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Brad Smith ’81, the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, visited the University on March 1 to speak about artificial intelligence and the role that similar companies play in steering the ethical standards of technology fields. After his lecture, the ‘Prince’ sat down with Smith to talk about the future of AI and the way his education has informed his work at Microsoft.
Campus Dining upgraded food disposal areas in the residential college dining halls during Intersession in order to keep food waste clear of unwanted items, such as napkins and utensils, and to improve the measurement of food waste on campus.
On Thursday, March 1, journalism students and professors who have reported in Greece and Canada met in a panel to discuss their work in migration communities.
Microsoft Corporation’s President Brad Smith ’81 discussed the future of artificial intelligence and its possible effects on employment at a lecture on Thursday, March 1.
Morgan Jerkins ’14 read selections from her book, This Will Be My Undoing, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Princeton University Art Museum. In advance of her lecture, the ‘Prince’ spoke with Jerkins.
For the first time in Prospect Avenue’s history, nine of 11 elected eating club presidents will be women. Cottage Club and Cannon Dial Elm Club also elected Casey Swezey ’19 and Julia Haney ’19, respectively, as the first woman president in each club’s history.
“We can’t fix poverty in America without fixing housing,” said sociology professor Matthew Desmond at a Feb. 28 lecture on eviction in America.
Last year’s Republican Tax Act placed a $10,000 cap on formerly unlimited state and local tax deductions for income, sales, and property taxes. Deductions on income and sales taxes previously allowed many high-tax state residents to pay less in taxes. Faced with this new cap, some high-income residents of New Jersey are projected to experience considerable tax hikes.
University Vice President and Secretary Robert Durkee ’69, Trustee Robert Rivers ’53, and Director of the Army Officer Education Program for ROTC Kevin McKiernan discussed the impact of twentieth-century wars on University life at a panel Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Last week, flooding forced 26 students living in two Holder Hall entryways to temporarily relocate to residential buildings and faculty housing, where they will stay for over a month.
“Sometimes rumors are more telling than the accepted reality,” said Boris Kolonitsky, professor of history at the European University at St. Petersburg, in a lecture on his personal understanding of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
On Feb. 27, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order, creating a Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council tasked with providing recommendations for developing the state’s workforce. The Council will analyze economic data and identify funding, both federal and philanthropic, for infrastructure development and worker training programs.
“Eighty-one,” said Andrew R. Lewis. “That’s the percentage of white evangelicals who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. The argument is that Donald Trump doesn’t align with the values of white evangelicals, so how could this be?” Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, and he began his Feb. 27 lecture at Princeton with a single number projected onto a slide.
On Tuesday, the Interclub Council released a “welcome letter” reminding new and old eating club members of their responsibilities. Signed by all the eating club presidents and ICC Chair and Colonial Club president emeritus Matthew Lucas ‘18, the letter focused on issues of safety, community, and tolerance, both in and out of the clubs. According to Lucas, this is the first time in at least six years that the ICC has released such a letter.
Princeton town council members met at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, for their biweekly town hall meeting to discuss sustainability, the Civil Rights Commission, and future collaboration with the University.
Michelle Obama ’85, former First Lady of the United States, revealed Sunday that she will be releasing her first personal memoir, “Becoming.” The book will be published by Penguin Random House and is expected to be released on Nov. 13, 2018.
In light of global conflicts ranging from the refugee crisis to North Korean nuclear threats, the University invited William J. Burns, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and current president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to speak about U.S. foreign policy. He focused on three key areas: Asia, Europe, and Iran.
The University has become the latest institution of higher education to reassure applicants that their participation in peaceful protests won’t affect their admission status.
Daniel Mendelsohn ’94 and Charles Gibson ’65 talked politics and referenced college-day memories onstage as they received awards during the University’s Alumni Day on Feb. 24.
Most technological breakthroughs come from the powerhouses that populate Silicon Valley, but the next life-altering app may be only a few lines of code and a mouse click away for students in the University’s Computer Science building.