This past fall, the University welcomed transfer students for the first time in decades. The nine students come from a variety of backgrounds, including prior enrollment in community colleges and service in the military.
Since the beginning of this academic year, the Writing Center has operated from its new location on the second floor of the New South Building.
The first-years living in the former Writing Center may call themselves the Whitman Dungeonites, but they don’t have it nearly as bad as the name might imply.
Debbie Mans, Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), called for state governments to take more initiative with environmental challenges. In a public lecture, Mans spoke about climate and energy challenges in New Jersey. Recent federal government pullbacks from key environmental initiatives have made efforts at the state level more important than ever.
In a video created to welcome the Class of 2022, students sing and dance on a football field. The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students-sponsored video features a cappella groups, dance companies, orientation leaders, and students from all parts of campus, as they all sing along to a parody of Taylor Swift’s “22.” But this type of more serendipitous approach to social media is relatively new for ODUS.
From July 9 to Sep. 1, the University will be hosting 13 scholars through the Visiting Scholars and Artists from Puerto Rico program. The program provides a space for researchers affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria to advance their work. They will be provided with office space, access to library and scholarly resources, a stipend for living expenses and off-campus housing, and opportunities to interact with colleagues. The program is sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Office of the Provost and is endorsed by the Princeton Task Force on Puerto Rico.
YDS circulated the petition following a Town Hall on May 9, 2018, during which the petition’s issues were brought to public attention. The petition highlights ongoing problems with wages and benefits, managerial harassment, hiring practices, and more. YDS worked closely with the Service Employees International Union Local 175 to produce the petition document, which is a result of over thirty interviews with workers in Dining Services, Facilities, and other departments. The petition is directed at President Eisgruber, the Board of Trustees, and the Provost’s Office.
On Wednesday, May 9, the McCarter Theatre Center announced that it received a $30,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to support the McCarter LAB, a year-round creative incubator that supports artists through commissions, workshops, retreats, and more.
Science writer Liz Fuller-Wright pinpoints her interest in science writing to her freshman year in college. Confused by a concept in her environmental chemistry course, she went door to door looking for someone who could help her. She was stunned by the number of people who said they couldn’t do science or didn’t want to do science.
USG president Rachel Yee ’19 and former president Myesha Jemison ’18 sat down with the ‘Prince’ to talk about women’s leadership at the University and their roles as female presidents of color.