Thirty-seven-year-old Xiyue Wang GS was sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage in an Iranian court on Sunday. Wang is a fourth-year graduate student and researcher at the University working on a doctorate in history.
When Nasir Ismael ’21 found out that he had been accepted to the University, he was as ecstatic as any other student.
On May 17, the Justice Department appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller III ’66 to serve as a special counsel to oversee an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” and “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”
Officers from the Department of Public Safety shut down a Mexican-themed party on Thursday night at which University students chanted, “Piñata!” and “Cinco de Mayo!” Around 50 students were in attendance at the party; some wore sombreros, ponchos, or other colorful clothing.
In the ensuing controversy over Trump’s Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty, conservative Christian leaders have criticized the order for not going far enough. Among them? University professor Robert George.
Grey skies, chilly air, and even a few showers could not keep University students from flocking to see and hear spring 2017 Lawnparties artists at many of the eating clubs on Sunday. Students stood in line near 1879 Arch to pick up fluorescent purple wristbands that would allow them to take advantage of more than a dozen artists and food options.
In March, when Winter Storm Stella was scheduled to disrupt the University community in the midst of midterms, the University had to shift into emergency gear. Closed to non-essential personnel, the University bunkered down for what turned out to be a milder storm than anticipated. Nonetheless, the preparations had been made.
Eisgruber advocates for basic research funding at alumni event, hopes another residential college is in the future
University alumni gathered in Washington, D.C. Monday night to hear from President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 at the JW Marriott. According to one alumnus present at the even, around 1,200 people attended.
Eight students were selected as the winners of the Spirit of Princeton Award, according to Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne. Seven winners are seniors and one is a junior.
In a press release Tuesday, the University announced that it will rename West College and the major auditorium in Robertson Hall of the Wilson School in honor of University Professor Emerita Toni Morrison and Nobel Laureate and former University Professor Sir Arthur Lewis, respectively. The new names will take effect on July 1, 2017.