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After wreaking havoc in the Carolinas, Hurricane Florence continued to move north into the tri-state area as a “low-pressure system,” bringing with it the rain that hit Princeton yesterday afternoon. Given recent heavy rainfall in the area, Princeton could see some flooding, but it’s not predicted to be dangerous according to NJ Advance Media.
On a hot and humid Sept. 16, 2018, Undergraduate Student Government hosted fall Lawnparties on Prospect Avenue.
Michael Hingson, blind motivational speaker and survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, spoke on Friday, Sept. 14 about how he changed his disability into an asset and how he has battled persistent discrimination. Hingson was invited to speak to celebrate the 9th annual Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction conference on disability. Hingson’s book, “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust,” debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list.
The annual Butler-Wilson 5k, a run/walk and charity fundraiser benefiting the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, was held for the tenth time on Saturday morning. Nearly 200 participants, including students, faculty and staff, and members of surrounding communities, ran on a course that looped from Bloomberg Arch to Streicker Bridge, central campus, and back.
Students entered the comedy show Stand-Up & Vote on Sept. 12 already expecting a star-studded lineup. The Office of Undergraduate Students-sponsored event included host Mike Birbiglia, rapper and comedian Jean Grae, author John Hodgman, and “The Daily Show” correspondents Ronny Chieng and Roy Wood Jr.
,A leaked proposal from the Department of Education obtained by the New York Times included Title IX regulations and procedures that would contradict Princeton’s current Title IX policies under “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.” Should the leaked proposal become federal guidelines and the University chooses to follow them, it would likely alter the University’s current Title IX policies.
Journalist David Remnick ’81 is at the center of a high-profile controversy concerning how the media should report on President Trump and his supporters.
After a two-year effort to introduce healthier peanut butter to the residential dining halls, Alice Wistar ’20 can finally enjoy the fruits — or legumes — of her labor. Starting this year, all residential dining halls will serve peanut butter from Nutty Novelties, a company located in Telford, Pa. that does not add sugar or oil to its peanut butter.
Actress Ellie Kemper ’02 has been selected as the keynote speaker for the University’s Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2019, according to a University statement. Every year, a committee of graduating seniors selects the keynote speaker.
The University was named the No. 1 national university for the eighth straight year by U.S. News & World Report, despite changes in the formula for the ranking process.
The Interclub Council announced Monday, Sept. 10, that first-year students would not be allowed into eating clubs until the start of the semester.
The University has officially implemented Kognito, an online program devoted to mental health awareness, and has made the program mandatory for all incoming first-years.
The United Nations concluded last month that Xiyue Wang, the graduate student imprisoned in Tehran, should be released immediately. As of Sept. 10, 2018, Wang has been imprisoned for over two years.
First-year students experienced the full array of start-of-term traditions Sunday, participating in Opening Exercises, the Pre-Rade, subsequent barbecue, and “step sing” to kick off their first year at the University.
Through the Pre-read program, started by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 five years ago, incoming freshmen receive a copy of a selected book that introduces students to the University’s intellectual culture and encourages reflection and discussion. For the first time in the program’s history, this year’s Pre-read, “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” will be distributed to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and interested staff.
On Friday, Aug. 31, American electronic music trio Cheat Codes was announced by Princeton USG Social Committee as the headliner for Fall 2018 Lawnparties, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16 along Prospect Avenue.
Janet Rapelye, dean of admission for 15 years, is stepping down from the position to become president of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education on Nov. 1.
Shriya Sekhsaria ’18 used her lifelong interest in collecting memories as inspiration for her senior thesis. This summer, she took that interest a step further by turning her thesis into a startup company called Lumhaa with the help of the Keller Center.
On Monday, July 30, the University joined other Ivy League schools and nine additional private universities in defending Harvard’s practice of including applicants’ race in its admission process in the face of a lawsuit against Harvard’s system. The lawsuit has generated debate within the Asian-American community at the University regarding topics such as affirmative action and the model minority myth.
On Aug. 3, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates upheld his earlier ruling that the Trump administration must restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a lawsuit brought up by the University, Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez ’18, and Microsoft. DACA grants protection to undocumented immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.