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Latest: USG Allocates Funds for Tigers in Town; University Fined for Illegal Exports
Although the Ivy League has not held any athletic competitions this school year, recruitment — one of the most important processes in collegiate athletics — has chugged along at the University, despite the obvious challenges the pandemic has presented.
Last month, the University entered into a $54,000 settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) over the improper export of “various strains and recombinants of an animal pathogen” over a five-year period.
On March 7, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved an amendment to their spring budget that allocates funds to the recently created Tigers in Town initiative and additional sustainability programming.
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Last week, the senior class voted in a 21-candidate primary election for young alumni representation on the University’s highest-ranking deliberative body. So what were seniors able to learn about Board of Trustees candidates prior to voting?
“I’d be very happy if everybody ate four pounds of sugar a year. They eat a hundred pounds!” exclaimed Doctor John Yudkin around the mid-20th century. But for an average American in the 21st century, that amount has spiked to a staggering 152 pounds per year. In the 2019-20 season alone, 171.5 million metric tons of sugar were consumed worldwide — that’s 30 times as heavy as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
I always felt like I took up too much space.
Assistant Professor of Physics Biao Lian, Assistant Professor in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs Christopher Neilson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Leslie Schoop, and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Zhandry are the five recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship from Princeton. The five awardees were announced in a press release on Feb. 17.
Jeanette Beebe ’14 is a journalist focused on healthcare and technology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has served as a reporter and editor for The Atlantic’s COVID-19 Tracking Project. She also writes a daily newsletter for NJ News Commons about COVID-19 related stories in New Jersey. She spoke to the Daily Princetonian about her time at Princeton, her career in health journalism, and her process for covering COVID-19 in a local context.
The following is a guest contribution and reflects the author’s views alone. For information on how to submit an article to the Opinion Section, click here.
“Princeton divest, oh yeah! Just like the rest, oh yeah!”
Seniors Jonathan A. Ort ’21, Emma Parish ’21, and Morgan A. Smith ’21 have been announced as the finalists of this year’s Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) election.
Happy Tuesday – it’s a new day to be publishing a crossword in the ‘Prince’ puzzles section, and we’ve got a new name in the byline. Ana Pranger is the first of our new crew of staffers to publish a puzzle, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what our section does going forward. From here forward, we’ll be publishing puzzles on Tuesdays and Fridays by our contributing constructors.
This week, students enjoyed clear skies and warmer weather. Revived dining options and small celebrations signaled the beginning of a return to normal campus life.
As an American, many of my Princeton colleagues and I have been inundated with the notion that democracy is synonymous with freedom. Democracy is, however, much more murky and multifaceted than this, as exhibited by the recent military coup in Myanmar.
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