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Sophomores required to be on unlimited meal plan starting fall 2019

The University announced a shift in policy such that sophomores, like first-years are currently, will be required to be on the unlimited meal plan starting the 2019–2020 academic year. The shift is an attempt to include more sophomores in the “residential college experience” the unlimited plan fosters. 

University faculty discusses globalization at World Economic Forum in Switzerland

From Jan. 22 to 25, world leaders in all fields, including a delegation of University faculty, met in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF), themed “Globalization 4.0.” Dozens of political and business leaders, celebrities, economists, scientists, and journalists met to discuss the problems facing the modern world.

U. startup summer internship program: new Shanghai location

University Ph.D. alumnus Yi Wang ‘11 created an English language-teaching company, Liulishuo, which now has 50 million users. Wang has since used his entrepreneurship expertise to collaborate with another Princeton Ph.D. recipient, Arvid Wang GS ’11, and the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education to create a third location for the Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP): Shanghai.

Russian ambassador, panelists talk US-Russia relations

Speaking to a full house, Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov, a Russian Ambassador to the United States, asserted that Russia is not an enemy of the United States. The ambassador focused on strategic partnerships, such as nuclear disarmament, manned space exploration, and information sharing between intelligence services during his talk. 

Gel’man discusses Russia, Trump, bad governance

The force that keeps post-Soviet states trapped in bad governance, known as “Good Soviet Union,” is equivalent to President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again,” according to political science professor Vladimir Gel’man. In a lecture on Tuesday, Gel’man discussed the causes and solutions to “bad governance” in post-Soviet states like Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.

Sanctions experts talk effectiveness in Russia, Iran

According to O’Toole, sanctions are just another tool of diplomacy that can be used against nations or individuals. When the United States imposes economic sanctions on an individual or company, U.S. citizens and companies cannot conduct business with the sanctioned entity. 

Suchkov speaks about Russia’s Middle Eastern strategy

Maxim Suchkov, a senior fellow at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, spoke at the University on Tuesday about Russia’s actions and future plans for Syria and its policy for the Middle East as a whole.