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Circular colored stickers have been carefully placed on the ground all over campus. They display QR codes inlaid with images — images of graduation hoodings, FitzRandolph Gate, freed African-American laborers, and more. When scanned with a mobile device, each code reveals a story connected to the University’s history.
Frist Campus Center’s famous “late meal” just had its biggest makeover in recent years.
Campus Dining has implemented a series of changes in campus cafés and the Food Gallery of Frist Campus Center involving menu changes and an effort to promote plastic alternatives.
Self-service package lockers have replaced the old package pickup system in Frist Campus Center. The new package lockers are located on Frist’s 100 level and have been in service since late this summer. Students can open lockers through self-service kiosks or directly from their smartphones through the Princeton Package Lockers app.
The University Office of Communications announced last Thursday, Sept. 13 that journalism professor Joe Stephens will serve as the founding director of the Program in Journalism, effective since July 1, 2018.
On Friday, Sept. 7, the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI), a University program connecting students' academic work with their interests in real-world communities, was officially renamed “The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship” (ProCES).
Student veterans Jake Sawtelle ’21 and Brendan O’Hara ’21 have been selected to attend the Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. This honor is annually extended to 104 of the best chapter leaders of SVA, a nonprofit coalition of student veteran groups on college campuses throughout the world.
As renovations continue in Firestone Library, the construction of the Betsey Stockton Garden between Firestone and Nassau Street is the newest addition to the exterior of the University’s main library.
Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates was chosen as the design architect for the new University Art Museum, the University announced in a statement on Tuesday. Adjaye will collaborate with architects from Cooper Robertson, an award-winning firm based in New York City, on the project.
On Aug. 28, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students announced a partnership with Portfolium, a professional social networking platform that allows undergraduates to create an online co-curricular and extracurricular profile within the University community. The profiles were made available to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors the following day.
The Federalist Society, a nationwide organization of conservatives and libertarians with chapters in hundreds of law schools across the country, now has a chapter at the University. The University has become the third undergraduate institution after Rice University and Hillsdale College with a chapter of the organization.
Taking a more whimsical approach to social media, the University welcomed the Class of 2022 with a playful music video featuring current students dancing on Powers Field. This Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students-sponsored video features a cappella groups, dance companies, orientation leaders, and students from all parts of campus, as they all sing along to a Princeton parody of Taylor Swift’s “22.”
On Monday, Sept. 17, the Kardashian Lifestyle Klub hosted its first study break of the year, complete with Kourtney-style nutella naan and a viewing of the most recent episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
After wreaking havoc in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence continued to move north into the tri-state area as a “low-pressure system,” bringing with it the rain that hit Princeton yesterday afternoon. Given recent heavy rainfall in the area, Princeton could see some flooding, but it’s not predicted to be dangerous according to NJ Advance Media.
On a hot and humid Sept. 16, 2018, Undergraduate Student Government hosted fall Lawnparties on Prospect Avenue.
Michael Hingson, blind motivational speaker and survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, spoke on Friday, Sept. 14 about how he changed his disability into an asset and how he has battled persistent discrimination. Hingson was invited to speak to celebrate the 9th annual Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction conference on disability. Hingson’s book, “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust,” debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list.
The annual Butler-Wilson 5k, a run/walk and charity fundraiser benefiting the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, was held for the tenth time on Saturday morning. Nearly 200 participants, including students, faculty and staff, and members of surrounding communities, ran on a course that looped from Bloomberg Arch to Streicker Bridge, central campus, and back.
Students entered the comedy show Stand-Up & Vote on Sept. 12 already expecting a star-studded lineup. The Office of Undergraduate Students-sponsored event included host Mike Birbiglia, rapper and comedian Jean Grae, author John Hodgman, and “The Daily Show” correspondents Ronny Chieng and Roy Wood Jr.
,A leaked proposal from the Department of Education obtained by the New York Times included Title IX regulations and procedures that would contradict Princeton’s current Title IX policies under “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.” Should the leaked proposal become federal guidelines and the University chooses to follow them, it would likely alter the University’s current Title IX policies.
Journalist David Remnick ’81 is at the center of a high-profile controversy concerning how the media should report on President Trump and his supporters.