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On Monday, Sept. 30, Judge Allison D. Burroughs of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled in favor of Harvard University in a civil-action lawsuit filed by Students for Fair Admissions, a group alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American students in its admission process.
On Monday, April 22 — Earth Day — the University announced its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2046 through its 2019 Sustainability Action Plan, which outlines a framework for increasing conservation efforts on campus through and beyond the year 2026. The second of its kind, the 2019 plan reflects on the initial 2008 Sustainability Action Plan and plots a course to furthering the University’s commitment to environmentalism.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, 743 students will become the first individuals admitted to the University’s Class of 2023. They were selected from a Single Choice Early Action (SCEA) pool of 5,335 applicants, making for a 13.9 percent acceptance rate in the early round — representing the most competitive SCEA application process in the history of the University.
Since mid-June 2018, Nassau Hall — the University’s oldest and most iconic building — and the cupola that sits atop it have been undergoing major renovations. The renovations are anticipated to conclude by March 2019, although a recent University press release suggests that the renovations could wrap up earlier.
The Daily Princetonian spoke with Rachel Yee ’19, a woman of color who is the president of the Undergraduate Student Government, about her role on campus, mentorship for female leaders, and the need for diversity in leadership positions.
After a draft of proposed changes to meal plans was circulated via a student’s email on Tuesday night, students expressed frustration and outrage regarding. The potential plans would require underclassmen to purchase an unlimited plan and all upperclass students who are not part of an eating club to purchase a “Community Plan.”
On April 5, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to provide $5.5 billion in loans to water infrastructure projects under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program. Future WIFIA projects, which were included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, could help improve New Jersey waterways.
At 7 p.m. tonight, the University will admit 1,142 new students to the Class of 2022, who along with the 799 students admitted during Single Choice Early Action will comprise the new accepted class. Overall, the University admitted 1,941 students out of an applicant pool of 35,370, representing a 5.5 percent acceptance rate.
On Feb. 26, the University announced the founding of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India, a center for Indian study made possible in large part by a donation from Sumir Chadha ’93.
The University is preparing for a snowstorm that will likely coat the Northeast late Tuesday into Wednesday. The storm will likely deliver five to eight inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Michelle Obama ’85, former First Lady of the United States, revealed Sunday that she will be releasing her first personal memoir, “Becoming.” The book will be published by Penguin Random House and is expected to be released on Nov. 13, 2018.
On Feb. 12, President Trump unveiled his budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The proposed budget includes a host of changes to federal student loan programming, including the elimination of subsidized government loans, a reduction in income-based repayment plans, cuts to Pell Grant subsidies for universities, and an extended period before graduate students can be eligible for loan forgiveness.
On Feb. 7, the University Office of the President announced that President Eisgruber selected “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” written by politics professor Keith Whittington, as the Class of 2022 Pre-read book.
On Dec. 13, the first 799 members of Princeton’s Class of 2022 became the seventh cohort to be admitted to the University under the single-choice early action program.
An email sent to University students late Thursday afternoon stated that one undergraduate student is sick with a “probable” case of the chickenpox virus and noted that another student is has a confirmed case of the mumps virus. According to the email, both students are expected to fully recover.
The University admitted 799 students out of a record 5,402 applicants under the single-choice early action program to the Class of 2022. The admission rate of 14.7 percent was the lowest yet under the SCEA program, following a 15.4 percent early admission rate in 2016 and a 18.6 percent early admission rate in 2015.
On Dec. 5, the University released a planning framework detailing plans to expand and develop campus over the next decade.
Caroline Harris, associate director for education at the University Art Museum, spoke Thursday evening on the AIDS crisis and the significance of the Day Without Art.
After a vote largely along party lines, the United States House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion Trump administration-endorsed tax bill which would slash taxes in the short term, if ultimately passed.
The University’s first-year orientation programs are touted to prospective students as a way to “allow students to form strong bonds among first-years across residential colleges and with their student trip leaders across class years.” The degree to which students actually enjoy this prototypical experience, though, varies based on the program they’re assigned to.