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People hold signs denouncing Woodrow Wilson's white supremacy.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. community members protest at "Double Sights" dedication

As president of the University, Wilson falsely asserted that no black student had ever attended the institution and actively prevented black applicants from being accepted, writing: “It is altogether inadvisable for a colored man to enter Princeton.”  Over two hundred students, alumni, and faculty members gathered to protest at the dedication of the University’s new installation, “Double Sights,” which is meant to represent Woodrow Wilson’s complex legacy.

NEWS | 10/07/2019

Michele Minter and Walter Hood, on stage.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. inaugurates installation on Woodrow Wilson's legacy with discussion, dedication

“Double Sights” was commissioned after the Trustee Committee on Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy at Princeton released its recommendations in 2015. The University convened the committee after the Black Justice League (BJL) organized a series of protests, which culminated in a 33-hour occupation of Eisgruber’s office, in the fall of 2015.

NEWS | 10/06/2019

The exhibit “Gutenberg & After,” currently open at Firestone Library.
Photo Courtesy of Shelley Szwast / Princeton University Library

Gutenberg exhibition features some of the world’s earliest datable books

The University Library recently opened a new exhibition in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, titled “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450–1470.” Curated by Scheide Librarian Paul Needham and Curator of Rare Books Eric White, it is the first exhibition to focus on this early period of European printing, featuring loaned items from the United Kingdom never before seen in the United States and items from U.S. collections displayed outside their home libraries for the first time.

NEWS | 09/26/2019

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Forbes ranks U. No. 5 among "America's Top Colleges," No. 2 among "Best Value Colleges"

Forbes ranked the University fifth on its America’s Top Colleges 2019 list, behind Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Forbes’ 2019 Best Value Colleges ranking, however, puts the University at the second spot behind only Brigham Young University.

NEWS | 08/20/2019

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U. names CBE professor Rodney Priestley to new vice dean of innovation position

The Office of the Dean for Research has named professor of chemical and biological engineering Rodney Priestley to the newly-created position of vice dean for innovation. Priestley will work to expand ties with industry, external entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, alumni, and other potential partners,  help foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and enable on-campus researchers to translate their work into commercial and non-profit endeavors.

NEWS | 08/16/2019

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U. names nine new trustees

The University has named nine new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, according to a statement on June 18. According to the statement, the new trustees are Heather Gerken ’91, Anthony H.P. Lee ’79, Brad Smith ’81, Sumir Chadha ’93, Bob Peck ’88, Anthony Yoseloff ’96, Amy Alving GS ’88, Terri Sewell ’86, and Sarah Varghese ’19.

NEWS | 06/24/2019

CPUC meeting discusses Ban the Box, Service Focus, innovation.
Photo Credit: Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

U. to decide whether to amend language of conviction history question on supplemental application

The draft of the proposal will be presented at the meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) on Monday, May 6, and then voted on at CUAFA’s May 13 meeting. The final decision as to whether to approve or revise the committee’s recommendation will lie with President Christopher Eisgruber ’83. 

NEWS | 05/05/2019