91 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.
An Undergraduate Student Government referendum seeking an extended winter break received support from 96.2 percent of voters, or 2,015 out of 2,095 undergraduates who voted.
The turnout was almost exactly 40 percent of the undergraduate student body.
USG president Ella Cheng ’16 said the referendum results would certainly bolster efforts to lengthen winter break.
“It basically provides us undeniable proof of student opinion in predominately one particular direction, which is always good for us,” she said, adding that USG members will discuss the results in upcoming meetings with administrators.
University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said the faculty committee that controls the calendar will take the referendum into account going forward but that there will not be sufficient time to lengthen winter break for the 2015-16 academic year.
Over one-third of New Jersey hospitals, including the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro,will lose some federal funding because too many of their patients were infected during treatment, NJ Spotlight reported.
Medicare payments will decrease by one percent for the federal fiscal year, which started on Oct.
The Princeton Health Department concluded an investigation of Nassau Inn following reports of illness from Thanksgiving diners, the Times of Trenton reported.
Town health officer Jeffrey Grosser said that norovirus is suspected in the majority of reported cases due to the nature of the symptoms and rapid onset of illness, although the department has not obtained confirmed lab specimens from the ill diners.
Norovirus, the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks nationally, causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines.Grosser said norovirus can spread through consuming contaminated food and liquid and having direct contact with infected people.
Officials collected information from 53 customers whose symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea.
As part of the investigation, the department examined the hotel's practices for heating food, refrigeration and cleaning.Health officers conducted interviews with employees and reminded them to wash their hands, sanitize touchable surfaces and remain home from work if they felt sick.
He added that it would be almost impossible to pinpoint how the disease spread at Nassau Inn.
Most people’s gastrointestinal problems faded within 24 to 48 hours, and only three people reported symptoms this week, Grosser said.
A new interdisciplinary enterprise calledthe Cognitive Science Initiative has launched this academic year as a colloquium series, lunchtime talk series and workshop on language processing open to all members of the University community.
The Undergraduate Student Government is undertaking a project to introduce more outdoor lighting on campus.
According to Ella Cheng '16, the chair of the University Student Life Committee, the idea began with her predecessor Greg Smith '15, who met with the Department of Public Safety to discuss walking through dark areas on campus together last winter.
After receiving feedback about certain students not feeling completely safe on campus at night, Cheng said that she decided to tackle the issue.
"I thought about the best ways to address it, and then I figured that actually taking administrators on a walk through campus would be the best way to illustrate to them where the need is on campus," Cheng said.
Approximately 5.4 percent, or 72 of 1322 eligible B.S.E.
Princeton has been found in violation of Title IX regulations, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced on Wednesday morning.
The resolution puts an end to three separate complaints filed by three different students against the University regarding incidents that occurred between 2009 and 2011.
Tenure is declining in higher education across the country: while over 78.3 percent of faculty held tenure-track or tenured positions nationally in 1969, only 33.5 percent did so by 2009, according to a reportpublished by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.The University, however, is not following the national trend.
The Asian American Students Association is creating the first intercollegiateundergraduate journal of Asian-American studies, “Unfound.”
The publicationis sponsored by the Program in American Studies andthe Fields Center.
According to the website, the journal’s title reflects its mission to explore what hasremained unfound for Asian-Americans, who are caught between two identities.AASA co-president Evan Kratzer ’16, one of the editors in chief, said that members ofAASA’s Asian American Studies Committee drew inspiration for “Unfound” from theeffectiveness of the Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, which is supported by the East Asian Studies Program.
After realizing that an analogous journal for Asian-American studies did not exist in theUnited States, Kratzer said that AASA members sought to help build a community of peoplewho are interested in Asian-American studies.
“In the past, the Journal of East Asian Studies had gotten Asian-American studies-specific articles, and they thought it wasn’t relevant because it’s not East Asian Studies.That’s completely true,” he said.
Career Services launched an alternative career fair called the HireTigers Meetup onFriday.
Cannon Dial Elm Club took nine of 17 bickerees this fall for an acceptance rate of 52.9 percent, according to sources within the club.
This figure is comparable to last year’s, when 18 of 32 students, or 56.3 percent, were accepted.
Cannon was the only club to hold fall Bicker last weekend.
Parinda Wanitwat ’14 is exploringthe phenomenon of sugar babies through the eyes of five student-age women in New York City inadocumentary called “Daddies Date Babies.”A sugar baby is a young adult who exchanges sexual relations in return for financialsupport from an older sugar daddy or sugar mama.
“The women want as much money as possible for as much stability as possible.
By night, students drink. By day, they struggle through hangovers in precepts and in athletic practices, among other places.
"You just kind of always hear people complaining about hangovers,” Brooks Powell’16 said.
The internal Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy is recommending updated procedures for addressing sexual misconduct cases, the University announcedlast Thursday.
The changes aim to bring the University into compliance with the Violence Against Women Act, reauthorized by Congress in March 2013, and Title IX, a law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds.
The recommendations include lowering the burden of proof from the “clear and persuasive” standard, which requires roughly 75 percent of the evidence to indicate guilt, to the “preponderance” standard, which relies on a more-likely-than-not principle.
All other Ivy League schools currently uses the “preponderance” standard, with Harvardhaving made the switch this summer.
Michele Minter, the vice provost for institutional equity and diversity and Title IX coordinator for the University, said that the committee developed the recommendations in response to July conversations between administrators and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The Office for Civil Rights has been investigating the University for alleged violations of Title IX since 2010, when New England School of Law adjunct professor Wendy Murphy filed a complaint against the University forallegedly mishandling reports of sexual assault.
“I think these recommendations are very important with regard to [the Office for Civil Rights] in order to make sure we’re fully compliant going forward, and that’s going to be very important in the resolution process,” University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said.
Although the Department of Education mandated the “preponderance” standard for investigating allegations of sexual harassment or violence in its April 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter to colleges, Eisgruber said that the letter required the “preponderance” standard in Title IX hearings without specifying whether all disciplinary proceedings were Title IX proceedings.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed two federal complaints against the University on Monday, alleging the mistreatment of marmoset monkeys.
According to the complaints, submitted separately to the National Institutes of Health and the U.S.
Contrary to New England School of Law adjunct professor Wendy Murphy's predictions that government investigations of the University and Harvard Law School would be resolved by May 20, both cases remain active.Murphy opened the cases against the schoolsfor allegedly violating Title IX, the law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational institutions that receive federal funds, in mishandling sexual assault complaints in 2010.
Last month,Murphy said that she predictedthat the enactment of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act would affect the outcome of the ongoing investigations by allowing the federal government to justify the schools' policies.The SaVE Act requires colleges and universities to clarify the rights of sexual assault victims and the means by which they can report offenses.
"What might have been illegal is now legal under the Campus SaVE Act," she said in aMay 2interview.
While neuroscience formerly examined diseases on an individual basis, new research reflects an increasingly holistic approach to mental processes, as evidenced by President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, New York University Director of Bioethics Program Matthew Liao ’94 said at a Reunions panel titled “Where Will Neuroscience Take Us?”
He noted that broader thinking generates new solutions.
Anthropology professor João Biehl noted the importance of recognizing recipients of aid as dynamic individuals while moderating the Friday panel “Princeton Alumni in the Service of All Nations.”
“If we work with people on an everyday basis, we understand them as much more complex beings,” he said.
Music professor Paul Lansky will retire this month. Lansky was one of the first composers to choose a machine as his main instrument, having specialized in computer music since 1973, NJ.com reported.Initially a French horn player and guitarist, he began digitally composing on an IBM mainframe with one megabyte of memory in the 1960s.
The Department of Education will likely resolve the ongoing complaint against the University for alleged violations of Title IX within two weeks, according to New England School of Law adjunct professor Wendy Murphy, who was responsible for filing the complaint.
Murphy opened cases against the University and Harvard Law School under Title IX — the law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational institutions that receive federal funding — for sexual violence complaints in fall 2010.
The Department of Education included these institutions on a list of higher education institutions under federal investigation released last Thursday.
In sending the cases to the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, Murphy said she wanted the agency's headquarters to issue global guidelines so that all schools could improve their sexual assault and Title IX policies, as the problems at the University and Harvard Law School were allegedly systemic in higher education.OCR responded by releasing a Dear Colleague Letter in April 2011 that explained "schools’ responsibility to take immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment and sexual violence" under Title IX regulations.
However, a few weeks after the letter's publication, legislators filed a new federal law called the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, referred to as SaVE, that reduced the standards for helping sexual assault victims, according to Murphy.
"It in effect gives Harvard and Princeton and all schools federal authority to mistreat sexual assault victims on campus," she explained.