The University and Google held an inaugural event for the new Google AI lab located just north of campus in Palmer Square on Thursday, May 2. The event hosted speakers such as Professor of Computer Science Elad Hazan, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy, New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, alumnus and former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt ’76, and President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 partnered with other leaders in higher education across the state of New Jersey to send a letter to Congress expressing concerns about immigration delays and policy.
“There are some pretty blatant errors in the room draw randomization process, yet numerous attempts to bring this to the administration had very little impact, especially proportional to the problem,” said Betsy Pu ’22, one of the students spearheading the petition.
According to the University’s Office of Engineering Communications, Carter will become “the university’s second-ranking officer and serve as the chief operating and academic officer,” a position meant to “[bring] broad vision and executive leadership to campus-wide policy, planning, initiatives and operations.”
“It’s just shocking that this is actually something that’s happened, that somehow housing failed to randomize according to weight something, which seems like something that anyone in COS 126 could have coded up,” Natalie Collina ’19 said.
Upperclass room draw processes were not completely randomized this year, according to an email sent to the dorm-undergrads listserv by Director of Housing Dorian Johnson. Johnson wrote that $1,000 would be deducted from the 2019–20 housing fees of rising seniors directly affected by the issue and in the lower half of their class’s draw.
On Thursday, April 25, the Office of Communications announced that the University trustees have “adopted an operating budget for the University totaling $2.3 billion for 2019–20.” Of this total budget, $187.4 million — up 7.2 percent from last year’s $174.2 million — will go towards undergraduate financial aid.
At 7 p.m. tonight, the University will accept 1,152 new students to the Class of 2023, who, along with the 743 students offered admission during the single-choice early action, will comprise the accepted class. Overall, the University accepted 1,895 students out of an applicant pool of 32,804, representing a 5.77 percent acceptance rate.