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After the Honor System Review Committee recommended that a new committee be created to improve communication, a “Reconciliation Committee” was formed. The Reconciliation Committee will replace the Honor System Review Committee and the Disciplinary Review Committee.
The hydroponic farm at Forbes College may look like a portal to another universe, but its purpose is to show students that crops can grow anywhere by demonstrating hydroponics, or the cultivation of crops using nutrient solutions instead of soil. The hydroponic farm is also a fully functioning laboratory where students and staff regularly conduct experiments.
After nearly half a century of serving the Princeton community, Vice President and Secretary of the University Robert K. Durkee ’69 will retire in June 2019. He has been a member of the campus community since 1965.
The University announced Monday that its endowment earned 14.2 percent for the fiscal year that ended in June. Now, the endowment is valued at $25.9 billion, up $2.1 billion from last year, when the University reported a 12.5 percent return. Discounting Columbia University, which has not yet announced their endowment return for this year, the University’s endowment return figure is greater than that of any other Ivy.
“[We want to] make it more feasibly understandable for your average person who isn’t digging through ten thousand cells on Microsoft Word,” Spicher said.
On Friday, the University's “She Roars” conference included a panel providing updates on the University’s sexual misconduct and Title IX policies.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, five University alumnae discussed the importance of women in politics at the panel “She Should Run: Why and How More Princeton Women (Like You) Should Run for Office,” a part of the “She Roars” conference. The panel took place at 9 a.m. in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose room.
Ellie Kemper ’02 closed the University’s second “She Roars” conference, attended by over 3,000 alumnae, by praising the resilient women in her life and recalling her years as an undergraduate.
Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor ’76 and Elena Kagan ’81 spoke to thousands of mostly female audience members on Friday about the court’s impartiality, challenges faced by women in their careers, and memories from their time at Princeton as part of the 2018 “She Roars” conference.
Dozens of protestors filled the park, and some spectators even had to stand beyond the park’s confines. A number of protesters came with signs, including some reading “Unfit to Judge #CancelKavanaugh,” “Keep His SCROTUS Off Our SCOTUS,” and “When Truth Dies, Democracy Dies.”
On Thursday, Oct. 4, alumni gathered in Richardson Auditorium to mark the start of this weekend’s “She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton,” the second conference of its kind meant to celebrate University alumnae.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, Department of Anthropology chair Carolyn Rouse and politics professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech by focusing on power dynamics on college campuses. The event, which was called “How Do We Balance Free Speech with Civility?” furthered discourse around this year’s University pre-read, Whittington’s “Speak Freely,” in tandem with this year's “She Roars” conference.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, University Health Services commenced its annual FluFest in the Frist Campus Center basement. The clinic offers flu vaccinations free of charge to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members. This year, participants praised the clinic for its accessibility and friendly staff.
The first-years living in the former Writing Center may call themselves the Whitman Dungeonites, but they don’t have it nearly as bad as the name might imply.
Frances Arnold ’79 made history this week when she became the first female Princeton graduate to win a Nobel Prize. As a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Arnold is also the first graduate of Princeton to win a Nobel Prize in the natural sciences.
Chemical and biological engineering professor Clifford Brangwynne and mathematics professor Allan Sly have been named recipients of the 2018 MacArthur Fellowship.
“We at the financial aid office like to think that we’re interchangeable as far as administrators go,” she said. “However, there are students who do not agree with that and they would only speak with Vilma. Vilma was their financial aid counselor.”
On Thursday, over 3,000 alumni and guests are expected to gather on campus for She Roars, a three-day conference to connect, celebrate, and empower University women.
Washington Post columnist and author David Ignatius discussed growing aggression at the boundary of foreign policy and journalism on Wednesday. When he was sent to the Middle East, he felt protected by an “invisible white flag” that allowed journalists to safely travel and tell stories that needed to be told. He said this is no longer true.
“Grading and assessment are among the most complex but important actions the faculty undertake,” Dolan wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian. “Students deserve to be given a clear sense of their work in a class and over the course of their educational careers at Princeton. Being clear and transparent about standards for assessment works in the best interests of both faculty and students.”