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Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic

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News & Notes: New police chief could be named next month

Town Mayor Liz Lempert said that the Princeton Council could appoint a new police chief to replace disgraced former police chief David Dudeck as early as next month, the Princeton Packet reported. Dudeck signed a separation agreement with the town last year after facing numerous allegations of administrative misconduct. Captain Nick Sutter has run the police department in Dudeck’s absence, but Town Administrator Robert Bruschi said that Sutter will not necessarily be the automatic choice for the position.

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News & Notes: Three men rescued from Lake Carnegie after becoming stranded on dam

Three men contracted to perform work on Lake Carnegie were rescued after their boat became stranded on a dam, according to a Princeton Police Department press release. The men were working to install aeration devices on the lake to keep it from freezing when their boat experienced steering difficulties and drifted onto the dam, where it became stuck. The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Princeton Fire Department, Kingston Fire Department and patrols responded to a report of boaters in distress, and the three men were rescued.

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Princeton announces committee to review controversial grade deflation policy

The University’s controversial grade deflation policy — which stipulates that no more than 35 percent grades given out in anydepartment should be A's — will come under review over the next year, the UniversityannouncedMondaymorning. The review of the grading policy comes only three months after new University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 took over from former University President Shirley Tilghman, and also on the same day Eisgruber began a tour that will take him to three continents in order to introduce himself to alumni. At the first of these events, held on Monday night in New York City and moderated by University Trustee and journalist Charles Gibson ’65, Eisgruber noted that grade deflation was the number one issue raised during an initial 'listening tour' during the early stages of his presidency.He also acknowledged that Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye had told him that the grade deflation policy might be affecting the admission yield, since the policy has become part of Princeton's image for applicants. However, Eisgruber said in response to one of Gibson's questions that the committee's formation was not an admission of the policy's failure. “It's an admission that after 10 years of discussing a policy that I think has had two admirable objectives — and moved us in an appropriate direction — we should be thinking about whether or not we can learn anything from the experiences we've had,” Eisgruber said in New York. Eisgruber was not available for comment Monday, according to his assistant, Mary DeLorenzo, who said Eisgruber was in meetings all day before traveling to New York for the alumni event. In an April interview with The Daily Princetonian immediately following his selection to be the 20th University president,Eisgruber said he supported grade deflation, calling it the “grading fairness policy.” A committee of nine faculty members has been tasked by Eisgruber to reevaluate Princeton's grading policies, takinginto account student feedback on the policy and the impact it may have on their graduate school and professional school prospects, according to the announcement.

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Federal funding for U. research grinds to halt after government shutdown

The federal government remained shut down on Thursday, and University faculty and students reliant on federal funding began to feel the pinch of the budget standoff in Washington.The shutdown was immediately felt at the Office of the Dean for Research, where the system for submitting and reviewing proposals for federal funding has effectively ground to a halt, Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti said.

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News & Notes: Town to pay for Dudeck’s legal fees

The town of Princeton announced Thursday that it will pay for the legal defense of Former Princeton police chief David Dudeck, against whom a suit has been filed by seven police officers over numerous allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination throughout his tenure as Chief of the Borough department and subsequently of the consolidated police department, The Princeton Packet reported. Town attorney Edwin W.

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