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With the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote on her confirmation on Monday, April 4, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination process is nearing its completion. If endorsed by the Judiciary Committee, the full Senate will vote before its April 8 recess. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first African-American woman on the Court.
Former standout Princeton basketball player Devin Cannady ’20 signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic on Thursday, March 31. Cannady has signed two previous deals with the Magic and has been a key member of the team’s G League affiliate for the past couple of years.
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As an Apple News notification popped up on my phone last week that the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to make daylight savings permanent, I immediately chuckled. While this is without a doubt a serious piece of legislation that will impact Americans’ lives, my amusement was more directed towards the use of the word “bipartisan,” its role in making this newsworthy information, and the headline in the context of a tense news cycle. Reflecting upon what I found off-putting about this article helped illuminate for me ways in which we can promote respectful and informative journalism, which helps the public become educated about world events while remaining sensitive about the catastrophic nature of many newsworthy stories.
Losing doesn’t deter the Tigers. It motivates them.
A segment on classics professor Joshua Katz’s controversial statement calling a former Black student activist group a “terrorist organization” will remain on the University’s To Be Known and Heard website, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said in a statement on Thursday, responding to the Academic Freedom Alliance’s (AFA) request to “refrain from using its administrative resources to target” Katz.
Daniel Parnell Sullivan GS ’66 wins 2022 Abel Prize
Acclaimed mathematician Dennis Parnell Sullivan GS ’66 was awarded the 2022 Abel Prize. One of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a research mathematician, the honor is considered the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the field of mathematics.
For the first time in recent history, Princeton has made the decision to not release statistics for accepted students for the incoming Class of 2026 — for both regular and early admissions cycles.
On Monday, the University released draw times for the most conventional room draw since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year will be the first under the University’s plan to fully implement a four-year residential college system, allowing upperclass students to live in residential college housing without purchasing a University meal plan. Further, this room draw cycle is the first to feature dorms in New College East (NCE) and New College West (NCW) — additions that present the University with an unprecedented housing lottery.
Students who wish to travel internationally on the University’s dime will now be required to get special certifications or exceptions from University officials, according to revised guidelines by Princeton’s Global Safety & Security Unit (GS&S) released on March 21.
“You can do anything for 30 seconds!”
In this special episode of Princeton Insights: The Highlights, we interview show host Thiago Tarraf Varella, a third year graduate student in the Psychology department. We discuss his research, which was done with his advisor, Dr. Asif Ghazanfar, a professor and researcher in the Princeton Psychology Department focused on developmental and evolutionary bases for communication in humans. Thaigo’s research investigates altriciality, cooperative breeding, and reinforcement learning in marmoset monkeys and their ties to evolution.
Tony Award-winning actor Ali Stroker visits Princeton; Town Council deliberates prospect of a marijuana dispensary in town
What can you do in one hour? A few things come to my mind: I could practice my viola for the length of time high-school-me found appropriate, I could successfully dry my clothes in an unappealing First College basement, or I could make a 20-page dent in my weekly reading schedule. Nothing too important — an hour is not a lot of time.
At a special meeting of the Princeton Town Council on Tuesday, March 29, Council members discussed the prospect of approving a marijuana dispensary in town, and many residents logged on to voice their strongly-held views on the proposal.