The report found that Russia did make a concerted effort to interfere in the 2016 election but concluded that there was no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. The report, however, could not reach a conclusion as to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, although it did document several attempts by Trump to influence the Special Counsel investigation.
The Chinese government has offered to assist in the case of University graduate student Xiyue Wang, who has been imprisoned in Iran since August 2016.
The University has cut funding ties with Chinese telecom giant Huawei in light of the company’s recent scandals.
President Donald Trump recently announced that he would nominate Michael Kratsios ’08 to serve as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States. Initially created by Obama in 2009, the CTO role is part of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and focuses on using data and technology to inform effective policy.
FBI agents have recently uncovered an extensive college admissions scam in which wealthy parents paid William “Rick” Singer hefty sums of money to cheat their way into selective colleges. Yale and Stanford are among the institutions mentioned. There has been no documentation showing University involvement.
University Professor Emeritus William Happer *64 is a vocal denier of climate change and carbon-based pollution. He has now been appointed to lead a panel to determine whether or not climate change poses is national security threat.
Maria Ressa ’86 has been arrested by the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation. Charges against her were related to an investigation conducted in 2012 by Rappler, Ressa’s online news organization.
TigerPath is a new website that helps students plan out courses over their four-year tenure at the University.
University eSports started in 2009 with a small group of Princeton gamers. Its tournaments for this school year are all finished, but the club is already planning an Ivy League eSports conference event for the fall.
Abraham Denmark, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and current Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke yesterday on China’s growing role in the international scene as part of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program.