filling in for injured senior John Lovett at quarterback. Davidson threw for four touchdowns, and the Tigers put up 559 yards of total offense in a 48–10 “Alumni Weekend” win over Brown (1–4, 0–2 Ivy), earning its second Ivy League win and staying undefeated on the season.
Andrew T. Miltenberg, an attorney who has represented college students and faculty facing allegations of sexual misconduct, will file a lawsuit next week on behalf of former University professor Sergio Verdú, according to The New York Times. It is unclear if the suit will be filed directly against the University.
The Undergraduate Student Government announced the election results for the Class of 2022 Class Council in an email on Friday, Oct. 12. Of 23 candidates, the five students with the most votes were elected.
Eli Berman ’20 goes above and beyond what University students typically do in their college music careers. The Glee Club member recently returned from being featured in a performance in Austin, Texas. Their music is known for its expressions of Berman's queer identity.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, politics professor Jacob Shapiro deconstructed the United States’ defense strategy and how data is used in modern conflict. He spoke about his most recent book, “Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict,” which was co-authored by Eli Berman and Joseph H. Felter.
Activist and politician Mu Sochua lived in exile from Cambodia for almost two decades after her parents disappeared under the Khmer Rouge regime. Ever since, she has fought for justice in her home country -- now working as a leader of the opposition party. She spoke about her political journey in front of an attentive audience on Thursday in her talk, “Democracy in Peril,” as part of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Joseph S. Nye Jr. ’58 International Affairs lecture series.
One of the most frustrating conversations a politically engaged citizen can have is encouraging a friend or family member to vote and getting the classic “my vote doesn’t matter” response. What rebuttal do we subsequently offer these people? “Well, if everyone who said that voted, they could actually make a difference.”
Former First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 will begin a book tour for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming,” next month.
Men’s cross country is running under the radar. Currently, the team stands right on the edge of breaking into the NCAA Top 30 rankings. But the team has its eyes set even higher, aiming for an Ivy League title, a first-place finish in the Mid-Atlantic NCAA Regional Championship, and a top 15 NCAA finish overall.
Starting this Thursday, Princeton will host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships for the Northeast division. In the main-draw singles bracket Princeton will be represented by first-year Karl Poling, sophomores Damian Rodriguez and Ryan Seggerman, juniors Payton Holden and Davey Roberts, and senior James Wasserman. First-years Bill Duo and Will Peters will compete in the qualifying singles group. Princeton also has three teams in the main-draw doubles section. Holden and Poling, Rodriguez and Seggerman, and Duo and first-year Justin Barki will play doubles matches beginning Friday.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering Clifford Brangwynne and mathematics professor Allan Sly were both named 2018 MacArthur Fellows for their work in cellular compartmentalization and probability theory, respectively.
The curved grass hills outside of the Lewis Center for the Arts aren’t just ordinary hills — they’re the carefully sculpted first half of artist Maya Lin’s outdoor installation for the University.
In their final tune-up before the conference-heavy home stretch of the season, Princeton men’s soccer (6–4–1, 1–0–1 Ivy League) dominated St John’s on paper for most of regulation but were unable to score in the first 90 minutes. It took only two minutes after the start of overtime, however, for junior forward/midfielder Cole Morokhovich to find the back of the net, scoring the first goal of his career and winning the game for the Tigers.
Since the beginning of this academic year, the Writing Center has operated from its new location on the second floor of the New South Building.
Women’s soccer (7–3–2) heads to Columbia University in New York City on Sunday for a crucial match.