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Michele Tuck-Ponder’s passion for civil service has been a lifelong affair.
Originally from the Bronx, Tuck-Ponder grew up in Teaneck, a small town in northern New Jersey. She received an education in one of the first school districts in the United States that bused students to different elementary schools for the sake of racial integration.
Managing invasive species is incredibly important to biodiversity conservation efforts, said Daniel Simberloff, professor of environmental science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in his lecture “Managing Biological Invasions: What’s Worked, What Hasn’t, and Some Controversial New Prospects.”
“I’m here representing the men, the generation of men that comes before you. Most of what you know from being a man you learned from me. So I’m not here telling you what you did wrong and all of that stuff,” Porter said. “I’m telling you that a lot of the things that I taught you we need to rethink and you have the opportunity to reteach.”
“I’m passionate about bringing [the Historical Society of Princeton] into a new era and attracting a more diverse audience in terms of socioeconomics, ethnicity, and age,” Isabel Kasdin ’14 said.
The jury is still out on President Trump’s travel ban, as a federal judge has once again temporarily prevented the ban from proceeding.
“We had 25 years of quite frozen politics — it polarized, became more intense, but did not change in shape,” Frum said.
“If you’re at all passionate about equality or social justice or that kind of work in any way, then I definitely think that DDA is the place for you,” said DDA participant Nick Jain ’21. “Even if you just want to learn about certain topics that you may not have background knowledge on, especially with regards to identity, that might be a really good place for you as well.”
“Fundamentally, our empathy or our compassion should not be based on the color of somebody’s skin, or the color of their passport,” Nicholas Kristof said on Tuesday to a packed room of eager town residents and students.
The Undergraduate Student Government Executive Committee alerted the student body in an email on Oct. 15 of their concerns about the confidentiality of a popular student directory application, Tigerbook.
With the announcement last spring that Rider University is selling Westminster Choir College, students across its campus have been in turmoil. Now months into the process of the college changing hands, students interviewed said the student body has expressed frustration at the administration’s silence about the sale.
The now-former Director of Student Life at Forbes, Mellisa Thompson, has been named the new associate dean in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. Thompson has worked as the DSL for Forbes College for the past five years. She started in her new office as of Monday, but she will continue many of her responsibilities at Forbes College until a new DSL for Forbes is appointed.
For University researchers, Kronos and Krios seemed the perfect name for a star. In ancient mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters. Kronos' lesser-known brother was Krios.
Tucked in-between Starbucks and Landau’s on Nassau Street, Dohm Alley has been unremarkably empty for much of its existence. Of late, the Alley has been transformed into an outdoor art space and is hosting its first installation: the English Romantic Poets.
Dr. Paul Gauthier, a postdoctoral research associate in the Geosciences department, created the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP) this past April. The project, situated in Moffett Laboratory, was funded by the University’s Office of Sustainability and is directly related to the University’s Sustainability Plan.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed Tigerbook confidentiality concerns and new position appointments, among other issues, in its weekly meeting on Oct. 15.
On Sunday night, a panel of student group leaders met to discuss race and identity in the United States before a public live-streaming watch party of Trevor Noah’s New York Times interview on the same topic.
On Sept. 25, 2017, the Princeton University Library announced that 5 million new records have been made accessible to students, faculty, and staff members. The records were added to the University’s catalog as a result of the Shared Collection Service, an effort to integrate the records of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium. The consortium includes the University and its two partners, Columbia University and the New York Public Library.
President Donald Trump said today that he will not certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal negotiated under the Obama administration. He earlier had declared that Iran is not living up to the ‘spirit’ of the deal. By expressing this sentiment, Trump is effectively forcing Congress to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions on Iran — sanctions that would kill the deal. If Congress doesn’t act, Trump has threatened to end the deal entirely.
The deal may affect the fate of a history graduate student Xiyue Wang, who was detained in Iran well over a year ago. Wang, a U.S. citizen, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage.