Jacob Gerrish



Former N.J. Gov. Brendan Byrne '49 dies

On Jan. 4, 2017, former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne ’49 died at his home in Livingston, N.J. Nicknamed the “The Man the Mob Couldn’t Buy,” Byrne served two terms as New Jersey’s chief executive from 1974 to 1982. Byrne was 93 when he passed from a lung infection.

Late meal debate held between two USG candidates

“If you vote for me, you’re changing the game,” said Ozminkowski. “You’re inspiring the underclassmen to know that USG isn’t an insular group; it’s something that can get people excited, that can get people happy and engaged with the school community as a whole.”

Miller, Yee, Ozminkowski spar during USG presidential debate

Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidate Ryan Ozminkowski ’19 drew criticism from his opponents after buying the domain names for their websites. Further comments by Ozminkowski during the USG presidential debate prompted the question: how seriously should USG take itself?

USG passes resolution regarding Verdú sexual harassment case

After weeks of allegations and petitions, the Undergraduate Student Government has passed a resolution regarding the sexual harassment case against electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú. Graduate student Yeohee Im alleged that Verdú sexually harassed her on multiple occasions over a two-month period. In response, the University required Verdú to attend an eight-hour training session. Verdú remains employed by the University. U-Councilor Pooja Patel ‘18 presented Senate Resolution 5-2017 at the Senate meeting on Nov. 19, urging the University to “elevate its disciplinary actions” against Verdú, who was found responsible for sexual harassment in a recent Title IX investigation.

USG discusses Puerto Rico vote, calendar committee

“If we were to get a calendar approved at the end of this academic year by the faculty, I anticipate we would have another two years under the current calendar before the new calendar would go into effect,” Colagiuri said. 

Princeton branch of Santander Bank robbed

The Princeton Department of Public Safety issued an email warning to the University community regarding an unarmed bank robbery in Princeton on Oct. 26. The Princeton Police Department reported that the bank robbery occurred at 4:27 p.m. A man walked into Santander Bank at 188 Nassau Street, handing the bank teller a note demanding cash.