Alumni discussed the importance of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as the tender negotiations between the United States and Iran on the nuclear deal at a Reunions panel on Saturday.
On the same day that the federal government announced a 30 percent target reduction of carbon pollution by 2030, former Vice President Al Gore gave a speech to the graduating Class of 2014 at Class Day combining humor and a message to take action against global warming. "I was once named one of the 100 funniest men on C-Span," Gore said. On a more serious note, he criticized the University for not supporting the divestment movement, a push that seeks to stop college endowments from investing in non-renewable energy sources, and turned to University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 to apologize for the disagreement that University presidents and the cause Gore promotes hold on that front. Gore follows in the footsteps of David Remnick ’81, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Chevy Chase, Jerry Seinfeld and others who have spoken at the University's annual tradition of Class Day in honor of the graduating class.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 spoke in a conversation with alumni about the three priorities that he came into office with: reaching out to the larger Princeton community, building his administrative team and continuing the execution of key initiatives that Shirley Tilghman had launched during her time in office.
Executive Director of Career Services Pulin Sanghvi: A background in finance and consulting, a goal to help students branch out
Pulin Sanghvi, the newly appointed executive director of Career Services, comes to the University with a strong background in finance and consulting, including companies as large as Morgan Stanley and McKinsey & Company. Acknowledging that recruitment for these industries is already quite strong on campus, Sanghvi said his main priority is to broaden student opportunities for career exploration. However, Sanghvi said he is not concerned that his background will hinder his abilities to expand career exploration services at the University, citing that he had expanded offerings as the head of the Career Management Center at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His arrival comes at a time when the office is undergoing several reforms.
Students had the option to live in gender-neutral housing in the residential colleges for thefirst timethis academic year.
As the United States debates what its role ought to be in the international community, completely withdrawing from involvement in foreign affairs is not the answer, said SergeSchmemann, editorial page editor of the International New York Times.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Serge Schmemann spoke on campusTuesdayevening about the place of the United States in the international community.
Just months after former University President Shirley Tilghman called Career Services “a work in progress,” the University announced on Monday the appointment of its inaugural Executive Director, who will not replace but rather outrank the office’s current Director. Pulin Sanghvi — the former Director of the Career Management Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a role he started in 2010 — will take up office at the University on Dec.
Former University professor James Rothman won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday along with Stanford biochemistry professor Thomas Sudhof and University of California, Berkeley biologist Randy Schekman.
After reports of gunshots at Nassau Hall prompted attendees of Washington Post reporter Ezra Klein’s lecture to evacuate to the Whig-Clio Senate Chamber, Klein spoke to The Daily Princetonian in the crowded basement about his passion for blogging, views of American politics and obsession with charts. The Daily Princetonian:What sparked your interest in journalism? Ezra Klein:I got in through kind of a backdoor.