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Sophomore Yur Jellus said he was inspired to conduct research only after seeing the many tantalizing funding sources on SAFE. Courtesy of Pexels.com.

Student secures most travel funding ever for single project

Yur Jellus, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, N.J., broke the record for the greatest amount of travel funding for a single independent research project at the University. This summer, the Wilson School concentrator will travel to the dark side of the moon, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, and the geographic center of Antarctica as part of his academic exploration of “diplomacy through solitude.”


Sexual misconduct lawyer to file lawsuit concerning former ELE professor Verdú

Andrew T. Miltenberg, an attorney who has represented college students and faculty facing allegations of sexual misconduct, will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of former University professor Sergio Verdú next week, according to the New York Times. It is unclear if the suit will be filed directly against the University.


United Nations General Assembly hall in New York. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Wang GS still imprisoned as Trump condemns Iran at UN General Assembly

U.S. and Iranian leaders had a war of words Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, while at the same time in Tehran, fourth-year history graduate student Xiyue Wang was presumably hoping for positive news from the annual meeting of world leaders. Wang has been arbitrarily imprisoned by Iranian authorities on an unlawful conviction of espionage since August 2016, and the University and Wang’s family are using the assembly as an opportunity to discuss the possibility of his release.


David Remnick '81. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Journalist David Remnick ’81 at center of debate over reporting ethics

Journalist David Remnick ’81 is at the center of a high-profile controversy concerning how the media should report on President Trump and his supporters. On Sept. 2, The New Yorker announced that political strategist Steve Bannon would participate in October’s New Yorker Festival, which features prominent public figures being interviewed in front of live audiences who pay for seats. But within 12 hours of the announcement, Remnick withdrew the former White House Chief Strategist’s invitation.


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Retiree Ken Daly, public school aid Mary Timberlake, local consultant Nathan Super, and Coalition for Peace Action chair Irene Goldman hold up “No U.S. War on Venezuela” signs. Source: Claire Thornton / The Daily Princetonian

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Will, 31, a staff member at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and Christian Rosario, 28, hold a sign of the Venezuelan flag. Source: Claire Thornton / The Daily Princetonian

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Retiree Alma Concepcion and Reverend Bob Moore, Executive Director of the Coalition for Peace Action, hold up anti-war signs. Photo taken by Claire Thornton / The Daily Princetonian

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Hua Qu, 36, in her apartment in Lakeside graduate housing on Sept. 7, 2018. She has continued to live in the apartment she and her husband shared until he was imprisoned in Aug. 2016.

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