Last week, Wilson College dining hall opened for breakfast – early. It was not brunch, and it was early enough for students with morning commitments to fill their bellies beforehand. At 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Wilson College is now open for breakfast.
The University has taken another step forward towards sustainability by offering a new “Princeton Crafted Burger,” which was released during the beginning of the academic year. This burger is a blend of local mushrooms and grass-fed beef.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the Center for Human Values, and Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and professor of Politics, engaged in a discussion focused mostly on Singer’s new book, “Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter.” The discussion took place in the bottom level of Labyrinth Books.Singer’s book consists mostly of op-ed pieces that he has written for various newspapers over the past 15 years.“What I’ve done for this book is to select some of those columns that seem to me to still have continuing relevance, some of them needed a bit of updating, and I have a paragraph or two at the bottom to update,” said Singer.
Researchers at the University were recently awarded a grant from the Department of Energy to develop a sensor to detect methane leaks from pipelines, compressor stations, and other midstream infrastructure.
Elaine Pagels, professor of religion and bestselling author, was awarded the National Humanities Medal at Thursday noon by President Barack Obama.“I was very surprised,” Pagels said.
The University's orientation process underwent several changes this year, including mandatoryOutdoor Action or Community Action trips.
Election results for the Undergraduate Student Government Spring 2016 Elections and Referenda were releasedFridayafternoon in an email sent by USG President Aleksandra Czulak ’17 to the student body. Pritika Mehra ’18, Jacqueline Pan ’19, Pooja Patel ’18, Lucas Ramos ’19, Miranda Rosen ’18, Ellie Shannon ’17 and Wendy Zhao ’19 were elected as U-Councilors. The applications for the remaining three positions will be released at the end of April. The newly-elected class presidents are Andrew Sun ’17, Brandon McGhee ’18 and Chris Umanzor ’19.
Election results for the Undergraduate Student Government Spring 2016 Elections and Referenda were released this afternoon in an email sent by USG President Aleksandra Czulak '17 to the student body. Pritika Mehra '18, JacquelinePan '19, Pooja Patel '18, Lucas Ramos '19, Miranda Rosen '18, Ellie Shannon '17 and Wendy Zhao '19 were elected as U-Councilors. The applications for the remaining three positions will be released at the end of April. The newly-elected class presidents are Andrew Sun '17, Brandon McGhee '18 and Chris Umanzor '19.
Seven University professors have been named as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious honor societies in the nation.Those professors are Brandice Canes-Wrone, professor in public and international affairs, politics and public affairs and vice dean of the Wilson School; Jill Dolan, dean of the college and professor of English and theater; Denis Feeney, professor of Latin and classics and chair of the Council of the Humanities; Joanne Gowa, professor of politics; John Ikenberry, professor of politics and international affairs; János Kollár, professor of science and mathematics; and Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of sociology and international affairs.The professors were chosen from a variety of disciplines “in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.” According to the Academy’s website, 213 members were elected this year.
Six graduate students have been displaced from their dormitories following a fire that occurred early Sunday afternoon, according to Assistant Vice President for Communications Daniel Day.Day explained that no one was harmed in the incident.