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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.
Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerated “Central Park Five,” was only 15 years old when he was falsely accused and convicted for the assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili, who was found nearly dead in Central Park on April 20, 1989. Salaam spent more than six years incarcerated.
On Friday, Nov. 15, Marie Yovanovitch ’80 testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Yovanovitch was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine until May 2019, and she spoke to the committee about corruption, national values, and the attack on her character extensively.
In the 20 years she’s been employed at Campus Dining, Edith Murray has swiped cards, worked in the kitchen, washed dishes, forged bonds with frequent diners at the Center for Jewish Life (CJL), and baked cookies. She’s famous for her welcoming presence and for her strong connections with students, which persist even after graduation, when alums meet with Edith during Reunions.
On Monday, Nov. 19, Tyler Eddy ’21 announced the election results from the “trial program” of his Student Speaker Initiative, which aims to host two speakers at the University.
Jameson Doig GS ’58, ’61, a professor emeritus of political and public policy, died on Oct.19, 2019 at the age of 86.
Since Sunday, Nov. 10, University Health Services (UHS) has observed an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis on campus. Gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, causes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and spreads through misprepared food, contaminated water, and contact with infected people.
Staffan de Mistura is a diplomat who has worked for the United Nations and the Italian government. During his 40 years with the United Nations, he was stationed in countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Lebanon, and he served as the UN’s Special Envoy on Syria from 2014 to 2018. Throughout his career, de Mistura has focused on humanitarian relief, conflict resolution, and peace-building. He gave a lecture at the Friend Center on Monday afternoon, entitled “Arm-Twisting the Devil: Lessons on How to Limit Harm to Civilians During Times of Conflict.”
On Monday, Nov. 11, the University’s Bridge Year Bolivia students relocated to Cusco, Peru, after political upheaval in the country prompted concerns about student safety.
In one of the most anticipated matchups in Jeopardy! history, Emma Boettcher ’14 faced off against the legendary James Holzhauer in last week’s Tournament of Champions two-day finals. Despite being the sole player in Jeopardy! history to ever beat Holzhauer, Boettcher could not catch her rival, who walked away with a grand prize of $250,000, this time around.
Beginning with the summer of 2020, the University will allow summer internships to be counted toward academic credit and recognized on transcripts on a departmental basis, according to a memo sent on the morning of Nov. 18 by Dean of the College Jill Dolan.
In its Nov. 17 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) affirmed the language of three referendums regarding the Pass / D / Fail (P/D/F) system, a proposed standing Sustainability Committee, and a call to the University to investigate the quality and ease-of-use of the paper used in examinations. The sponsors will begin collecting signatures tomorrow.
Molecular biology and neuroscience professor and director of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project Sam Wang moderated a town hall panel that featured three members of the California Citizen Redistricting Commission on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Guest speaker Anita Hill joined Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies, for a conversation on race, gender, and the law at an evening talk on Thursday, Nov. 14, in a packed Richardson Auditorium.
Cadet Sergeant Jack Bound ’22 is a sophomore and prospective history major enrolled in the Army ROTC program. His younger brother, Alex Bound ’23, is a Midshipman Fourth Ensign enrolled in the BSE program and the Navy ROTC program.
The Vietnam War brought unprecedented activism at the University in forms ranging from peaceful pickets and fasting to sieges on buildings and firebombing. It divided the campus deeply between radicals and conservatives, youths and adults, and draft refusers and ROTC cadets.
Many University students who have stepped foot on Prospect Avenue have seen the words “Veterans of Future Wars” painted over a fireplace in Terrace Club. Most don’t know that the Veterans of Future Wars was a short-lived but nation-wide student movement, born in March 1936 in that very same eating club.
In the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) “Undergraduate Program Viewbook,” Dean Cecilia Rouse refers to WWS as a “multidisciplinary liberal arts major for Princeton University undergraduate students who are passionate about public policy.”