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University faculty are working to create an Asian American Studies certificate program by September 2018. The creation of the program will be the culmination of the work of University students, alumni, and faculty who have researched, petitioned, protested, negotiated, and advocated for the creation of an Asian American Studies program for over 40 years.
After a vote largely along party lines, the United States House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion Trump administration-endorsed tax bill which would slash taxes in the short term, if ultimately passed.
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.
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, 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.
Dr. Paul Gauthier, a postdoctoral research associate in the geosciences department, created the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) this past April. The project is situated in Moffett Laboratory, which adjoins Guyot Hall, and was funded by the University’s Office of Sustainability and is directly related to the University’s Sustainability Plan.
Esteemed physicist Richard Feynman GS ’42 once said, "Everything that living things do can be understood in terms of the jiggling and wiggling of atoms.” Now, the University will be doing just that through the establishment of a new collaborative effort.
On Monday, the University's transition to the Central Authentication Service and two-factor authentication was successfully completed for all online Princeton services. On Monday morning, University Chief Information Security Officer Dan Sherry sent an email outlining the change to University students, faculty, and affiliates.
Last week, Wilson College dining hall opened for breakfast – early. It was not brunch, and it was early enough for students with morning commitments to fill their bellies beforehand. At 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Wilson College is now open for breakfast.
Divestment from private prisons and upcoming programming by campus resource centers were the two main topics discussed at the first Council of the Princeton University Community meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year this Monday.
Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice sent an email to University faculty members Saturday morning advising against travel outside the United States in the coming days. The email comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order that may affect visa holders or permanent residents from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The order prohibits all individuals from these named countries from entering the United States for 90 days and suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.“I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America,” Trump said at the signing of the order.In the email, Prentice recommended that individuals who might be affected take precautions as the complete implications of the executive order were not immediately clear.
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey reached an agreement with the University with regards to the University’s protocol and procedural practices relating to students with mental health disabilities, according to a University press release.
University offered admission to 770 students from a pool of 5,003
applicants through the single-choice early action program for the Class
of 2021, according to Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye. This represents a
15.4 percent admission rate, compared with an 18.6 percent admission
rate from 2015.
The University completed an extensive renovation of the 20 Washington Road, which will provide a new home to ten academic departments and five international programs.
Jessica Lee, who has served senior admission positions at the University and Barnard College, has been named the new director of admission.
In an email sent to the undergraduate student body on Monday
afternoon, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said that though the
University is committed to protecting undocumented students, the concept of a
Sanctuary Campus is legally unfounded.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 is one of over 100 college and university presidents who signed a statement calling for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in light of the recent presidential election.
The "Faculty statement released in support for diversity at Princeton University" has signatures from 289 assistant, associate, and full Professors, and 40 Lecturers.
Nearly three hundred members of the University's faculty released a statement “in support of diversity and against racism and discrimination” on Thursday. The statement was signed by 267 assistant, associate, or full professors and by 32 lecturers.
The Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and the Office of Religious Life offered post-election processing spaces for students in response to the victory of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. Presidential election on Wednesday.
In an email to the University community, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter reported the results of the second annual “We Speak” survey that was administered in 2015.