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Panels detached, reinstalled in campus art project

The creators of a class art project that seeks responses to the question, "What can you not say at Princeton?” have reported two incidents against their project. Known as The Surface, the creators reported one incident of "aggressive intervention” and a second incident where the University removed part of their project due to "graphic content." Both incidents allegedly happened on April 15. The University has denied any involvement in the first incident and said the second incident was in response to a complaint it had received. The Surface is a literal white surface where people can write and express their answers to the overarching question.

Obama ’85 speaks about undergraduate experience as part of video campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 described feeling overwhelmed when first stepping onto campus as a freshman in a video for “I’m First,” a collection founded by the Center for Student Opportunity. According to the Center for Student Opportunity, “I’m First” aims to provide first-generation students and their mentors with “inspiration, information and support on the road to and through college.” Obama is the series’ first celebrity contributor. In her video, Obama explains that because neither of her parents graduated from college, she did not know how to find her classes or furnish her dorm room, adding that she did not even have the correct size sheets. “But here’s the thing, I may not have had the right sheets, but I learned pretty quickly that I had what it took to succeed in college,” Obama said in the video. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 attended a White House conference on increasing college opportunities for low-income students on Jan.

News & Notes: 16 students transported for alcohol consumption

16 students were transported to McCosh Health Center and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro due to alcohol consumption this weekend, the highest number in at least the past three years. This weekend represents what has traditionally been a spike in the number of students hospitalized for excessive alcohol intake that coincides with the weekend of eating club pickups and initiations. University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua noted that, because the data represents all transports for the entire weekend, it is impossible to conclude whether they are related to specific campus activities. This year’s transport numbers are higher than last year’s, when six students were transported to McCosh and to UMCPP; in 2012, 10 students were taken to McCosh and to UMCPP; in 2011, 11 students were taken to McCosh and to UMCPP. Nine students were transported on Friday, three students were transported on Saturday, and four were transported on Sunday.

University extends early action deadline due to Common Application glitches

For the third year in a row, the University will accept applications after its Nov. 1 early action application deadline, this time due to technical difficulties with the newly revised Common Application, according to a press release posted on the University’s Office of Admission website and announcements via its Twitter and Facebook last week. The technical problems, which ranged from an inability to submit payments to formatting difficulties, caused over 50 schools with Nov.

Gail Collins in a lecture at the Wilson School

Collins discusses major issues in women's rights, a vision that "changed overnight"

The birth control pill, the economy of the 1970s and the civil rights movement were the three factors that made the boom of women’s rights between 1964 and 1972 possible, New York Times columnist and former editor of the Times’ editorial page Gail Collins said in a lecture on Tuesday.Discussing her 2009 book “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present,” Collins shared anecdotes from various women who were part of the women’s rights movement.“A vision about the way things should be that had existed for millennia, ever since the beginning of Western civilization, with women in the home taking care of kids while men were outside running the public world —that vision changed overnight,” Collins said.In 1960, women faced social pressure if they weren’t engaged by their junior year of college, Collins said, adding she believes this expectation existed because effective birth control was not available.Once the birth control pill became available to women, female applications to law and medical school soared, according to Collins.

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