On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities filed a lawsuit against an alumni couple, alleging that they raised more than $5 million between Jan. 2012 and Jan. 2014 through loans and fraudulent sales of unregistered securities to investors in at least five states, including selling at least $1,910,000 of unregistered securities in New Jersey alone.
Rider University’s decision to consolidate the Westminster Choir College’s Princeton campus with its main Lawrence campus has been met with significant backlash from Rider students and faculty. Last week, Rider University President Gregory Dell’Omo came out with a statement addressing the members of the Rider community on the need to sell the Princeton campus and consolidate all students, faculty, and staff onto the Lawrence campus.
A fire fire on Witherspoon Street extensively damaged the building complex comprising the More Café, Sakura Express, and the Village Silver this afternoon. Princeton Director of Emergency Services Bob Gregory said on the scene that there were no injuries due to first responders' efforts evacuate civilians before the fire spread. Numerous first response vehicles and personnel are on the scene to survey and contain the damage including multiple fire trucks and ambulances. Gregory said that it appears that the fire had started in the café area on the first floor of the complex, and then spread to the adjacent businesses and into the basement, damaging the structure.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, and members of the Princeton Council met to discuss town-gown interests in the fourth annual public meeting between the town and the University. According to Eisgruber, the University and the town share several commitments including civil liberties, civil exchange, respect for all people, and the importance of education. The University and the town were recently involved in a lawsuit over properties the University owned that were tax-exempt under the University’s nonprofit status.
In a report issued Thursday morning, the Task Force on General Education made six recommendations pertaining to undergraduate teaching that span from mandating foreign language studies regardless of prior proficiency to changes in the academic calendar.According to the report, the task force is recommending that the fall term start earlier and conclude in December.
In response to a press release issued by the University in late May, professor and former dean of architecture Alejandro Zaera-Polo has filedan amended civil action complaint against University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, Dean of Faculty Deborah Prentice, and twenty other anonymous individuals affiliated with the University.The amended complaint alleges that the May 26 press release was made in violation of the University’s internal confidentiality rules and included misleading disclosures.The amended complaint raised a number of allegations including the fact that the defendants chose to not disclose evidence favorable to Zaera-Polo to the investigation committee, that the defendants selectively interviewed witnesses adverse to Zaera-Polo, and that Eisgruber’s demand for Zaera-Polo’s resignation was unprecedented.“These facts, among others, directly contradict Defendant’s improper public assertion that Plaintiff had been found guilty of research misconduct by a ‘fair, unbiased, and rule-complaint procedure,’” the brief said with regards to the May 26th press release.In the copy of the amended brief obtained by the ‘Prince,’ Zaera-Polo also raised a number of new claims about the breach of conduct on the part of various University administrators.