Almost 80 years old, the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad is an integral part of the town and community it serves, responding to thousands of calls every year. PFARS is an independent, non-profit emergency medical services organization that is heavily reliant on volunteers in the local area, many of whom are students at the University.
After a nor’easter swept through the town of Princeton and left behind 17.8 inches of snow, the University delayed opening until 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Around noon on Friday, 23 mph winds caused a tree to fall onto Jones Hall and almost collide with a student.
A record nine eating clubs will have female presidents in the upcoming year. Cottage Club and Cannon Dial Elm Club elected their first ever female presidents.
“We thought that it was important to be able to do this meeting in conjunction with the campus plan, which I think speaks to a number of topics in our interest,” University President Christopher Eisgruber began. “It is very important that we look for ways to make a difference in the world.”
Alice Wistar ’20 was sitting outside her room in Holder Hall entryway 4 when she heard alarms going off from within the building. When she walked inside, the floor was wet, and she soon discovered that the water had soaked her roommate’s belongings.
The Wilson School co-sponsored a panel with the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies and Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies to discuss the December and January protests’ implications for Iran’s future.
Rider University President Gregory Dell’Omo sent out an email on Feb. 21 announcing that Rider University has signed a non-binding term sheet to transfer ownership of Westminster to Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Co., Ltd., this spring.
In addition to recent attempts to reform the Honor Code, the University is currently considering a reform of the academic calendar. In October 2016, the Task Force on General Education suggested that fall exams be moved to before winter break by beginning the fall semester earlier. At the time of the Task Force recommendations, a survey of students found that 75 percent supported such a change.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Calendar Reform, charged in spring 2017 and composed of faculty members, two undergraduate students, and one graduate student, released a final survey on Jan. 30 to gather student opinions on the proposed new calendar. This calendar features a fall semester that would begin as early as Sept. 1 and end between Dec. 19 and 23, resulting in shortened reading periods and finals periods. By comparison, the spring semester would remain unchanged, save beginning and ending a week earlier.