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An Inside Higher Ed article published March 30, 2017, sparked some anxiety about students’ privacy on Handshake, the partnering recruitment platform for University Career Services and one of the fastest-growing talent-recruitment startups in the country.
Grey skies, chilly air, and even a few showers could not keep University students from flocking to see and hear spring 2017 Lawnparties artists at many of the eating clubs on Sunday.
Approximately 200 people gathered on Thursday to hear professor Charles Kane from the University of Pennsylvania discuss how quantum mechanics can enable electronic phases of matter to have both exotic and useful properties.
Local, contextualized solutions are needed to begin solving issues of educational inequity in America and abroad, Teach For America and Teach For All founder Wendy Kopp ’89 said in a lecture on Thursday.
“The world needs more inventors and more entrepreneurs and people who are going to change the world,” Eli Harari GS ’73 said.
Princeton Private Prison Divest has urged members of the University community to sign a petition in support of an open letter to the Board of Trustees, encouraging the Board to state that they will not invest in private prisons in the future.
In March, when Winter Storm Stella was scheduled to disrupt the University community in the midst of midterms, the University had to shift into emergency gear. Closed to non-essential personnel, the University hunkered down for what turned out to be a milder storm than anticipated. Nonetheless, the preparations had been made.
University Professor Mung Chiang has been named Purdue University’s next Dean of the College of Engineering, effective July 1.
Wendy Kopp ’89 is the founder of the nonprofit organizations Teach for America and Teach for All. In anticipation of her May 4 lecture, “Wendy Kopp: From Senior Thesis to Global Social Impact,” the Daily Princetonian spoke to Kopp over the phone about her time at the University, the founding of TFA and educational reform in today’s political climate.
Wilson School Professor Robert Keohane explained that the future of global climate change policy is not bright if the United States lets other countries take the lead on this issue.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has chosen “What Is Populism?” by politics professor Jan-Werner Müller for the Class of 2021’s Pre-read. Out of the five books in the Pre-read tradition, “What Is Populism?” is the second to be written by a University professor.
A group of alumni have started an initiative to wear an orange-and-black version of the “PussyHats” worn at the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017.
Jane Cox, Director of the Program in Theater and senior lecturer in theater, was nominated for a Tony Award in the category Best Lighting Design of a Play on Tuesday, May 2, according to the official Tony Awards website. This nomination recognizes her work on the play “August Wilson’s Jitney.” Cox previously received a Tony Award nomination in 2014 in the same category for her work on the play “Machinal.” She was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award the same year for this production. Cox’s work has appeared on stages around the world, with recent projects including “The Color Purple”(Broadway), “All the Way” (Broadway), and the National Theatre’s production of “Hamlet” with Benedict Cumberbatch.
This past year, the Princeton Hindu Satsangam, a group that seeks to foster a Hindu community through social and education events, took a different approach to studying Hindu teachings. Rather than focusing on religious ceremonies or the study of Hindu texts like they had in the past, the group decided to analyze movies like “The Dark Knight” and “Silver Linings Playbook” to learn more about Hindu philosophy.
On April 13, the University concluded the administration of the three-year “We Speak” survey on sexual misconduct. The survey, run by the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct, was emailed out to undergraduate and graduate students March 28 and aims to gain a greater understanding of knowledge and experiences of sexual misconduct on campus as well as students’ awareness of University policies, procedures, and resources. Results will be released and publicized in the fall.
Members of the Princeton Citizen Scientists find the lack of American lawmakers with science backgrounds shocking, so on May 1, the group traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for evidence-based policymaking and met with 22 legislators or their staffers.
From 1986 to 2006, Ben Baldanza GS ’86 worked at multiple airlines on turnaround projects, such as taking US Airways through bankruptcy proceedings.
Divestment from private prisons was again a main topic at the Council of the Princeton University Community meeting on Monday. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said at the meeting that the Trustees had envisioned that discussions about divestment may take multiple years, and regard this as a virtue of the process.
Sir Gilbert Levine ’71 is an American conductor whose work has been featured on stages around the world and on television in various PBS concert specials. He has garnered the nickname “the Pope’s Maestro” for his enduring friendship with Pope John Paul II. In addition to his musical recordings, several profiles on his life have been broadcast internationally, including a recent feature on "60 Minutes." A film screening of Levine’s travels and performances, followed by a Q&A, will take place in McCormick 101 on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.