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A number of University websites, including Blackboard, were down Tuesday afternoon due to a firewall issue. The services were restored in the evening, although the specific problem remains to be identified, University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said. Blackboard, campus printing and PeopleSoft, the parent service that hosts SCORE and other administrative services, became unavailable during the outage, Mbugua said. The University’s Undergraduate Office of Admission, Office of Information Technology, TigerApps and Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students websites were all reported down. The Princeton homepage was available throughout the outage. The OIT website reported an Internet connectivity outage between 2:50 and 3:04 p.m.
Professor of operations research and financial engineering Robert Vanderbei was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society on Monday. The fellowship honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of mathematics.AMS honored Vanderbei for hiscontributions to linear programming and nonlinear optimization problems, the organization said.
As the end of the season approaches, Harvard is in the lead but has by no means locked up the Ivy League title.
Men’s Basketball1. Princeton vs. Harvard Saturday, Feb.
With three games left in the season, several teams could still win the Ivy League title. It all depends on Princeton, however, as the Tigers have surged back to relevance and now control their own destiny.
Princeton Theological Seminary installed its seventh president, Dr. M. Craig Barnes, on Oct. 23, Town Topics reported. Barnes is a professor of pastoral ministry. The installation ceremony took place in the University Chapel and included delegates from institutions of higher learning all over the world.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 and Association of American Universities President Hunter Rawlings III GS ’70 will be presented with the University's top alumni honors at Alumni Day onFeb.
The first four female justices to serve on the Supreme Court are featured in a portrait on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery beginning Oct.
Former University Executive Vice President Mark Burstein was formally installed as Lawrence University’s 16thpresidentSaturdayafternoon at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel in Appleton, Wis. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 participated inFriday’sinauguration panel discussions while former University President Shirley Tilghman delivered congratulatory remarks during the ceremony.According to a press release by Lawrence University, delegates from over 60 colleges including Princeton, MIT, Stanford and Yale were present at the ceremony. The inauguration ceremonies beganFridayafternoon with panel discussions on incivility in public discourse and the role of a liberal arts education and continued through the night with performances by Lawrence University musicians, before concludingSaturdaywith the formal installation ceremony.Jill Dolan,director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University and a member of the Lawrence University Board of Trustees, moderated one of the panel discussions. Burstein graduated from Vassar College in 1984 and was appointed executive vice president of the University in August 2004, a position that he held for almost nine years.
Three environmental groups have filed as intervenors before theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission opposing a proposednatural gas pipeline that would run through Princeton and Montgomery, the Princeton Packet reported. The filing follows an unanimous vote on Oct.
The University recently donated $10,000 to help promote Sustainable Princeton’s Energy SmartHomes program, an initiative by a local environmental organization that allows town residents to have the energy efficiency of their properties evaluated by a technician.
Among the top 50 national universities, the University was ranked 13th in the rate of its graduates who enter public service, Washington Monthly reported. The list was created byAspen Institute researchers whostudied the LinkedIn profiles of graduates from the top 50 national universities and the top 20 liberal arts colleges as ranked by U.S.
Governor Chris Christie announcedMondaymorning that he will drop his challenge to a state Supreme Court decision permitting same-sex marriage, effectively making New Jersey the 14th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Christie noted that he disagreed with the decision made by the Court but acknowledged that it "left no ambiguity,"The New York Times reported. Christie had sought a stay to prevent the marriages from taking place, but his petition was denied and his administration has announced it will not continue to challenge the ruling. The ruling went into effect just aftermidnight on Monday, when same-sex couples across the state held weddings at promptly12:01 a.m.,The New York Times reported. In the town of Princeton, Mayor Liz Lempertannounced on her Facebook pagethat she would be authorized to officiate same-sex marriages startingMonday.
Yale College Dean Mary Miller told the Yale Daily News that the school is not actively considering the creation of an honor code.
Crew:Men's lightweight eight wins at Head of the Charles Around the boathouse, all four of Princeton's rowing programs made their fall season debuts at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.
After an abysmal first quarter where nothing seemed to be going in its favor, the football team got some momentum going in the second quarter and went on to score 39 unanswered points to defeat Brown 39-17 Saturday. The night game was only the fifth time Brown (3-2 overall, 0-2 Ivy League) had put up its portable lights at Brown Stadium for a night contest. The Tigers (4-1, 2-0) came into the game fourth in the nation in scoring, but they went down 17-0 to start the game on a few botched special teams plays and a 71-yard touchdown run by Bears running back John Spooney. However, it all changed when junior quarterback Quinn Epperly hit a 24-yard pass down the middle of the field to junior receiver Connor Kelley to begin the first real drive of the night for the Tiger offense.
Women’s volleyball: Tigers return to Dillon in hopes of rebound After two hard-fought matches that did not go the way of the women’s volleyball team, the Tigers will look to regroup from a rough road trip with matches against Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend.
Eight members of the University faculty were inducted into the 233rd class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in a ceremony on Oct.