Former U.S. Senator and professional basketball player Bill Bradley ’65 endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy on Monday. The endorsement comes several months after the New Jersey party primaries took place. The gubernatorial election is set to take place Nov. 7.
The University has once more decided to join the battle over President Trump’s ban on entry into the United States by people from six Muslim-majority countries, after doing so earlier in the spring. The University filed an amicus curiae, or friend-of-the-court, brief yesterday along with 30 other colleges and universities.
University graduate student and U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang’s appeal of his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for espionage was denied by Iranian authorities yesterday. In the University’s press release, the University emphasizes that Wang “was not involved in any political activities or connected to any government agencies; he was simply a scholar conducting historical research.” A fourth-year graduate student; Wang has now been detained in Iran since the summer of 2016.
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.