An early morning fire on Feb. 24, 2018, has temporarily closed Frist Campus Center and the adjoining Jones Hall. No one was injured, according to a University statement.
During the last few Olympic games, alumnae participation in hockey and rowing have thrust the University into the international spotlight.
After anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen cancelled ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography following a controversy over his use of the n-word, some students were left in need of a new class only days before the add/drop deadline.
The University received a record number of total applications for the first-year class with 35,386 applicants competing for a spot in the class of 2022.
Adam Berman ’18 and Kaamya Varagur ’18 awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships for graduate study in UK
Adam Berman ’18 and Kaamya Varagur ’18 were awarded Gates Cambridge scholarships to pursue postgraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge, the University announced on Feb. 19.
“We really wanted to create a centralized initiative on campus to bring more awareness and discussion to themes of menstrual equity and the progress and some of the challenges that are still within this field,” said Preeti Iyer ’20, one of the organizers of Period Palooza and a director for PERIOD.
Danielle Feinberg is the Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. She has worked on “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Ratatouille,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “WALL-E,” “Brave,” and “Coco.” In a lecture on Wednesday entitled “The Art and Science of Pixar,” Feinberg discussed the intersection of art and technology in computer-animated films.
The University has partnered with BioLabs — a national network of shared labs and office facilities — to open a business incubator for science start-ups on the James Forrestal Campus, less than three miles away from the main campus.
After an eight-month battle with cancer, Kaplan, a talented computer programmer, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017. He was 21 years old.
Eric Schmidt ’76 is stepping down from his role as executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, according to a Dec. 21 statement from Alphabet. Schmidt served as Google’s chief executive officer from 2001 to 2011. He will be transitioning into a technical advisor role at Alphabet and will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.