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For the past year, I have wanted to write about technology in education. When I first arrived at the University, I was surprised that at an institution whose endowment lies multiple orders of magnitude beyond any amount of money I could imagine, I found classrooms containing no technology more recent than electric lights or plastic chairs.
Professor Carolyn Ureña ’08 always knew that the interdisciplinary study of infectious disease was important. Now, the rest of the world is catching on.
This week, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) and the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) hosted the first-ever SophCon — a “virtual orientation program for rising sophomores.”
A week before May 7, my friends and I gathered in the parking lot next to our high school for our final assembly. The air was buzzing with excitement: 123 seniors announcing our future plans and college decisions, counting the days to the last day of school, to graduation, to move-in. We shifted from leg to leg on the hot asphalt, snow still on the grass, celebrating four years of being together as a class. We played silly games, laughing at inside jokes, plotting senior pranks for the rest of the week. In 13 days, we would no longer be high school students.
On Thursday, April 30, communications and information innovator Andrea Goldsmith became the first woman to receive the Marconi Prize, now in its 45th year. The Prize recognizes her “pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications.”
Effective July 1, 2020, associate professor of sociology and public affairs Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong GS ’93 will begin her term as head of Butler College.
Grace Sommers ’20 was recently named the Latin salutatorian of the University’s Class of 2020. A resident of Bridgewater, N.J., Grace is concentrating in physics with certificates in applications of computing, applied and computational mathematics, and Ancient Roman language and culture. After graduation, Grace will return to the University to pursue a Ph.D. in physics.
Peru has launched a COVID-19 economic relief package in Latin America, easing tax burdens, subsidizing wages, and guaranteeing nearly $90M in funds for small business loans. But according to a recent University-affiliated survey, over 70 percent of small business owners have no idea.
The University recently announced that, due to the pandemic, summer housing would be limited to a subset of students already on campus. As The Daily Princetonian reported, this group comprises students on financial aid who fall into one or more of the following four categories: those who are financially independent, international students unable to return to their homes due to travel restrictions, those with extreme financial need, and students living in graduate family housing.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) amended Title IX rules to require live hearings during which students accused of sexual assault will have the right to have their accuser cross-examined. As a recipient of federal funding, the University must amend its current investigative procedures to comply.
The University has accepted 13 transfer students out of 905 applicants for entry in fall 2020.
Facing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Novogratz Bridge Year Program sent an email to prospective applicants on April 28 informing them that the office plans to offer the program but expects a delayed start date.
Due to housing and enrollment constraints, students who take gap years this fall may not be guaranteed immediate return to the University, according to a response from Dean of the College Jill Dolan at the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on Monday, May 4.
The sun is setting on a Thursday night in Chatham, N.J., but for Brad Rindos ’23, the workday has only just begun. At 7 p.m., he begins his shift as a volunteer EMT and ambulance driver. He returns home twelve hours later.
Two University alumni and one faculty member received recognition from Columbia University’s Pulitzer Prize committee on Monday, May 4, garnering two wins and one finalist status. Given annually, the prizes seek to recognize “excellence in journalism and the arts.”
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Britt Adamson was named a 2020 Searle Scholar for her project entitled “Mapping the Processes of Genome Editing in Human Cells.”
In an email to students on Monday, May 4, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 wrote that faculty members have been instructed to begin planning courses under the assumption that remote learning will continue into the fall. The ultimate decision of whether to hold the fall term on campus or online will not be announced until early July.
A few days ago, under the secure cover of the COVID-19 panic, the Biden assault allegations, and reports of killer wasps, a judge rejected the main claim in the lawsuit regarding U.S. Soccer and the embattled U.S. women’s national soccer team in their fight for pay equality. The press it once had is now gone, and it went otherwise unnoticed to those who weren’t actively following the matter.
The University will proceed with the fall 2020 semester as scheduled, but will wait until July to decide whether instruction will be on-campus or virtual, according to an email from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 on Monday.
Two University students, Jessica Lambert ’22 and Claire Wayner ’22, have been selected as 2020 Udall Scholars; they will each receive up to $7000 for their leadership, service, and academic excellence on issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.