The University’s reason for rejecting all but one of the referenda, according to faculty, is the lack of faculty involvement in developing the large-scale changes the referenda would have made to the Honor Code, a 125-year-old agreement between students and faculty. Administrators say faculty support is necessary for alterations as fundamental and consequential as those proposed by the first three referenda.
At the Princeton Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, the University presented an ambitious expansion plan that would allow for the development of residential colleges, new engineering and environmental science buildings, and a new Lake Campus over the next 30 years.
On Dec. 4, 2017, two varieties of white supremacist flyers were found posted to various locations around campus. The first flyer was titled “The Truth about ‘White Privilege’ and Jewish Supremacy'" and addressed a person named Linda Oppenheim.
In August of 2018, Tobin, Shin, Singer, and Jain will join 138 other men and women from around the world at Schwarzman College on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing, China. The scholars will spend a year pursuing a master’s degree in their chosen course of study and developing a better understanding of Chinese history, culture, economy, and motivations through a cultural immersion experience.
Jordan Thomas ’18 was one of 32 American students selected from a pool of over 2,500 applicants to receive a 2018 Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.
The Department of Homeland Security moved on Nov. 22 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the University, Microsoft Corporation, and Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez ‘18 against the Trump administration. The lawsuit aimed to block the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Planet Princeton reported in a previous article that the raid only resulted in three arrests. The raids took place on Witherspoon Street and John Street, according to Planet Princeton. Officials confirmed that they had federal criminal warrants for all the men who were arrested. A follow-up investigation from the Princeton Human Services Department has determined that the men do not have any spouses or children.
Jordan Thomas ’18 was one of 32 students awarded the prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, as announced by the Office of the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.
At the behest of the University’s Board of Trustees, the Committee on Naming, a special branch of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), is soliciting suggestions for the names of two notable structures on campus, the easternmost arch of East Pyne and a public garden visible from Nassau Street that is currently under construction.
On Thursday, Oct. 5, the third biennial Princeton Poetry Festival kicked off the grand opening for the new Lewis Center of the Arts complex with a lyrical bang. Free and open to the public, the Festival brings together a diverse and highly acclaimed group of 12 poets from around the world to the Berlind Theater in the McCarter Theater Center. During the event, which will continue on Oct. 6, the poets read their work aloud and share their experiences in discussion panels called Verse and Adversity.