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President Eisgruber and 48 other university and college presidents sent a letter to members of Congress expressing concerns over the effect that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on endowment earnings. The letter called the tax “unprecedented and damaging” and explained why it would prevent institutions of higher learning from supporting students and advancing research.
The Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs has named Miranda Bolef ’19, Ramzie Fathy ’20, Micah Herskind ’19, Benjamin Laufer ’19, and Rebekah Ninan ’19 as 2018 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law.
“Black women are extremely complex. Oftentimes we may be messy, we may be contradictory,” said Morgan Jerkins ’14. “With this book, I hope that people will read about one black woman’s reality and not think that she speaks for all black women because I am not the arbiter of truth, I cannot monopolize black womanhood, much less blackness.”
Verdú was placed on leave before the beginning of the spring semester, according to Assistant Vice President for Communications Daniel Day.
The Princeton Public School district will be making several changes to their safety practices and protocols in response to an incident in which a former student entered Princeton High School and walked around the building. The incident occurred on Feb. 15, one day after the shooting by a former student at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that resulted in the death of 17 people.
Robert Mueller ’66, special counsel overseeing the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, announced on Friday that 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities have been criminally charged for illegally assisting President Trump in the election.
Ashley Koning, the director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University, said that pollsters have long found heavy opposition against self-pumping in New Jersey, especially among subgroups such as women and the elderly.
On June 9, a Title IX investigation found professor Sergio Verdú responsible for violating the University’s policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct. In a memo describing the investigation obtained by The Daily Princetonian, the Title IX panel wrote that Verdú had exhibited “highly inappropriate and unprofessional” behavior: Inviting his graduate student Yeohee Im to watch a sexually explicit film and allegedly touching her on the stomach and thigh during the encounter.
Anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen sparked controversy on Feb. 6 when he used a racial slur during a lecture, causing several students to walk out of the classroom. Rosen announced today in an email to his students that the course, “ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms,” will be canceled.
Eisgruber participated in the Global University Leaders Forum, a community of 27 university presidents that focuses on research and educational agendas, and serves as an intellectual advisory body for the World Economic Forum.
The U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would be among the largest changes to the tax code in recent memory. Under the House bill, graduate students’ yearly tax burden would go from about $3,000 a year to over $11,000, more than a third of their actual, take-home pay. This worries many graduate students, who rely on these tuition waivers to finance their education.
The University found itself taking after the typical James Bond martini order - shaken, not stirred – on Thursday at 4:47, when minor tremors were felt on campus.
“I understand that it's tricky when it comes to institutions like museums where the person [a gallery] is named after gave the money to build that wing of the museum,” said Beth Wang ’18. “ Ideally it should be changed, but the acknowledgement that the only reason the room is there is because of this really problematic person makes it less easy to take the name away.”
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 HuffPost, 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.
This year’s survey found a significant increase in students’ awareness of resources, and the proportion of undergraduate women who reported experiencing sexual misconduct in the past academic year decreased from one in four women to one in five.
For graduate women, 1 in 11 respondents said that they had experienced sexual harassment in the past year. According to a University infographic made from survey results, 23 percent of those harassed said that the incident involved an employee or staff member, faculty member, or postdoc.
The University will award its top alumni honors, the Woodrow Wilson Award and the James Madison Medal, to Charles Gibson ’65 and Daniel Mendelsohn GS ’94, respectively. The official award ceremony will take place on campus during Alumni Day on Feb. 24, where Gibson and Mendelsohn will also deliver speeches.
“The history of Princeton and slavery is the history of America writ small,” professor Martha Sandweiss said. “We are a place where liberty and slavery have been intertwined from the very start.”
“We had 25 years of quite frozen politics — it polarized, became more intense, but did not change in shape,” Frum said.