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“What were you most excited about when you got to Hong Kong?” Most people who hear about my spring break are curious about my answer to this question. In the midst of midterms week, the second question that everyone asked each other after the obligatory “How are you and how are your midterms going?” was “What are you doing for spring break?” Rather than discussing problem sets, exams, or papers, thinking about the prospect of vacation was a wonderful respite.
What would happen if 100 of the most creative, design-driven college students in the country worked together alongside top brand creators, product designers, and entrepreneurs? That’s what Mihika Kapoor ’18 had in mind when she started planning the first-ever Designation Conference. In its first year, the Conference has already gotten top executives from IBM, Fox, Google Ventures, and more to pledge their participation.
For many students, the University’s campus is like a second home. Throughout their four years here, campus transitions from being an undiscovered site to a comforting bubble where fun and work intersect. However, some students who arrive on campus for their first school year have called Princeton a part of home long before the first day of classes.
This Intercession, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement will be providing opportunities for students who aren’t formally involved with any volunteering group on campus to meet local members of the community and serve in the Princeton area. The Intercession Engage and Serve Week will be held from Monday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 3, with a lunch and at least one dinner provided daily.
The Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education’s newly created entrepreneurship certificate may at first seem like an example of Princeton University’s contradictory approach to education. After all, as a liberal arts institution, the University has consistently been averse to establishing courses with a vocational tilt. It has no law school, no medical school, and no business school. Shouldn’t an entrepreneurship certificate with course offerings like “Entrepreneurial Leadership” and “High-Tech Entrepreneurship” be considered a form of vocational training? As it turns out, not quite.
Sophomores Teresa Irigoyen-Lopez and Tess Jacobson, both of whom work at the Women*s Center, started Princeton’s own Bechdel Film Club this year to give students the opportunity to watch and discuss films that pass the Bechdel Test. The test itself was originally created in 1985 by Alison Bechdel and serves to highlight the underrepresentation of women in film. The 'Prince' sat down with the two co-founders to talk to them about their club and what it means to them.
The Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering and Applied Science continues its reign as the department with the highest number of concentrators, as 103 B.S.E. students from the Class of 2019have indicated COS as their major, according to ColleenKenny-McGinley, undergraduate coordinator in the computer science department.
Sixty-six white shirts with messages expressing solidarity with victims of sexual assault are currently hanging outside of Frist Campus Center, as part of the Clothesline Project,a national initiative which was started in order to raise public awareness about interpersonal violence.
Twice a year, Lawnparties brings famous bands and some not-so-famous musical artists to Prospect Avenue. Whether they are up-and-coming, established, or washed-up artists, the selection of a Lawnparties act always causes a stir. This year, what are the stories of the artists playing at Lawnparties? Let Street be your guide –read about the acts coming to the eating clubs on Sunday, May 1 for Princeton University's biannual music festival.
The Other Side of Me, a photo campaign spearheaded by the Princeton Undergraduate Student Government University Student Life Committee, held photo sessions on Friday and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. The campaign seeks to encourage students to share an aspect of their lives which they would otherwise not typically discuss or share.
Princeton University will not be expanding its campus across Lake Carnegie or the Springdale Golf Course to accommodate the planned increase in the size of the undergraduate student body, according to University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
Princeton University has a long history of success with post-graduate fellowships. As Director of Fellowship Advising, Dr. Deirdre Moloney has an integral hand in guiding students through the process. Street Staff Writer Catherine Wang sat down with Dr. Moloney to learn more about the fellowship advising process.
Trees have played an intimate and even dynamic role in the development of human history, especially on the African continent, said Wole Soyinka in a lecture on Monday.
Within 30 days of its launch, 6,494 people visited an interactive virtual tour of the University's campus, according to Dena Stivella, Client Relationship Manager of YouVisit, the media company that helped create the tour.
The third annual TruckFest, hosted by the Community Service Inter-Club Council, in conjunction with the Pace Council for Civic Values, will host 15 food trucks and will donate a majority of its proceeds to two local charities, Meals on Wheels and Send Hunger Packing, according to CS-ICC press chairJennifer Peng '17.
In my family, pan-fried dumplings are often a "recycled" food. If we boiled dumplings for dinner one night and there were some leftovers, into the pan they would go. Frying the dumplings adds a distinctly new taste to them, making them arguably even more delicious.
Local community news site Planet Princeton filed a lawsuit in Mercer County Superior Court last Tuesday, seeking the records of the policing agreement between the town of Princeton and the University, after the municipality of Princeton denied prior requests for access to the agreement.
Wall Street financier Andrew Caspersen ’99 was arrested on Saturday and has been charged with fraud by federal prosecutors, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
It's almost college decision day, which means Outdoor Action's frosh trips are just around the corner. Caroline Stone '14 graduated with a degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and subsequently assumed the position of OA Program Coordinator. Staff Writer Catherine Wang contacted Stone to ask about Stone's experience with OA, what she's been working on as program coordinator and the big changes headed for OA this fall.