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.”
“They got through this entire debate without using the N-word. Why didn’t they use the N-word? Because it’s not appropriate! I don’t think that the professor had to use the word in order to have some kind of educational experience. You can just say ‘the N-word,’” Shafaq Khan ‘21 said.
These changes, which are likely to evolve as the budget moves through both houses of Congress, would not take effect until June of 2019.
PSRJ President Jessica Quinter ‘18 explained that the guide has been several years in the making and provides detailed information about both what services are available to University students and important information on common sexual health issues, like STIs.
Next Monday, President Eisgruber will hold this year’s annual Town Hall meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community. The meeting will be based on President Eisgruber’s second annual President’s Letter to the community, a tradition the President began last February. The annual letter provides the University community with a regular update on how the University has changed over the course of the year, and includes goals it has set for the future.