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New executive director of Princeton Public Library Brett Bonfield plans to spearhead educational initiatives for privacy protection, solicit input from the community and collaborate closely with the University.Bonfield’s appointment by the library’s Board of Trustees marks the end of the tenure of current PPL director Leslie Burger.
The University received 4,164 applications for admission to the Class of 2020 under the single-choice early action program as of Nov.
The University, joined by over 80 other colleges and universities including all members of the Ivy League, is part of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, which aims to create a new college application and portfolio platform for high school students.
The new system involves the creation of a platform for high school students to create an online portfolio, allowing them to think more about the college application process at an early age and have more access to counseling from college admissions officers, University Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye said.
Rapelye added that the participating institutions will be issuing a new application, and that the application is in the preliminary stages.
The coalition is open to public institutions with affordable tuition and need-based financial aid for in-state residents and private colleges who provide sufficient financial aid for all domestic students they admit.
The tiger statues between Whig Hall and Clio Hall, along with thecannon on Cannon Green,were found to be vandalized with red paint early Tuesday morning.Perpetrators had painted the body of the tiger statues with expletives against Princeton and Pennsylvania State University.According to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua, on Tuesday around 2 a.m., a Department of Public Safety officer on patrol duty noticed that the cannon had been painted.
The burden of proof for demonstrating its tax-exempt status falls on the University, according to a decision by tax court judge Vito Bianco last Friday.
The decision follows a motion filed by the University to the State Tax Court in July and marks the latest development of the four-year lawsuit initiated by several residents of the town.
Former Princeton Triangle Club accountantThomas John Muza was sentenced to three years in prison last Friday for embezzling nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the theater company bySuperior Court Judge Timothy P.
The concept of taking care of others is at the core of the Asian-American identity, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P.
The University will launch a new website next July, according to Christian Knoebel, Digital Manager at the Office of Communications.
The project will be completed in collaboration with the University’s Office of Information Technology, with each department leading different initiatives, Knoebel said.
Tomas Lindahl, who worked on his postdoctoral research at the University, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for mapping how cells repair DNA.
Lindahl is currently a researcher at the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.He won the award alongside Duke University School of Medicine professor Paul Modrich and University of Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Aziz Sancar.
While at the University in the mid-1960s, Lindahl discovered that RNA, a macromolecule closely related to DNA, is vulnerable to heat damage.
More than 300 students have signed a petitionsince it was launched last week to open a new food co-op on campus, according toVidushi Sharma ’17, co-organizer of the petition.
Sharma said that she and a few others launched the petition after seeing a shortage of accommodations for an overwhelming demand.
The University will partner with online open course provider edX beginning this fall to launch courses in response to the changing needs of students and faculty, Jeffrey HimpeleGS ’96, Director of Teaching Initiatives and Programs at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning,said.
Himpele explained that edX allows the University to integrate online learning into campus courses in new ways to make online and classroom experiences more interactive.
Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at the University, is among the 24 scientists, artists, scholars and activists who received this year’s MacArthur Fellowship.The distinction, sponsored by the John D.
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights found that the University did not discriminate against Asians in its admission process, following two complaints filed by applicants.
The finding was announced in a report that came in the form of a letter addressed to University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
“OCR initiated this review under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” the report reads.
The computer science departmentis now themost popular major with135 students in the Class of 2017 declaring the concentration, according to department chair Jennifer Rexford ’91.
The departmenthas displaced the Wilson School, which has in recent years been the most popular concentration on campus.
Rexford attributed the rising interest in computer science to recent changes in the job market.
“The growth in computer science as a major reflects a national trend, and we are no exception,” Rexford said.
Both Community Action and Outdoor Action trips were shortened by a day this year, running from Saturday, Sept.
Nate Ruess, lead vocalist of former Grammy-winning indie rock band Fun., will headline the 2015 fall Lawnparties, Undergraduate Student Government social chair Simon Wu ’17 announced in an email Thursday.Indie pop duo Holychild will stage the opening act, Wu said.
Ruess, along with Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost, formed Fun.
Creative writing professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, as well as novelist and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein GS ’77, have been named recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal.
President Barack Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama '85, presented medals to the recipients on Thursday, Sept.
A University alumnus was removed from his position as ethics director of the American Psychological Association last month after an independent review alleged that he collaborated with the Department of Defense to enable torture.
Stephen Behnke '82 was removed from the position in which he had served since 2000.
The Princeton Annual Giving campaign set a new record this year with $61,490,178 raised from nearly 45,000 gifts, William Hardt '63, Assistant Vice President of Development for Annual Giving, said.
The undergraduate alumni participation rate was 60.3 percent.
The Annual Giving fundraising total was significantly higher than last year's previously record-breaking amount of$58,748,900, although the undergraduate alumni participation rate was down from 61.4 percent last year.
According to University President Christopher Eisgruber '83, continued positive results from Annual Giving and year-round gifts made to the University could make expanding the undergraduate student body a foreseeable possibility.He added that the 60.3 percent undergraduate alumni participation rate achieved in this year’s campaign surpasses that of Princeton’s peer institutions by a significant margin.
“Our participation rate shows the deep appreciation Princetonians feel for the experience they have here," Eisgruber said.
Terrace Club enacted a complete prohibition against smoking and the use of vapor-emitting substances indoors at the behest of the Princeton Health Department, Terrace graduate board chair Sandy Harrison ’74 said.According to Harrison, a week after The Daily Princetonian published an article on November 24 identifying Terrace as a non-smoke-free building, the Princeton Health Department approached club leadership saying that its smoking policy was not in compliance with New Jersey state law.Jeffrey Grosser, town health officer, explained that although the investigator did not observe any violations or receive any complaints from the University, the “policy of the club didn’t reflect the [New Jersey] Smoke-Free [Air] Act.”Although gray areas exist in the law's implications, the act prohibits smoking in indoor work places and facilities open to public activities.“There have been miscommunications in the past, and some eating clubs believed they were exempt [from the law],” Grosser said, “but we made it clear that even if [Terrace] is private, it still has to comply.”The club's graduate board subsequently consulted the law and in March installed a new ventilation system in a single room dedicated to smoking, according to a March 23 article in the 'Prince.'However, the new policy did not satisfy the Health Department.