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A former Cornell University student who was suspended for alleged sexual misconduct is seeking monetary damages and a reversal of Cornell’s findings in a lawsuit filed on Thursday with the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
The risk of contracting meningitis B at the University is now considered equivalent to the risk at any other college, the University announced on Friday.The announcement comes after University officials met with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC did not respond to requests for comment.The reduced risk is in part attributable to high levels of vaccination among students, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said, adding that local, state and federal agencies involved during the outbreak share the credit.“The vaccination rate was so high because our students were very responsive to the call," he said.
Two Princeton faculty members were named recipients of the 2015 Dan David Prize last month.Both history professor emeritus Peter Brown and sociology lecturer Alessandro Portelli were awarded in the “Retrieving the Past” category of the prize.They will be honored at a May 17 ceremony at Tel Aviv University in Israel.According to its website, the Dan David Prize is an international enterprise that awards grants in three categories for outstanding interdisciplinary research in the sciences and humanities.
The United States will not take direct military action against Russia in Ukraine but will rather seek a resolution through multilateral agreements to empower Ukraine, saidEric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, at a lecture on Wednesday.
“We need Russia in the world, we need Russia’s cooporation, but we can’t say that because Russia is important; it can set its own rules," Rubin said.
By a narrow margin, latkes were declared victorious in the Annual Latke Hamentaschen Debate on Tuesday night.
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Four women in the Class of 2016 are eating club presidents or presidents-elect, the most since the Class of 2002, when there were also four.
When theSteering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadershipreleased its final report in 2011, only one woman in the Class of 2011 was president of an eating club.
As the economy improves, recruiting teachers is becoming increasingly challenging for Teach for America.
The idea for Teach for America, which matches college graduates with hard-to-fill teaching vacancies, came out of the senior thesis of Wendy Kopp ’89.
An increasingly political conversation around public education has led to a decrease in interest for the profession, particularly for people who may have once had more idealistic expectations, Becky O’Neill ’07, senior managing director of communications for Teach for America, said.
“At schools like Princeton with such competitive candidates, students are getting offers often and early from lots of great companies,” O’Neill said, adding that her group usually reaches out to individual students for recruitment based on recommendations from professors, career services offices, campus staff, student leaders, current corps members and alumni.
“This year, we had 17 Princeton alums join the TFA corps," she said.
It is a moral imperative to put the well-being of patients above personal concerns in abortion cases, Willie Parker, a physician in practice at the sole remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, said in a lecture on Wednesday.
Current social trajectories are unsettling, Parker said, noting that in a country where one in three women will pursue abortion during their lifetimes, restrictions against the procedure are becoming increasingly stringent.
In Mississippi, recent laws have mandated women to receive counseling, accept ultrasound exams and, for minors, obtain parental consent before they can step into an abortion clinic.
“Women don’t have the health care called abortion,” Parker said.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., Parker grew up with five siblings all raised by a single mother.
The University announced on Thursday that it will appeal a Morris County tax court judge’s denial of the University’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against its property tax exemption for the 2014tax year.The University is asking the Appellate Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court to review the denial of the motion to dismiss.The lawsuit in question is separate from a 2011 suit challenging the University’s property tax exemption for 19 buildings alleged to have non-educational or primary uses, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said.In the lawsuit whose motion to dismiss was adjudicated on Thursday, four town residents are challenging the University’s receipt of a property tax exemption from the town in 2014.The lawsuit’s premises are flawed, University Vice President and Secretary Robert Durkee ’69 said.“The standard in New Jersey for being eligible for property tax exemption is that your dominant purpose should be an educational institution, and Princeton’s dominant motive is to be an education institution," Durkee said.
University President Christopher Eisgruber '83 gave a presentation on campus planning and Provost David Lee GS '99 presented an update about theSpecial Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the first spring meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Communityon Monday.
Eisgruber noted that the University is partnering with an outside firm for campus planning.
Former Undergraduate Student Government president Shawon Jackson ’15 said the past year in USG was highlighted by the creation of the Ivy Policy Conference, Princeton Perspective Project and the Leadership Education and Diversity Summit, as well as the second Wintersession and the publishing of the Eating Club Report.
The Ivy Policy Conference, which took place on campus last March, attracted more than 80 student participants from all eight Ivy League universities to discuss issues surrounding diversity and equity, Jackson said.
Three University faculty members, a former University postdoctoral fellow and a professor from the University of Maryland will be teaching “BTC-Tech:Bitcoinand Cryptocurrency Technologies,” an unofficial, free online course open to University students and the general public during the spring semester.
Bitcoins are units of a digital currency which operates free from a central bank and are encrypted.
According to the class Piazza page, the course starts on Feb.
Codes needed to access women’s bathrooms around campus began to be changed on Monday for security reasons, according to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua.
Residential college advisers will inform female students of the new codes over the next few days.
Mbugua explained that the decision was made after restroom codes were made public, which he said compromised student security.
The publicly available mobile application GirlCode, launched on iTunes by three University students, made the women’sbathroom codes on campus accessible to anyone.
“The safety of our students is our top priority, so University administrators, including the Department of Public Safety and Housing [and Real Estate Services], discussed the issue and decided to change the code,” Mbugua said.
The app was taken down earlier in January after a meeting between administrators and the developers, Victor Zhou ’18, Amanda Shi ’18 and Monica Shi ’18.
Despite ongoing discussions involving administrators and the Undergraduate Student Government about what should be done with the bathroom codes going forward, Mbugua said the University’s immediate priority was to change the restroom codes that were made public through the app.
An Undergraduate Student Government referendum calling on the faculty to provide for a three-week winter recess in the next calendar year was passed.
Wintersession will offer about 70 informal classes this year, an over 30 percent increase in the number of courses from the program’s inaugural run last year, U-Councilor and Undergraduate Student Government event coordinator Katherine Clifton ’15 said.
The program, which offers students the opportunity to take classes during the Intersession break, started last year with 53 classes and over a thousand students.
A diverse array of courses from “Introduction to Taekwondo” to “Knitting” will be offered this year.
The classesoriginated from student and faculty proposals submitted to the Undergraduate Student Government earlier this year, Clifton explained, adding that USG accepted every feasible proposal.
Class size often varies due to the high degree of individual attention required in the more technical courses as USG works to accommodate all instructor needs, she said.
USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 explained that Wintersession courses are funded by the USG Projects Board, a subcommittee in the USG senate which allocates subsidies to student organizations.
A petition proposed by the Princeton Sustainable Investment Initiative “asking the University to manage its endowment in a manner that reduces its financial support of environmental degradation” was accepted for review by the Resources Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community during its monthly meeting on Thursdayafternoon.
Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni compose the committee, which reviews general policy concerning procurement and management of the University’s financial resources.
The Resources Committee will explore the issues raised in the proposal and will likely invite the PSI leadership to have a conversation in the near future,University spokesperson Martin Mbugua said.
The petition circulated by PSI gained nearly 1,300 signatures when presented to the Resources Committee, including 950 undergraduate students.
The Christian group Princeton Faith and Action has been able to preserve its unity as one group following an initial decision by Christian Union — its national parent organization — that sought to break it into two racially separated ministries on campus.
The Union’s initial decision prompted the resignation of Tim Adhikari, ministry director of PFA, on Dec.
Rachel Bronheim ’15, Alexandra Marino ’18 and Zhan Okuda-Lim ’15, members of the Undergraduate Student Government's Mental Health Initiative Board met with Senior Associate Dean of the College Claire Fowler Wednesday afternoon to explore the possibility of publishing the official policies for mental health withdrawals and readmissions in the Undergraduate Announcement.
The Undergraduate Announcement is a document that outlines the academic regulations, programs of study and course offerings of the University.
Okuda-Lim said Fowler explained during the meetingthat the Undergraduate Announcement was established as a succinct and concise compilation of regulations rather than a detailed set of procedures.
Fowler suggested that the Mental Health Initiative Board work with the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to revise the current FAQs on mental health withdrawals and readmissions, which were published by ODUS this past May, to be recognized as the University's official protocol.
The protocol would be characterized by specificity about current policies and would be made available to the public.
Okuda-Lim further noted that a meeting is planned with Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students MichaelOlin to analyze the feasibility of this proposal.
Fowler could not be reached for comment.
The conference came after 95.5 percent of voters approved of a referendum question that appeared on the recent USG elections ballot thatcalled for greater transparency in mental health withdrawal and readmission policies.
Referendum question 1 was drafted by Okuda-Lim.
While concerns surfaced about the absence of demand for change, Okuda-Lim wrote in a Facebook post that releasing the official policies, which are currently not publicly accessible, is an indispensable stepping-stone for potential remediation.
“It's difficult to push for a policy change when the policies are not even public,” Okuda-Lim added.
According to Okuda-Lim, the few paragraphs published in the Undergraduate Announcement relevant to this issue are ambiguous.
3,116 students cast votes in the run-off election for USG president between Ella Cheng ’16 and Will Gansa ’17, according to statistics released by the Undergraduate Student Government today.
Over 200 students, faith community leaders and Princeton residents joined in vigil on Tuesday at Palmer Square for Michael Brown and all victims of police brutality.