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Rutgers University has banned all fraternity and sorority houses from throwing parties for the rest of the semester, NJ Advance Media reported on Monday.
The Rutgers administration cited the unusually high number of alcohol-related incidents occurring at the houses this semester as its reasoning for the ban.
There are 86 fraternities and sororities at Rutgers.
The organizations, however, will be permitted to host their year-end formals at off-campus locations, but other spring events must be cancelled immediately.
Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs died in September of alcohol poisoning after attending a party at a fraternity, and five other unknown Rutgers fraternities are under investigation for alcohol-related incidents.
The ban follows a meeting between Rutgers officials and the leaders of all 86 Panhellenic societies over the weekend, in which negative publicity surrounding Greek life at Rutgers and around the country was discussed.
Erin Kearns, president of the Rutgers Panhellenic Association, told NJ Advance Media that the Greek leaders appeared to accept the ban.
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Stanford University will now offer free tuition to students who come from families with less than $125,000 in annual income and assets, CNN reported.
Stanford made this announcement when it released its regular admissions results last week.
Room and board charges will also be waived for those students whose families’ incomes are below $65,000, which is more generous than the school’s previous threshold of $60,000.
While the expected parent contribution is zero, Stanford still requires students to contribute $5,000 on their own from summer or part-time jobs.
“Our highest priority is that Stanford remain affordable and accessible to the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstance,” Stanford’s Provost John Etchemendy said, according to CNN.
In comparison, Princeton grants free tuition for students whose parents earn less than $140,000, while those with incomes lower than $60,000 do not have to pay tuition, room or board.
Correction: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this article misstated the point at which Princeton grants students free tuition.
Only two Ivy League universities' admission rates were lower than that of the University's as of Tuesday night, although Harvard's admission rate had not yetbeen released, Business Insider reported.
Columbia accepted only 6.1 percent of its applicants to the Class of 2019, and Yale accepted only 6.49 percent.
Yale’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese is under administrative review following anonymous allegations about the department’s academic and social environment, the Yale Daily News reported.
An anonymous letter was distributed to members of the department and university administrators on March 6.
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University mathematician John Nash was named an Abel Prize winner by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on Wednesday.
He shared the honor with a colleague, Louis Nirenberg, who was formerly a mathematics professor at New York University.
The Abel Prize has been in existence for 12 years, and Nash is its second winner from the University.
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The Williams Transco company met with Princeton and Montgomery residents to discuss developments to a $650 million natural gas pipeline project extending into both towns, according to the Times of Trenton.
Last week, Williams Transco revised its plans to dig open trenches through environmentally sensitive wetland areas of Princeton Ridge and opted to use tunneling instead.
Should an emergency merit a mass evacuation, the township has made plans for residents to be brought to a number of municipal buildings.
Rolling Stone will publish a review of its disputed article on an alleged University of Virginia gang rape in the coming weeks, the magazine announced on Monday.
The article, “A Rape on Campus,” sparked widespread controversy when it was published in November.
Kimberly Theidon, a former Harvard associate anthropology professor, filed a lawsuit in federal court against Harvard in response to tenure denial.
Theidon alleges that she was denied tenure in May 2013 because of her gender and because she opposed what she viewed as a “sexually hostile environment” for women who complained about sexual assault and harassment at Harvard.
Theidon had expressed support for a student campaign to reevaluatehow Harvard responds to sexual assault complaints on campus.
She claims that she was held to a higher standard than male peers and received “less pay and work space than those accorded to males who had less experience or productivity.”
Prior to filing the initial charge, Theidon had appealed Harvard’s decision to deny her tenure.
Theidon joined Harvard’s faculty in 2004 and remained employed by the university until June 2014, when her contract expired and her formal relationship with the University ended.
Yale plans to expand online education with a “blended” program in the physician associates program, according to The Yale Daily News.Physician associates are healthcare professionals licensed to practice medicine with doctors.The online degree option carries the same weight and price as a Yale campus degree.
Graduate student workers at New York Universityaffiliated with the United Auto Workers Local 2110 union averted a strike after signing a deal with the administration, according to an email sent from NYU President John Sexton to students.
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In honor of our International Women's Day Issue, Street Editors take a look at 50 years' of women's history at Princeton through past publications by the 'Daily Princetonian.'
An explosion and subsequent fire in a restaurant near Columbia and Barnard College injured five people and forced the evacuation of two Barnard dorms on Tuesday night, the New York Daily News reported.
The explosion was reported at 11:30 p.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed a lawsuit on Monday against the New Jersey Department ofHealth’s refusal to provide public records about state policies and protocols about exposure toEbola, according to Planet Princeton.
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Approximately 54 percent of Jewish students had anti-Semitic experiences on campus in the first half of the 2013-14 academic year, according to a study conducted by researchers at Trinity College that was released this week.
The online survey consisted of questions regarding the situation and location of each anti-Semitic experience.