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Princeton researchers describe ‘Kronos’ star

For University researchers, Kronos and Krios seemed the perfect name for a star. In ancient mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters. Kronos' lesser-known brother was Krios. 

Panel discusses free speech, microaggressions

On Friday, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter moderated a panel that focused on the responsibility of universities to enforce individual rights to expression and protection.Panelists included Vice President and General Counsel at Northern Illinois University Jerry Blakemore ’76, Vice President for Ethics and Compliance at Purdue University Alysa Christmas Rollock ’81, freelance journalist Christopher Shea ’91 and Program Coordinator for the Office of Dean of Undergraduate Students Jeanne Laymon ’11.In her opening statement, Minter explained that the University has a deep commitment to freedom of expression and the prohibition of discrimination.“What we are seeing now, culturally, is a moment where those two important values are sometimes coming into conflict,” she said.Shea explained that the most pervasive issues on American college campuses have included the "disinvitation" of controversial speakers, the creation of safe spaces for students, restrictions on microaggressions and the disbandment of fraternities conducting racist actions.He explained that during his time as an investigative journalist on different college campuses, he noticed a trend in how students interacted with notions of safety in relation to free speech.“Students use the rhetoric of safety to describe how they want to feel on campus, and it applies not just to physical safety but to words that make them feel unsafe on campus," Shea said.Shea said at the University, he interviewed students and professors in hopes of finding diverging viewpoints on the necessity of protective safety.

Sanger discusses U.S. involvement in overseas conflicts

It is important to think about where the foreign affairs debate fits in the current political discussion,David Sangernotedduring a lecture Monday.Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, specializing in U.S.

Cruz '92 wins three states in Super Tuesday primaries, NJ newspapers call for Christie to resign

Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz '92 won the primary in his state, Oklahoma and Alaska on Super Tuesday, receiving a total of 69 delegates, according to the New York Times. The Super Tuesday primaries were held in 11 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Businessman Donald Trump won the most delegates of any Republican presidential candidate in the day’s primary elections, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the highest number of delegates of any Democratic presidential candidate asof 9 p.m.

U. receives record 29,313 applicants for Class of 2020

The Office of Admission has received and processed a record applicant pool of 29,313 applicants for the Class of 2020, the highest in the University's history, Dean of Admissions Janet Rapelye said.The applicant pool for the class of 2020 marks an increase of 7.4 percent from last year's pool of applicants, according to Rapelye.A total of 27,290 applications were received for the Class of 2019, of which1,908 students, or 6.99 percent, were admitted.The application numbers are yet to be analyzed for outstanding trends and specific metrics, Rapelye said.Rapelye added that the staff of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is currently reading and evaluating applications for the Class of 2020.The number of applications has remained relatively constant since 2010, ranging between 26,000 and 27,000.

Mudd launches collection of student activist archives

The University Archive is launching a program called Archiving Student Activism at Princeton, University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers Dan Linke said.According to the Mudd Manuscript Library’s Digital Archivist Jarrett Drake, ASAP is meant to collect and preserve individual and organizational records created by the University students who engage in activism both on and off-campus on a broad range of issues and perspectives.The collection will take place in Frist Campus Center between 11 a.m.