The Council of the Princeton University Community discussed the recent sit-in protest and updates to strategic planning task forces at its monthly meeting on Monday.“The CPUC was created in the 1960s, obviously a time of tumult and argument on campus for the purpose of having a forum in which faculty administrators, alumni and staff can come together in civil and respectful discussion,” University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said in light of the recent sit-in protest in his office in Nassau Hall.
Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, discussed the difference between equality and acceptance in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in a lecture on Thursday.“Regardless of our generational differences or our life experiences, there are things that bind us together.
In 1990, Sally Frank ’80 successfully sued Ivy Club and Tiger Inn to open their membership to women.
Sally Frank ’80, who successfully sued Ivy Club and Tiger Inn to admit women, discussed her 11-year legal battle at a lecture this Monday. Currently a professor at Drake Law School and an Iowa representative to the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union, Frank opened up the lecture with the history of the University’s eating club and coeducation because she said that she believes the history best helps to explain the context of the lawsuit. The University’s secret societies, she said, were precursors to fraternities.
A student originally in the Class of 2014 launched Seniors and Youth, a cross-generational Korean language program and nonprofit project that pairs a University student who studies Korean with a retired senior citizen in Yongsan Senior Welfare Center in South Korea for weekly 15-minute Skype conversations.
Dean of the Architecture School Alejandro Zaera-Polo has resigned from his position effective immediately, the University announced on Wednesday morning. According to an email sent by University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 to the graduate students of the Architecture School, Zaera-Polo’s resignation “will allow him to devote greater attention to his research and other professional activities.”He will remain a professor at the Architecture School. In the same announcement, Eisgruber explained that the school’s former dean and professor Stanley T.
Otavio Fleury ’12 died Sept.
The University’s latest Annual Giving campaign raised a record-breaking total of$58,748,900, with an also record-breaking participation rate of 61.4 percent for undergraduate alumni. The previous record was $57,246,302 from two years ago, and the previous record for participation was 61.3 percent from 2010-11. Graduate alumniparticipation was 13.7 percent. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said the combination of three factors —quality of the education provided by the University, character of and intense loyalty to the community, andlasting reminder of how much alumni owed to the people that came before them —makes the campaign successful year after year. “Annual Giving is something that affects the lives of every faculty member and everystudent on this campus,” Eisgruber explained.
The percentage of Pell Grant recipients on campus is steadily rising, according to Director of Undergraduate Financial Aid Robin Moscato.
The Program in Latin American Studies will begin offering a new study abroad program in Cuba starting in spring 2015 to students with an interest in Latin American culture, politics and history. The Office of International Programs website describes Princeton in Cuba as a semester-long program with a curriculum focusing on the “contemporary culture, political economy, history and anthropologyof Latin America.” The Wilson School originally offered a task force in Cuba, but the program is no longer offered.