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The University released its endowment returns on Monday afternoon, Oct. 9, and showed a 12.5 percent investment gain for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. The endowment is now valued at $23.8 billion, a growth of $1.6 billion from last year, when the University reported only a 0.8 percent return.
By invoking §704(C)2 of the Undergraduate Student Government Senate constitution, which empowers him to create subcommittees on, among other things, "the Honor System," USG Academics Chair Patrick Flanigan '18 has established a subcommittee on the Honor Constitution.
“The future of the Hispanic community is on you,” journalist Jorge Ramos told University students at the beginning of his talk, “Nuestro Futuro: A Conversation with Jorge Ramos,” this Friday.
In a Sept. 28 announcement, the Trump administration waived the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, a century-old shipping law that regulates coastwise trade between U.S. ports, for a 10-day period. The move, which the administration has claimed will ease hurricane aid shipments to storm-battered Puerto Rico, has drawn criticism from the maritime industry, which will face greater competition from foreign ships if the act is permanently repealed. By contrast, many Puerto Rican politicians are calling for complete elimination of the act in order to lower costs during the recovery process.
One of the remarkable things about life surrounding Prospect Avenue is its consistency: every weekend, hordes of intoxicated University students can be seen stumbling out of eating clubs on their way to Frist Campus Center for a late meal. However, this past weekend, the Street received unexpected visitors in the form of Christian protesters wielding megaphones and signs condemning evolution and sin.
“Let’s to go the Moon in a new way,” said Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), in a lecture on Oct. 6 about the advancement of space exploration and ESA’s goals to venture farther into the universe.
The University celebrated the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a dedication ceremony on Friday morning.
To “personify Japan” remains the goal of the program "Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan," according to Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi of the Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management.
“It’s a race against time,” said Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of the Republic of Mauritius, about the African continent’s efforts to conserve its unique biodiversity and the rich tradition of natural medicine that follows from it.
The Princeton Poetry Festival, though still young, will enjoy another beginning — this time in the Lewis Center for the Arts.
This July, the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding welcomed two new faces to its staff. Jes Norman and Victoria Yu are three months into their time at the University, but they are already making huge strides in promoting diversity and understanding on campus.
A new nonprofit organization has marched its way onto campus this year, emphasizing a focus on developing new leaders: The Warrior Scholar Project.
Silent Sam is the supposedly innocuous name of a statue erected on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus in 1913. Its benefactors, however, had less than innocent intentions upon donating the statue of the Confederate soldier, labeling it as a tribute to the cause of the Confederacy and the beginning of the Civil War.
Roxane Gay said in a talk on Wednesday that she broke tradition in writing the story of two black women who love each other for Marvel. As her lecture showed, however, she broke tradition long before that.
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.
Rainer Weiss, who was a postdoctoral researcher at the University, and Kip Thorne GS '65 received the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday. They received the award “for decisive contributions to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detector and the observation of gravitational waves” according to a press release by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
When the new Lewis Center for the Arts officially opens this weekend, 48 new Steinway & Sons pianos will be among the complex's new features. Selected and purchased over the course of two years, these instruments were specifically chosen from a pool of 200 possible instruments by University faculty and students, according to the University Office of Communications.
When Caroline Kitchener ’14 met activist Summer Xia while teaching abroad in China, she had no idea what she would be encountering.
Terrell McSweeny is an attorney and a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. McSweeny is visiting the Wilson School for two days as part of the Leadership Through Mentorship Program. The 'Prince' sat down with her for an interview about her work and the issues she tackles as an FTC Commissioner.
“The way we teach today is not the only way to teach,” Sanjay Sarma said in a talk at McCosh Hall on Monday, Oct. 2. Sarma, the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT, helps oversees MIT OpenCourseWare and is a strong proponent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Though a professor of mechanical engineering, Sarma has spoken extensively on problems he sees inherent in the current education system.