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At 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, the Free Xiyue Wang Working Group held a public vigil, attended by students, faculty, and community members, in honor of Xiyue Wang, a Ph.D. student in the History Department who has been detained in Iran for over three years on charges of espionage. The vigil, which was held in Chancellor Green, included the reading of a statement written by Wang, as well as speeches from Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, his friend Will Whitham GS, and several University professors. The reading of Wang’s statement was followed by a moment of silence.
The University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), and the top independent renewable energy producer in India, ReNew Power, have agreed to combine resources for future collaboration in the field of renewable energy.
The University Library recently opened a new exhibition in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, titled “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450–1470.” Curated by Scheide Librarian Paul Needham and Curator of Rare Books Eric White, it is the first exhibition to focus on this early period of European printing, featuring loaned items from the United Kingdom never before seen in the United States and items from U.S. collections displayed outside their home libraries for the first time.
A press release from the Office of Communications confirmed that the deliberations of the Faculty and Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the University Student Life Committee will likely be released next month.
At the first Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting of the year, University Provost Deborah Prentice announced a change in CPUC procedure that will require students to submit questions for University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 in advance, rather than participate in the past “open question period” policy.
On Sept. 19, the Lewis Center for the Arts unveiled a new exhibit, “The Work of Several Lifetimes,“ by Mario Moore, a renowned artist and a 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow. The featured works, the culmination of Moore’s year-long fellowship, render visible the black men and women working blue collar jobs at the University.
Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges 2019” rankings, released on Thursday, place the University fifth, the same ranking it received in 2018. However, Forbes moved the University up six spots on its “Best Value Colleges” list, from eighth to second.
After two years of operation, the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP), which introduced students to sustainable farming practices and provided fertile ground for research, has come to an end.
The Office of the Dean for Research has named professor of chemical and biological engineering (CBE) Rodney Priestley to the newly created position of Vice Dean for Innovation, effective Feb. 3. CBE professor and Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti said that, among the several candidates he interviewed for the position, Priestley's status as a well-renowned researcher, combined with his past entrepreneurship experience, made him stand out.
The University has named nine new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, according to a statement on June 18.
Sarah Varghese ’19 will begin her four-year term as a Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) on June 1, according to an email from Deputy University spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss.
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.
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 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.
Within three hours of being posted on Friday, May 3, a student-run GoFundMe campaign called “Support Survivors Fighting for Title IX Reform” had surpassed its goal of $2,723. By noon, the campaign link had spread to the inboxes and group chats of almost every group on campus. Now, it has raised over $3,800.
The Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid (CUAFA) will recommend preserving the conviction history question on the University’s supplemental application but amending it in three significant ways, according to Dean of the College Jill Dolan in an exclusive interview with The Daily Princetonian.
On April 12, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions announced their selected fellows, a list that includes Dr. Marianna Orlandi, for the coming academic year. Last Friday, Yafah Edelman ’20 sent an email to residential college listservs alerting students to the fact that Orlandi has previously worked at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as an anti-LGBT hate group.
The University and Google held an inaugural event for the new Google AI lab located just north of campus in Palmer Square on Thursday, May 2.