After anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist flyers were found posted around campus last week, Princeton Advocates for Justice and a coalition of graduate students held a Rally for a Hate-Free Princeton today in protest. The flyers had been found taped to Stanhope Hall, the Center for Jewish Life, Murray-Dodge Hall, and East Pyne. The rally was held in Firestone Plaza.
On Saturday, April 22, University physics professor emeritus William Happer GS ’64 discussed the Paris Climate Agreement on CNN, comparing it to the 1938 Munich Agreement among Britain, France, and Nazi Germany.
Jin Yun Chow '17 and Grant Storey '17 were named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively for the Class of 2017.
Canadian investor and former Olympian Harold Backer ’85 turned himself in to the police after disappearing in November of 2015. Backer, who lived in Victoria, British Columbia, was a former investment dealer and Olympic rower, representing Canada in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic Games.
Three alumni have been named to Gazette Review's “Top 10 Most Intelligent People in the World” list, which was published on April 8. The list includes Terence Tao GS '96, who was named the world's most intelligent person, along with Christopher Hirata GS '05 and Akshay Venkatesh GS '02.
Steinberg, the former Buzzfeed president and chief operating officer, discussed the future of media and how viewership habits among millennials are changing the media landscape. In a lecture titled “The End and The Beginning of Television,” Steinberg began by explaining how quickly technology has come to impact people’s daily lives since the time he first arrived on campus.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge David Tatel, former Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Deborah Poritz, and Fordham University Professor of Law Jed Shugerman discussed the issues behind the nomination and confirmation of federal and state judges and proposed solutions to break the partisan logjams in the appointment process.
Boston Celtics Managing Partner and CEO Wycliffe “Wyc” Grousbeck '83 and Berkshire Partners Managing Director Kevin Callaghan '83 discussed how their experience at the University shaped their careers and helped them understand the meaning of life.
University Professor Emeritus of International Law Richard Falk was blocked from lecturing in two universities in the United Kingdom after co-authoring a report calling Israel an "apartheid" regime.
Wilson School professor Julian Zelizer has been elected as a member of the Society of American Historians, which composes around 400 members, including professional historians, journalists, and film and documentary makers.