Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi ’20, known for her compassion for others and for her strong Muslim faith, died last Friday after being struck by a train in Euless, Texas. She was 20 years old. According to friends and family she had been playing with cousins and accidentally encountered the moving train. Her funeral took place on Sunday, June 10, in Dallas. Her death is still under investigation, and as of Friday, June 15, the Fort Worth Police Department was unable to provide additional information to The Daily Princetonian.
On Monday, molecular biology professor Dr. Adel Mahmoud died of a brain hemorrhage in New York. He was 76 years old.
On May 1, University of Illinois history professor Mark D. Steinberg stressed in a lecture that although revolutions are never perfect, the effort behind them is what matters. Through historical documents, artwork, and inspiration from philosopher Walter Benjamin, Steinberg gave the audience a unique view of the proletariat imagination behind the 1917 revolution.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released surveillance videos showing that the late Scott Mielentz, who was killed by state police officers at the Nassau Street Panera on March 20, was armed with a black Crosman PFM BB Pistol.
On Sunday, April 8, there were two reported incidents of an individual using a cell phone to take pictures of male students while they were in bathroom stalls in Firestone Library.
Because of severe weather, the University is closed to all non-essential personnel until 9 p.m.
Terrace Club shut down after a former employee made threats against the club.
On Tuesday, the Interclub Council released a “welcome letter” reminding new and old eating club members of their responsibilities. Signed by all the eating club presidents and ICC Chair and Colonial Club president emeritus Matthew Lucas ‘18, the letter focused on issues of safety, community, and tolerance, both in and out of the clubs. According to Lucas, this is the first time in at least six years that the ICC has released such a letter.
Several students walked out of an anthropology lecture Tuesday afternoon when a professor allegedly asked a question in which he used the word “n****r,” according to several students in the class.
“The program uses a social justice education framework to explore issues of equity and diversity,” said the director of FUP Varsha Ghosh.