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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.
Brent Colburn will succeed Robert Durkee ’69 as the University’s next vice president for communications and public affairs on Feb. 1. Colburn previously served as the senior communications and public affairs officials for multiple Cabinet-level federal agencies and is currently the vice president for communications at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
University faculty are working to create an Asian American Studies certificate program by September 2018. The creation of the program will be the culmination of the work of University students, alumni, and faculty who have researched, petitioned, protested, negotiated, and advocated for the creation of an Asian American Studies program for over 40 years.
During the course of the Princeton Slavery Project, several important works about African Americans were examined and discussed. In one of these works, I Hear My People Singing, former University Professor Kathryn Watterson writes about the lives and experiences of the African American community just outside FitzRandolph Gate.
Dozens of graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty members gathered on Monday, Nov. 20 in Maeder Hall to discuss a petition demanding that the University elevate its disciplinary action against Sergio Verdú, a Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, who was found guilty of sexual harassment in a Title IX investigation earlier this summer. Over 650 undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have signed the petition.
Professor Sarah-Jane Leslie GS '07 has been named the University’s new Dean of the Graduate School.
After former University president Samuel Finley passed away in 1766, the slaves he had owned were sold in an auction outside of what is now the Maclean House, underneath the American sycamore trees that are nicknamed “liberty trees.” The names and fates of these slaves are still unknown, but their stories — intrinsically tied to those of the University’s — are being assessed and analyzed for the first time in the University’s history as part of the Princeton and Slavery Project.
At the Undergraduate Student Government’s weekly meeting a week ago, U-Councilor Diego Negrón-Reichard ’18 attempted to persuade the University to house and educate Puerto Rican students displaced by the Hurricanes Irma and Maria. At the Council of the Princeton University Community meeting Nov. 13 — a day after the USG meeting — President Eisgruber turned down the suggestion.
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison took the stage on Nov. 17 to kick off a scholarly symposium for the Princeton and Slavery Project, an academic exploration of the University’s historical engagement with slavery. Morrison, the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, also had a campus building renamed in her honor in July.
Princeton is a perpetual living museum whose candid history can illuminate not just the past, but the times in which we live, said Eric Foner and Danielle Allen ’93 in a panel discussion on “The Princeton and Slavery Project: How it Changes Our Understanding of American History and Poses a Challenge to Historical Commemoration.”