On Thursday, Oct. 24, the University released the report from the independent external review providing an analysis of and recommendations for the Title IX process and the report from the Joint Committee made up of members of the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the University Student Life Committee.
At least 65 of the Certificates of Fire Inspection posted in buildings across campus have expired. These expired certificates, however, do not reflect the results of the most recent inspections and are currently being replaced by date-free signs in accordance with permission from the municipality.
A three-minute video with narration by Borer guided readers through changes in the campus, measuring physical changes, tracks of carbon footprint, and research equipment. Since the University has expanded in size, new construction yields higher carbon footprint. Borer called for early action and cited the 2019 action plan as one possible solution.
In the past, Andrew Golden, the President of The Princeton University Investment Co. (PRINCO), the University office that manages the endowment, has emphasized that the 10-year figure is the one that gives the better sense of the endowment’s performance over time.
The University Public Safety Bait Bike Program works to encourage bike thieves to think twice through a bike sticker that states, “This Could Be a Bait Bike: Think Before You Steal,” which warns prospective criminals that the bike may be equipped with a tracking device.
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.
“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.
The University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), and the top independent renewable energy producer in India, ReNew Power, have agreed to combine resources for future collaboration in the field of renewable energy.
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.
In addition to discussing this change, Prentice presented on the new academic calendar for next year and on the University Naming Committee. Karen Richardson ’93 also introduced herself to the CPUC as the new University Dean of Admissions.
On Sept. 19, the Lewis Center for the Arts unveiled a new exhibit, “The Work of Several Lifetimes,“ by Mario Moore, a renowned artist and a 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow. The featured works, the culmination of Moore’s year-long fellowship, render visible the black men and women working blue collar jobs at the University.
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.
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.
After two years of operation, the Princeton Vertical Farming Project (PVFP), which introduced students to sustainable farming practices and provided fertile ground for research, has come to an end. Offshoots in Forbes College and Hopewell Elementary School will remain.
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.