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Six months after the Edward Snowden affair began, public figures previously affiliated with the University have publicly expressed their opinions on Snowden’s clemency.Former Dean of the Wilson School and former Director of Policy Planning at the US Department of State Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 generated controversy by tweeting that she supported clemency for Edward Snowden, the contractor who revealed National Security Agency secrets in a series of leaks, on Jan.
The first winter storm of 2014, dubbed “Hercules” by national media, caused the University to close campus to non-essential employees on Friday morning and afternoon.
A number of freshmen and sophomores selecting spring courses this week encountered difficulty receiving department-specific advice from their academic advisers.No advisers represent the architecture, mathematics, philosophy and religion departments for the 2013-14 academic year, according to residential college websites.The molecular biology department is most represented at nine advisers, closely followed by the history and computer science departments and the Wilson School.The advising program has struggled to recruit advisers from certain departments, and cannot necessarily pair students with advisers who share their academic interests.While some students and faculty called for matching students and advisers by discipline, administrators and other faculty said a mismatch in adviser-advisee interest does not greatly affect students’ advising experience.“It would have been helpful for someone to give me advice about specific courses and professors and about things that specifically relate to my interests, rather than general course advice," Molly Fisch-Friedman ’16, an intended politics concentrator whose adviser is from the astrophysics department, said.
In December 2009, the University drew criticism when it fired then-Associate Dean of the College Frank Ordiway ’81, who oversaw postgraduate fellowship advising.
With a platform of student outreach, USG senator and presidential candidate Zachary Ogle ’15 called for a focus on best serving the needs of the student body at the USG presidential debate on Wednesday.
Amid the chaos of Cane Spree this October, Colin Lualdi ’17 was trying to ask for a T-shirt.
Over 200 graduate students have signed a petition protesting the demolition of Butler Apartments under the University’s Housing Master Plan. The petitiondemands increased transparency and communication about graduate housing from the administration.The petition expresses disapproval of what students see as a current lack of on-campus housing options, citing excessive pressures placed on older students, whose stipends are ending, and Princeton’s limited housing market as factors that will undermine the unique graduate community.“The closure of Butler Apartments without specific plans for reconstruction is imprudent, unnecessary and ignores the needs of graduate students with limited income, with pets or with partners and/or children,” the petition reads.
After delivering a lecture called “Campaign Bootcamp: Leadership Lessons from Candidates on the Trail and Women on the Run” Friday night, author and activist Christine Pelosi —daughter of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — spoke to The Daily Princetonian about her childhood growing up in a political family, the goals driving her work and a new book coming out next year.The Daily Princetonian: What first made you interested in grassroots politics?Christine Pelosi: I started being interested in grassroots politics when I was walking in precincts as a young child, and I’ve been doing it ever since.DP: What were you like in college?CP: Well, I was very active in a student cooperative called Vital Vittles at Georgetown.
Expanding the University's course offeringsin entrepreneurship will be a priority initiative for new provost David Lee GS '99, University President Christopher Eisgruber '83told the 'Prince' in September.
Lee's initiative comes amid a climate for entrepreneurship on campus that has evolved significantly in recent years.
“It's not species that makes a difference,” bioethics professor Peter Singer said in a three-person panel on animal rights on Tuesday afternoon.
There was no food on the menu. Instead, five thought-provoking questions lay on a table in the Frist Multipurpose Room.