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Shortly after the election of Donald Trump, the late Toni Morrison, the canonical novelist, Nobel laureate, Pulitzer winner, and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, theorized in The New Yorker, “So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privilege that many Americans have flocked to a political platform that supports and translates violence against the defenseless as strength. These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble.”
On the third anniversary of Xiyue Wang’s detainment in Iran, Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., urging the Trump administration and the international community to do more to secure his release.
After two years of operation, the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP), which introduced students to sustainable farming practices and provided fertile ground for research, has come to an end.
Toni Morrison, a renowned author, Nobel laureate, and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at the University, has died at the age of 88.
The Office of the Dean for Research has named professor of chemical and biological engineering (CBE) Rodney Priestley to the newly created position of Vice Dean for Innovation, effective Feb. 3. CBE professor and Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti said that, among the several candidates he interviewed for the position, Priestley's status as a well-renowned researcher, combined with his past entrepreneurship experience, made him stand out.
Former Princeton ROTC Cadet General Mark Milley ’80 was officially confirmed as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by the Senate on Thursday, July 25. The University alum will now be the highest ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces and will serve as President Trump’s most senior military adviser.
On July 1, Morgan Harper GS ’10 launched her campaign to represent Ohio’s Third Congressional District in the United States Congress, challenging a fellow Democrat, incumbent Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.
Coming into Princeton, I’d heard of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and it was no surprise for me to learn that a concentration in “Woody Woo” was among the most popular at the University, along with the closely associated politics concentration. Naturally, I expected this widespread academic interest in political science and public policy to extend into extracurricular life, manifesting itself in anything from a robust student government to animated grassroots campaigns for change. How wrong I was.
Starting college is at times stressful, but it’s also tremendously exciting. For what it’s worth, our editors have some advice to share on navigating campus life!
The University was listed as second among private colleges and universities on CNBC Make It’s list of “the top 50 U.S. Colleges that pay off the most,” behind only Stanford University. The University was the only school in the state of New Jersey featured on the list, which included a total of 25 public and 25 private colleges.
As the University plans the renovation and expansion of Guyot Hall, which will house the expanding computer science department, members of the Guyot-based geosciences department are preparing for the long-awaited move.
In a Senate hearing on his nomination to become the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military, former Princeton Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet General Mark Milley ’80 discussed modernization, rising Chinese military power, and transgender military service. Milley also told senators he would “not be intimidated into making stupid decisions” by President Donald Trump.
Rising tensions between the United States and Iran underscore the uncertain fate of Xiyue Wang GS, who has been detained in Iran since 2016 on charges of espionage. Wang was in the country learning Persian and researching 19th and early 20th century Eurasian history, and a United Nations committee concluded in 2018 that “there is no evidence that Mr. Wang was present in Iran for any reason other than to pursue his dissertation research.”
The University has named nine new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, according to a statement on June 18.
As of June 11, 2019, nine international Princeton students have received their work permits for the summer. That’s less than 10 percent of the total number who have applied. For many of us, the processing delays have resulted in the loss of jobs, and with them, the incomes we planned on using to pay for food and rent.
Six University alumni, faculty members, and guest artists received awards at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 9.
Jeopardy! champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer, a University of Illinois alumnus, once noted that “most people think [he] went to Princeton or something.” Yet, on an episode that aired on June 3, a University alumna broke his 32-game winning streak.