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Everyone has a responsibility to address the lack of education for women worldwide, First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 said at the Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women Summit Tuesday, according to a transcript provided by the White House.Obama noted that 62 million girls worldwide are not in school and that though there has been some progress in primary education, girls still lag behind in the field of secondary education, with fewer than 10 percent of girls completing high school.She added that while the problem sometimes comes down to a lack of resources, it is often about attitudes, with girls being subjected to the belief that they should get married and have children or stay home and do household work rather than pursue an education.Obama also noted that she and President Barack Obama launched Let Girls Learn last spring to support girls’ education in conflict zones and that they have partnered with the Peace Corps.
A Hamilton Township woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly hitting a cyclist on Alexander Street on Friday, according to a report by the Princeton Patch.Stephanie Mulryne, 23, was allegedly driving north on Alexander Street toward Dickinson Street in a 1998 Ford Windsor when she hit Arthur Diringer, 66, of Princeton, as he was riding his bicycle along Alexander Street at 1:35 a.m.
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education has launched Harvard Teaching Fellows, a program intended to expose recently graduated students to a new model of teaching, the Harvard Crimson reported on Friday.
Along with institutions like Yale, Brown, Stanford and the University of Texas, Harvard is seeking to provide prospective educators with an alternative to Teach for America.
Teach for America was founded by Wendy Kopp '89 as part of her senior thesis.
Harvard’s program hopes to provide more robust support for its teachers during and after deployment, an area critics have complained is lacking in TFA’s program.
For example, while TFA has a six-week intensive training session for student teachers that has been criticized as overwhelming, HTF plans to begin preparing its students from the spring semester of their senior year and provide additional teacher preparation in the summer prior to deployment.
Harvard president Drew Faust said that by launching the program Harvard could underscore the value of a teaching career while also giving excellent preparation for students.
Public schools in the Princeton area announced they will be implementing homework-free periods during a school board meeting last week, The Times of Trenton reported.
The decision comes at a time when many other New Jersey schools are re-adjusting their homework requirements for students, through measures like homework-free weekends.
Specifically, the Princeton plan includes a homework-free weekend once a semester, while also preventing teachers from assigning projects or tests right after a break.
Princeton Superintendent Steve Cochrane ’81 explained that the homework-free periods would “provide our students with periods of time throughout the year when they can mentally step away from focusing on homework and projects and studying for tests.”
In West Windsor-Plainsboro, no-homework nights received positive feedback from families and elementary and middle school teachers after the 2014-15 academic year, according to the Times.
Cochrane also noted that the decision would hopefully “facilitate a district-wide discussion” about student homework load.
1. Volcker ’49 cleans out basement, donates public service papers to U.
2. U. endowment returns 12.7 percent, up to $22.7B; U.
1. Hug your parents.
2. Tell them you have work to do.
3. Send them to the University Art Museum.
The performance of Harvard’s endowment in fiscal year 2015 is troubling, Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust told the Harvard Crimson on Tuesday.
Although the fund remains the largest in the world and increased by 5.8 percent to reach $37.6 billion, Harvard's percentage gain was lower than all other Ivies who reported results except for Brown.
Cornell and Columbia have not yet released figures.
“We obviously did not do as well as MIT and Yale and others, and that of course is a concern, and it's very much a concern for Stephen Blyth, who has been making significant changes,” Faust said.
Blyth has been president of the Harvard Management Company since January, according to the International Business Times.
Harvard's endowment returns were the worst among the Ivy League from fiscal years 2009 to 2013, under then-Harvard Management Company CEO Jane L.
Arthur B. McDonald, a former physics professor at the University, was one of the two recipients of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, the University announced on Tuesday.He was awarded the prize for an experiment he began developing during his professorship at the University from 1982 to 1989.McDonald led the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory that revealed that neutrinos oscillate, or change types known as "flavors," as they travel through space.
Sixteen freshmen are running for the five Class of 2019 officer positions.The candidates for class council include Carly Bonnet, Karen Delgado,Josh Faires,Suren Jamiyanaa,Adam Libresco,Susan Liu,Jack Marcus,Reed Melchionda, Chelsea Ng,Ling Ritter,Daniel Schwarzhoff,Ishan Sinha,Eric Sklanka,Katherine Trout, Christopher Umanzor andNicholas Wu.Liu and Umanzor are also contributors for The Daily Princetonian.According to the USG Elections Handbook, the freshman class council is comprised of five class officers who work together to accomplish the tasks of class government.The term “class officer” only exists in the fall of freshman year.
Harvard's campus saw its number of reported rapes nearly double from 2013 to 2014, the Harvard Crimson reported.
Reported rapes increased from 17 in 2013 to 33 in 2014.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have issued
Cannon Dial Elm Club and Tower Club, the two eating clubs to have completed Bicker so far this year, saw a total of 71 bickerees.This fall, Cap & Gown Clubdid not participate in fall Bicker, while Ivy Club will begin conducting its Bicker sessions this week.Tiger Inn and Cottage Club have historically foregone fall Bicker.The number of bickerees at Tower almost doubled, rising from 27 in 2014 to 52 in 2015, according to Tower president George Papademetriou ’16.
If, like me, you got through half of your Princeton career without ever posting to Piazza, I would hazard a guess that, like me, you are a humanities major who has been steadfastly ignoring her QR requirement.
SO Percussion performanceSo, percussion? Yes, percussion.
1. Your classroom crush dropped.2. Assignment is due tomorrow.3.
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma touts democracy in exclusive eating club170 students offered sorority membership following rush, former U.
A bomb threat was called in at John Witherspoon Middle School at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a Princeton Police Department press release.A computer-generated telephone threat was sent to the main office reporting a bomb in the building.
First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 and Julie Raynor Gross ’75 appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night.In addition to commenting on the challenges of being the first lady, Colbert read a letter written by former first lady Laura Bush that asked for advice for the first gentleman if a female president were elected.
Brown University has rescinded Bill Cosby’s honorary degree awarded in 1985, the Brown Daily Heraldreported.Brown has never before revoked an honorary degree.
Alumnus David Ray circulated a petition online pushing to revoke the degree due tosexual assault allegations put forth against Cosby by 35 women.
The Princeton High School main office respondedto a bomb threaton Friday, according to a press release from the Princeton Police Department.