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In a presentation live-streamed on Tuesday, April 14, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath GS ’01 predicted that 2020 will see the most significant reduction in global economic output since the Great Depression, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Horton Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Emeritus at the University, died on Saturday, April 11 from complications arising from COVID-19. The 82-year-old mathematician, famed for his invention of the “Game of Life,” is the first University faculty member known to have died from the novel coronavirus.
Before she was the general manager of the award-winning Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company (PSAC), Alex Ruddy was a 12-year-old girl standing on a milk crate behind a register, too short to meet her customers’ eyes. She had many hopes, dreams, and plans for the future. Most of them included food. None of them included saving her family’s restaurant in the wake of a pandemic.
The University plans to conduct Title IX investigations remotely, as the COVID-19 pandemic has all but emptied campus.
Dear President Eisgruber ’83,
Dear fellow Tigers,
A week after University researchers submitted proposals related to COVID-19, the Office of the Dean for Research announced funding for seven “rapid, novel and actionable” projects on Friday, totaling $587,000 worth of grants.
“In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.”
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every aspect of campus life has become digitized. While there are some extracurricular activities that simply cannot be held over Zoom, intramural sports refuse to be left behind.
A recent partnership with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is promoting collaborations between University researchers and the medical community. The partnership, known as the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS), provides resources to advance the quality and quantity of translational research impacting health in New Jersey.
Until March 19, most of the University's 5,267 undergraduate students were operating in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Now spread across the globe, students are finding various ways to adapt to their new schedules.
The prominent American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Phillip W. Anderson, who helped name and shape the field of condensed matter physics, has died at the age of 96.
I first encountered TikTok last summer on YouTube from a video compilation of posts that all used the same sound. For those not yet familiar with TikTok, one of the features of this social media platform is the ability to take the sound from other users’ posts and reuse it in your own. The compilation I found featured posts all using the song “My Brother’s Gay and That’s Okay!” from Comedy Central’s “The Other Two.” The compilation most likely appeared in my YouTube feed due to the fact that I had just recently streamed the first season of this new TV series, and the algorithms behind social media got to work.
In their April 11 meeting, members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed efforts to increase transparency, as well as their ongoing student advocacy, especially with regards to how graduate schools, fellowship institutions, and internships will view grades and transcripts.
Craig Mazin ’92, creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl” TV miniseries; Michael Reynolds, director of the program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and associate professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies; and Creative Writing Lecturer Susanna Styron spoke via Zoom to an audience of students and community members on Thursday, April 9, about the award-winning series, the history of the Soviet Union, and the art of screenwriting.
As doctors around the country face shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), a group of University alumni have banded together to supply masks to alumni serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As laboratories all across campus have halted research and shuttered their doors, members of the University community answered the call of service. Many individuals, ranging from administrators within the University’s Emergency Management Group to professors in the School of Architecture to costume designers in McCarter Theatre, have responded to Governor Phil Murphy’s call for universities, corporations, and other organizations to donate personal protective equipment (PPE).
In late March, the University won a discrimination lawsuit filed by former electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú, after a federal judge ruled that he had failed to demonstrate evidence of gender bias in his 2018 firing. Verdú’s legal counsel has since filed an appeal.
For weeks, the pass/D/fail (P/D/F) policy for this semester has been sparking debate. After the University switched from giving professors significant discretion over whether students could P/D/F their class to extending the P/D/F option to all classes, students like opinion columnist JJ López Haddad are still pushing for a universal P/D/F policy. This would require all grades on transcripts this semester to be P/D/F, something that other universities like Harvard and Columbia have already done.