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On April 18, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 joined 62 other university presidents and chancellors in affirming the value of free speech on college campuses at an Association of American Universities meeting in Washington, D.C. Eisgruber has been a vocal supporter of free speech during his presidency.
In an email to the student body late Friday, April 20, the Undergraduate Student Government announced the newly elected U-Councilors and officers for the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. A referendum on the Honor Committee was also overwhelmingly passed.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 19, students sitting in the back row of McCosh 50 found energy drinks attached to the bottom of their seats along with promotional fliers.
“I turned and looked at all the seats, and there was a bunch of Red Bull taped under the desks,” Alex Reblando '18 said. “I thought it was a miracle."
The New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Division of Investment announced on Thursday, March 29, that it had voted to sell all of its remaining holdings with Vista Outdoor, which produces semi-automatic rifles for civilian use.
Don’t be surprised when you see students swiping away at their phones this week. They are swiping right — a “yes” signal — on the dating app Tinder in order to win a concert featuring stripper-turned-rapper Cardi B. But, according to the contest rules, only 200 students from the winning school can attend a performance given by the artist.
A news release from the University Office of Communications on Sept. 1, 1977, provided further details about the experimentation, including that “CIA funds totaling $4,075 were paid in 1953 and 1958 for research by two individuals who were then affiliated with the University.” The release also refutes any claims that the “University as an institution was involved in this research.”
Almost 80 years old, the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad is an integral part of the town and community it serves, responding to thousands of calls every year. PFARS is an independent, non-profit emergency medical services organization that is heavily reliant on volunteers in the local area, many of whom are students at the University.
After a nor’easter swept through the town of Princeton and left behind 17.8 inches of snow, the University delayed opening until 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Around noon on Friday, 23 mph winds caused a tree to fall onto Jones Hall and almost collide with a student.
A record nine eating clubs will have female presidents in the upcoming year. Cottage Club and Cannon Dial Elm Club elected their first ever female presidents.
“We thought that it was important to be able to do this meeting in conjunction with the campus plan, which I think speaks to a number of topics in our interest,” University President Christopher Eisgruber began. “It is very important that we look for ways to make a difference in the world.”
Alice Wistar ’20 was sitting outside her room in Holder Hall entryway 4 when she heard alarms going off from within the building. When she walked inside, the floor was wet, and she soon discovered that the water had soaked her roommate’s belongings.
The Wilson School co-sponsored a panel with the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies and Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies to discuss the December and January protests’ implications for Iran’s future.
Rider University President Gregory Dell’Omo sent out an email on Feb. 21 announcing that Rider University has signed a non-binding term sheet to transfer ownership of Westminster to Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Co., Ltd., this spring.
In addition to recent attempts to reform the Honor Code, the University is currently considering a reform of the academic calendar. In October 2016, the Task Force on General Education suggested that fall exams be moved to before winter break by beginning the fall semester earlier. At the time of the Task Force recommendations, a survey of students found that 75 percent supported such a change.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Calendar Reform, charged in spring 2017 and composed of faculty members, two undergraduate students, and one graduate student, released a final survey on Jan. 30 to gather student opinions on the proposed new calendar. This calendar features a fall semester that would begin as early as Sept. 1 and end between Dec. 19 and 23, resulting in shortened reading periods and finals periods. By comparison, the spring semester would remain unchanged, save beginning and ending a week earlier.
At the end of Sunday’s USG meeting, Qian officially presented the final send-off on behalf of the Jemison administration, retiring Flanigan, Liang, Mathieu, Director of Communications Maya Wesby ’18, class senator Eli Schechner ’18, class senator Soraya Morales Nuñez ’18, class senator Andrew Ma ’19, and class senator June Philippe ’20.
“What I would like to see happen is for the momentum that we gained during the elections to continue,” said USG president-elect Rachel Yee ’19. “This election cannot be the ending point.”
“I lost faith in academia. I do not trust universities to look out for our best interest,” reads the entry. “I feel like I did everything right (reporting, waiting for the process) and it didn't matter … I don't trust anyone to be safe. I don't want academia any more.”
Dean’s Date is typically filled with deadlines, giveaways, food, and entertainment — a costly event that was already allocated a hefty $14,000 in funding last year. This year, the Undergraduate Student Government has approved an additional $25,000 to host a concert during the Dean’s Date celebration.