Of the 13 accepted students, eight come from military backgrounds. Five of the students are women and the other eight are men. Additionally, eight are first-generation college students.
According to the University’s Office of Engineering Communications, Carter will become “the university’s second-ranking officer and serve as the chief operating and academic officer,” a position meant to “[bring] broad vision and executive leadership to campus-wide policy, planning, initiatives and operations.”
On Wednesday, April 17, the Navajo Nation Council voted 17–1 on a bill to confirm Doreen N. McPaul ’95 as the Navajo Nation attorney general.
On Thursday, April 25, the Office of Communications announced that the University trustees have “adopted an operating budget for the University totaling $2.3 billion for 2019–20.” Of this total budget, $187.4 million — up 7.2 percent from last year’s $174.2 million — will go towards undergraduate financial aid.
A total of 2,246 students voted in the 2019–2020 USG elections.
Eliza Griswold ’95 — a journalist, poet, and former Ferris Professor of Journalism at the University — received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for her book, “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.” The Washington Post nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada GS ’97 received the Pulitzer Prize for criticism “for reviews and essays on politics, truth, immigration and American identity in the Trump era.”
On Tuesday, April 9, the first day of Princeton Preview 2019, graffiti was found in Prospect Gardens. Three statements — “Title IX protects rapists” in two places and “Fuck Title IX” in one — were written in dark red ink on the ground of the Class of 1975 Walk. As of Wednesday night, the University was aware of the incident and working to remove the marks.
In front of a fully packed audience in Betts Auditorium, “Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown spoke with LGBT Center Director Judy Jarvis about navigating identity, mental health, and toxic masculinity — often concurrently.
Between 8:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. Thursday evening, an unknown individual was observed “peering into a window at the New Graduate College.” Around the same time Friday evening, an elderly white male with long gray hair and a light skin male with sandy brown hair and medium build were seen separately near the intersection of Washington Road and Ivy Lane and a residential backyard on Fitzrandolph Road, respectively, both wearing no clothing.
Of the thirty seniors who ran in the primary election, Stefan (Amo) Amokwandoh ’19, Sarah Varghese ’19, and Rachel Yee ’19 are the three finalists for the Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) primary election. The winner of the general election will replace Tumi Akinlawon ’15 — whose term ends on June 30 — and serve until 2023.