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Former University President Shirley Tilghman, University trustee Charlie Gibson ’65 and current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels ’71 were recently elected directors to the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Their addition brings the total number of Princeton-affiliated directors on the commission to six.
Co-chair of the commission Mike McCurry ’76 and former Senator Jack Danforth ’58 are also directors on the commission.
Admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael G. Mullen will be returning as a guest professor to Princeton this coming fall.
Harvard sophomore Andrew Sun died Sunday of an apparent suicide after he fell from a downtown Boston Building, The Harvard Crimson reported.
No additional information regarding Sun’s motivations has been released.
Sun did not die immediately on impact and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for injuries caused by the fall.However, doctors believed Sun’s chances of recovery were slim and informed the dean of Sun’s residential house that his time on life support would be limited.
He died Monday morning with his family present.Interim Dean of the College Donald Pfister announced Sun’s death to the Harvard community via email Monday morning.
A New Jersey native, Sun was an Economics major, a member of Harvard College Faith in Action and Harvard Financial Analysts Club, according to the Crimson.
This is not the first suicide reported at an Ivy League school so far this academic year.
The Constitution should represent democratically endorsed political ideas and beliefs, and if we enforce inherited rules on which the polity no longer agrees, the Constitution can become a cage that binds citizens, politics professor Keith Whittington argued in a lecture on Tuesday.
Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics and director of graduate studies of the Politics Department at the University.
Whittington introduced the larger context behind his argument by discussing the work of University of Texas Law School professor Sanford Levinson, using Levinson’s work to highlight the persistent theme in political thought that the Constitution needs overhauling.
The field of Democratic candidates for New Jersey's 12th District Congressional seat has recently expanded to include Dr. Andrew Zwicker, aphysicist and head of the Science Education Program at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Zwicker filed Mondayto run in the district Democratic primary against State Senator Linda Greenstein from Middlesex, State Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman from Mercer and State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula from Somerset.
Former Yale President Richard C. Levin was appointed CEO of Coursera, the New York Times reported Monday.Coursera is an educational company that offers online academic courses with more than 100 partner universities worldwide, including the University.Levin has formerly promoted open online educational courses similar to Coursera’s offerings.
The leader of the Venezuelan opposition movement, Leopoldo López, has roots in Princeton, having graduated from Princeton’s Hun School in 1989.
Since Rush Holt announced his retirement on Feb.
Hunter R. Rawlings III GS ’70 commented on the challenges that universities face in providing undergraduate education in the “data age” in an Alumni Day speech.
Dov Grohsgal GS ’13 is running for a position as state representative in the 194th district of the state of Pennsylvania.
Author and creative writing professor Jeffrey Eugenides participated in an informal discussion Monday on the inspiration behind his stories, his ever-changing writing style and how his works reflect his inner nature as an author.
Imagine a middle school student uses the word “terrorism” in an essay, and thisessay’s transcript is stored indefinitely via a third-party vendor.
1,959 students were vaccinated against meningococcal-B on the first day of the vaccination campaign, according to University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua.
In the wake of former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela’s death on Dec.
Though McGraw Study Hall remains a popular academic-help resource, with 5,800 student visits recorded by the McGraw Center in the last academic year, its popularity has also been a source of dissatisfaction for some students because of the overcrowding and shortage of student tutors.
According to data collected by the McGraw Center, in the 2012 fall semester, 62 tutors regularly worked one shift a week, and in spring 2013, only 59 did so.
In response to student concerns regarding the burning of a human figure, fuel for Sunday’s bonfire will not include an effigy of John Harvard and likely will not include a Yale bulldog.
Colleges and universities nationwide have “betrayed” victims of rape and sexual assault by failing to punish perpetrators of rape, forensic scientist David Lisak said in a lecture at the University on Friday.
University of Massachusetts professor David Lisak is a clinical psychologist who studies interpersonal violence.Prior to the first session of Lisak's three-part lecture on sexual assault at Princeton, The Daily Princetonian spoke with him on Princeton’s sexual assault statistics in relation to nationwide statistics.
The Daily Princetonian: To put this into context at Princeton, more than 15 percent of female undergraduates have reported experiencing non-consensual vaginal penetration during their time at the University, according to an unpublished survey.
Donald DeZarn, the senior operations manager for Butler/Wilson Dining Services,lost his bid for a seat in the New Jersey State Senate on Nov.
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng called for the worldwide recognition of universal human rights and proposed measures to end to the Chinese government’s repression of its people in a lecture delivered at the University Wednesday night.
Speaking through a translator, Chen emphasized the need to examine human rights from a global perspective in an increasingly interconnected society.