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The University Office of Communications announced in a statement on Tuesday that two prominent spaces on campus will be named after slaves who lived or worked at the University. A new public garden located between Firestone Library and Nassau Street will be named after Betsey Stockton, and the easternmost arch of East Pyne Hall will be named after James Collins “Jimmy” Johnson.
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University eSports started in 2009 with a small group of Princeton gamers. Its tournaments for this school year are all finished, but the club is already planning an Ivy League eSports conference event for the fall.
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Abraham Denmark, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and current Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke yesterday on China’s growing role in the international scene as part of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program.
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The University held a reception to celebrate the naming of the Arthur Lewis Auditorium in Robertson Hall on Wednesday, April 18.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, panelists gathered at Frist Campus Center on Tuesday, April 17, to discuss the stigma surrounding people who fall on the autistic spectrum and to celebrate differences in people with disabilities.
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.
On Tuesday, April 17, the prominent Southern Baptist Rev. Russell Moore lectured on the realities and perversions of evangelicalism in the modern United States.
Princeton residents won’t be seeing any tax increases this year, as a sufficient surplus in the $65-million town budget will allow town officials to fully finance a projected tax hike. Without any changes, municipal-purpose taxes were supposed to increase by $41.86 on average. The spending plan including this measure was passed at a public hearing on April 9.
The cost of attendance for the 2018–19 school year has risen 3.9 percent from the previous year, alongside a rise in financial aid of 7.7 percent according to a budget announcement on Monday from the Office of Communications.
Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, professors of government at Harvard University and co-authors of the book “How Democracies Die,” spoke to the University community on Monday about the threats currently facing U.S. democracy, in the context of demises of democracies in the past.
“Help those brothers and sisters who have been incarcerated and let them know that they are important to us,” Rev. Teresa Smallwood said, “because unlike what it looks like now, we are all in this together, so the day we say that we are family, we have nothing to lose but our chains.”
“I heard the snap of the tree, which was quite a loud sound. I saw it tumbling,” said visiting journalism professor Jim Dwyer. “At first I thought it didn’t get anybody.”
The fifth referendum on the Honor Code this year proposes allowing members of the Honor Committee to petition to replace the clerk or chair. It comes after three of four referenda on the Honor Code were stayed by the administration in December.
In its weekly meeting on April 15, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed the the inclusion of questions surrounding criminal history on the undergraduate application, increasing student access to USG, and policies to decrease the negative stigma surrounding gap years and mental health.
Over a thousand people packed into Jadwin Hall on Thursday, April 12, filling five auditoriums, to attend the 43rd Donald R. Hamilton Lecture delivered by Kip Thorne, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology.
“In early stage investing, in my perspective, it’s 95 percent the founder, 5 percent the product,” said Trip Jones, a general partner with August Capital and a judge at this year's TigerLaunch competition. “If you have the right founder, I don’t even care what the product is; you can fund the company before the company exists.”
Palestinian ambassador to the U.S. Husam Zomlot was born as a refugee in a tent in the Gaza Strip. Today, Zomlot spoke at the Wilson School about a multilateral solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
After 17 Palestinians were killed and over a thousand injured by Israeli military gunfire and tear gas on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel two weeks ago, Zomlot offered a hopeful tone in his proposal for a peaceful solution
After about a month of hearing hammering and seeing trucks line up outside Holder Hall entryway four, residents will be able to move back into their rooms.
Beginning on the night of April 11 until the following night, University community members came together to observe Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, through a student-led program supported by the Center for Jewish Life.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has been selected as the keynote speaker for the University’s Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 4, according to the Office of Communications. The ceremony is organized by members of the graduating class.