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Robert Mueller ’66, special counsel overseeing the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, announced on Friday that 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities have been criminally charged for illegally assisting President Trump in the election.
The administration of newly elected Undergraduate Student Government president Rachel Yee ’19 began in earnest on Sunday, when USG discussed a potential collaboration with the polling platform College Pulse, an adjustment in voting procedures, and new position appointments during its weekly meeting.
Since Monday, Princeton Students for Gender Equality has been holding events to celebrate and raise awareness on a relatively taboo topic: menstruation. At a panel this Thursday, three speakers discussed the importance of the menstrual movement, their own individual efforts, and ways for young activists to get involved.
On Feb. 14, 2017, civil and environmental engineering professor Maria Garlock was announced as the new head of Forbes College. Garlock will step into the role, replacing Michael Hecht, who served two four-year terms before announcing his departure. Psychology and public affairs professor Stacey Sinclair was announced as the new head of Mathey College, succeeding Harriet Flower, who also held the position for two terms.
The Department of Justice announced on Jan. 31 that it does not intend to retry N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez. Judge Jose Linares dismissed counts of corruption against the senator and co-defendant Salomon Melgen, an optometrist from Fla.
Former NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden gave an open lecture about human space exploration. Bolden, the first permanent African American administrator at NASA, discussed both his experience at the agency and the future of space travel and research.
Anne Treisman, a prominent figure in the field of cognitive studies, was known for her work on visual attention, object perception, and memory. Treisman, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, died on Feb. 9 due to a stroke following an extended illness. She was 82 years old.
Since 2017, the number of University food co-ops — dining options in which students buy groceries, cook in small teams, and have evening meals together as a group — has increased. There are currently five University-recognized co-ops: 2 Dickinson Street (2D), Brown, International Food (IFC), Scully Co-op, and Real Food, as well as one unrecognized co-op, Pink House.
New Jersey is now the last state in the nation in which drivers are not allowed to pump their own gasoline around the clock.
The Princeton University Orchestra (PUO) is ranked as one of the top 20 college orchestras in the US. Led by conductor Michael Pratt, who celebrated his 40th season with the Orchestra this past fall, PUO performs a wide range of repertoire, from the classical period through the modern works of today.
Disputes between curriculumists and non-curriculumists over the governance of schools in Princeton continue.
“Prospect: Find Your Tiger” creator Paddy Boroughs ’18 displays his product in Small World Coffee
On Feb. 7, the University Office of the President announced that President Eisgruber selected “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” written by politics professor Keith Whittington, as the Class of 2022 Pre-read book.
On June 9, a Title IX investigation found professor Sergio Verdú responsible for violating the University’s policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct. In a memo describing the investigation obtained by The Daily Princetonian, the Title IX panel wrote that Verdú had exhibited “highly inappropriate and unprofessional” behavior: Inviting his graduate student Yeohee Im to watch a sexually explicit film, “The Handmaiden,” in his home, and allegedly touching her on the stomach and thigh during the encounter. Although Verdú was disciplined, the University cannot state the details of the consequences due to the confidential nature of Title IX proceedings, and the decision did not result in Verdú’s termination.
Princeton residents raised concerns about emergency preparedness and environmental awareness, and Princeton Police Department discussed its racial profiling training at a town hall meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.
President Eisgruber addressed concerns about the recent controversy regarding anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen, Honor Code reform, and DACA students at a Feb. 12 meeting for the Council of the Princeton University Community.
Anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen sparked controversy on Feb. 6 when he used a racial slur during a lecture on oppressive symbolism, causing several students to walk out of the classroom. Rosen announced today in an email to his students that the course, ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms — Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography, will be canceled.
The admissions process for bicker and sign-in eating clubs took place last week, with 1,016 sophomores participating, representing 77 percent of the Class of 2020. This represented a 1 percentage point decrease from last spring’s participation rate of 78 percent, according to a press release by the Interclub Council of the Eating Clubs of Princeton University.
The first Undergraduate Student Government meeting under the administration of president Rachel Yee ’19 took place on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in Lewis Library 120.