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As the first month of the administration of Undergraduate Student Government President Rachel Yee ’19 draws to a close, the USG discussed the Ivy League Mental Health Conference, budget proposals and committee appointments, and elections resolutions during its weekly meeting.
On this day in history, March 9, 1988, The Daily Princetonian reported on a decrease in Wilson School applications, a panel on the changing status of women abroad, the ongoing presidential primary campaigns, and new appointments for the Humanities Council.
The average wait time for appointments used to be one to two weeks, with some students experiencing up to three-week wait times. The shortening of the initial consultation allows more students to be seen at a faster rate.
After a nor’easter swept through the town of Princeton and left behind 17.8 inches of snow, the University delayed opening until 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
The plan was to occupy East Pyne. After the protesters entered the classroom, they read their reasons for striking from their “manifesto.” They also encouraged students to walk out and join them. Only one unnamed professor knew of their plans and walked out with the students.
Because of severe weather, the University is closed to all non-essential personnel until 9 p.m.
Students have witnessed branches and even trees toppled onto the accumulating snow. According to Marina Latif ’19, multiple cars on Washington Street were backlogged in snow at about 4:30 p.m.
“I was very surprised,” Amaechi wrote in an email. “I did not know there were penalties from the Princeton Police Department for jaywalking on campus. I had always assumed that you would only encounter Public Safety officers rather than Princeton police while on campus.”
The Center for Global India, which according to a University statement, “will bring together scholars and students from all disciplines to broadly explore contemporary India, including its economy, politics and culture,” has yet to announce a specific opening date or a scholar to lead it.
President Eisgruber and 48 other university and college presidents sent a letter to members of Congress expressing concerns over the effect that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on endowment earnings. The letter called the tax “unprecedented and damaging” and explained why it would prevent institutions of higher learning from supporting students and advancing research.
“A lot of people talk about the millennial generation as highly individualistic, as obsessed with careers and the like, and I have a very different view of your generation. I view you as a much more communitarian and social justice social justice generation,” EJ Dionne said.
The exhibition “Learning to Fight, Fighting to Learn: Education in Times of War,” now on display at the Mudd Library, gives a historical perspective on American wars’ impact on the University. The exhibition includes articles and photographs from the French and Indian War through the Vietnam War, artifacts on the Manhattan Project, as well as personal information about each Princetonian who died in World War II.
The University is preparing for Wednesday’s storm that is projected to drop five to eight inches of snow. If necessary, campus dining workers will sleep in Dillon Gymnasium over night on Wednesday.
Terrace Club shut down after a former employee made threats against the club.
Political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. spoke about the American electorate under Trump’s presidency on Monday, discussing key points from the book he co-authored, “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported.”
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science included four papers from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in a collection of its most influential scientific papers of the past 40 years. The collection, entitled “40 Years of Research Milestones,” celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the DOE’s Office of Science.
University students no longer have to wait for their cookies from Milk & Cookies to be delivered. They can now get their sugar fix from the company’s store, which opened on Feb. 27. “It’s been mind-boggling. People keep coming in and buying cookies,” the owner said.
The Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs has named Miranda Bolef ’19, Ramzie Fathy ’20, Micah Herskind ’19, Benjamin Laufer ’19, and Rebekah Ninan ’19 as 2018 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law.
“I want to become a human being who understands what being human is about,” explained André Aciman, a New York Times bestselling author and former University professor of French literature. Aciman conducts his classroom, his craft, and his life with this aspiration in mind. Aciman has received the high acclaim for his 2007 novel “Call Me By Your Name.”
In the wake of the fall Honor Code reform, USG members proposed a new schedule for class government elections and USG referenda. Four new members of the USG Honor Committee were also introduced.