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U. Associate Professor of Chemistry Mohammad Seyedsayamdost named 2020 MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

NEWS | October 15

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From God’s lips to your ear: Kindness in fraught times

One solution to the problem of fracturing, which the Pope writes in his letter, has been immortalized, repeated, and preached to hundreds of generations in the simplest, one-sentence formula: love your neighbor as yourself. From Confucius, to Scripture, to Hobbes, Spinoza, and Kant, and to kindergarten classrooms, the golden rule is the keystone to human interactions. Somehow, however, it seems the hardest to follow.

OPINION | October 15

Princeton Mutual Aid ‘online storytelling’ fundraiser raises over $3.5K

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3500 for Princeton Mutual Aid.

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3.5 thousand for Princeton Mutual Aid. 

NEWS | October 14

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
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Graduate students, U. react to proposed DHS rule limiting student visas

“By taking their talent, labour and research agendas to US universities, international students contribute to the research output of the US and to its global reputation for educational excellence,” Gordon-Smith wrote. 

In an interview with the ‘Prince,’ PGSU expressed hopes that “the University steps up … not just rhetorically but materially” to “support international students right now, not by further marginalizing them or making this out to be an issue that can be dealt with through rhetoric, through emails and through statements, but by actually making this type of concrete commitment that treats international students as an equally integral part of this community as domestic students.”

NEWS | October 14

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U. reaches $1.175 million settlement over pay disparities involving female professors

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

News | October 14

Wallace D. Best, Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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Best becomes first Black, first male director in Gender and Sexuality Studies program history

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

NEWS | October 13

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ABPA hosts alumni panel on voter suppression, stakes of 2020 election

“Black lives matter, but history indicates that Black lives matter more in this country when we vote,” Roberts said.

The panel featured U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Craig Robinson ’83, Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. GS ’97, Andrea Campbell ’04, Tessa Kaneene ’07, Walter Jones ’85, Morgan Jerkins ’14, and Paul Roberts ’85, with Cheryl Scales ’84 as moderator.

NEWS | October 13