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Emily Spalding

Senior Writer


Cannady ’19 enters plea deal, receives conditional discharge

Standout men’s basketball player Devin Cannady ’19 entered a plea agreement on Mar. 11 for the four charges brought against him after he allegedly threw a punch at a Department of Public Safety Officer in Wawa on Jan. 18. Three of his four charges were dismissed. For the fourth charge, Cannady received a conditional discharge, and he will serve 20 hours of community service as part of the agreement. According to his attorney, Cannady has plans to return to the University in the fall and will be preparing for the NBA draft while on leave.

Darren Aronofsky, on his new series "One Strange Rock"

Taking a step back from perfection-obsessed ballerinas, unorthodox allegories about nature, and brutal boxing sequences, filmmaker, writer, and director Darren Aronofsky is pivoting his focus to the mystery of Earth in his new ten-episode series “One Strange Rock”. University students and community members were given a private screening of the series’ first episode, followed by a talkback with Aronofsky on Tuesday night in Richardson Auditorium.

Former U. professor André Aciman on “Call Me By Your Name,” teaching, and his craft

“I want to become a human being who understands what being human is about,” explained André Aciman, a New York Times bestselling author and former University professor of French literature. Aciman conducts his classroom, his craft, and his life with this aspiration in mind. Aciman has received the high acclaim for his 2007 novel “Call Me By Your Name.”

Giles Milton talks new Churchill book at Princeton Public Library

“[Churchill is] such a colorful character,” explained Milton in an interview with The Daily Princetonian. “He’s contradictory, and I think that fascinates people…. He’s almost like a Shakespearean character.” Milton discussed his book at a March 2 talk hosted by the Princeton Public Library.

PUO conductor Pratt reflects on 40 years at U.

“This is sort of why I was put on Earth,” Michael Pratt, the Princeton University Orchestra conductor and director of the program in musical performance, explained of his career as a teacher and conductor of music. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Pratt’s start at the University.