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Harvard University president Drew Faust announced the creation of a sexual assault task force in an email to the Harvard student body and faculty on Thursday afternoon.
Former Harvard Provost Steven Hyman, who oversaw the creation of Harvard's Office of Sexual Assault and Response, will chair the task force, Harvard's independent newspaper The Crimson reports.
Last year, Harvard formed a working group to evaluate if its sexual assault policies were in accordance with federal Title IX regulations.
Parker Gilbert, a sophomore at Dartmouth College accused of rape by a female classmate last May, was found not guilty by 12 jurors of five counts of sexual assault and a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge last Thursday, according to Valley News.
Gilbert allegedly entered the female student’s unlocked dorm room the night of May 1last year and had sex with her while she was asleep.
The Princeton Police Department discovered a flaw in its 9-1-1 system last week when a call could not be directed to a dispatcher, Planet Princeton reported.
A team of four University students finished in seventh place out of 52 teams at the Rotman International Trading Competition, the largest trading competition in the world.
Teams from top universities in Italy, South Africa, Canada, Thailand, Egypt and the United States competed to maximize their profits in several rounds of simulated trading environments.
The competition took place at the University of Toronto from Feb.
Daphne Oz ’08, co-host of ABC’s food-centered talk show The Chew, shared her experiences in the professional world during a lecture on Thursday and advised students to embrace the opportunity to explore different career paths before choosing a long-term track.
“It’s not only amazing, it’s totally acceptable for people our age to have eight, 10, 15 careers,” she said.
Oz explained that upon graduation from the University, where she concentrated in Near Eastern Studies, she struggled to identify what she wanted to do as a full-time career.
Most students look forward to applying what they’ve learned at Princeton to their developing careers post-graduation, but by the time Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri ’01 graduated from the University, she was already in what she called "the full-fledged middle of [her] career.” She was a fashion model and photographer.
Pal-Chaudhuri spent five years traveling the world as a model before enrolling at the University to study anthropology.
Established by the Wilson School in 2006, the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative has sent students across the globe for public policy fellowships in a variety of locales, from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to the U.S.
Several campus organizations have had their events cancelled or seen reduced participation due to concerns by outside groups over the outbreak of bacterial meningitis at Princeton.The Big Sibs mentoring program by the Class of 2016 has had two events with its elementary school mentees cancelled, and a Princeton Disabilities Awareness event this weekend saw much lower attendance than predicted.
Barton Gellman ’82 has always been a secret breaker.As an undergraduate at Princeton, Gellman decried secrecy inNassau Hall in his first column as the chairman of The Daily Princetonian — a position roughly equivalent to what is now known as editor-in-chief.“We've been far too tolerant, as well, of Nassau Hall’s idiosyncratic preference for secrecy and closed-door decisions on the most basic issues facing Princeton,” Gellman wrote in February 1981.
Post-revolution turmoil in the Middle East is a natural effect of creating new democracies, not a sign that the Arab Spring was unsuccessful, Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki argued in a lecture about the challenges facing his country’s new democracy on Thursday afternoon.
Observers of the Arab World should be patient before drawing conclusions about the success of the Arab Spring because revolutions take time to effect change, he noted.
“Democracy is a process; it’s continuous experimentation,” Marzouki said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Princetonian before the lecture.
Before delivering a public lecture on Thursday afternoon, Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki spoke briefly with The Daily Princetonian about the challenges he faces as president and the reasons for his visit.
After switching to a nonselective admission process last year, the Woodrow Wilson School admitted a record 163 students from the Class of 2015 and has introduced a number of changes to the school’s curriculum, among them the addition of nine new skills-based research seminars that will replace one of the two previously mandatory task forces.
Previously, all juniors in the Wilson School were required to participate in a policy task force each semester and wrote their junior papers in tandem with the task force.
The government has the ability to easily keep track of every citizen’s online activity, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman ’82 said in a lecture at the Wilson School Tuesday.The discussion focused on Gellman’s role in the blockbuster series of stories relating to the National Security Agency’s extensive surveillance programs that begun appearing in the Washington Post and in the United Kingdom’s Guardian newspaper this summer.“There has never been a disclosure of so much information of such high sensitivity,” Gellman said in reference to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked the documents.Gellman is also a former chairman of The Daily Princetonian.Gellman described the backstory of how he became one of three journalists, together with the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and independent documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, with whom Edward Snowden shared highly classified government documents.Gellman said he was first contacted by Poitras, who had begun corresponding anonymously with a source who later revealed himself as Snowden.
Cara McCollum, who competed as Miss New Jersey, was eliminated from the Miss America national competition on Sunday night when the top 15 semifinalists were revealed at the beginning of the evening’s programming.
Fifteen Princeton faculty, including president emerita Shirley Tilghman, have endorsed Congressman Rush Holt, Jr.
Reunions attendees young and old at the 50th Reunions tentSaturdaynight were entranced by the classic songs of Neil Diamond.