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By 2026, a significantly rebuilt Guyot Hall will house the Department of Computer Science, which is currently spread out over nine buildings, due to a gift from Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy Schmidt, according to a University announcement on Thursday.
Heavy rains on Wednesday, May 29, flooded multiple buildings on campus merely a day before the start of Reunions. Beginning in the afternoon and continuing into the evening, students found kitchens, laundry rooms, and lounges covered in up to two or three inches of water.
After months spent out of commission and multiple different dates announced for its restoration, the Dinky finally resumed service on Sunday, May 12.
After two hundred hours and several days of rain, on Wednesday, May 15, Princeton Students for Title IX Reform’s (PIXR) sit-in in front of Nassau Hall has come to a close.
The Engineering Quadrangle was evacuated briefly after a small fire broke out on the third floor, according to a statement from the Office of Communications.
The Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the University Student Life Committee will be meeting with students over the summer and planning a town hall-style event before the end of spring 2019 as part of their timeline for further dialogue on Title IX reform.
On Monday, May 13, the University announced that 13 out of 1,003 applicants have been offered admission as transfer students for fall 2019 entry. This marks the second consecutive year since 1990 that the transfer program has been in place, as well as a decrease of 426 applicants — or 29.8 percent — from 2018.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recapped Projects Board work, student-athlete student relations, and problems with room draw during its last weekly meeting of the academic year on Sunday, May 12.
Katharine (Kate) Reed ’19 was recently named the valedictorian of the University’s Class of 2019. Hailing from Arnold, Md., Reed is concentrating in history with certificates in Latin American Studies and Spanish. Outside of class, she acts on her passions for language learning and immigrant rights by helping to run El Centro (a program offering ESL classes to immigrant communities in Princeton and Trenton), teaching ESL-adapted history classes at Princeton High School. After graduation, Reed will pursue an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and will continue thinking about the relationship between social, economic, civil, and political rights in Latin America.
Next fall, 56 bathrooms in seven different buildings on campus will feature free menstrual products. This marks the first stage implementation of the Menstrual Products Task Force’s long-term project to provide free products on campus.
After over 100 hours of protest in front of Nassau Hall, Princeton Students for Title IX Reform (PIXR) updated their list of demands. Additionally, PIXR has called for a public statement from the University, signed by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, “in order to demonstrate the University’s commitment to addressing students’ persistent suffering.”
The University’s Title IX office is set to undergo an external review, according to a University statement released on Friday afternoon. Provost Deborah Prentice will oversee the review.
The Princeton Council held a meeting in the Whig Senate Chamber at 7 pm on May 8, the first town council meeting ever held on the University campus. Students and Council members discussed a number of issues facing the University and the town, as well as possibilities for collaboration between the two entities. All Princeton Council members were present, including Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert.
In complete silence, students assembled around Nassau Hall, arm-in-arm, until they had entirely encircled in the building. On their mouths were black pieces of tape that read “Listen.”
The University has responded to the demands of the Title IX office protesters engaging in a sit-in outside of Nassau Hall, saying that it will refer concerns to the appropriate University committees, but it will not consider the protesters’ “unfounded calls for the termination of University employees.”
The latest monthly meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), which took place on Monday, had an agenda packed with a wide variety of presentations and became the site of a large-scale student protest.
Grace Sommers ’20 has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award established by the United States Congress in recognition of outstanding undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Charles Gordon Gross, a professor emeritus of psychology at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and pioneer of cognitive neuroscience, died at age 83 in Oakland, Calif. on April 13.
On Monday, May 6, approximately 100 students chanting “Ban the box!” walked out from a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) in a protest led by Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR).
Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on May 7, six student activists walked up the front steps of Nassau Hall to deliver a list of demands related to the University’s Title IX policy to the University administration. Outside, over seventy protesters carried signs and chanted, “In the service of survivors, fix Title IX,” nearly drowning out the moments of conversation indoors. Throughout the day, blankets, backpacks, and posters laid scattered across the lawn in front of Nassau Hall as students staged a sit-in to protest the Title IX office’s handlings sexual misconduct complaints.