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Anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen sparked controversy on Feb. 6 when he used a racial slur during a lecture on oppressive symbolism, causing several students to walk out of the classroom. Rosen announced today in an email to his students that the course, ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms — Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography, will be canceled.
President Eisgruber and five members of the University engineering faculty attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on Jan. 23-26. The meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland, brought together leaders in politics, business, and academia from around the world to discuss global challenges and solutions.
After a compressed legislative process and a vote carried out largely along party lines, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would be among the largest changes to the tax code in recent memory. Last month, the House of Representatives passed its own version of a tax bill, and now the two will go to a joint conference committee to work out the differences and send a single version to the White House. The Trump administration has strongly signaled it wants to sign a bill into law prior to the year’s end.
The University found itself taking after the typical James Bond martini order — shaken, not stirred — when minor tremors were felt on campus on Thursday afternoon.
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the University Art Museum is filled with beautiful relics of Asian art: Neolithic pottery and jade, ceramic vessels and bronze figurines, terra-cotta sculptures, and coffin boards from an ancient tomb.
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 The Huffington Post, 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.
On Nov. 9, the University released the results of its third annual “We Speak” survey on sexual misconduct, marking the end of the program’s three-year run. In the future, the University plans to shift to a data collection approach that draws on multiple sources related to the prevalence and effects of sexual misconduct rather than focusing on a single comprehensive survey.
University graduate student Yeohee Im alleged that engineering professor Sergio Verdu sexually harassed her over the course of two months, according to a report obtained by the Huffington Post.
The University has released the findings from its third annual “We Speak” survey about the prevalence of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct on campus. In an email to the campus community Thursday afternoon, Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, stated that although most reported statistics in the survey were lower than in the previous two years, “they still show that too many of our students have been victims of sexual misconduct.”
The University will award its top alumni honors, the Woodrow Wilson Award and the James Madison Medal, to Charles Gibson ’65 and Daniel Mendelsohn GS ’94, respectively. The official award ceremony will take place on campus during Alumni Day on Feb. 24, where Gibson and Mendelsohn will also deliver speeches.
From a 1766 slave sale that took place on campus to the fact that the University’s first nine presidents were slaveholders, the history of the University has been tied to the history of slavery since its beginning. The Princeton and Slavery Project, a large-scale academic and creative endeavor, has been established to explore how early University trustees, faculty, and students were connected to the institution of slavery.
Conservatives must focus on policies that enhance their cultural power and prevent the weakening of bonds between Americans and the state, David Frum, political commentator and senior editor of The Atlantic, said in a lecture on Wednesday.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, a panel of student group leaders convened to discuss race and identity in the United States before a public live-streaming watch party of Trevor Noah’s New York Times interview on the same topic.
Roughly 5,000 University community members have received free influenza vaccinations as part of FluFest, University Health Services’ seasonal flu shot program. The necessity of immunization may be particularly high this year, since the unusually severe flu season in Australia indicates similar problems might occur in the United States.
“Let’s to go the Moon in a new way,” said Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), in a lecture on Oct. 6 about the advancement of space exploration and ESA’s goals to venture farther into the universe.
Due to a processing issue on Aug. 21, 2017, duplicate electronic tuition payment requests were sent to the banks of 136 University tuition payers. These payers were temporarily charged double the cost of their tuition bill before the Office of Finance and Treasury was notified of the problem and authorized reversal transactions.
Camden Olson ‘19 never had a pet dog growing up, but a story she read in the seventh grade sparked an interest in training service dogs. That passion has shaped her experiences ever since: from training neighborhood dogs in her hometown of Chicago, to spending a gap year at a guide dog school in Maine, to basing her senior thesis on Koa, a miniature golden retriever Olson is training to be a diabetic alert dog.
Although Latin American countries have made strides in combating inequality and improving their economies, the region still faces a dynamic set of challenges, former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla said in a lecture Thursday.
Laura Chinchilla is the former president of Costa Rica, and is visiting the University as a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the 50th anniversary of Latin American studies at the University. The Daily Princetonian sat down to interview her before her talk, Latin America: A Pending Assignment.
Maya Lin, the renowned designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been commissioned to create an installation on the grounds adjacent to the new Lewis Center for the Arts. In addition to providing an impressive setting for outdoor classes and performances, Lin’s work will serve as a landmark for visitors, students, and community members.