Jeff Zymeri


U. faculty sign open letter supporting DACA enrollees

Over 170 University affiliates so far have signed an open letter in support of students enrolled in or eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

ORL support for Planned Parenthood fundraiser draws controversy

On August 11, the University’s Office of Religious Life co-sponsored a rally at the Carl A. Fields Center in support of Planned Parenthood, drawing criticism from some members of the University community. The rally was organized by Run 4 All Women New Jersey one day before six local women ran 44 miles from the Princeton Women’s Center to Philadelphia’s City Hall “to raise visibility and funds for Planned Parenthood of NJ — and to advance the social dialogue about equitable health care, women’s rights, and empowered wellness more broadly!” Both events were advertised by ORL in a Facebook post, which also gave instructions on how to donate to Planned Parenthood on CrowdRise. As of this article’s publication, Run 4 All Women New Jersey has raised $6,592 to support the non-profit organization which provides reproductive health care and abortion services. According to Rev.

UPDATED: Ivy professors tell students to think for themselves

On August 29, a group of professors from Princeton, Harvard, and Yale released a statement encouraging students to “think for yourself.” The statement was posted on the website of Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, an institute headed by one of the letter’s co-authors, Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence.

What happens if marijuana is legalized in New Jersey?

Every 22 minutes, someone in New Jersey is arrested for marijuana possession, according to a 2012 statistic cited in a new bill introduced by New Jersey lawmakers on May 15. Just this month, a University student was arrested for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, according to a local police report. Sponsored by Democratic state senator Nicholas Scutari, the bill would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey, joining eight other states that host recreational marijuana programs. The new bill seeks to alleviate racial inequalities in the criminal justice system by legalizing the drug. The University's stance surrounding the drug's use is not immune to the potential policy change.

Profile: Dr. Barbara Sampson '88, NYC chief medical examiner

Both of Barbara Sampson's parents were doctors. When she was growing up, it was never a question of if she would become a doctor; it was a question of when. One day, her father asked her, “How about pathology?” While the branch of medical science that examines body tissue for forensic purposes may not seem appealing to some, Sampson was immediately intrigued.

McGraw Center attendance surges since 2014

Every tutor searches for that “magic moment” — the opportunity to witness a student suddenly see the light through a murky question or concept and grow a deeper understanding and a greater enthusiasm for learning right before the tutor’s eyes.