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A recently released quarterly holdings report, which accounts for just under half a percentage of the University’s $26.1B endowment, reveals University investments in seven companies, including the rideshare app Uber, aerospace component manufacturer TransDigm, and plant-based meat substitute producer Beyond Meat.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Chris Lu ’88, former Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama. Lu discussed his time at Princeton, his days with Obama at Harvard Law School, and 2020 Democratic Candidates.
On Feb. 19, Preeti Iyer ’20 and Rayyan Sarker ’22 of the Menstrual Products Task Force presented their goals to expand in the coming semester and introduced “Periodpalooza,” a four-day celebration of menstrual equity, at a meeting of the University Student Life Committee (USLC).
On Feb. 13, graduate students Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie, Talmo Pereira, Karan Singh, and Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande were named winners of the Jacobus Fellowship, the highest graduate student honor awarded each year by the University.
Last year, bats invaded Holder Hall, 1976 Hall, and the third floor of Frist Campus Center. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, one bat sought a larger audience. Around 11:30 a.m., students and faculty spied a solitary bat in the middle of an ECO 100: Introduction to Microeconomics lecture in McCosh 50.
On Jan. 31, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the President’s 2017 executive order restricting travel from seven nations. The updated policy may affect some international students at the University in the future.
Sirad Hassan ’20 recently represented the University in the Jeopardy! College Championship, which is set to air on April 6 on ABC.
After an alleged verbal altercation that escalated to violence and robbery last Thursday on Witherspoon Street, the Princeton Police Department reported two successful arrests of the perpetrators.
TigerTransit is moving in a new direction. An open house in Dillon Gymnasium on Feb. 14 presented early reports on the future of campus mobility for comments by students, faculty, and staff members.
Jeff Bezos ’86 has pledged $10 billion — 7.5 percent of his current net worth — to combat global climate change. The money will be funneled through the Bezos Earth Fund, in what will be the second largest charitable contribution of all time.
Tucked beneath Guyot Hall is a collection of oddities dating from the Cambrian period to the Holocene. It includes hundreds of fossils, minerals, and even entire preserved pieces of coral. The collection’s history is almost as interesting as the items it contains.
Beginning with the 2020–21 academic year room draw, the sustainable living community Pink House, located adjacent to Forbes College, will no longer exist in its current form. In its place, the University plans to expand housing options for upperclass students in Forbes.
At this week’s meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed recent developments regarding the Student Speakers Initiative, as well as goals to increase outreach and transparency within USG.
On Friday, Feb. 14, students contacted their local representatives about a variety of issues through the Vote100 campaign’s Day of Action. As part of their mission to increase civic engagement on campus, members of Vote100 encouraged students to call, email, and write letters and postcards addressed to the offices of government officials.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Sarah Hirschfield ’20 became the sole University recipient of the 2020 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a prestigious fellowship which funds 80 students annually from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge.
Emma Coley ’20 and Ben Press ’20 have won the University’s highest general undergraduate distinction — the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. This honor is granted to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership skills.
In the aftermath of the calamitous shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School on Valentine’s Day of 2018, over 400 Princeton community members rallied against gun violence outside of Frist Campus Center in March of the same year. Since then, the campus has been virtually silent on gun reform issues — and two first year students are hard at work to change that.
Ian Deas began his journey in higher education as a first-generation, low-income college student from Charleston, S.C. This month, he was named the inaugural Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Students and Director of Student Leadership and Engagement at Princeton University, marking a University-wide commitment to prioritizing student engagement opportunities.
In an email to graduate students on Monday, Feb. 10, Dean of the Graduate School Sarah-Jane Leslie GS ’07 announced an increase in the award amount graduate students with children will be able to receive through the Graduate Child Assistance Program (GCAP) for the 2020–21 academic year.
On Thursday afternoon, about 50 people planned to march to the office of University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and protest the University’s investments in fossil fuel companies.