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.
“My favorite thing is the act of translating jargon into everyday prose. I find it very, very satisfying. It’s like working on a puzzle. Which words do you use to transmit the information in a way that is accurate but is readable?” said Rosen.
At 12:41 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, a fraud occurred on campus in front of Nassau Hall. The incident was reported to the Department of Public Safety at approximately 1:45 p.m. the same day.
“People are engaging in a community around grief and death,” said Sudduth. “Grief seems like it has to be negative, but it doesn’t have to be.”
At about 12:05 p.m. on Apr. 24, a sprinkler system in the Forbes Annex was mistakenly activated, flooding three rooms and the surrounding hallway. “There was an inch of water on the ground,” said lead custodian Marva Perdriel.
“I heard the snap of the tree, which was quite a loud sound. I saw it tumbling,” said visiting journalism professor Jim Dwyer. “At first I thought it didn’t get anybody.”
Xiaodi Alice Tang ’18 and David Lind ’18 have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowships. The fellowship provides a $35,000 grant for a year after graduation to explore a creative project of interest.