Staffan de Mistura is a diplomat who has worked for the United Nations and the Italian government. During his 40 years with the United Nations, he was stationed in countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Lebanon, and he served as the UN’s Special Envoy on Syria from 2014 to 2018.
When Naomi Klein looks at the world today, she sees flames. There are three “fires” that the global community is facing, she told an audience at Richardson Auditorium on Tuesday, and they are increasingly converging.
Andrew T. Miltenberg, an attorney who has represented college students and faculty facing allegations of sexual misconduct, will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of former University professor Sergio Verdú next week, according to the New York Times. It is unclear if the suit will be filed directly against the University.
Robert Venturi ’47 GS ’50, an acclaimed architect whose designs and writings transformed the field and sparked the postmodernist movement, died in his home on Tuesday, Sept. 18. He was 93.
Student veterans Jake Sawtelle ’21 and Brendan O’Hara ’21 have been selected to attend the Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. This honor is annually extended to 104 of the best chapter leaders of SVA, a nonprofit coalition of student veteran groups on college campuses throughout the world.
The annual Butler-Wilson 5k, a run/walk and charity fundraiser benefiting the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, was held for the tenth time on Saturday morning.
The University’s campus is changing — and growing. By 2026, up to two new residential colleges will accommodate 500 new undergraduate students, including transfer students who will be admitted as part of the University's reinstated transfer program. These new residential buildings are just one part of a larger plan to expand the University.
The University has made big steps throughout the 2017–18 year to pursue its 10-year campus development plan, including starting major additions like residential colleges and a new “Lake Campus” south of Lake Carnegie.
Myesha Jemison ’18 has been elected as the newest Young Alumni Trustee, to serve a four-year term on the University’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1.
The Faculty-Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct released its fourth annual set of University policy recommendations on Thursday morning. This year’s 22-page report is larger and more extensive than reports from past years — reflecting the committee’s new tactics to gather more widespread sources of input — and touches on sexual misconduct policies including training, transparency, penalties, and power differentials.