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The University is scheduled to hire an external investigator to handle sexual misconduct disciplinary proceedings, according to a job posting on the University's website.
This is at least the second staff addition since the University's policies for dealing with sexual assault cases were overhauled this summer in response to pressures from the federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
After racially charged death threats were emailed to several hundred Harvard affiliates in early October, the Dean of the College at Harvard Rakesh Khurana was critical of administrators for failing to communicate quickly and efficiently with faculty and students during the incident, according to the Harvard Crimson.
An hour after acceptingresponsibility for the lack of communicationduring an interview with the Crimson, Khurana sent out an email to undergraduates that said administrators could do a better job of communicating with students in such situations.
The email death threat that was sent out included a racial slur and disproportionately targeted women of Asian-American descent, the Crimson reported.
In his email to students, Khurana called the threat “despicable” and said the emails, which directly targeted Asian and Asian-American students, created a campus environment of fear and anxiety.
The Harvard University Police Department's investigationinto the source of the threat is still ongoing, although the Crimson reported that a spokesperson issued an advisory message saying the emails originated overseas and do not pose a credible threat to the campus.
In the aftermath of the incident, students have gathered several times for community conversations to discuss the threat and associated communications.
President Bill Clinton is booked to speak at a private fundraiser in Princeton later this month, The Jersey Journal reported.
Proceeds from the event will go to the campaign of Democratic congressional candidate for New Jersey’s 12th district, Bonnie Watson Coleman.
The Princeton Police Department will host its first Coffee with a Cop event on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.
Princeton ranked 9th on a list of the “least datable colleges” developed by The Dating Ring, according to the Mail Online.
The list, which compiled data from the paid matchmaking service, used 7,500 date reports from 1,600 people over an 18-month period.
1. U. repeals grade deflation; 2018-ers continue on in ignorant bliss
2. U. repeals grade deflation; 2016-ers and 2017-ers yik yak on loss of excuses
1. Smiley face/Frowny face.
2. Swipe left/Swipe right.
Several Harvard professors have expressed disappointment over Princeton’s recent decision to rescind its 10-year-old grade deflation policy, according to The Harvard Crimson.
The policy change may discourage Harvard and other fellow institutions from pursuing similar grading policies to combat grade inflation, Harvard professor Harvey C.
The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Public Library hosted a Hispanic heritage celebration this past Sunday in conjunction with the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, nj.com reported.
The event featured local groups Recordando Mi Tierra, Cultura Maya and Eco de Sur, representing different Latin American cultures.
Pipeline company Williams agreed to take its existing natural gas pipeline in the Princeton Ridge out of service while a new 42-inch pipeline is constructed during the next four to six weeks, The Princeton Packet reported.
The town's Board of Education and the teachers' union failed to make any progress in contract negotiations last week, ending the latest round of negotiations in less than an hour, The Princeton Packet reported.
The two sides are still operating under the contract that expired in June, and are currently working to negotiate a new three-year contract.
The days of Princeton dominance have waned.
Hamilton Jewelers, a jewelry store on Nassau Street, was robbed on Sunday afternoon, according toPlanet Princeton.
An employee at the store dialed 911 at 1:35 p.m.
Another case of bedbugs was reported in a room in the Main Inn of Forbes College, said Housing and Real Estate Services Manager for Dormitories Kenneth Paulaski on Monday in an email sent to students of Forbes College.
Paulaski said that a University contractor escorted by a University representative will treat the room on Wednesday.
Ten years after the University first adopted a grade deflation policy, faculty members voted on Monday to reverse the policy and allow each department to determine its own grading standards.
The Princeton Planning Board decided to forward a historic preservation ordinance to the mayor and council for further review on Thursday night.
The Class of 2018 has elected five members to its class council, USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 announced in an email to the student body on Friday night.
The town of Princeton has been designated an “age friendly community” by the World Health Organization, according to an announcement made at the Princeton Senior Resource Center fall gala.
The designation was awarded by the WHO in July, making the town the first community in New Jersey to be awarded the designation.
Alex Pimentel ’14 was hit by a car on Sept. 26 while walking in New York City.
According to an email sent out on the listserv for Princeton Triangle Club, for which Alex Pimentel served as sound designer while at the University, he is badly hurt, but is stable and recovering in the hospital where he is expected to remain for no more than a few more days.
He is anticipated to be on bed rest for the next few weeks.
The Triangle Club reports that Pimentel is not permitted to talk on the phone, but the club is rallying to send him care packages and cards.
There has also been a fund set up for him on YouCaring, a funding website.
Midshipmen ship up to Princeton for reverse fixture
Men’s water polo (10-1 overall, 6-1 Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern), currently ranked No.