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Only 171 students, approximately 26 percent of the students sampled, responded to the USG Academics Committee’s Midterm Evaluation Pilot program survey.The survey was available from April 3 to April 6 and allowed students to submit anonymous feedback about their classes.
Wilson School diplomat-in-residence and Directorof the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative program Barbara Bodine intends to step down at the end of the academic year.
History professor Julian Zelizer went with 48 students to Broadway on Wednesday to see "All the Way," a play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency starring "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston as Johnson. The group had a chance afterward to discuss the play with several of the actors, including Cranston.
The use of the construction “Princeton in” in a recently launched postgraduate fellowship started by a group of University alumni is being questioned by University officials. Administrators and the founders of the “Princeton in the Middle East” program will soon meet to discuss ways to address the issue.
Adriana Cherskov ’14 has been awarded a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, making her the sixth Princeton student or alumnus to receive the award this year. Cherskov will have the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge starting this October.
The Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline may for the first time provide transparent information about the total number of disciplinary cases adjudicated each year, Dean of Undergraduate Students and Committee on Discipline Chair Kathleen Deignan told The Daily Princetonian.
Terrence Meck ’00, co-founder and president of The Palette Fund, donated $150,000 to FRS 157: Philanthropy to sustain the course for three more years. Last fall was originally supposed to be the last semester that the University would offer the seminar.
Only 24 students enrolled in the second-semester component of the Humanities Sequence — listed as HUM 216-219 — compared with 47 students who were enrolled in the class for the fall semester. The Humanities Sequence is a two-semester, double-credit course, advertised as an intense engagement with the Western canon.
Following the psychology department’s move from Green Hall to Peretsman-Scully Hall, Green Hall is now being used as “swing space,” Provost David Lee GS ’99 said. Classes are currently still held in Green Hall, but all of the professors’ offices have been relocated.
University lecturer Isaac Held and his colleagues published a letter in "Science"on Feb. 14 arguing that the recent extreme cold temperatures experienced in the Northeast were not due to human-induced global warming but were instead caused by natural fluctuations in the climate.
The Wilson School has partnered with the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, to offer Wilson School students the chance to study abroad while completing a mandatory task force. The subject of the task force offered in Herzliya will not be decided until later in the spring, Associate Dean for Public and External Affairs Elisabeth Donahue said.
A survey sent out to all undergraduate students on Feb. 5 is the first formal step in gathering information for the reevaluation of the grade deflationgrading policy.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning has received over 3,800 visits since the start of the academic year and is expecting to receive over 7,600 visits by the end of the year. If the trend holds, McGraw will see an increase of 31 percent from last year’s recorded visits.
Though areportreleased this past September by theTrustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversityfound that white males dominated in faculty, administrator, graduate student and postgraduate populations, representatives from several departments on campus said that they had paid attention to the diversity among their populations before the report was released.
Katherine Pogrebniak ’14 was awarded a Churchill Scholarship to study for a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge.
A petition organized by Columbia professor Ehsan Yarshater surfaced challenging the University’s current candidate for the position of the Ibrahim Pourdavoud Professorship in Persian Studies.
Five members of the Class of 2015 have been awarded Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative fellowships by the Wilson School, allowing them to pursue two-year Master in Public Affairs degrees at the Wilson School in preparation for careers in the U.S. federal government.
A new seminar course, AMS 339: Religion and Culture: Muslims in America, will be offered next semester and has already become overenrolled with interested students. It will provide for the first timean overview of the long history of Islam in the United States, dating back to the slave trade in the 17th century, in addition to discussing this history’s implications for American culture and policy.
In December 2009, the University drew criticism when it fired then-Associate Dean of the College Frank Ordiway ’81, who oversaw postgraduate fellowship advising. Ordiway’s firing prompted numerous statements of support from the University community, including support from past scholarship winners and a letter to the Daily Princetonian signed by 34 faculty members expressing their “deep disappointment” with his departure.
Kwame Anthony Appiah, currently the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy, will leave the University in January to teach at New York University.