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After an alumni panel on Saturday discussing whether dysfunction in the federal government is endemic, The Daily Princetonian spoke with panelist Steve Forbes ’70, current chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media.
The Daily Princetonian: You founded a highly successful student magazine while at Princeton.
University mathematician John Nash GS ’50 and his wife Alicia Nash died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to Sergeant Gregory Williams of the New Jersey State Police.
The curriculum for the new neuroscience major is noticeably different from the curriculum for the certificate, students interviewed said.Those interviewed said they were excited about having the option for a neuroscience concentration but noted that it has been difficult to prepare for the concentration since they have only known about its existence for less than a year.Seventeen members of the Class of 2017 have decided to major in neuroscience this year, according to Co-Director of the Program in Neuroscience Asif Ghazanfar.
Princeton’s planning board unanimously approved plans late last month to locate a 7-Eleven and a post office at 259 Nassau St.
This location was formerly the West Coast video site, but the site has been vacant for nearly a decade, according to The Times of Trenton.
The 7-Eleven will be constructed to face Nassau Street, and the post office will be located in the rear.
The University is planning a potential expansion of its bike sharing program by cooperating with the township and increasing the amount of bike stations both on campus and in the community, University Director of Community and Regional Affairs Kristin Appelget said.The bike sharing program was launched in Novemberto coincide with the opening of the new Princeton Station.
Women’s rights are a reflection of the degree to which everyone enjoys basic human rights, the 17thGyalwang Karmapa said in a lecture on Wednesday.
Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel Alison Boden introduced the Karmapa, noting that Karmapa literally means “the one who carries out Buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the Buddhas.” The Karmapa was born in Tibet and fled to India, where he has continued his training as a monk, Boden said.
The Karmapa explained that he was born into isolation and had no opportunity for formal education as a child.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz ’92 announced his presidential candidacy in a speech at Liberty University on Monday.
Cruz is the first major candidate to announce a presidential bid for the 2016 elections.
Liberty University was founded by the televangelist Jerry Falwell, and its students were mandated to attend the convocation, according to the New York Times.
Cruz began his speech by talking about his parents.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 plans to announce a presidential bid on Monday, according to a Houston Chronicle article published on Saturday.
Cruz did not respond to a request for comment.
Cruz will officially declare his candidacy at a convocation ceremony at Liberty University in Virginia on Monday, according to the Chronicle.
He is scheduled to make an appearance in New Hampshire this Friday and in Iowa in approximately two weeks.
Cruz was elected to the Senate as a Republican candidate from Texas in 2012 and is one of three Latino Senators currently serving.
Liberty University, which was founded by the televangelist Jerry Falwell, is significant as a choice of venue for Cruz, whose advisers have been outspoken about their belief that Cruz could win the Republican nomination without large support from moderates.
Cruz is expected to focus on a host of issues in his platform, according to the National Journal, including repealing the Affordable Care Act, passing a flat tax and abolishing the Internal Revenue Service.
Yessica Martinez ’15 and Damaris Miller ’15 were awarded this year’s Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize, a $30,000 grant to support a year-long international civic engagement project.The prize was formed in 1984 by Labouisse’s daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Martin Peretz.Martinez intends to work with a community organization in Medellín, Colombia, which has been creating theater programs for almost 25 years.
Focusing on charity’s outcomes and educating girls will help to effect positive change in the world, University Trustee andformer New York Times editor Sheryl WuDunn GS ’88 andNew York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said at a panel discussion on Monday.
The panel washeld to discuss Kristof and WuDunn’s book, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity,” which focuses on problems faced by women and girls around the world and what can be done to expand their opportunities.
Though some aspects of giving and charity are done well globally, there are also a number of things the charitable world does not do well, WuDunn said.
“We believe that the charitable world is in need of a revolution,” WuDunn said.
There is a need for an increasing focus on outcomes, she said, noting the new trend toward so-called effective altruism.
The story of a nonprofit executive, Dan Pallotta, whose foundation raised around $72 million for breast cancer and AIDS relief in 2002 but was taken over by the Avon Products Foundation after criticism surrounding the level of the executive’s compensation, was an example of having the right intentions but leading to an ineffective outcome, WuDunn said.
Ph.D. students at elite schools like the University have a systematic advantage in being hired on the academic job market, according to a recent study.
Elite schools have shown a trend of hiring Ph.D.
The University may soon have a system for students to anonymously report discriminatory or offensive comments made by professors and preceptors, Asanni York ’17, co-chair of the Council of the Princeton University Community’s Working Group on Structure and Support, said.Though there are already processes in place to report discrimination, many students don’t know about them, York said.
The post office in Palmer Square is moving to the former West Coast Video property at 259 Nassau St.
There is no set timeline for when the move will take place, Ray Daiutolo Sr., a U.S.
The Council of the Princeton University Community Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which was created on Dec.
The Special Occasions Agency and University Student Life Committee recently partnered to pilot a new grocery delivery service on campus this week, according to Special Occasions chair Jean Wang ’16.
The program is geared toward students in independent housing, allowing them to place online orders to the SOA and then receive their groceries shortly thereafter.
The only grocery store currently available to order from is Wegmans, mainly because Wegmans offers a comprehensive list of products on its website, Wang explained.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Novartis’ meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, which had been used to vaccinate University students.
The vaccine is now approved for use in 10- to 25-year-olds in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading.
Seven students and one visitor were diagnosed with and survivedmeningitis B in 2013.
Significant repairs were done on a steam leak outside Wu Hall over winter break, according to Sean Gallagher, manager of Facilities Civil Engineering and Construction.
The steam tunnel that runs underneath the bluestone plaza had a relatively small leak that was discovered a few months ago, Gallagher said.
Construction began shortly after winter break and concluded with the complete replacement of the bluestone on Dec.
Princeton resident Eric Maltz was found not guilty in the Mar. 28, 2013, car crash that killed former Center of Jewish Life director Rabbi James Diamond, The Times of Trenton reported.
Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier ruled that Maltz, 22, was legally not guilty for reasons of insanity at the time the crash occurred, according to the Times.
The Princeton University Press recently released digital editions of thousands of crucial papers by Albert Einstein that span the first 44 years of his life, director of the press Peter Dougherty said.
He explained that the approximately 5,000 documents include crucial scientific papers, as well as professional, personal and administrative correspondence.
There are currently 13 print volumes, with a 14th volume scheduled to be published in January, Dougherty said, adding that many of the volumes published over the last 30 years are in their original German script.
“All these documents are now available on a digital platform, accessible globally by anyone with Internet,” Dougherty said.
He said that although there are already 14 published print editions of Einstein’s papers, science researchers all over the world who need Einstein’s works cannot access any of the print editions due to location.
Approximately 400 community members and students from the Princeton Theological Seminary staged a walkout in protest of the recent decisions against indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at 12:30 p.m.