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MIT was embroiled in controversy last week as a prospective student, Venezuelan Amanda Vanegas, was denied appropriate financial aid due to her country’s exchange rate system, according to MIT alumnus Jesús Bolivar. Venezuelan students at the University expressed concern about the issues faced by MIT’s prospective student.
Adam Berman ’18 and Kaamya Varagur ’18 were awarded Gates Cambridge scholarships to pursue postgraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge, the University announced on Feb. 19.
The Princeton Public School district will be making several changes to their safety practices and protocols in response to an incident in which a former student entered Princeton High School and walked around the building. The incident occurred on Feb. 15, one day after the shooting by a former student at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that resulted in the death of 17 people.
“Your generation of scientists is more aware of the fact that you have to be aware.”
This was the main takeaway from Abby Notterman’s talk entitled “Beyond the Bench: the Socially Responsible Scientist.” Notterman, who is a practicing lawyer and bioethicist, gave several talks on Thursday and Friday as part of a teach-in entitled “Rethink: Fostering an Inclusive Science Community.” The event, which was organized by the Princeton Citizen Scientists in collaboration with other student groups, was meant to foster conversations about how to create a more open and inclusive scientific community and how to encourage more socially aware scientists.
Now a student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ponder weighed in on anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen’s use of the N-word in the now-cancelled course ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms — Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography.
“He decided that despite not being an African-American, his lecture was important enough to justify his use of the word, and he had the audacity to argue with students who tried to correct him,” Ponder said.
Robert Mueller ’66, special counsel overseeing the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, announced on Friday that 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities have been criminally charged for illegally assisting President Trump in the election.
The Yee administration began in earnest on Sunday, when USG discussed a potential collaboration with the polling platform College Pulse, an adjustment in voting procedures, and new position appointments during its weekly meeting.
“We really wanted to create a centralized initiative on campus to bring more awareness and discussion to themes of menstrual equity and the progress and some of the challenges that are still within this field,” said Preeti Iyer ’20, one of the organizers of Period Palooza and a director for PERIOD.
Instead of going to a retrial, the Justice Department announced on Jan. 31 that New Jersey senator Robert Menendez was dismissed of counts of corruption.
PSRJ President Jessica Quinter ‘18 explained that the guide has been several years in the making and provides detailed information about both what services are available to University students and important information on common sexual health issues, like STIs.
Earlier this week the University announced Maria Garlock and Stacey Sinclair as the upcoming heads of Mathey and Forbes, respectively.
“I’m a little intimidated to uphold the legacy of previous speakers,” said Bolden as he began his presentation. The 12th NASA administrator then kicked off by discussing the possibility of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the universe, a question which, according to Bolden, concerns us all.
Since 2017, the number of University food co-ops — meal plans in which students buy groceries, cook in small teams, and have evening meals together as a group -- has increased. There are currently five university-recognized co-ops: 2 Dickinson Street (2d), Brown, International Food (IFC), Scully, and Real Food, as well as one unrecognized co-op, Pink House.
Anne Treisman, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, passed away on Feb. 9 due to a stroke following an extended illness. She was 82 years old.
Ashley Koning, the director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University, said that pollsters have long found heavy opposition against self-pumping in New Jersey, especially among subgroups such as women and the elderly.
The University dating app, Prospect, is out on the iOS store — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Similar to dating apps like Tinder, “Prospect: Find Your Tiger” allows users to privately message one another after establishing mutual interest.
In Princeton, the school community has been wracked in the last decade by bitter disputes over the educational goals and governance of the schools, according to former member of the Princeton Public School school board Chiara Nappi in 1999.
The Princeton University Orchestra (PUO) is ranked as one of the top 20 college orchestras in the US. Led by conductor Michael Pratt, who celebrated his 40th season with the Orchestra this past fall, PUO performs a wide range of repertoire, from the classical period through the modern works of today.
On Feb. 7, the University Office of the President announced that President Eisgruber selected “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” written by politics professor Keith Whittington, as the Class of 2022 Pre-read book.
On June 9, a Title IX investigation found professor Sergio Verdú responsible for violating the University’s policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct. In a memo describing the investigation obtained by The Daily Princetonian, the Title IX panel wrote that Verdú had exhibited “highly inappropriate and unprofessional” behavior: Inviting his graduate student Yeohee Im to watch a sexually explicit film and allegedly touching her on the stomach and thigh during the encounter.