he University’s Office of Alumni Affairs has announced that candidates Aleksandra Czulak ’17, Andrew Sun ’17, and Achille Tenkiang ’17 have passed the primary round of the Young Alumni Trustee Election, and will move on to the General Election, to be held from May 2 to May 24, according to a press release from Cathy Phillips. The election results were verified and confirmed by an election services company hired to run the election.
At a lecture on Feb. 23, Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, discussed the idea of moving to a society with less cash, which forms the basis of his new book, “The Curse of Cash."
“Islam hates us,” he claimed, is the primary message being put out to American citizens by the current administration. Sultan noted that, ever since Trump was inaugurated, there have been an increasing number of cases of the immigration ban being misapplied, with Muslim Americans facing extra security checks at airport security.
The University’s Herbert Lowell Dillon Gymnasium, constructed in 1947 and home to renowned athletes such as Bill Bradley ‘65, gold-winning captain of the 1964 US Olympic basketball team and current US senator, celebrates its seventieth anniversary this year. Having recently undergone renovations, Dillon Gym has recently reopened all of its A-level facilities this year.
Two on-campus robberies were reported this past week, according to the Department of Public Safety.
A fire fire on Witherspoon Street extensively damaged the building complex comprising the More Café, Sakura Express, and the Village Silver this afternoon. Princeton Director of Emergency Services Bob Gregory said on the scene that there were no injuries due to first responders' efforts evacuate civilians before the fire spread. Numerous first response vehicles and personnel are on the scene to survey and contain the damage including multiple fire trucks and ambulances. Gregory said that it appears that the fire had started in the café area on the first floor of the complex, and then spread to the adjacent businesses and into the basement, damaging the structure.
Andrew Appel, Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science, recently testified before Congress regarding security at the polls.
Last week, Boston’s Local 26, a labor union, called for a strike by Harvard University Dining Services staff.
Subhash Khot GS ’03, an alumnus of the University’s graduate computer science program, has received the MacArthur Fellowship for his pioneering work in computational complexity.Khot is currently a professor at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Alison Gray, a postdoctoral fellow at the program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, presented her work on the ongoing Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling program in a lecture Monday afternoon.SOCCOM seeks to fill in the gaps left by prior in situ studies of the Southern Ocean, which have had limited available windows for sampling, especially in the winter, due to the harsh conditions of the Antarctic.Gray noted that current estimates allot to the Southern Ocean approximately 50 percent of the total global ocean uptake of anthropogenic CO2, despite only accounting for 30 percent of the total global ocean surface area.