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CLEVELAND – After four nights of speeches, the 2016 Republican National Convention was gaveled to a close. Delegates formally nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence for president and vice president, respectively.Pence accepted his nominationWednesdaywith Trump’s acceptance followingon Thursday. Speakers included Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92, former Republican candidate Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor and ex officio trustee of the University Chris Christie and members of Trump’s family.
CLEVELAND—During a prime-time slot of the Republican National Convention’s third night, Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92 addressedthe delegates and conventioneers, framing his speech around freedom and adhering to the Constitution. Cruz spoke on the convention staged framed by images of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Beginning May 18, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment celebrated its opening with a three-day symposium featuring energy industry leaders, policymakers and scientists.
Two air pellet guns — one of which was loaded —, a wooden replica sword and a bow and arrows were found in the dormitory of a University student in Little Hallon Sundayevening.The incident was documented as a weapon law violation, according to the Department of Public Safety daily crime log.On Sundayevening, the DPS received a report from a concerned student indicating that she thought another student might have weapons on campus,according to Assistant Vice President for Communications Daniel Day.The undergraduate made the report after seeing a Facebook photo of another student, capturing the student in question standing in his dorm, holding what appeared to be his senior thesis and various weapons, Day explained.The student in the photo lives in Little Hall, according to Day. After receiving the report, Public Safety officers searched his room while he was off campus.The officers secured the multiple weapons found in the room, Day explained.Day further noted that both air pellet guns were rifle models and that the bow was a hunting model. The arrows were the kind typically used for target shooting, not for hunting, Day added.According to Day, the student’s case has been referred for University disciplinary review.According to Section 1.2.5 of Rights, Rules and Responsibilities, “the possession of weapons or the use or threatened use of weapons or objects capable of being used as weapons” is regarded as an extremely “serious offense.”Executive Director of Public Safety Paul Ominsky deferred comment to Day.
The United States Consul General in Shanghai Hanscom Smith GS'89 recently married his partner Lu Yingzong, also known as Eric Lu, in San Francisco recently while on vacation. The American consulate in Shanghai documented Smith’s vacation and website in Chinese on its official Weibo account.
A growing pile of more than a dozen seemingly abandoned bikes can be found near the Shea Rowing Center, home of the University’s crew teams.
The University’s Department of Public Safety sent a Campus Safety email alert to University affiliates on Tuesday afternoon about two incidents of individuals peering into residential windows on campus.
Seven University faculty, alumni, and affiliates have filed amicus briefs in support of the plaintiffs in United States v. Texas, a Supreme Court case argued on Monday examining the constitutionality of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program.
Michael Oppenheimer, professor in the Department of Geosciences and the Wilson School, filed an amicus curiae brief on early April in defense of the Clean Power Plan, to be ruled on this June. He filed this brief in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit case, along with 20 other climate scientists invested in the issue.
The Office of Sustainability, aided by multiple undergraduate and graduate students, will launch the 2016 Farmer’s Market on April 13 with new sustainability guidelines.
Since the Pride Week at the University expanded to Pride Month last year, the number of activities offered and number of participants during the month has grown.
University President Christopher Eisgruber '83 released a letter in response to an inquiryfrom several members of the U.S. Congress into the University’s endowment spending on Thursday.
The Princeton Sustainable Investment Initiative released apetitionto the University on Sunday proposing that the University divest from coal and, eventually, all fossil fuels.
U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebecca Ross Haywood ’90 for a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Saturday.
Dickinson College Professor of philosophy Cripsin Sartwell recently accused University professor Alexander Nehamas GS ’71 of plagiarism and libel.
University faculty and alumni have written amicus curiae briefs for both sides of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major case regarding abortion to come before the Supreme Court in years.The case was argued on Wednesday.
Three University researchers have recently been recruited by the Tor Project, a nonprofit organization that enables anonymous communication over the internet.
University history professor Jan Tomasz Gross may lose his Order of Merit medal awarded by the Republic of Poland for claiming Polish complicity in Nazi war crimes, according to Ma?gorzata Sadurska, a member of the Polish presidential staff.
Several members of Congress recently sent a letter to 56 private colleges and universities with endowments over $1 billion including the University and the Princeton Theological Seminary to solicit information regarding how the institutions spend their endowments.
The Office of Sustainability chose three interns for the spring semester to design and implement projects to make Reunions more sustainable, according to Director of the Office of Sustainability Shana Weber.