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Writing about American history in its present state of political division is a daunting yet immensely important task, said Jill Lepore, a professor of American history at Harvard and a staff writer at the New Yorker, in a lecture promoting her upcoming book on Thursday.
The University found itself taking after the typical James Bond martini order — shaken, not stirred — when minor tremors were felt on campus on Thursday afternoon.
Dominick “Nick” Bucci carried out over 1,000 arrests and convictions over 22 years working as an undercover detective in narcotics. Looking back, the retired New Jersey State Trooper feels that he “was doing it all wrong,” calling the War on Drugs, the U.S. campaign to end illegal drug trade, an “abject failure.”
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, historian Sheila Fitzpatrick spoke to a group of University students and community members on changing scholarly approaches to the revolution, Soviet history in the last fifty years, and her accompanying work on these topics.
A number of University employees could potentially be affected by the end of the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haitian immigrants, announced by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on Nov. 20. Come July 2019, these employees could be a few of the nearly 60,000 Haitians who would presumably lose their ability to legally live and work in the United States under TPS.
Gar Alperovitz believes that there’s a crisis in America, but it’s not a political crisis — it’s a crisis with the economic system itself.
Jordan Thomas ’18 was one of 32 American students selected from a pool of over 2,500 applicants to receive a 2018 Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.
After weeks of allegations and petitions, the Undergraduate Student Government has passed a resolution regarding the sexual harassment case against electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú.
The Graduate Student Government hosted a call-a-thon in Green Hall on Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for students to contact key senators and ask them to vote against the proposed Republican tax plan. The bill, which the House of Representatives passed on Nov. 16, would significantly increase University graduate students’ tax burdens and make graduate education unaffordable for many students across the nation.
The Department of Homeland Security moved on Nov. 22 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the University, Microsoft Corporation, and Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez ‘18 against the Trump administration. The lawsuit aimed to block the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Eduardo Bhatia-Gautier ‘86, former President of the Puerto Rico Senate, has been selected as Baccalaureate speaker for the 2018 Commencement.
Immigration Customs Enforcement officers raided two homes in downtown Princeton on Tuesday morning, resulting in four arrests, according to the Latin American Legal Defense Fund, Inc. The group also indicated four names to the Daily Princetonian.
“Princeton students lived on a landscape of slavery,” Professor Martha Sandweiss said about antebellum Princeton in a meeting discussing the University’s racially charged history.
A small gathering of about two dozen University students, staff, and community members convened for a unique, meditative experience in Frist 114 the afternoon of Nov. 27.
After “many years of silence,” Kimberly Latta, a psychotherapist and writer from Pittsburgh, has come forward to describe her experience with complaints of alleged sexual harassment at University of California, Berkeley between 1984-85. Latta alleges that Frances Ferguson, currently a visiting Bain-Swiggett Professor of Poetry at the University and the then-Title IX administrator at Berkeley, discouraged her from making a formal report of the matter.
Dozens of members of the University community gathered in Maeder Hall on Monday, Nov. 27 for the first of three town hall meetings on the University’s handling of sexual misconduct cases, specifically the disciplinary actions it takes against perpetrators.
For the first time in its 12-year history, the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange found that the number of international students enrolling in U.S. universities has decreased. For the 2016-17 school year, international enrollment fell by about three percent, or about 10,000 students.
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.
Compared to recent graduating years, the Class of 2021 contains a much higher number of students who are veterans — a number which will only increase in the following years, explained Tyler Eddy ’21, a former U.S. Marine and current first-year student.
Princeton's German Department accepts only about eight students each year to join its new graduate student cohort. These students are among the finest minds in the country, and the very best graduate programs heavily compete for each scholar.