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The audience was tense, and seemed frustrated with the Title IX office’s numerous privacy constraints, including their inability to discuss specific cases or precedence. Many, like first year Electrical Engineering graduate student Michael Soskind, appreciated the value of holding meetings but also hoped that the town hall would generate “more tangible recommendations that can be implemented by the University.”
For the first time in its 12-year history, the 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange found that the number of international students enrolling in U.S. universities has decreased. For the 2016-17 school year, international enrollment fell by about three percent, or about 10,000 students.
Compared to recent graduating years, the Class of 2021 contains a much higher number of students who are veterans — a number which will only increase in the following years, explained Tyler Eddy ’21, a former U.S. Marine and current first-year student.
On Saturday, 25,000 Harry Potter enthusiasts flooded Spring Street in Newton, N.J. — just about an hour from Princeton — to witness its transformation into Diagon Alley for the afternoon.
Nearly all of the female students interviewed said the culture of the department had led them to seek therapy.
“We used to joke that the women in our department all went to therapy to deal with the men in our department,” said one former graduate student who was in the department in the 2000s. Still, those in charge say the department is ultimately a positive environment for women.
Colburn worked as the assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, national communications director of the 2012 Obama for America campaign, assistant secretary for public affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and director of external affairs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He now serves as the primary communications strategist, manager, and spokesperson for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician and educator Dr. Priscilla Chan that aims to promote equal opportunit
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 nearly 30 years.
Ultimately, I Hear My People Singing presents the deep-rooted racism that did and still does exist in America. The focus, however, is always on the people. Watterson presents the Witherspoon community and its residents as vital to Princeton’s past history and present story today.
Dozens of graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty members gathered on Monday, Nov. 20 in Maeder Hall to discuss a petition demanding that the University elevate its disciplinary action against Sergio Verdú, a Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, who was found guilty of sexual harassment in a Title IX investigation earlier this summer. Over 650 undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have signed the petition.
The Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy and alum of the graduate college herself, Leslie was appointed by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and the Board of Trustees at their Nov. 17 meeting. A search committee composed of faculty members and graduate students proposed her selection.
“I think universities miss the point when they hide the light,” said Prairie View A&M University Interim President Ruth Simmons. “Hiding the light means we become corrupt and scheming like other institutions, [and that is] very harmful to us as institutions. There are intruders that want to uncloak the dishonesty of the University. Our best defense is to do it in the light and with the utmost integrity because others will uncloak that if we don’t.”
“There is just a huge disparity in power between a Ph.D. student and advisor that can affect you really for the rest of your professional career,” Patel said.
Through her own research, Morrison concluded that, while slavery in all civilizations was inevitable due to its lucrative nature, what was not inevitable was the “powerful, bloody social movement” against abolition, as seen from the bloodied attacks on abolitionists by the University’s students to the journeys of the University’s founders, trustees, and nine presidents who owned slaves. Morrison compared navigating between slavery and the University’s history to “navigating between a swamp and an iceberg.”
Eric Foner, a history professor at Columbia, noted that Princeton’s commemoration of such a history in the Princeton and Slavery Project was truly in the nation’s service, encouraging the real historical practice of critical inquiry in a time when “fake history is emanating from the highest offices in the land.”
Jordan Thomas ’18 was one of 32 students awarded the prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, as announced by the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.
A few days after John Witherspoon Middle School’s eighth grade class traveled to the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., “racist, anti-Semitic, and sexual messages” appeared on a Google spreadsheet originally intended for an eighth grade science lab.
“To those concerned by the creeping one-state reality, let me say I don’t see one,” economist and politician Salam Fayyad said. “Rather, I see what should be of even more concern, namely the creeping trouble of a four-state reality.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and New Yorker writer Hilton Als and poet Hoa Nguyen read selections from their work at the Lewis Arts complex at the University on Nov. 15. Als and Nguyen were introduced by poets Tracy K. Smith — the 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate — and Michael Dickman, respectively.
The House tax bill contains several provisions to which colleges and universities object, including the removal of tax deductions for student loan interest. The bill would make graduate student teaching and research income taxable, and would tax endowments of private universities with at least 500 students and where the value of the school’s endowment is more than $250,000 per student, an elite group which includes the University.
“Because this law is no longer just a pile of paper, a bill, it really is integrated into the fabric of our health care system, so it becomes much more difficult for Congress to try to make that change,” Jeanne Lambrew, former deputy assistant for health policy to President Obama.