On Sunday, at the NASA Ames Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif., 13 past and present University researchers were awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their “detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded galaxies,” according to a University press release.
The International Education Week Kickoff Reception was held at the Weickart Atrium of the Louis A. Simpson International Building on Nov. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event was hosted by the Davis International Center, the Office for International Programs, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Latin America, and the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs.
The University will award its top alumni honors, the Woodrow Wilson Award and the James Madison Medal, to Charles Gibson ’65 and Daniel Mendelsohn GS ’94, respectively. The official award ceremony will take place on campus during Alumni Day on Feb. 24, where Gibson and Mendelsohn will also deliver speeches.
“Fundamentally, our empathy or our compassion should not be based on the color of somebody’s skin, or the color of their passport,” Nicholas Kristof said on Tuesday to a packed room of eager town residents and students.
Following only Scandinavia, Latin America is the global region with the second-highest rate of female participation in national parliaments and legislatures. The high rate of women leadership is not due to cultural norms, Chinchilla explained, but instead to efforts to pass laws with quotas and to promote affirmative action policies.
The University ranked 10th in a list of most affordable private colleges, according to a study conducted by the company Student Loan Hero. With an average indebtedness of graduates of $8,577, the University was the only Ivy League university on the list, which included College of the Ozarks in Missouri ($5,339), Davis College in New York ($5,360), Barclay College in Kansas ($7,220), and Brigham Young University in Utah ($15,720).
The University has revamped a scheduling software for students developed by OIT called “Timeline,” now also accessible as a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The application aims to facilitate the distribution of time-sensitive information to members of the University community and to consolidate campus activities, class schedules, and deadlines into one convenient place for users. Timeline was developed in response to concerns expressed by students and administrators regarding effective communication, according to the website. Linked to Blackboard, TigerHub, and the academic calendar, the app shows students academic deadlines -- even specific within certain groups like concentrations. Based on personal settings, Timeline can display WASS office hour appointments, assignment due dates from Blackboard, and upcoming lectures and sporting events. Posts may be “tagged” or “targeted.” The former indicates information such as events, deadlines, and announcements for specific individuals or groups in the campus community.
Welcome, Class of 2021! The Daily Princetonian presents a preview of some of the best food in town.
Choosing classes can be an overwhelming process at the beginning of freshman year, so The Daily Princetonian has picked out a palette of fall offerings to help you get started — all with no prerequisites and open to first-years. Picked out for the Class of 2021, here’s a wide-ranging selection of 21 courses, ranging from engineering to Ancient Greek, filmmaking to science fiction.
Two former University presidents joined current University President Christopher Eisgruber GS ’83 to reflect on their time leading the University, providing life lessons to the graduating class of 2017. Eisgruber was joined by former presidents Shirley Tilghman and Harold Shapiro GS ’64. Their conversation covered topics including the role of the University president, suggestions to improve the University, and individual moments of self-doubt and uncertainty.