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In March, when Winter Storm Stella was scheduled to disrupt the University community in the midst of midterms, the University had to shift into emergency gear. Closed to non-essential personnel, the University bunkered down for what turned out to be a milder storm than anticipated. Nonetheless, the preparations had been made.
University Professor Mung Chiang has been named Purdue University's next Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 1.Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, was selected from three finalists to be the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering.
Wendy Kopp ’89 is the founder of the nonprofit organizations Teach for America and Teach for All. In anticipation of her May 4 lecture, “Wendy Kopp: From Senior Thesis to Global Social Impact,” the Daily Princetonian spoke to Kopp over the phone about her time at the University, the founding of TFA and educational reform in today’s political climate.
A group of alumnae have started an initiative to wear an orange-and-black version of the PussyHats worn at the Women’s March on Washington.
This past year, the Princeton Hindu Satsangam, a group that seeks to foster a Hindu community through social and education events, took a different approach to studying Hindu teachings. Rather than focusing on religious ceremonies or the study of Hindu texts like they had in the past, the group decided to analyze movies like “The Dark Knight” and “Silver Linings Playbook” to learn more about Hindu philosophy.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has chosen “What Is Populism?” by politics professor Jan-Werner Müller for the Class of 2021’s Pre-read.
Wilson School Professor Robert Keohane explained that the future of global climate change policy is not bright if the United States lets other countries take the lead on this issue.
On April 13, the University concluded the administration of the
three-year “We Speak” survey on sexual misconduct.
Jane Cox, Director of the Program in Theatre and senior lecturer in theatre, was nominated for a Tony Award in the category Best Lighting Design of a Play on Tuesday, May 2, according to the official Tony Awards website.
Sir Gilbert Levine ’71 is an American conductor whose work has been featured on stages around the world and on television in various PBS concert specials. He has garnered the nickname “the Pope’s Maestro” for his enduring friendship with Pope John Paul II. In addition to his musical recordings, several profiles on his life have been broadcast internationally, including a recent feature on 60 Minutes. A film screening of Levine’s travels and performances, followed by a Q&A, will take place in McCormick 101 on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Princeton Citizen Scientists find the lack of American lawmakers with science backgrounds shocking, so on May 1, the group traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for evidence-based policymaking and met with 22 legislators or their staffers.
From 1986 to 2006, Ben Baldanza GS ’86 worked at multiple airlines on turnaround projects, such as talking US Airways through bankruptcy proceedings. “That wasn’t so great, but you learn a lot,” he said in a talk to the Entrepreneurship Club on his turnaround of low-cost Spirit Airlines and his take on the current state of the airline industry in the U.S. Baldanza has spent roughly 30 years in the airline industry, and it is this experience that has enabled him to pilot airlines through turbulence.
After the Center for Jewish Life denied J Street U Princeton access to space to host an Israeli anti-occupation exhibition, J Street, a “Pro-Peace, Pro-Israel, and Pro-Palestinian” political group, announced it will host its event at the Carl A.
This week’s meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government featured debate on a wide range of amendments, as USG worked to wrap up new business for the spring.USG President Myesha Jemison ’18 opened with her report to the committee, which detailed upcoming meetings with administrators and student groups, as well as the interview process for the Honor Committee, which will commence tonight.U-Councilor Pooja Patel ’18 presented the upcoming “Get Yourself Tested” initiative, a partnership between USG and Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice.
On April 29, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks gave the keynote address at the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Each year, as part of the conference, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations honors high school students from around the country whose work has had a positive effect on issues surrounding race in their hometown communities.
Students have been exposed to 10 senior faculty members, all of whom have been not only lecturing, but also precepting, grading papers, and forming relationships with the students.
On Sunday, Levi Sanders, son of former United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, spoke to a crowded room of University students, staff, and community members about progressive values for New Jersey and the upcoming gubernatorial race in the state.
On Saturday, April 29, eating clubs hosted the fourth annual TruckFest food truck festival on Prospect Avenue. For the past three years, community service chairs of the 11 eating clubs have collaborated to put on the festival, which raises money for local charity organizations.