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The Princeton University Humanities Council, in partnership with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), is currently hosting the program “Being Human: a Festival of the Humanities.” Last year, the University became the first American university to host the British festival, which is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Last April, Karen Richardson ’93 was announced as the University’s new Dean of Admission. As a first-generation college student herself, Richardson expressed her commitment not just to admitting a diverse student body but also to ensuring that all students have the resources they need to succeed in competitive college campuses such as Princeton.
On Nov. 15, Microsoft founder Bill Gates temporarily replaced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 again as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $110 billion.
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Princeton University Art Museum commemorated Day With(out) Art with an event that shined light on the works of artists whose lives have been affected or cut short by AIDS.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, H. Alonzo Jennings GS ’72 was awarded the Expression Award for Radio at the third annual Cammy Awards, which commended his program, “Jazz from an Eclectic Mind.” The ceremony recognized several television and radio producers at PhillyCAM, a non-profit community media center in Philadelphia. The Daily Princetonian spoke with Jennings about the award, his show, and his passion for jazz.
On Nov. 29, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced candidates for 2019 Winter Elections in an email to the student body. Out of nine positions up for election this winter, four will be attained without opposition.
AnneMarie Luijendijk is a Professor of Religion and the Head of Wilson College. A papyrologist and scholar of New Testament and Early Christianity, she is the author of two books: Greetings in the Lord: Early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Harvard University Press, 2008), and Forbidden Oracles?: The Gospel of the Lots of Mary (Mohr Siebeck, 2014). Professor Luijendijk enjoys singing in a choir, walking, riding her (Dutch) bicycle, doing yoga, caring for her many houseplants (including papyrus plants) and flowers. She also likes to cook and talk and laugh with friends.
University Politics department alumnus Sean Shaw ’00 served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2016 to 2018, before running for attorney general of the state. Earlier this year, Shaw publicly endorsed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 Presidential bid, arguably becoming Buttigieg’s highest-profile African American supporter. The Daily Princetonian spoke to Shaw about his career in politics, his 2018 nomination for Attorney General of Florida, and why he believes in Buttigieg.
A report released on Oct. 23 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found 31 contaminants in the town’s water between 2012 and 2017, including some known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions, nervous system damage, and other health problems. The study was approached with skepticism by both New Jersey American Water and University professors and administrators.
82 items grace the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum as part of the new exhibit, States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing. The exhibit opened on Nov. 2, 2019, and it will close on Feb. 2, 2020.
Laeo Crnkovic-Rubsamen ’23 and Charlotte Merchant ’23 met on move-in day in the same zee group in Walker Hall. Their relationship changed after both decided to try out student-produced matchmaking service TigerCuff.
Maria Ressa ’86, an acclaimed journalist and 2018 Time Magazine Person of the Year, has been announced as the Class of 2020 Baccalaureate speaker, according to an email sent out to the members of the 2020 graduating class by their class government.
15-year-old Nicholas Matyas officially signed onto the University men’s swimming team on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the DeNunzio Pool during the team’s match against Cornell and Penn.
After a brief hiatus for the summer, the Forbes Vertical Farm is set to reopen this month.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, Joshua Bolten ’76, former White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush and current CEO and President of Business Roundtable, spoke on campus at a public event organized by the Cliosophic Party. In his years at Old Nassau, the University trustee secured an undergraduate degree from the Wilson School, serving as president of Ivy Club along the way. After graduating from Princeton, Bolten received a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Serena Alagappan ’20 and Ananya Malhotra ’20 have been selected as two of the 32 U.S. students who have been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
In 1936, the Veterans of Future Wars began on the University campus as a joke between a handful of students, but soon exploded into a nation-wide phenomenon before collapsing, all in a little over a year.
This September, as part of a collaborative infrastructure project between the New Jersey State Government and Mercer County's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, it was announced that Alexander Road would be closed for a duration of six months.
The University has confirmed that the Triangle Club has not been at risk of asbestos exposure while rehearsing at 171 Broadmead Street, despite misleading signage early this year.
The 140 tenants of 20 Nassau Street, recently sold for $32 million to the hotel chain Graduate Hotels, are not just shocked by the news that they will soon lose their long-held office spaces and storefronts in downtown Princeton — they are outraged.