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On Thursday, Jan. 28, Cecilia Rouse, former dean of the University’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during her virtual nomination hearing.
With two weeks remaining until the 2020 presidential election, leaders of the immigrant youth-led network United We Dream (UWD) discussed the history and future of their movement to expand protections for undocumented youth in an event called “DACA or Deportation,” hosted by the University’s Program in Latin American Studies. The discussion, held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, featured Cristina Jiménez, UWD’s co-founder and senior advisor, and Greisa Martinez Rosas, UWD’s executive director.
Throughout the month of April, students admitted to the Class of 2024 will meet with University faculty, spend time with current students, and take tours of the University — all online.
In the past week, students have been gradually finding out which classes they can take for a grade and which classes they cannot — whether by Blackboard post, email, or casual mention over Zoom. Some are still waiting on concrete answers.
As coronavirus (COVID-19) erupts into a global health crisis and strains the global economy, governments across the world are adopting measures that they hope will combat the virus’ spread. On Thursday, a University panel convened to discuss what those measures might be.
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.
Carmen Rojas is the co-founder and CEO of The Workers Lab, an organization that invests in innovation that empowers workers in the United States. This month, she will leave her position as CEO of the organization to become the CEO and president of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, which supports low-income families in achieving justice and equality.
A group of students at the Princeton Theological Seminary is demanding that the institution pay reparations in response to a report it published last year, which details its historical connections to slavery.
Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa was a magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Colombia for eight years and served as its president from 2005 to 2006. Justice Cepeda was a member of the technical-negotiation team working on transitional justice during the Colombian peace process. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the president of the International Association of Constitutional Law.
A Filipino governor has stirred up controversy recently after falsely claiming that she graduated from the University.
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, a group of community organizers held a Day of Action to bring attention to the case of Xiyue Wang, a University history Ph.D. student detained in Iran.
The University has renamed and added more students to its Bridge Year Program. According to a University statement released Wednesday, Jan. 9, after receiving a generous endowment from Michael Novogratz ’87 and Sukey Cáceres Novogratz ’89, the program will now accept 42 students each year instead of the previous 35.
Thousands of people lined up at the entrance to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia an hour before Michelle Obama’s ’85 book tour event on Thursday, Nov. 29. Nearby, peddlers sold t-shirts with the former first lady’s picture printed on the front. Attendees clutched copies of Obama’s memoir “Becoming.”
A month after the hearings for then-nominee to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh, scholars discussed implications and the future of democracy.
Award-winning columnist George Will GS ’68 has been selected as the Class of 2019 Baccalaureate speaker, according to a University statement released Tuesday. The Baccalaureate service traditionally features music, interfaith blessings, and a guest speaker and “offers a moment of reflection” for graduating seniors.
Marty McFly ’21 likes being anonymous. He says it keeps him honest and grounded as he answers hundreds of questions through the popular student-run Tumblr blog, Real Talk Princeton (RTP). With over 1,000 unique visits to the blog per day, RTP is a well-known source of information about life and academics at the University.
Dean of the Wilson School Cecilia Rouse and University of Virginia professor Sarah Turner defended Harvard’s holistic admissions practices in an opinion editorial published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, Oct. 18. In the editorial, Rouse and Turner explained that considering a student’s academic accomplishments is not enough when it comes to choosing candidates for admission.
On Monday, Oct. 15, Guggenheim Fellow Bruce Western of Columbia University and sociology professor Matthew Desmond of Princeton spoke about taking a humanistic approach toward studying incarcerated populations.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 will begin a book tour for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming,” next month.