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At its peak, over 300 students marched in protest along Prospect Avenue starting at midnight Tuesday morning chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,“ “No justice, no peace” and “Black lives matter,” in what was probably the largest public protest at the University in recent years.
The protest occurred the night before Thanksgiving break, a night known for students going out to the eating clubs — also located along Prospect Avenue — and partying before leaving campus for the rest of the week.
The protest looped around both sides of the Street against the backdrop of a separate group of students that vied for entry into one of Princeton’s 11 eating clubs.
The protests occurred hours after a grand jury ruled that Darren Wilson, a policeman from the suburbs of St.
The Undergraduate Student Government convened on Sunday to evaluate restaurant week, discuss various student-life initiatives and announce the newly-appointed freshman representative to the Honor Committee.
Carolyn Liziewski ’18 was nominated as the freshman representative on the Honor Committee after a two-round interview process of seven candidates and thorough deliberations, accordingto Honor Committee chair Jesse Fleck ’15.
During a questioning session, U-Council chair Zhan Okuda-Lim ’15 asked Liziewski how she felt about the timeframe within which the Honor Committee informs students whether they are witnesses or suspects in an investigation.
“Once a student is called into questioning, whether as a witness or a person being investigated, the committee should make its actions as transparent as possible,” Liziewski said before her official appointment, adding that the committee must be respectful of each student’s confidentiality, as being called into question by the Honor Committee can affect one’s reputation in the University even if the student was not eventually accused.
Liziewski’s nomination received unanimous approval from the senate.
USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 announced an upcoming town hall meeting during which different housing policies will be discussed.
Two of the four races for the upcoming Undergraduate Student Government committee chairs election are contested.
There are two candidates for Social Committee chair, two for University Student Life Committee chair and one candidate for Academics Committee chair.
The Undergraduate Student Government senate convenedon Sundayto discuss progress on preparations for Class of 2019 welcome events, updates on current diversity awareness initiatives and opportunities for students to get involved with the Office of Information Technology.
The senate noted that the 2015 Preview program will, like the 2014 Preview, be a one-day event.
Alumni interviewers must now complete a short online questionnaire before they are able to meet with the prospective students assigned to them, according to a version of the rules obtained by The Daily Princetonian.
Alumni interviewers are required to disclose whether they havefelony convictions or an online presence that parents "mightdeem inappropriate." In both cases, alumni must obtain advance written permission from the Office of Admission in order to interview applicants.The guidelines don't offer any explanation or examples of what administrators mean by "inappropriate."
In addition, they must also disclose any immediate family members applying to the University or any other college, if they are employed by a for-profit admissions venture and if they have a criminal record.
This update to the rules for alumni interviewers is part of a new series of guidelines released by the Office of Admission.
The change came after the University admission office received telephone calls from parents, school counselors and students who found information online they deemed concerning about alumni assigned to interview University applicants, according to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua.
Climate change is having an intensifying impact on human rights in developing countries,former President of the Republic of Ireland Mary Robinson said in a lecture on Tuesday.
Noting the rapid deterioration of natural environments in Africa and numerous multinational conferences on combating climate change in the past two decades, Robinson said the audience, especially University students, should take immediate and personal responsibility for protecting the environment.
Robinson served as the first female President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and is currently the Chair of the International Institute for Environment and Development.
Robinson said the year 2015 was critical to mitigating climate change because the United Nations will replace the current “millennium development goals” with a new set of “sustainable development goals,” which will be a blueprint that will guide every country.
“There are extraordinary years of human history, and 2014 and 2015 are two years with the same magnitude in changing our lives as 1914 and 1945,” she said.
The Pace Center for Civic Engagement has recently raised concerns about the use of the word “Breakout” by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.
Former United States Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) analyzed causes of record-breaking congressional inefficiency, its societal impacts and potential remediation strategies in a lecture on Wednesday, reinforcing the need for bipartisan compromise.
Snowe described the current Congress as the worst in history and the least productive legislative body since 1947.
Two University neuroscience research projects received competitive grants totaling $2.29 million from the inaugural National Institutes of Health Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, a programput in placeby President Barack Obama to support studies on brain activity.
A $1.02 million grant was awarded to a collaborative research effort spearheaded by six University researchers.