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.
Beyond FitzRandolph Gate, the hustle and bustle of Nassau Street — full of trendy restaurants, University apparel shops, and retail chains — serve as the facade of the town, the first image that tourists, visitors, and University students encounter upon leaving campus grounds. But unbeknownst to many non-residents, past Nassau lies a history of segregation and an ongoing struggle to preserve the culture of the town’s historically African-American Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, whose first inhabitants settled in the 1680s.
At around 5 a.m. on Monday, March 4, the University announced that the campus would delay opening due to severe weather until 10 a.m., but classes would be “held as scheduled.”
Despite a 7.3 percent decline from last year, this year’s applicant pool was the University’s second largest in history, reaching a total of 32,808 applications, with 5,335 of those being early-action.
On Wed., Feb. 20, the University announced that the campus would close “at noon today for non-essential personnel.”
On Thursday, Feb. 14, the University Office of Communications announced that seniors Annabel Barry ’19 and Sydney Jordan ’19 have been named co-recipients for the 2019 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, “the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities filed a lawsuit against an alumni couple, alleging that they raised more than $5 million between Jan. 2012 and Jan. 2014 through loans and fraudulent sales of unregistered securities to investors in at least five states, including selling at least $1,910,000 of unregistered securities in New Jersey alone.
On Dec. 21, 2018, the Office of Communications announced in a statement that the University joined 65 other colleges and universities in public support of a lawsuit defending international students, professors, and researchers from a new federal visa policy which took effect in August.
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