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I loved Triangle Club from the moment I saw them diss Yale during Princeton Preview, and I’ve been there for every frosh-week, fall, and spring show during my two years here. Indeed, when the Shark Ghosts made a reprise appearance in this year’s frosh-week show, “23&Me,” I was delighted.
To the surprise of climate scientists, our world is getting significantly windier. Average daily wind speeds have picked up in the last decade after over 30 years of gradual decline, according to research led by a team at the University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study, published in “Nature Climate Change” on Nov. 18, could implicate a dramatic surge in the efficiency of wind power in the coming years.
In recent weeks, signs reading “NO SCOOTERS OR BICYCLES INSIDE THE BUILDING” have been plastered on the doors of campus buildings, such as Fine Hall, Robertson Hall, Jadwin Gymnasium, and the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building.
With the men’s basketball season in full swing, here’s how the other seven Ancient Eight teams are faring in non-conference play.
Mathematics professor Assaf Naor has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Ostrowski Prize for his work in classical analysis and geometry, winning around $100,600.
The Princeton men’s hockey team (1–5–3 overall, 0–4–2 ECAC) traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, over Thanksgiving break to play in the Friendship Four, an international hockey tournament that began as a celebration of the sister city relationship between Boston and Belfast.
This is the fourth installment to a series of articles I have published in The Daily Princetonian that attempts to shine a light on the gender gap in Princeton’s faculty and the causes for this gap. Princeton’s reports on gender equity in hiring have acknowledged this problem and even proposed solutions, but actual implementation has been scattered.
The House of Representatives is carrying out an impeachment inquiry against the President of the United States. The House Intelligence Committee has heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including State Department officials, U.S. intelligence community members, and ambassadors appointed by the President himself.
The Princeton University Humanities Council, in partnership with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), is currently hosting the program “Being Human: a Festival of the Humanities.” Last year, the University became the first American university to host the British festival, which is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Last April, Karen Richardson ’93 was announced as the University’s new Dean of Admission. As a first-generation college student herself, Richardson expressed her commitment not just to admitting a diverse student body but also to ensuring that all students have the resources they need to succeed in competitive college campuses such as Princeton.
On Sunday, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (9–2–0 overall, 7–2–0 ECAC) defeated a group of professional hockey players from the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) in an exhibition game 2–1. The PWHPA group included former Princeton player Kelsey Koelzer ’17 and Amanda Kessel, a gold medalist with the U.S. team in the 2018 Olympics. Koelzer, Kessel, and teammate Melissa Samoskevich also belonged to the U.S. women’s national team that won gold at the World Championship in 2019.
On Nov. 15, Microsoft founder Bill Gates temporarily replaced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 again as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $110 billion.
Sophomore guards Jaelin Llewellyn and Ryan Schwieger each dropped 17 points as Princeton (1–5) picked up its first win of the season 87–77 at Bucknell (3–6).
Princeton women’s basketball improved to a 6–1 season record Sunday afternoon, after earning a 76–44 win over St. Francis Brooklyn (2–5).
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Princeton University Art Museum commemorated Day With(out) Art with an event that shined light on the works of artists whose lives have been affected or cut short by AIDS.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, H. Alonzo Jennings GS ’72 was awarded the Expression Award for Radio at the third annual Cammy Awards, which commended his program, “Jazz from an Eclectic Mind.” The ceremony recognized several television and radio producers at PhillyCAM, a non-profit community media center in Philadelphia. The Daily Princetonian spoke with Jennings about the award, his show, and his passion for jazz.
As I near the end of my undergraduate career, I have some advice to pass on to other students: make meaningful friendships with people who share your values and (at least some) interests, explore classes outside your comfort zone, and apply for cool Princeton funding opportunities that allow you to go abroad.
With a groundswell of activism igniting climate change protests all over the world, it seemed inevitable that the Fossil Fuel Divestment campaign in Princeton would roar back to life — and it has, propelled by the release of the IPCC’s 2018 report, which asserts that we must reach global carbon neutrality by mid-century, and the rise Greta Thunberg.
On Nov. 29, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced candidates for 2019 Winter Elections in an email to the student body. Out of nine positions up for election this winter, four will be attained without opposition.