Allie Spensley


NJ schools face safety threats after Parkland shooting

The Princeton Public School district will be making several changes to their safety practices and protocols in response to an incident in which a former student entered Princeton High School and walked around the building. The incident occurred on Feb. 15, one day after the shooting by a former student at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that resulted in the death of 17 people.

Mueller ’66 indicts 13 Russians for interference in US election

Robert Mueller ’66, special counsel overseeing the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, announced on Friday that 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities have been criminally charged for illegally assisting President Trump in the election.

New allegations surface about Verdú’s relationships with students

On June 9, a Title IX investigation found professor Sergio Verdú responsible for violating the University’s policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct. In a memo describing the investigation obtained by The Daily Princetonian, the Title IX panel wrote that Verdú had exhibited “highly inappropriate and unprofessional” behavior: Inviting his graduate student Yeohee Im to watch a sexually explicit film and allegedly touching her on the stomach and thigh during the encounter.

Course on hate speech canceled after racial slur controversy

Anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen sparked controversy on Feb. 6 when he used a racial slur during a lecture, causing several students to walk out of the classroom. Rosen announced today in an email to his students that the course, “ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms,” will be canceled. 

Graduate students, seniors hope U. sustains tuition waivers after tax bill

The U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would be among the largest changes to the tax code in recent memory. Under the House bill, graduate students’ yearly tax burden would go from about $3,000 a year to over $11,000, more than a third of their actual, take-home pay. This worries many graduate students, who rely on these tuition waivers to finance their education. 

Sackler family donations to U. funded by OxyContin sales

“I understand that it's tricky when it comes to institutions like museums where the person [a gallery] is named after gave the money to build that wing of the museum,” said Beth Wang ’18. “ Ideally it should be changed, but the acknowledgement that the only reason the room is there is because of this really problematic person makes it less easy to take the name away.” 

U. Title IX investigation finds Verdú guilty of sexual harassment

On June 9, a Title IX investigation found electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú responsible for sexually harassing his advisee, graduate student Yeohee Im, over the course of two months. In a Nov. 9 article in HuffPost, Im said that Verdú was required to attend an eight-hour training session after accusations of the assault emerged, but that he was not disciplined in any other way.