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On Monday, Dec. 9, in its final meeting of the semester, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) voted to approve the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture, and Conduct, heard a presentation on recent sustainability initiatives, and discussed possible policies on electric scooters.
Anthony D. Romero ’87 and Kip Thorne GS ’65 have been selected as the 2020 recipients of the University’s top alumni awards, the Woodrow Wilson Award and the James Madison Medal, respectively. Both will speak on Alumni Day on Feb. 22, 2020.
Xiyue Wang, a University graduate student who has been held in Iran for alleged espionage since 2016, has been released, according to a press release sent by President Donald Trump around 6 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 7.
The Princeton University Humanities Council, in partnership with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), is currently hosting the program “Being Human: a Festival of the Humanities.” Last year, the University became the first American university to host the British festival, which is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Last April, Karen Richardson ’93 was announced as the University’s new Dean of Admission. As a first-generation college student herself, Richardson expressed her commitment not just to admitting a diverse student body but also to ensuring that all students have the resources they need to succeed in competitive college campuses such as Princeton.
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Princeton University Art Museum commemorated Day With(out) Art with an event that shined light on the works of artists whose lives have been affected or cut short by AIDS.
A report released on Oct. 23 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found 31 contaminants in the town’s water between 2012 and 2017, including some known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions, nervous system damage, and other health problems. The study was approached with skepticism by both New Jersey American Water and University professors and administrators.
82 items grace the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum as part of the new exhibit, States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing. The exhibit opened on Nov. 2, 2019, and it will close on Feb. 2, 2020.
After a brief hiatus for the summer, the Forbes Vertical Farm is set to reopen this month.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the oral arguments pertaining to suits on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), including a complaint compiled by the partnership between the University, Microsoft President and University trustee Brad Smith ’81, and María Perales Sánchez ’18.
During its Nov. 11 meeting, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) discussed both the external review and joint committee’s reports on the University’s Title IX policy, which were released on Oct. 24. Furthermore, the Council addressed the creation of the new ad hoc CPUC Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture and Conduct, which will replace the Faculty-Student Sexual Misconduct Committee.
On Thursday afternoon, violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Jeremy Denk walked silently onto the stage of Richardson Auditorium, weaving between folding chairs and close-eyed patrons already deep in a meditative state. Eight hours later, the pair would enter the same stage to thunderous applause, Jackiw’s gray sweater and tousled hair traded for concert black, audience shifted to the balcony and ground.
The Empire State Building lit up orange and red on Nov. 6 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first-ever college football game, played between the University and Rutgers University.
Several prominent panelists discussed whether the University should divest from the fossil fuels industry during the Princeton Environmental Forum, held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, the University released two reports, both authorized in the wake of student protests last semester, about its adjudication of Title IX cases.
At least 65 of the Certificates of Fire Inspection posted in buildings across campus have expired. These expired certificates, however, do not reflect the results of the most recent inspections and are currently being replaced by date-free signs in accordance with permission from the municipality.
In the November issue of “INSIGHT Into Diversity,” Princeton was granted the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, standing alongside a field of 93 other colleges and universities across the United States.
Ted Borer, manager of the University Energy Plant, announced that the University plans to reduce total carbon footprint to net zero by 2046.
Last Saturday, Oct. 12, marked the Office of Religious Life’s (ORL) fourth annual pumpkin-carving event for refugees and immigrants involved in organizations from across New Jersey and New York.
The University announced Monday that its endowment earned 6.2 percent for the fiscal year ending in June. Now, the endowment is valued at $26.1 billion, up $200 million from last year. This year’s return is a drop from last year, when the University reported a 14.2 percent return.