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The University Art Museum is currently featuring its first bilingual exhibit, “Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States | Milagros en la frontera: Retablos de migrantes mexicanos a los Estados Unidos.” All titles, captions, descriptions, and online content related to the exhibit are offered in English and Spanish, thanks to the translation work of a University graduate student in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.
Following her graduation at the University, Karen Richardson ’93 has dedicated her entire career as an administrator to promoting equity and diversity within higher education. Now, she will have the opportunity to continue that mission as the University’s chief admission officer.
A joint investigation by Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Princeton Police Department (PPD) and University Public Safety into several arson fires on and nearby campus resulted in the arrest of two local juvenile suspects at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.
Almost two years ago, on June 14, 2017, former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was standing between home plate and first base on a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., when a volley of shots rang out. Seconds later, Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) was hit in the hip. As Flake rushed to plug his colleague’s bullet wound with his baseball glove, he couldn’t help but wonder: “Why us? How could someone look out at a bunch of middle aged men playing baseball and see the enemy?”
Maria Ressa ’86, the chief executive officer for Rappler, has been named Time’s Person of the Year for 2018 for her work in defending press freedom in the Philippines under the Duterte regime. In the past 14 months, she has had to post bail 11 times for charges that include tax evasion and cyber-libel. Recently, she was arrested when deboarding a plane at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.
In recent months, federal charges brought against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei have prompted the nation’s research institutions, including the University, to cut funding ties with the company.
At approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8, the Department of Public Safety alerted the University community to potential cases of arson on campus. Four cases of arson have occurred in the past four days.
Due to controversy over attitudes surrounding Israel, the night of Friday, April 5 presented the campus Jewish community with a choice between two Shabbats: Israel Shabbat, put on by Israel advocacy group Tigers for Israel (TFI), and #NotOurShabbat, a retaliatory event run by the Alliance of Jewish Progressives (AJP).
A fire broke out in Fine Hall around midnight Saturday. According to a campus alert by the Office of Communications, the fire was contained to one classroom on the 12th floor and was quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system.
Investigators working on the 30-year-old unsolved murder of Emily “Cissy” Stuart, a resident of the Princeton township, recently revealed that they have long had two primary suspects in the case: two men who were teenaged University students at the time and familiar with Stuart.
Two competing Shabbat dinners will take place on campus Friday night, less than 400 feet apart.
On April 4, the Wilson School and Campus Iconography Committee co-hosted the public lecture “Reflecting on Our Past: The Value of Public Art,” in which landscape architect and UC Berkeley professor Walter Hood introduced a new art piece, “Double Consciousness,” to be installed in Scudder Plaza, adjacent to the Wilson School. Hood hopes the piece will reflect both the positive and negative aspects of Woodrow Wilson’s legacy.
Several months ago, Catholic prelature Opus Dei revealed they had settled a sexual misconduct case regarding Father C. John McCloskey, who previously served the Catholic community at the University.
The Office of the Dean of Faculty released updated policies to prohibit all non-preexisting romantic and sexual relationships between faculty and graduate students on Monday, April 1.
Campus Dining Services hosted its fourth annual Tiger Chef Challenge competition on Wednesday, April 3, featuring students from each of the six undergraduate residential colleges.
The Sackler family continues to face lawsuits over its involvement in Purdue Pharma, a producer of the opioid OxyContin, that allege they are responsible for thousands of deaths from overdose and addiction. The Sackler family is a major donor to the University and other educational institutions.
The University has announced that it will require all sophomores to be on the unlimited meal plan beginning with the upcoming fall term. This move is a major shift from existing policy, in which only first-years are required to be on the unlimited plan, while sophomores can elect to purchase a variety of different meal plan options.
Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, spoke on the litany of women’s recent political and social accomplishments in a lecture on Wednesday, April 3.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced on March 19, 2019, that it has awarded the 2019 Abel Prize to University-affiliated mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck. She is the first woman to receive the prize.
A group of students at the Princeton Theological Seminary is demanding that the institution pay reparations in response to a report it published last year, which details its historical connections to slavery.