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Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, an initiative that forges collaborations between industry and University experts, and ExxonMobil entered into a five-year agreement to pursue transformational innovations in the fields of energy and environment, the University’s Office of Engineering Communications announced this summer.ExxonMobil’s commitment to invest $5 million during the next five years is the largest financial commitment in the E-ffiliates Partnership.Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, founded in 2011, offers its corporate members an opportunity to explore research frontiers and engage faculty and students outside the company's core expertise.
A terrorist attack spurred the University to relocate Tyler Lawrence ’16 and Tori Rinker ’16 from their internships in Cairo, Egypt, in mid-July.
"Out of an abundance of caution in the wake of an incident in Cairo, the students were relocated to Casablanca, Morocco, to continue their internship with the same organization.
New undergraduatecertificates in Cognitive Science,Ethnographic Studies, and History and the Practice of Diplomacy will be available beginningJuly 1, 2015, according to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua.
Faculty voted in favor of proposals for the programs at the last faculty meeting in May.
According to Deputy Dean of the College Clayton Marsh, the Committee on the Course of Study received proposals for Cognitive Science from philosophy professor Sarah-Jane Leslie, forEthnographic Studies from anthropology professor Carol Greenhouse, and for History and the Practice of Diplomacy fromhistory professor William Jordan and Wilson School deanCecilia Rouse.
Marsh explained that proposals for newcertificates undergo a lengthy process of screening and approval before appearing on the agenda for a faculty meeting.
Undergraduates’ exposure to turbulent and difficult times are important as preparation for their promising futures as agents of change in the world, former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson GS '86 said in her Baccalaureate addresson Sunday.
Arjun Landes ’11 GS created the app “HeyTiger” to allow alumni and students to connect with other alumni on campus.
Landes said he plans to keep the new app running for at least a few days after Reunions, but beyond that isn’t sure about how the app will run in the future.
The app icon is a plain black background with an orange heart.
While University students today use Tinder and similar alternatives in their half-serious attempts to meet a future partner, Reunions features a decidedly low-tech version of this dating scene for alumni.
The auditorium was packed with more people than there were seats at an alumni-faculty forum about journalism in the digital age today.
David Petraeus GS '85 GS '87, decorated war general and former head of the CIA, has led a prominent career in public service and government.
Lisa Jackson GS ’86, a University trustee and the 2015 Baccalaureate speaker, has been the vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. since 2013, and served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2009 to 2013.
There have been 21 Club Nom events over the course of the past two years, founder and organizer Hannah Rosenthal ’15 said.
Although not all eating clubs signed on to be involved with Club Nom last year, all 11 clubs joinedthis year, Rosenthal said.
Club Nom is part of the Ask Big Questions initiative.
Marni Blitz, associate director of the CJL, is the adviser of Club Nom along with Tennille Haynes, Director of the Fields Center.
“[Club Nom] was a very low-barrier way to have important conversations,” Blitz said.“It was something that we were extremely supportive of from the very beginning.
Fifty-two percent of undergraduate students and 53 percent of graduate students responded to the University’s sexual misconduct climate survey, according to Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Equity Michele Minter.
The University’s goal was a 50 percent response rate, Minter added.
“This is a very high response rate for a survey of its type, so we are very pleased,” Minter said.
Misha Semenov ’15 was named the valedictorian of the Class of 2015 on Monday, and Neil Hannan ’15 was named the Latin salutatorian.
The valedictorian and salutatorian were announced at the faculty meeting on Monday, when Dean of the College Valerie Smith announced that the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing had recommended Semenov and Hannan for the respective honors.
Semenov, a native of San Francisco, is concentrating in architecture with certificates in urban studies and translation and intercultural communication.
For his senior thesis, advised by Dean Stanley Allen of the architecture department and history professor Alison Isenberg, Semenov studied housing projects designed to accommodate residents’ expansion, and examined how more flexible, rule-based architecture can help fulfill larger social goals.
“Professor Isenberg describes him as the most talented undergraduate she has encountered in 20 years of teaching,” Smith said.
Hannan is a classics major pursuing a certificate in finance.
The Undergraduate Student Government sponsored an open forum about freedom of expression on campus in Frist Campus Center on Sunday.
The panelists included Dean of the FacultyDeborah Prentice, mathematics professorSergiu Klainerman and University general counsel Ramona Romero.
The University has been unsuccessful in hiring an Asian American Studies professor, though the search is continuing, professor of English and African American Studies Anne Cheng '85 said.
The search, which has spanned candidates in multiple disciplines, launched in November 2014.
Members of the Class of 1977 have been discussing whether Susan Patton ’77 should be removed as alumni class president due to some concerns regarding her alleged abuse of the office.
The critical point in these discussions occurred when Patton allegedly censored classmates who criticized her on the class Facebook page, Robert Gilbert ’77 said.
Patton gained fame for writing aletter to the editorof The Daily Princetonian in March 2013 encouraging female students to find a husband on campus before graduation.
Both students and local business owners approved of the return of the Princeton University Farmers’ Market, which took place for the first time since 2013 on Wednesday outside of Firestone Library.
The market plans to continue to feature products from Terhune Orchards, Infini-T, Jersey City Veggie Burgers, Tassot Apiaries, Terra Learning Kitchen, Tico's Eatery and Juice Bar, Valley Shepherd Creamery and Whole Earth Center at markets on campus every Wednesday through May 13.
The University’s tax-exempt status generated more than $100,000 per full-time equivalent student in taxpayer subsidies in 2013, according to an estimate from a study from the Nexus Research and Policy Center.
A full-time equivalent student is a unit that denotes either a full-time student or a number of part-time students whose course loads add up to a full course load.
In contrast to the University, the figure was $12,000 per student at Rutgers,$4,700 per student at Montclair State University and $2,400 per student at Essex County College.
The study, called “Rich Schools, Poor Students: Tapping Large University Endowments to Improve Student Outcomes,” recommends that Congress repeal the exemptions from taxation that very wealthy, private, not-for-profit educational institutions receive.
There are ways to confront the problem of sexual assault, clinical psychologist Dr. David Lisak said in a lecture on Tuesday.
“The real question isn’t, 'Do you have a problem?' " Lisak said.
The Princeton Divests Coalition's petition to run a referendum to divest from companies that are "complicit in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and blockade of the Gaza Strip"gained enough signatures to run the referendum before the undergraduate student body.
This referendum calls on the University to divest from companies that allegedly maintain the infrastructure of the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank; facilitate Israel’s and Egypt’s collective punishment of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and facilitate state repression against Palestinians by Israeli, Egyptian and Palestinian Authority security forces.
Undergraduate Student Governmentpresident Ella Cheng ’16 said that USGchief elections manager Grant Golub ’17 verified on Monday that the petition to run the referendum had garnered 229 valid signatures.
The referendum needed 200 valid signatures to run, Golub said.
Golub is a former staff writer and former copy editor for The Daily Princetonian.
Referendum signatures must be verified by USGbefore referenda are presented to the student body.
The group has stopped collecting signatures on the petition, as it already has enough,saidMohamed El-Dirany ’18, one of the students who worked on the referendum petition.The group began its effort to collect signatures on March 25.
“If the referendum passes, it’s a stance that the undergraduate student body takes that says, ‘We want the University to divest,’ ” he said.
Allegra Dobson ’18 said she didn't see the value in the referendum.
“I feel like Princeton as an institution shouldn’t support companies either way but that individual students should be encouraged to express their opinions,” Dobson said.
However, divestment efforts are counterproductive to achieving a two-state solution, Hannelora Everett ’17, president of Tigers for Israel, said.
“Tigers for Israel firmly opposes divestment,” she said.
Some students took to social media this weekend to express concern over the choice of Big Sean as the main act for Lawnpartiesafter Duncan Hosie ’16 and Rebecca Basaldua ’15 started a petition urging the Undergraduate Student Government to rescind its offer to the rapper.
The petition alleges that Big Sean promotes rape culture and misogyny in his lyrics.
Hosie said USG’s promotional video, which featured Big Sean repeating the phrase “stupid ass bitch,” spurred him to reach out to Basaldua, and to start the petition and open up dialogue about the selection of acts for Lawnparties.
“After I saw that video, I started researching Big Sean’s language and I found language that was both misogynistic and homophobic,” Hosie said.