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Columbia Law School has given students the option to postpone exams following the grand jury decisions not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events is all the more profound as it threatens to undermine a sense that the law is a fundamental pillar of society designed to protect fairness, due process and equality,” interim dean Robert Scott wrote in an email to students on the eve of Columbia’s exam period.
Students at Columbia can opt to reschedule exams if they feel their performance will be sufficiently impaired due to recent events, Scott noted.
The Hun School of Princeton reported a theft of approximately $95,000 to the Princeton Police Department last week, according to a police press release.
Last year was hailed as the Ivy League’s best-ever postseason.
The Yale College Council is making a renewed push to extend mixed-gender housing to sophomores, according to the Yale Daily News.The option to have mixed-gender housing, which allows students of both sexes to live in the same suite — potentially also in the same room — was given to seniors at Yale in 2010 and to juniors in 2012.Sophomores and freshmen are currently mandated to live in same-sex housing.The 2013 Yale College Council report found that 90 percent of the current junior class supported extending mixed-gender housing to sophomores.Potential benefits of such a measure, according to the report, include an improved sexual climate and respect for queer and gender-queer students.
Nearly half of the Harvard Law school student body has signed an open letter to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the recent Michael Brown and Eric Garner decisions, according to The Harvard Crimson.Within 24 hours, the letter had over 1,000 signatures from more than 800 law students, 39 student organizations, 30 faculty and staff members and nine full professors.The letter, released by the Harvard Black Law Students Association, specifically protests the decision to not indict the police officers for the deaths of two unarmed black men.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 charged the executive committee of the Council of the Princeton University Committee with developing recommendations to improve the University’s policies and practices regarding diversity, inclusion and equity on campus during a meeting on Monday afternoon.
The meeting took place in a packed McCosh 10, a larger venue than usual.
Columbia graduate students are attempting to unionize, in an effort to gain greater recognition and rights, according to The Columbia Spectator.
More than 100 of the graduate students rallied on Friday in an effort to have Columbia recognize their union, and more than 1,700 student workers have signed cards since September in support of the cause.
The union would be a subsection of the union that represents clerical workers at Columbia, Barnard and Teachers College — the United Auto Workers Local 2110.
Cook tallies season-high 28 points in comeback win over Stony Brook
In the first meeting between the two schools, men’s basketball (3-6 overall) put together a late second half rally to earn a 77-64 victory over Stony Brook (5-6). This home win Saturday night comes on the heels of 89-85 shootout loss at Fairleigh Dickson (3-4).
In the second meeting between the schools – Princeton won last year’s matchup 77-55 – the Tigers established an eight-point lead over Fairleigh Dickinson through twenty minutes of play.
Princeton resident and NBC chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman returned to broadcast news on Wednesday and apologized for “scaring [her] community,”according to the Princeton Packet.
After coming into contact with a colleague infected with Ebola, Snyderman went on a voluntary 21-day quarantine.
However, she was found to have violated that quarantine when she was seen in public before the quarantine period ended and was forced to go on a mandatory quarantine for the remainder of the 21 days.
“I’m very sorry for not only scaring my community and the country, but adding to the confusion of terms that I think came as fast and furious as the news about Ebola did,” Snyderman said to Matt Lauer on the Today Show on Wednesday.
She explained that she wears “two hats” as both a journalist and doctor, and that “messaging sometimes collide.”
Snyderman said that her crew did not appreciate how frightened the American public was of Ebola at the time and added that the public should focus on helping those in West Africa.
1. Sweet potato curly fries.
2. One Nobel laureate per student.
3. Leveling Princeton: no more hill.
The annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday statewide campaign will begin this Friday as local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to watch for potentially intoxicated motorists.
The program seeks to combine high-visibility enforcement and public education about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Twenty-two percent of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related last year, with about 10,000 deaths nationally.
In Princeton, there were 62 arrests for DWIs in 2013 and 71 in 2012.
Over 30 individuals reported gastrointestinal diseases to the Princeton Health Department between Thanksgiving Day andTuesday, Planet Princeton reported.
A case of criminal sexual contact allegedly occurred last Friday, Nov. 26 near a local elementary school located approximately one mile down Prospect Avenue from the eating clubs, according to a Princeton Police Department press release.
An 18-year-old female was reportedly jogging on Prospect Avenue near Riverside Drive at approximately3:30 p.m.
The student community at the University should stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo., and not remain silent in complicit violence, six student leaders announced to a packed auditorium in Frist Campus Center on Monday night.The presentation's call to action challenged campus community members to stand in the nation's service and fight for justice, ending with the mantra "No justice, no peace."
The meeting took place a week after hundreds of University students protested the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting an unarmed African-American teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson.
The town of Princeton has partnered with St. Paul's Catholic Church, located on Nassau Street, to hold various information sessions for the public and its Latino congregation at the church regarding President Barack Obama’s executive actions to delay the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, according to The Princeton Packet.
Conference play, in which a 14-game gauntlet determines the Ivy League crown, remains a distant prospect.
Shannon Jones, a 23-year-old student at Cornell, was murdered on Thanksgiving Day in a house off-campus, according to the Ithaca Voice.
2704 students have cast votes in the Winter 2014 Undergraduate Student Government elections, according to voting website Heliosvoting.org as of 1 p.m.
Editor’s note: The Daily Princetonian interviewed over 300 students on Monday to get a sense of how the student body is voting in the most recent Undergraduate Student Government Elections.
Women's basketball receives presidential treatment during Washington, D.C., visit
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