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“Tell me a subject that’s bigger than Stalin,” Stephen Kotkin asked in his office on Thursday. “30 years in power. Military industrial complex. Victory over Hitler in World War II. The Cold War. Gold standard for dictatorship. A biography of Stalin is almost like a history of the world.”
A panel of three experts discussed the necessity of eliminating nuclear arsenals across the world Monday afternoon at the Woodrow Wilson School.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed potential changes to the academic year and the possibility of a resolution on Puerto Rico along with other issues in its weekly meeting Nov. 12.
Seven hundred developers and designers from colleges and universities across the continent attended HackPrinceton from Nov. 10 to 12. The hackathon involved a 36-hour period in which teams of up to four students worked on both software and hardware projects.
High school students from across the country came to the University for the inaugural Princeton University Film Festival (PUFF) held on Nov. 11. The all-day event featured talks by producers, including Jay Stern and Vicki Horwitz, TV executives such as Armando Polanco and Mark Kang, workshops, panels, and screenings of students' work.
Students from a broad array of progressive groups on campus came together to rally behind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy on a Day of Action on Nov. 10.
How can we optimize the happiness of others, given that our actions directly contribute to the well-being of those in need, through traveling? Why are male athletes perceived to be aggressive and arrogant? How much do we really know about marijuana? Questions like these were posed at TEDxPrincetonU, which featured speakers from different backgrounds and disciplines on Nov. 11.
University graduate student Yeohee Im alleged that engineering professor Sergio Verdu sexually harassed her over the course of two months, according to a report obtained by the Huffington Post.
Yesterday, Mudd Library introduced a new historical exhibit featuring the University’s collection of war-related artifacts.
Fota, a student-created app that allows users to rank and choose restaurants based on photos of food, will launch on Nov. 10.
The University has released the findings from its third annual “We Speak” survey about the prevalence of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct on campus. In an email to the campus community Thursday afternoon, Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, stated that although most reported statistics in the survey were lower than in the previous two years, “they still show that too many of our students have been victims of sexual misconduct.”
The University will award its top alumni honors, the Woodrow Wilson Award and the James Madison Medal, to Charles Gibson ’65 and Daniel Mendelsohn GS ’94, respectively. The official award ceremony will take place on campus during Alumni Day on Feb. 24, where Gibson and Mendelsohn will also deliver speeches.
Princeton, along with hundreds of other U.S. colleges and universities such as Columbia, Stanford, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania, has investments in offshore accounts where its endowment can grow with little or no taxation.
On Tuesday, New Jersey residents hit the polls to vote in the state elections. Within one minute of polling sites’ 8 p.m. closing, Democrat Phil Murphy was projected as the winner in the race for governor. Murphy is a former Goldman Sachs executive, ambassador to Germany, and finance chairman of Democratic National Convention. Murphy received 56 percent of the vote with 1,165,001 ballots cast in his favor. GOP runner-up Kim Guadagno, the current lieutenant governor of New Jersey, received 42 percent of the vote with 885,387 ballots cast in her favor.
“At its heart and at its best, [domestic work] is about upholding the dignity and quality of life of others,” said Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in a lecture on Wednesday. “It’s the work that allows all other work to be done.”
Princeton played its part in the sweep of elections across the country on Tuesday night. Princeton's own competitive race was one for seats on the Princeton Public School District Board of Education as well as the town's council. Beth Behrend, Michele Tuck-Ponder, and Jessica Deutsch '91 won the three vacant seats on the board. Democrats David Cohen and Leticia Fraga ran uncontested with no Republican challengers for the town council.
University officials oppose a provision in the House Republican tax bill which would impose a federal tax on private university endowments larger than $250,000 per student.
Storytelling is dominated today by electronic and print media, such as television, the Internet, and magazines, said Ferris Professor of Journalism Joe Richman. According to Richman, however, radio documentary and audio storytelling offer a unique, intimate perspective to the art.
On Nov. 6, former President Barack Obama’s presidential appointee Justin Tanner visited the Carl A. Fields Center as a part of University podcast Woke Wednesdays’ first event of the season. In 2015, Obama appointed Tanner as Associate Director for Legislative, Education & Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Commerce.
“Abortion is and always will be the opposite of empowerment,” said Kristan Hawkins during her pro-life lecture Monday night.