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Undercover cop at Varsity Liquors makes over 100 arrests in two years

A Princeton police detective on a plainclothes detail operating outside of Varsity Liquors has made at least 20 arrests of University students and over 100 arrests in total over the past two years, police and court records show.In just the last two weeks, at least five more students were arrested, as noted in weekly Princeton Police Department press releases.


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Simon talks art and society, plays “The Sound of Silence” at lecture

Photo by Yicheng Sun Art today seems to be no one’s priority, singer and songwriter Paul Simon said in a public conversation with creative writing professor Paul Muldoon on Tuesday. Simon also discussed his latest projects, his songwriting process and the role art should play in our society and performedhis song “The Sound of Silence.” “The world is so for one thing brutal, and for another so obsessed with speed and wealth, that it possibly calls for a redefinition of art,” Simon said.


Former Treasury Secretary Summers talks secular stagnation and possible solutions

The most profound macroeconomic challenge of the next 20 years is secular stagnation, or the idea that the economy has equilibrated to downward growth, Lawrence Summers argued in a lecture on Thursday afternoon.Summers served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton and Director of the National Economic Council under President Barack Obama.


News & Notes: Cornell student charged with murder of father

Cornell University sophomore Charles Tan was arrested Monday on charges of second-degree murder after allegedly shooting his father, Ling "Jim" Tan, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. Police responded to a domestic incident at Tan's home in Pittsford, N.Y., and found Charles Tan and his mother standing in the driveway with his father dead in the house with gunshots in his upper body. Investigators conducted a search warrant of the house early Tuesday morning and found a shotgun.


Student charged with multiple counts of drug possession; currently enrolled but banned from campus, U. says

A University student was arrested on Tuesday after attempting to retrieve a package from the Frist Campus Center mailroom that allegedly contained seven grams of ecstasy, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday. Julian Edgren ’16 was arrested shortly after 4 p.m.


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