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A few days after John Witherspoon Middle School’s eighth grade class traveled to the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., “racist, anti-Semitic, and sexual messages” appeared on a Google spreadsheet originally intended for an eighth grade science lab.
“To those concerned by the creeping one-state reality, let me say I don’t see one,” economist and politician Salam Fayyad said. “Rather, I see what should be of even more concern, namely the creeping trouble of a four-state reality.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and New Yorker writer Hilton Als and poet Hoa Nguyen read selections from their work at the Lewis Arts complex at the University on Nov. 15. Als and Nguyen were introduced by poets Tracy K. Smith — the 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate — and Michael Dickman, respectively.
The House tax bill contains several provisions to which colleges and universities object, including the removal of tax deductions for student loan interest. The bill would make graduate student teaching and research income taxable, and would tax endowments of private universities with at least 500 students and where the value of the school’s endowment is more than $250,000 per student, an elite group which includes the University.
“Because this law is no longer just a pile of paper, a bill, it really is integrated into the fabric of our health care system, so it becomes much more difficult for Congress to try to make that change,” Jeanne Lambrew, former deputy assistant for health policy to President Obama.
The Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. Founded in 1992, this institution has helped the University’s students and faculty conduct countless polls.
Although the Center’s main focus is graduate and undergraduate research, dozens of faculty members have taken advantage of its resources. Over the past quarter of a century, the Center has helped publish five books and 48 journal entries, which have been cited approximately 20,000 times.
“OA was literal hell during the trip, but afterwards I am extremely glad I went. I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” commented Noah Schochet ’21. “It’s one of those ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ situations.”
“I understand that it's tricky when it comes to institutions like museums where the person [a gallery] is named after gave the money to build that wing of the museum,” said Beth Wang ’18. “ Ideally it should be changed, but the acknowledgement that the only reason the room is there is because of this really problematic person makes it less easy to take the name away.”
Lin has a long and sentimental relationship with objects. Initially entering college as a computer science major due to family pressure, Lin realized she wanted to dedicate her life to creating material art after discovering a PVC pipe in a Home Depot her sophomore year. She was enamored by its form -- smallish and shaped like an elbow -- and decided to buy it.
Over 150 new courses will be offered in the the spring, according to the course offerings released on Nov. 9.
According to the list provided by the Office of the Registrar, some of these new classes include REL 292: Hip Hop, Reggae and Religion, HIS 476/MED 476: The Vikings: History and Archaeology, and ENG 394/GSS 398: Ghosts, Zombies and Liminal Creatures in Film, Literature and Photography.
On June 9, a Title IX investigation found electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú responsible for sexually harassing his advisee, graduate student Yeohee Im, over the course of two months. In a Nov. 9 article in HuffPost, Im said that Verdú was required to attend an eight-hour training session after accusations of the assault emerged, but that he was not disciplined in any other way.
The International Education Week Kickoff Reception was held at the Weickart Atrium of the Louis A. Simpson International Building on Nov. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event was hosted by the Davis International Center, the Office for International Programs, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Latin America, and the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs.
Jeanne Lambrew served as former U.S. President Obama’s deputy assistant for health policy. Her political career began in 1993, when she served in the Clinton administration in the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Then, in 1997 she served in the Clinton Administration on the White House National Economic Council. In 2000, she served the same administration in the Office of Management and Budget. From 2011 to January 2017, she served in the Obama administration, coordinating work towards the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Currently, Lambrew is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and an adjunct professor at New York University.
This year’s survey found a significant increase in students’ awareness of resources, and the proportion of undergraduate women who reported experiencing sexual misconduct in the past academic year decreased from one in four women to one in five.
Reinhardt has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on healthcare economics and the U.S. healthcare system, and had been teaching at the University since 1970.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 rejected a proposal to provide a semester of housing and education for students currently attending college in Puerto Rico whose educational plans have been affected by Hurricane Maria.
“There is no one in the chain of command that has the authority to stop the president [from launching a nuclear weapon],” Blair explained. “Under the current protocol, the president has the unilateral power to order a first strike without apparent cause. The president has carte blanche; he is, as we sometimes like to say, the nuclear monarch.”
At the behest of the University’s Board of Trustees, the Committee on Naming, a special branch of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), is soliciting suggestions for the names of two notable structures on campus, the easternmost arch of East Pyne and a public garden visible from Nassau Street that is currently under construction.
“I try to make it as easy as possible: there’s no registration, I don’t take names, there’s no charge, so people just come when they want to and leave when they want to,” explained Brian Zack ‘72, who teaches an informal English class for non-native speakers at various locations throughout campus.
“Yeah, they lied. All the time. This is a mendacious regime,” he said. “But if you look at the secret documents, you can decode and get to the bottom of their behavior. The information that they shoved out into the public realm is very close to how their minds worked, and how policy was formulated.”