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On Thursday, Oct. 4, Department of Anthropology chair Carolyn Rouse and politics professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech by focusing on power dynamics on college campuses. The event, which was called “How Do We Balance Free Speech with Civility?”, furthered discourse around this year’s University pre-read, Whittington’s “Speak Freely,” in tandem with this year's “She Roars” conference.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, alumni gathered in Richardson Auditorium to mark the start of this weekend’s “She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton,” the second conference of its kind meant to celebrate University alumnae.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, University Health Services commenced its annual FluFest in the Frist Campus Center basement. The clinic offers flu vaccinations free of charge to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members. This year, participants praised the clinic for its accessibility and friendly staff.
The first-years living in the former Writing Center may call themselves the Whitman Dungeonites, but they don’t have it nearly as bad as the name might imply.
Frances Arnold ’79 made history this week when she became the first female Princeton graduate to win a Nobel Prize. As a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Arnold is also the first graduate of Princeton to win a Nobel Prize in the natural sciences.
Chemical and biological engineering professor Clifford Brangwynne and mathematics professor Allan Sly have been named recipients of the 2018 MacArthur Fellowship.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, dozens of alumni, family, friends, and colleagues joined together to remember the life and contributions of Vilma E. Codner, former Assistant Director of Financial Aid, who passed away on July 29, 2018.
Washington Post foreign affairs columnist and bestselling author David Ignatius discussed growing aggression at the boundary of foreign policy and journalism in a talk Wednesday.
On Thursday, more than 3,000 alumni and guests are expected to gather on campus for “She Roars,” a three-day conference to connect, celebrate, and empower University women.
Four years after the elimination of grade deflation as a university-wide policy, students have seen GPAs rise — if only by a few percentage points.
University alumna and California Institute of Technology professor Frances Arnold ’79 made history on Wednesday, Oct. 3, when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, making her the first female Princeton graduate to win a Nobel Prize.
“Revolt of the Suburbs in the 1968 & 2018 Elections,” an Oct. 2 panel of three award-winning historians, deconstructed the shift of the U.S. suburban population over time and their current influence.
A five-person panel at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding turned fiery on Tuesday night, as a discussion on campus free speech transformed into an appraisal of anthropology Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen’s cancelled course on cultural freedoms.
On Oct. 1, a letter involving the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began circulating among University students. It was directed at the U.S. Senate and President Donald Trump.
Former U.S. diplomat and current Wilson School lecturer Rick Barton discussed his book “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World,” as well as the United States’ role creating sustainable peace in a book talk on Monday.
Neuroscience professor Samuel S. Wang uses his mathematical skills and legal passions to help ensure voters choose their politicians, not the other way around.
In a lecture hosted by the School of Architecture on Monday, renowned architect Yo Shimada stressed the importance of considering a project’s natural environment. He also advocated for building to match society’s needs. Many of Shimada’s own designs have been shaped by the strictness of Japan’s earthquake damage protection laws. And because he pays close attention to the particular natural surroundings where he builds, Shimada said the houses he designs have very little in common with each other. One house built in a city will look very different from one built in the mountains.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed Campus Dining, the fall semester budget, and the progress of various committees during its weekly meeting on Sept. 30.
“There is no other more central or urgent topic in our history than slavery,” University history professor Sean Wilentz stated at a Sept. 28 panel discussion on his most recent book, “No Property in Man: Slavery and Anti-Slavery at the Nation’s Founding.”
A low, Celtic-sounding hum, almost imperceptible over the rush of traffic, buzzed in the middle of Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public Library. Over two dozen spectators sat in their chairs in the middle of the plaza, sharing earphones with the person beside them as the hum grew louder and changed in pitch. The spectators were the performers, and they were all humming in unison.