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Not all graduate students are feeling positive about the recent unionization push led by the Princeton Graduate Students Union (PGSU), which reached a majority of the University’s 3,000 graduate students that had signed union cards a week after graduate students rallied for fair wages and affordable housing.
After the University announced in September 2022 that it would be divesting its endowment from fossil fuel stocks and dissociating from 90 fossil fuel companies, one of the University’s two major research partnerships with fossil fuel companies came to an end. Between 2010 and 2020, Princeton received over 36 million dollars from fossil fuel companies, almost all of which was from ExxonMobil or British Petroleum (BP). Princeton cut ties with ExxonMobil, yet the partnership with BP continues.
On March 14, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Larry Giberson ’23 was arrested in relation to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
In June 2020, amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, University President Christopher Eisgruber charged the University cabinet with specifying “a set of actions that could be taken within [their] areas to identify, understand, and combat systemic racism within and beyond the University.”
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Students who requested housing accommodations for the 2023-24 academic year instead received a 134 page email with all 206 email drafts granting housing accommodations. Each email draft included the approved student’s first name and the type of room they were granted based on their accommodation request.
On Jan. 25, Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Dean of the Graduate School Rod Priestley sent a memo to the University faculty offering guidance for regulating the usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The memo outlines the University’s philosophy pertaining to the academic usage of text-based AI such as ChatGPT, a new chatbot software that can generate human-like text responses and has generated discussion on its use and academic integrity.
When Edward Tian ’23 first heard about ChatGPT, a new chatbot software, he asked it to write raps. Then, during winter break, Tian, a computer science concentrator who is writing his thesis on artificial intelligence (AI) detection, spent a few days sitting in a local coffee shop in Toronto coding a software now named GPTZero that detects writing produced by AI.
On Monday, Dec. 12, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) heard a preview of the University’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report, updates related to campus sustainability, and a report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture and Conduct.
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Alan S. Blinder ’67 is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and currently teaches Introduction to Macroeconomics.
The upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 8 will determine control of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, in addition to a variety of key governorships and other down-ballot races.
Several campus organizations, including the Princeton Open Campus Coalition (POCC) and the James Madison Program (JMP), sponsored an event on Tuesday, Nov. 1, where students and faculty debated the role of parents in control over public education.
New York University (NYU) has terminated the employment of University professor emeritus Maitland Jones Jr., who had taught at Princeton for four decades, The New York Times reported on Oct. 3. Jones’s firing followed a petition circulated among his students raising concerns regarding his grading practices.
The Nassau Street Starbucks has been severely understaffed since the beginning of the school year, resulting in decreased hours and sudden store closings. Weekday hours have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced a plan to cancel up to $10,000 of student debt for many borrowers. The move was seen by some as a promise kept from Biden’s campaign for the White House and has stirred a national conversation about student debt, which affects more than 45 million Americans.