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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.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 partnered with other leaders in higher education across the state of New Jersey to send a letter to Congress expressing concerns about immigration delays and policy.
In response to the controversy surrounding room draw randomization, a group of students created a Room Draw Reform petition with an action plan to ensure mistakes are not repeated in future room draws.
Members of the class of 2019 invited their beloved professors to the fourth Annual Gratitude Gala, held on Wednesday, May 1, to engage in conversation and enjoy refreshments.
Emily Carter, who has been the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) for the past three years, will be leaving the University at the end of the year to become the executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her new appointment begins Sept. 1, 2019, and the search for a new SEAS dean is already underway.
Last week, students received an email from Dorian Johnson, Director of Housing and Real Estate Services, notifying them about issues with the randomization process through which students are assigned to select their dormitory rooms. The announcement prompted a bevy of questions and thoughts regarding the current, randomized system, as well as the University’s decision to offer financial compensation, in lieu of a new room draw, to students disadvantaged by the error.
Upperclass room draw processes were not completely randomized this year, according to an email sent to the dorm-undergrads listserv by Director of Housing Dorian Johnson. Johnson wrote that $1,000 would be deducted from the 2019–20 housing fees of rising seniors directly affected by the issue and in the lower half of their class’s draw.
On Thursday, April 25, the Office of Communications announced that the University trustees have “adopted an operating budget for the University totaling $2.3 billion for 2019–20.” Of this total budget, $187.4 million — up 7.2 percent from last year’s $174.2 million — will go towards undergraduate financial aid.
The Committee on the Course of Study is set to propose the first major changes to the University’s general education requirements in 25 years at the next faculty meeting on April 29.
The University will name the roadway between Firestone Library and the Andlinger Center for the Humanities after alumnus and Princeton native Robert J. Rivers ’53, one of the first black undergraduates admitted to the University.
On Thursday, April 11, the University announced that professor of history Kevin Kruse and professor of Slavic languages and literature Ilya Vinitsky have received 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships.
The University has announced the Pre-read book selected for the Class of 2023: “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy,” by James Williams.
Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) named Mark Braverman, a computer science professor at the University, as one of two recipients of this year’s Alan T. Waterman Award for his work on algorithms and computational complexity theory.
In recent months, federal charges brought against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei have prompted the nation’s research institutions, including the University, to cut funding ties with the company.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8, the Department of Public Safety alerted the University community to potential cases of arson on campus. Four cases of arson have occurred in the past four days.
A fire broke out in Fine Hall around midnight Saturday. According to a campus alert by the Office of Communications, the fire was contained to one classroom on the 12th floor and was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system.
Several months ago, Catholic prelature Opus Dei revealed they had settled a sexual misconduct case regarding Father C. John McCloskey, who previously served the Catholic community at the University.
The Office of the Dean of Faculty released updated policies to prohibit all non-preexisting romantic and sexual relationships between faculty and graduate students on Monday, April 1.