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Associated Press photojournalist Burhan Ozbilici, winner of the World Press Photo of the Year in 2017 for his photograph of the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by off-duty Turkish police officer Mevlüt Mert Altintas, spoke at the University on Tuesday about journalistic honesty and integrity, and the experience of photographing the assassination.
On Tuesday, a third federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s justification for ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, known as “dreamers.”
“When I think of segregation, I think of my own young life,” Diane Campbell said.
“When I was six months old,” she continued, “my mother took me up in her lap and got on a bus and moved from South Carolina to Trenton, New Jersey. We had to ride at the back of the bus. When we got to the Mason-Dixon line my mother made a point of standing up and moving and, for the first time in her life, she rode in the front of the bus.”
The new calendar will move fall exams to December and include a “Wintersession,” a flexible two-week space in January for students to engage in internships or independent work. A majority of the faculty raised their hands and said “aye” to the motion, and the reform’s passage was met with vigorous applause.
Former president of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Wałęsa spoke at the University on Monday on the subject of solidarity in the 21st century. He discussed his personal experiences as president and as leader of his labor union, Solidarity, and the United States’s place in global leadership.
On April 24, some University students will partake in a decades-old tradition, “Newman’s Day,” in which participants drink 24 beers in 24 hours. The tradition comes from an apocryphal quote attributed to actor Paul Newman: “24 beers in a case, 24 hours in a day. Coincidence? I think not.”
Kyle Berlin and Katherine Lim have been selected as the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2018.
The University faculty has voted to approve calendar reform, changing the timing of first-semester final exams to before the December holiday break instead of after.
Nine seniors were selected as winners of the Spirit of Princeton award: Allison Berger ’18, Christina Onianwa ’18, Diego Negrón-Reichard ’18, Gaby Joseph ’18, Jordan Thomas ’18, Katie Tyler ’18, Maia Craver ’18, Soraya Morales Nuñez ’18, and Zoë Anne Toledo ’18.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed the Board Plan Review Committee, USG office renovations, and USG Senate engagement during its weekly meeting on April 22. On the proposed board plan changes, Assistant Vice President of Campus Dining Smitha Haneef said, “We are hearing loud and clear that what’s on the draft does not fit what the majority preference would be.”
On April 18, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 joined 62 other university presidents and chancellors in affirming the value of free speech on college campuses at an Association of American Universities meeting in Washington, D.C. Eisgruber has been a vocal supporter of free speech during his presidency.
The fifth annual TruckFest food truck festival was held on Saturday, April 22 by the eating clubs and the Community Service Inter-Club Council. The mission of TruckFest is to combat food insecurity in the local area, according to CS-ICC Chair Alexandra Hanley ’18.
In an email to the student body late Friday, April 20, the Undergraduate Student Government announced the newly elected U-Councilors and officers for the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. A referendum on the Honor Committee was also overwhelmingly passed.
The Trump administration’s plans for the 2020 census have caused controversy among New Jersey lawmakers from both political parties. The dispute hinges on whether the nationwide survey should include this question: “Are you a U.S. citizen?”
Known as one of the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” during his tenure on the National Security Council, J. Michael Daniel ’92 defied his moniker at his April 19 talk, emphasizing that dangerous cyber threats can be combated.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 19, students sitting in the back row of McCosh 50 found energy drinks attached to the bottom of their seats along with promotional fliers.
“I turned and looked at all the seats, and there was a bunch of Red Bull taped under the desks,” Alex Reblando '18 said. “I thought it was a miracle."
“It has been a long-standing policy at the university to make reasonable accommodations for religious observances when possible,” said Sohaib Sultan, chaplain and Muslim Life Program coordinator at the Office of Religious Life. Sultan has worked closely with University officials since the beginning of Ramadan this year will intersect with spring semester final exams.
The University Office of Communications announced in a statement on Tuesday that two prominent spaces on campus will be named after slaves who lived or worked at the University. A new public garden located between Firestone Library and Nassau Street will be named after Betsey Stockton, and the easternmost arch of East Pyne Hall will be named after James Collins “Jimmy” Johnson.
University eSports started in 2009 with a small group of Princeton gamers. Its tournaments for this school year are all finished, but the club is already planning an Ivy League eSports conference event for the fall.
Abraham Denmark, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and current Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke yesterday on China’s growing role in the international scene as part of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program.