The need for spaces for healing is one of the biggest needs of marginalized communities today, Laverne Cox said at a discussion on campus on Tuesday. Cox spoke as part of an event titled “Ain’t I A Woman,” an event that also included a conversation between Cox and Jill Dolan, the dean of the college at the University. Cox said she believes a large challenge that transgender women face is the point of view that people can only identify as the gender they were assigned at birth.
The University's endowment returned 12.7 percent in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, according to Princeton University Investment Companypresident Andrew Golden.
Employees of Columbia’s Teachers College voted on April 29 to authorize a strike as a response to proposed cuts to their pension and health care plans, according toColumbia Daily Spectator. The employees, members of the United Auto Workers Local 2110 union, voted to authorize the strike by a 95 percent margin after three months of unsuccessful negotiations with Teachers College representatives. Employees held a rally in March to protest the proposed cuts, but claim that negotiations have not made any progress since then. Union president Maida Rosenstein said that the Teachers College administration proposed reducing health benefits, requiring employees to contribute to their premiums and pay higher deductibles.
CPUC discusses recommendations for sexual misconduct policy changes, diversity efforts at Monday meeting
The Council of the Princeton University Community discussed changes to the University's sexual misconduct policy, the Resources Committee's rejection of the Princeton Sustainable Investment Initiative's proposal, the University's mental health programs and the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at its meetingon Monday. The meeting began with University vice provost for institutional diversity and equity Michelle Minter presenting proposed adjustments recommended by the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which were accepted by the council. Under the new guidelines, certain protections and rights will be provided to complainants in all stalking cases, not just those involving intimate partners. The policy was also modified to permit the University's Title IX Coordinator to balance several factors in determining whether to move forward with an investigation.
National Basketball Association players have a unique opportunity to express their political views on the basketball court, said NBA commissionerAdam Silver at a panel discussion on Tuesday. Silver spoke as part of a panel entitled “Political Expression and Activism in Today's NBA,” as part of a forum on sports, race and society.
Friendsy launched nationally on Monday, allowing users from any college in the United States to sign up for the service. The site, which was created by students and allows students to indicate their interest in becoming friends with, hooking up with or dating other students,started at the University in 2013and gradually expanded to more colleges. Within 24 hours, the service attracted around 4,500 new users, on top of itspreexisting database of around 25,000 users, said Michael Pinsky ’15, one of the site's founders. Since Friendsy's initial launch to University students in May 2013, the core team has been working to add new features and components to the site, including applications for both the iOS and Android operating systems, Pinsky said.
One of the most important responsibilities of the ballet world today is to empower young dancers who don’t feel like they belong, Misty Copeland said at a discussion on Monday. A soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland spoke as part of the Lewis Center’s Masters of Dance series, which features professional dancers and choreographers in a series of events at the University in January and February. "I wish people would ask, ‘How does it feel to be alone?’ Because there’s really a history of there not being much diversity in the ballet world," Copeland said. She explained that when she first joined American Ballet Theatre, she wasn’t really aware of how she felt about being the only black female dancer on the roster, but things gradually built up as she spent more time in the company.Copeland was the only African-American member of the company for 10 years. "By my third year in the company, I had this resentment, and I really didn’t know where it was coming from," she said.
John Elderfield was named the first Allen R. Adler ’67 Distinguished Curator and Lecturer at the University Art Museum, according to theUniversity's website. Elderfield, currently the chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, N.Y., will offer a series of public lectures in the spring.
The University and the U-Store have an agreement that restricts the products that each entity can sell through their retail operations, a move that prevents competition for clients.
Close to 500 students, faculty, administrators and staff participated in a protest on the lawn north of Frist Campus Center at noon Thursday. “We seek to interrupt the daily routine of Princetonians to symbolize the constant interruption racism plays in the lives of people of color,” protest organizer Khallid Love ’15 announced at the protest. Love explained that the organizers had been planning the demonstration for several days as a strategic response to recent national events.