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The Humanities Sequence at the University has undergone many changes since last year, including doubling in size and doing away with applications.The Council of the Humanities has also set up a team of student mentors called Humanities Mentors, social event organizers called Symposiarchs and interns called Scribes.Kathleen Crown, executive director of the Council of the Humanities, said the Humanities Sequence of HUM 216-219 is an intensive yearlong double course taught each semester by six faculty members from the disciplines of literature, philosophy, history, music, art and classics.
Carl Emil Schorske, the Dayton-Stockton professor of history, emeritus died of old age on Sept. 13.
Five members of the Class of 2019 and their Community Action leader Divya Seshadri ’16 were involved in a car accidenton Sept.
An applicant's legacy status has gone from being an important factor in admissions to a factor that is given some consideration over the past decade, according to the University’s Common Data Set.All eight Ivy League universities now indicate in their Common Data Sets that legacy status is a factor that is considered during the admission process.
“Every year we review our process.
It is a moral duty to put pressure on the University to divest from companies profiting from the occupation of the West Bank and the siege of Gaza, Cornel West GS ’80, professor emeritus in the Center for African American Studies, said at a panel discussion on Wednesday.
“We don’t want our money spent on those particular private sector institutions that are facilitating this kind of occupation,” West said.“Occupation is immoral, is wrong, is unjust, is illegal and it can only be pushed back — we have experienced this in South Africa — when voices of those across the border… are heard."
The vote on the student referendum calling for University divestment from the occupation of West Bank and the siege of Gaza will occur on April 20, Max Weiss, professor of Near Eastern Studies and moderator for the event, said.
A lot of people have expressed relief in having found a mechanism to talk about the difficult situation in the region through the petition, Molly Greene, professor of History and Hellenic Studies, said, noting that a similar petition is underway at Stanford University.
Even though the University has engaged in divestment as recently as 2006, it is difficult to make progress due to University policy, Greene said, especially because the University gives out mixed messages about what leads to divestment.
"Is it something the trustees decide?
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri spoke about her journey to the crown in a lecture entitled, "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency" on Tuesday.
As the first Indian-American to win the Miss America crown in 2014, Nina Davuluri said at a lecture on Tuesday that the Miss America Organization is often misunderstood.
“It felt so timely for this organization to finally reach out to a new demographic of young women that’s representative of what America is today," Davuluri said.
Thomas Muza, former Triangle Club accountant and McCarter Theatre general manager, pleaded guilty on Friday to embezzling more than $240,000 from the club between January 2008 and February 2013.The specific charge was second-degree theft by unlawful taking.Muza declined to comment.Triangle’s Board of Trustees was originally unhappy with Muza because he was not doing responsible financial reporting, Marc Segan ’77, chairman of the board, said.“We found it not easy to deal with him because we wanted to get clear financial information, and I guess that was because he had things to hide,” he said.Muza was Triangle’s accountant between 1993 and 2013, and received an annual salary from Triangle of $4,000.
Since the beginning of coeducation at the University, women have risen in visibility and prominence on the Street and in student organizations in general.Some women experienced pushback at the beginning, though, as they sought to carve out places for themselves in campus life.The StreetMargery Hite ’74 said that during Houseparties she was treated like a visitor, with male students turning to her and asking her about which school she went to.“The presumption was that if you were a woman, you didn’t go to Princeton,” she said.Lynn Nagasako ’70 said she was a member of Campus Club and often enjoyed afternoons playing bridge there.“Those guys were really nice.
Female student-athletes from the University have gone on to win Olympic medals, NCAA championships and multiple Ivy League titles.
However, they faced significant challenges such as lack of funding and support as they tried to establish University teams.
Students at the University's "sister college," Evelyn College, were required to exercise outdoors for at least an hour every day in the late 1800s, according to the book "Transforming the Tiger" by Catherine Keyser ’01.
Women at the University have faced a multitude of challenges in academicssuch as an underrepresentation in certain disciplines and a clash between their tenures and biological clocks.
In the early years of coeducation at the University, there was also a sense of intimidation of being the only woman in most classes.
Sharing plans and professors with the “sister college”
The academic program at Evelyn College, the University's “sister college,” was set to parallel the University’s program and mandated courses in ancient and modern languages, literature, mathematics, science and other subjects.
Forty-one of Evelyn’s faculty members were professors who also taught identical classes at the University, according to the book “Transforming the Tiger: A Celebration of Undergraduate Women at Princeton University” by Catherine Keyser ’01.Some of these professors includedlogician John Grier Hibben, Class of 1882, mathematician Henry Burchard Fine, Class of 1880, and Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879.
Nurturing experts in “critical languages”
Susan Craig ’70 said the critical languages students were permitted to take any course in the undergraduate curriculum in which they were interested.
Before women were admitted to the University as degree-earning students in 1969, their role evolved from sister college neighbors to party mates to a key part of the Critical Languages Program.As their strength increased despite an all-malecampus atmosphere and vocal conservative alumni, the women lived together at the Graduate College and at Pyne Hall before being integrated into the coeducational residential college system.Orange and White: The Beginning of Evelyn College
In 1887, Joshua Hall McIlvaine, Class of 1837 and a former University professor, founded the University's sister college called the Evelyn College for Women, which graduated the first class of women in 1893.
While the University granted Evelyn students full access to the University’s libraries and museum, it also imposed many regulations on them, such as a strict schedule and a formal dress code.
“The girls couldn’t come in town with smiles on their faces —they had no liberties at all,” Irving Mershon, a Princeton resident, told the Princeton Packet about Evelyn students, according to the book“Transforming the Tiger" by Catherine Keyser '01.
University students would stand outside Evelyn College and shout, “Eva, Eva, l-y-n, Eva, Eva, let me in!”,according to thePrinceton Companion published in 1978.
One of the Evelyn students also noted that a police force was employed around the clock to protect the college from the University’s men, according to an Oct.
The United States chose the wrong side in the Chinese civil war, Richard Bernstein, former Beijing bureau chief for TIME magazine, said in a talk on Wednesday.
Bernstein discussed his recently published book, “China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice.”
Bernstein said it was his publisher’s idea to write about a time in Chinese history that was important for the formation of China’s relationship with the United States, adding he gave himself poetic license to stretch the book from September 1944 to April 1946.
“I had hoped to write something with scholarly authority that would be a good read —a popular read,” he said.
The conflict began in 1927 and lasted until 1937, when the two sides united to fight a Japanese invasion, and then resumed in 1946 and continued until 1950.If the advice from a small group of China experts had been followed, the U.S.
The last 15 years have seen the Carl A.
Affirmative action was the political backdrop of African-American student life on campus in the 1980s, with some students and alumni questioning its place.
In the 1970s, the African-American community on campus expanded to include women. The Third World Center was also developed as a social space for the community, which helped to organize a number of protests and sit-ins for anti-apartheid divestment campaigns.
1970s: Women are welcomed on campus
In the fall of 1969, women were officially admitted into the University's first coeducational program.
In the 1960s, the African-American community at the University expanded in size under the mentorship of Carl Fields and went on to establish a series of organizations and conferences.
Race relations at the University have transformed significantly from a time when admitted students were turned away because of their race to a time when multiple diversity initiatives and ad hoc committees have been created to make students feel comfortable on campus.
According to sources, the history of African-American students at the University has been complex starting from 1792.
1792: The potentially first African-American University student
Although John Chavis, a young African-American man, was nominated for the Leslie Fund Scholarship set aside for poor and pious students who wanted to get a Presbyterian education, he does not appear in contemporary class rolls, andthere are no records of him having ever attended the University.
Melvin McCray ’74, who has spent considerable time preserving campus African-American history, said Chavis’ nomination for the Leslie Fund Scholarship is recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees in 1792.
“All the history in his family places him at Princeton as a student,” McCray said.
The University Art Museum is one of 14 museums in the newly created American Art Collaborative, the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced on Feb.
Political contributions from University faculty, staff and trustees, including individual contributions to political action committees and candidates, made up 1.47 percent of the total political contributions in the state of New Jersey in 2014.
The trustees, faculty and staff together made 237 contributionsover the course of the year, leading to contributionsof $608,505, according to a search of a Federal Election Commission public database.