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Recipients of the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence from 2015-16 were composed of a group of sophomores and juniors who were overwhelmingly male — in a two to one ratio.According to Senior Associate Dean of the College Claire Fowler, due to the selection process for the prize, this is an outlier year.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received a probable cause criminal summons Thursday regarding the closing of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 allegedly as punishment to Fort Lee’s mayor, a Democrat, for not endorsing the governor, NBCNewYork reported on Thursday.Christie is an ex-officio trustee of the University.The summons comes after The New York Times recently reported that Christie allegedly knew about the shut-down lanes prior to the incident occurring.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reaffirmed his support of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump on Tuesday, despite calling himself “obviously disappointed” about Trump’s “indefensible” comments about sexual assault in a recently unearthed 2005 video.Christie is an ex-officio trustee of the University.He made the comments about the “Trump tape” on Oct.
The trial brought against the University over its tax exemption status will begin on Oct.
After the Aug. 23 ruling from the National Labor Relations Board allowing graduate students to form unions on private university campuses, the Graduate Student Government organized a Unionization Fact Finding Committee to provide answers to questions graduate students might have about the possibility of unionizing.“We’re trying to show students exactly what unionizing means,” Daniel Vitek, chair of the committee, said.Vitek is also the Academic Affairs chair of the GSG.While the GSG is constitutionally bound not to encourage graduate student unionization, Vitek noted, it has focused on providing impartial information on the issue of unionization for students interested in the issue.“We’re not unionizing, we’re fact-finding,” he said.Vitek added that there’s “not a lot of institutional knowledge among our peer private institutions about how do you go about unionizing.”The committee will conduct an impartial research on the relevant questions and compile the results into a report before the end of fall semester.
University and community members gathered in Richardson Auditorium on the evening of Sept.
Before the first Presidential debate of the 2016 contest, the University hosted a panel discussion of six University affiliates in Richardson Auditorium to provide the University community with a better context for the debate.Panelists included Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School Cecilia Rouse, politics professor Amaney Jamal, politics department chair Nolan McCarty, classics professor Dan-el Padilla Peralta ’06, and former congresswoman Nan Hayworth ’81.
During the Monday's Council of the Princeton University Community meeting, University trustees referred West College and Robertson Hall atrium to the newly establishedCommittee on Naming.Director of Media Relations John Cramer deferred comment to the University’s statement.A new policy on naming programs, positions, and spaces that “do not currently bear names honoring donors or other individuals or groups” was established over the summer, the statement said.The statement noted that the atrium in Robertson Hall is the “principal entryway into the Woodrow Wilson School.” Moreover, West College, located west of Cannon Green near Nassau Hall, is not yet named to honor any individual, family, or group.
Stanford University political science professor Robert Reich gave a lecture on the subject of various ethical dilemmas surrounding public service.Reich explored three basic questions that touch on such dilemmas and posed them to the audience, asking listeners to break up into small groups and discuss each posed scenario.His questions focused on the ethical and moral dilemmas rarely approached by service workers and the distinctions between charity and justice work.
The University has created the Campus Iconography Committee over the summer in order to diversify campus building names and spaces.
The University’s Office of Human Resources recentlyupdatedits recommendations for gender-inclusive language.
PHILADELPHIA— Democratic National Committee Vice Chair R.T. Rybak talked about how the Party might heal from a divisive former chair and trying primary season during a reading from his new book, “Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis."In writing this book, Rybak said he “wanted to get real with people about public service and being a mayor.”Rybak is a journalist turned politician.
PHILADELPHIA—While the themes of the second night of the Democratic National Convention touched topics such as the September 11terrorist attacks, global security and domestic progressive issues, many speakers tied each topic back to women’s rights.
Although former President Bill Clinton was one of the most anticipated speakers of the night, women composed the majority of speakers.
The night opened with a compelling and rousing appearance from "Mothers of the Movement," seven mothers of black men and women killed by police officers.
PHILADELPHIA—The Democratic Party conducted a roll call vote to formally nominate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the party’s candidate for president of the United States.
PHILADELPHIA—Many of thespeeches on the first night of the Democratic National Conventiontouched on a theme of unity—often alluding to presumptive DemocraticnomineeHillary Clinton’s campaign slogan,“Stronger Together.”
In addition to Michelle Obama ’85, primetime speakers from the first night included former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.
Warren said the presidential election is about remaining united.
“When we turn against each other, we can’t fight back against a rigged system,” she said.
PHILADELPHIA — First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 spoke about the ways that the presidency can affect the lives of American children on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
“Our time in the White House would form the foundation for who [Malia and Sasha] would become,” she said.
PHILADELPHIA—Chants of “Bernie!
CLEVELAND – After four nights of speeches, the 2016 Republican National Convention was gaveled to a close.
CLEVELAND—During a prime-time slot of the Republican National Convention’s third night, Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92 addressedthe delegates and conventioneers, framing his speech around freedom and adhering to the Constitution.
Beginning May 18, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment celebrated its opening with a three-day symposium featuring energy industry leaders, policymakers and scientists.
The Center, originally established in 2008 as a virtual institute with a $100 million gift from Gerhard R.