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On August 29, a group of professors from Princeton, Harvard, and Yale released a statement encouraging students to “think for yourself.”The statement was posted on the website of Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, an institute headed by one of the letter’s co-authors, Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence.
The Public Safety Office has sent a warning today about an “unconfirmed report” of an armed individual on campus.
Over 150 people from the Princeton community and beyond gathered in Palmer Square on Sunday afternoon in solidarity with individuals affected by the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA.“We stand with Charlottesville against the hate and White Supremacy,” reads the public Facebook event page created by Fatima Mughal of STAND Central New Jersey.
“The program uses a social justice education framework to explore issues of equity and diversity,” said the director of FUP Varsha Ghosh.
For the first time since its construction in 1928, the University Chapel’s roof is being replaced. After decades of constant repairs to fix leaks, the University has decided to replace the entire roof. This renovation, which preserves historical authenticity while addressing environmental concerns, is scheduled to be finished by the end of the summer.
From Sept. 4 to Sept. 12, over 650 of the roughly 1,300 students in the Class of 2021 will embark on their first University adventure — Outdoor Action frosh trips.
Welcome, Class of 2021! The Daily Princetonian presents a preview of some of the best food in town.
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“The question of the day was who was pepper-spraying who?” he said. McElwee interviewed several counter protesters who were pepper-sprayed, implying that pepper spray had been used by the white nationalist protesters, but he stressed that he couldn’t be certain.
University graduate student and U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang’s appeal of his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for espionage was denied by Iranian authorities yesterday.In the University’s press release, the University emphasizes that Wang “was not involved in any political activities or connected to any government agencies; he was simply a scholar conducting historical research.” A fourth-year graduate student; Wang has now been detained in Iran since the summer of 2016.
The University will make its transfer application available early in the fall of this year, according to its undergraduate admissions website.
Members of the Princeton Citizen Scientists attended the second and final round of negotiations at the U.N. General Assembly over an international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. The negotiations concluded with a vote and final text on July 7.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory with the Federal Green Challenge Region 2 Award in Waste Management on July 12. The laboratory was able to divert 3,766 tons of waste from landfills, increase its recycling rate by 13 percent, and save about a quarter million dollars in taxpayer money over the last fiscal year. PPPL is a Department of Energy-funded National Laboratory, one of eight run by the Office of Science.
When Nasir Ismael ’21 found out that he had been accepted to the University, he was as ecstatic as any other student.
“We all come together and share experiences of both tragedy and strength. It undoubtedly makes your eyes water, but what is incredible is that afterward, for the rest of camp, all of the campers suddenly seem so much closer, like they have known each other for months,” Finlay explained.
Ryan Reich ’04, accused of manipulating the LIBOR rate for profit between 2005 and 2007, was acquitted in April. Reich, an ex-Barclays interest rate swaps trader, was among the eight individuals acquitted of LIBOR rigging over the past two years. The ruling comes from a retrial of the case after the jury of the first trial was unable to reach a verdict in July 2016.
Choosing classes can be an overwhelming process at the beginning of freshman year, so The Daily Princetonian has picked out a palette of fall offerings to help you get started — all with no prerequisites and open to first-years. Picked out for the Class of 2021, here’s a wide-ranging selection of 21 courses, ranging from engineering to Ancient Greek, filmmaking to science fiction.
Isabelle Clark-Decès, professor of anthropology and director of the Program in South Asian Studies, died last Thursday after a fall in Mussoorie, India, where she was leading a Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Global Seminar.
Sharon Fairley ’82 has been the Chief of Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority since 2015. She held various positions in marketing management, marketing consulting, and advertising management before becoming an attorney and federal prosecutor. Fairley sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss her career trajectory, reactions to movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, and the organization that is set to replace the IPRA.
Every September, hundreds of University students venture into black bear territory during Outdoor Action, one of the University’s pre-orientation program for incoming undergraduates. On July 19, a black bear returned the favor.