Over the past year, the Trump administration has placed increasing scrutiny on Chinese nationals studying at U.S. universities, particularly those in scientific and technological fields.
After nearly half a century of serving the Princeton community, Vice President and Secretary of the University Robert K. Durkee ’69 will retire in June 2019. He has been a member of the campus community since 1965.
Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor ’76 and Elena Kagan ’81 spoke to thousands of mostly female audience members on Friday about the court’s impartiality, challenges faced by women in their careers, and memories from their time at Princeton as part of the 2018 “She Roars” conference.
On Sept. 13, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ’86 and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos ’92, announced the creation of a $2 billion fund to support homeless and low-income families.
After wreaking havoc in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence continued to move north into the tri-state area as a “low-pressure system,” bringing with it the rain that hit Princeton yesterday afternoon. Given recent heavy rainfall in the area, Princeton could see some flooding, but it’s not predicted to be dangerous.
Last Wednesday the University announced that it admitted 13 transfer students for fall 2018 entry, and has reinstated the transfer admissions program that was phased out during the 1990s. Now, transfer students will be admitted on a regular basis.
Robert K. Durkee ’69 is the Vice President and Secretary of the University, but in May of 1967, he was the news writer for The Daily Princetonian who broke the story that President Robert Goheen thought “coeducation was inevitable” at the all-male University. Durkee said that while student opinion steadily shifted in favor of coeducation, President Goheen’s claim about the inevitability of coeducation was a “bombshell.”
“When I think of segregation, I think of my own young life,” Diane Campbell said. “When I was six months old,” she continued, “my mother took me up in her lap and got on a bus and moved from South Carolina to Trenton, New Jersey. We had to ride at the back of the bus. When we got to the Mason-Dixon line my mother made a point of standing up and moving and, for the first time in her life, she rode in the front of the bus.”
Saturday, several University students attended one of the major “March For Our Lives” events in Washington, D.C., and New York City to call for improved gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that took place this February.
On Wednesday at noon, several hundred students, professors, and Princeton residents gathered outside Frist Campus Center to call for increased gun control in the wake of the Valentine’s Day high school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla. Hosted by Princeton Advocates for Justice, the rally was named “We Call BS.”