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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.”
Jordan Thomas ’18 was one of 32 students awarded the prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, as announced by the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.
A few days after the eighth grade class at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton traveled to the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., “racist, anti-Semitic, and sexual messages” appeared on a Google spreadsheet originally intended for an eighth grade science lab.
“Self-empowerment as an instrument of liberation” remains central to Palestinian affairs, according to economist and politician Salam Fayyad.
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and New Yorker writer Hilton Als and poet Hoa Nguyen read selections from their work at the Lewis Arts complex at the University on Nov. 15. Als and Nguyen were introduced by poets Tracy K. Smith — the 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate — and Michael Dickman, respectively.
After a vote largely along party lines, the United States House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion Trump administration-endorsed tax bill which would slash taxes in the short term, if ultimately passed.
If a poll from a Princetonian has entered your inbox, chances are it has passed through an unassuming building at 169 Nassau Street: the Princeton Survey Research Center.
“I do believe that the ACA will endure; it will survive. But there probably will never be a moment to declare a victory,” explained Jeanne Lambrew, former deputy assistant for health policy to President Obama, in her Nov. 15 talk, “Why the Affordable Care Act Survives and What’s Next.”
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the University Art Museum is filled with beautiful relics of Asian art: Neolithic pottery and jade, ceramic vessels and bronze figurines, terra-cotta sculptures, and coffin boards from an ancient tomb.
The University’s first-year orientation programs are touted to prospective students as a way to “allow students to form strong bonds among first-years across residential colleges and with their student trip leaders across class years.” The degree to which students actually enjoy this prototypical experience, though, varies based on the program they’re assigned to.
The International Education Week Kickoff Reception was held at the Weickart Atrium of the Louis A. Simpson International Building on Nov. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The event was hosted by the Davis International Center, the Office for International Programs, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Latin America, and the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs.
On June 9, a Title IX investigation found electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú responsible for sexually harassing his advisee, graduate student Yeohee Im, over the course of two months. In a Nov. 9 article in The Huffington Post, Im said that Verdú was required to attend an eight-hour training session after accusations of the assault emerged, but that he was not disciplined in any other way.
Walking into the studio of Helen Lin ‘18 in the visual arts department is like falling back into childhood. The first thing you notice is the kaleidoscope of images pasted on the wall by Lin's desk, her self-proclaimed mood board. Many of the images consist of magic girl anime, Japanese-style purikura photos, stuffed teddy bears, butterflies, video-games, lips, and an old couple drenched in red light.
Jeanne Lambrew served as former U.S. President Obama’s Deputy Assistant for Health Policy. Her political career began in 1993, when she served in the Clinton administration in the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Then, in 1997 she served in the Clinton Administration on the White House National Economic Council. In 2000, she served the same administration in the Office of Management and Budget. From 2011 to January 2017, she served in the Obama administration, coordinating work towards the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Currently, Lambrew is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and an adjunct professor at New York University.
Over 150 new courses will be offered in the the spring, according to the course offerings released on Nov. 9.
On Nov. 9, the University released the results of its third annual “We Speak” survey on sexual misconduct, marking the end of the program’s three-year run. In the future, the University plans to shift to a data collection approach that draws on multiple sources related to the prevalence and effects of sexual misconduct rather than focusing on a single comprehensive survey.
Uwe Reinhardt, professor of economics and public affairs at the University, passed away on Nov. 13, 2017 due to an illness. He was 80 years old.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 rejected a proposal to provide a semester of housing and education for students currently attending college in Puerto Rico whose educational plans have been affected by Hurricane Maria.
At the behest of the University’s Board of Trustees, the Committee on Naming, a special branch of the Council of the Princeton University Community, is soliciting suggestions for the names of two notable structures on campus, the easternmost arch of East Pyne and a public garden visible from Nassau Street that is currently under construction.