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"You know when you interview 17 white kids and when you don't, to be entirely frank," she explained. "I suppose if you want to return to this discussion of asking students to self-identify so that we can have hard and fast statistics about the diversity of these pools, then we can reopen that conversation. But I think anyone who was in the room this time who’s been in the room during past application cycles can just see that the room is more diverse than it otherwise is,” said Liziewski.
Officers from the Department of Public Safety shut down a Mexican-themed party on Thursday night at which University students chanted, “Piñata!” and “Cinco de Mayo!”Around 50 students were in attendance at the party; some wore sombreros, ponchos, or other colorful clothing.
Two former University presidents joined current University President Christopher Eisgruber GS ’83 to reflect on their time leading the University, providing life lessons to the graduating class of 2017.Eisgruber was joined by former presidents Shirley Tilghman and Harold Shapiro GS ’64. Their conversation covered topics including the role of the University president, suggestions to improve the University, and individual moments of self-doubt and uncertainty.
Where novels were once seen as a way to bring journalism to a larger audience, Sir Ahmad Salman Rushdie explained that it has since become more challenging to determine their role in an environment in which readers are less trusting of the news.
According to Baker, the carbon tax is the most efficient and sensibly priced way to combat climate change. More importantly, Baker said it would send a powerful market signal promoting greater demand for more sustainable energy sources.
The Princeton men’s track and field team captured its 17th Outdoor Heps title at the 82nd annual Outdoor Heps Championships held May 6 and 7 at Yale. With an entire team effort, the Tigers edged out second-place Cornell 156 to 149 points for its fifth title in the past seven years.
Established in 2000 by a gift from University Charter Trustee Lloyd Costen ’50, the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts supports a class of several scholars for a period of three years, providing them with financial and intellectual support. The Society, which has been directed for the last eight years by English professor Susan Stewart, will continue next year under the directorship of history professor Michael Gordin, according to a University press release.
In the ensuing controversy over Trump’s Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty, conservative Christian leaders have criticized the order for not going far enough. Among them? University professor Robert George.
After qualifying 10 athletes for Day Two, the women’s track and field team finished in third place in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship with 103 points.
“For history, it’s the devil in the details,” said Harrison Blackman ’17. “The details make it really rich and compelling. And it’s finding the themes, unearthing them, like dinosaur bones.”
“I sometimes got worried, when writing my thesis, that a lot of the poems I was writing were probably most accessible or interesting to people who had had life experiences similar to mine. I started to wonder about how I could help make poetry that would include a wider array of voices, and maybe work more directly towards social change — which is something that I would ideally like to be doing with all of my writing, even if in just a tiny way,” said Margaret Wright ’17.
“Expectation does not trivialize the collective sigh of relief now that Macron has won,” wrote Naomi ‘17."
An Inside Higher Ed article published March 30, 2017, sparked some anxiety about students’ privacy on Handshake, which is one of the fastest-growing talent-recruitment startups in the country and the partnering recruitment platform for University Career Services.Inside Higher Ed interviewed a sample of students and alumni from universities across the country that utilize Handshake, many who claimed that they did not remember uploading personal information such as their GPA onto Handshake or even signing up for the service altogether.
Grey skies, chilly air, and even a few showers could not keep University students from flocking to see and hear spring 2017 Lawnparties artists at many of the eating clubs on Sunday.Students stood in line near 1879 Arch to pick up fluorescent purple wristbands that would allow them to take advantage of more than a dozen artists and food options.
While the course is intended for prospective physics majors, it will be open to students from other disciplines as well, Lisanti said. Furthermore, the course will aim to cover a broad range of techniques, as well as both experimental and theoretical research, through different projects during the semester.
Approximately 200 people gathered on Thursday to hear professor Charles Kane from the University of Pennsylvania discuss how quantum mechanics can enable electronic phases of matter to have both exotic and useful properties.
“I’m grateful for the senior thesis requirement," said Kopp. "Without it, Teach for America probably wouldn’t exist."
“The world needs more inventors and more entrepreneurs and people who are going to change the world,” Eli Harari GS ’73 said.Tonight, two alumni, Harari and F. Thomson Leighton ’78, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Harari and Leighton will be recognized along with 13 other honorees for their accomplishments in their respective fields.
Princeton Private Prison Divest has released a new petition to send its proposal regarding private prison divestment directly to the University Board of Trustees. In an open letter posted online, PPPD claims that “the consultative and governance processes for recommending divestment have broken down.”