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University vice president and secretary Bob Durkee ’69 announced his retirement for the end of the 2018–19 academic year. Hilary Parker ’01, current assistant vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the President, has been appointed to replace him, effective July 1, 2019.
In its first meeting of the semester on Sunday, Sept. 23, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed task force proposals, the Vote100 initiative, and the commencement of the Central Task Management system. The USG also approved a budget request to account for an extra $15,000 spent funding fall Lawnparties.
Robert Venturi ’47 GS ’50, an acclaimed architect whose designs and writings transformed the field and sparked the postmodernist movement, died in his home on Tuesday, Sept. 18. He was 93.
First Lady of the State of New Jersey, Tammy Snyder Murphy, was invited to deliver the keynote address for the two-day conference “Accelerating Climate Action in the United States: What Are We Doing and What More Can Be Done?”.
TigerPath is a new website that helps students plan out courses over their four-year tenure at the University.
In an effort to install an automatic braking system throughout the state, New Jersey Transit is suspending all Dinky service from Sunday, Oct. 14 through mid-January 2019.
Debbie Mans, Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, called for state governments to take more initiative with environmental challenges.
Circular colored stickers have been carefully placed on the ground all over campus. They display QR codes inlaid with images — images of graduation hoodings, FitzRandolph Gate, freed African-American laborers, and more. When scanned with a mobile device, each code reveals a story connected to the University’s history.
Frist Campus Center’s famous “late meal” just had its biggest makeover in recent years.
Campus Dining has implemented a series of changes in campus cafés and the Food Gallery of Frist Campus Center involving menu changes and an effort to promote plastic alternatives.
Self-service package lockers have replaced the old package pickup system in Frist Campus Center. The new package lockers are located on Frist’s 100 level and have been in service since late this summer. Students can open lockers through self-service kiosks or directly from their smartphones through the Princeton Package Lockers app.
The University Office of Communications announced last Thursday, Sept. 13 that journalism professor Joe Stephens will serve as the founding director of the Program in Journalism, effective since July 1, 2018.
On Friday, Sept. 7, the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI), a University program connecting students' academic work with their interests in real-world communities, was officially renamed “The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship” (ProCES).
Student veterans Jake Sawtelle ’21 and Brendan O’Hara ’21 have been selected to attend the Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. This honor is annually extended to 104 of the best chapter leaders of SVA, a nonprofit coalition of student veteran groups on college campuses throughout the world.
As renovations continue in Firestone Library, the construction of the Betsey Stockton Garden between Firestone and Nassau Street is the newest addition to the exterior of the University’s main library.
Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates was chosen as the design architect for the new University Art Museum, the University announced in a statement on Tuesday. Adjaye will collaborate with architects from Cooper Robertson, an award-winning firm based in New York City, on the project.
On Aug. 28, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students announced a partnership with Portfolium, a professional social networking platform that allows undergraduates to create an online co-curricular and extracurricular profile within the University community. The profiles were made available to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors the following day.
The Federalist Society, a nationwide organization of conservatives and libertarians with chapters in hundreds of law schools across the country, now has a chapter at the University. The University has become the third undergraduate institution after Rice University and Hillsdale College with a chapter of the organization.
Taking a more whimsical approach to social media, the University welcomed the Class of 2022 with a playful music video featuring current students dancing on Powers Field. This Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students-sponsored video features a cappella groups, dance companies, orientation leaders, and students from all parts of campus, as they all sing along to a Princeton parody of Taylor Swift’s “22.”
On Monday, Sept. 17, the Kardashian Lifestyle Klub hosted its first study break of the year, complete with Kourtney-style nutella naan and a viewing of the most recent episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”