Eisgruber emphasizes civil virtues at Commencement

At Princeton University’s 272nd Commencement on Tuesday, June 4, President Christopher L. Eisgruber encouraged graduates to use their Princeton education to provide the “service, citizenship and leadership” that the world needs. Commencement marked the culmination of three days of celebrations of the Class of 2019 that also included Baccalaureate, Class Day, Hooding and the ROTC commissioning ceremony. Here’s the full article here.

Princeton awards six honorary degrees

Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

‘She Roars’ podcast talks to debut novelist Joanne Ramos about the trade-offs of motherhood

On its surface, “The Farm” by Joanne Ramos is a faintly dystopian tale about the capitalistic imperative to build markets for the most intimate of human goods: babies. But not just off-the-rack babies. Joanne congers a luxury market for organically grown, non-toxic, Mozart-steeped, meticulously incubated, designer infants — all produced by surrogate mothers in a spa-like retreat in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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‘Together We Discover’: Annual Giving helps Princeton recruit and support interdisciplinary faculty

Every year, Princeton alumni from every decade, along with friends of the University, come together through Annual Giving to strengthen and expand Princeton’s mission of excellence. This year’s campaign features a new video that highlights how the University’s unique academic ecosystem cultivates a creative and collaborative faculty.

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Eisgruber statement on sexual misconduct concerns and next steps for the campus community

On Wednesday, May 15, President Christopher L. Eisgruber met with a group of students to hear their concerns regarding the handling of sexual misconduct issues on campus.  Following the meeting, President Eisgruber released a statement outlining his perspective on how the community can address the relevant issues in a thoughtful, equitable and inclusive way.

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Joint Committee updates community on next steps to address student concerns regarding Title IX

On Wednesday, May 15, the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the University Student Life Committee issued a statement outlining their next steps following a joint committee meeting on Monday with students concerned about the handling of sexual misconduct issues on campus. Building on their work over the past several years to strengthen Princeton’s policies in this area, the Committees detailed a series of steps that will help reinforce Princeton’s commitment to be a safe, supportive and fair environment, free from sexual misconduct and all forms of discrimination.

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Joint Committee meets to reaffirm commitment to address student concerns and provide support

Senior University officials sent a letter today to all Princeton undergraduate and graduate students underscoring the University’s commitment to addressing issues raised in recent demonstrations on campus, in particular around sexual misconduct. The letter, sent by W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for campus life; Jill Dolan, dean of the college; and Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School, acknowledged the complexity of these issues and noted input from the community is critical to our efforts to maintain a safe, supportive and fair environment.

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By the numbers: University raises funds for United Way

United Way officials and University representatives gathered April 29 on campus to acknowledge the $126,878 raised for the United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) in this year’s campaign. This success was spurred by 59 employees who served as campaign volunteers in more than 40 University departments. In addition to organizing fundraising events, several volunteers held supply drives to support UWGMC programs.

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Jennifer Rexford talks to ‘She Roars’ podcast about partnering with Google and computer science’s revolution

In the newest episode of the “She Roars” podcast, Professor Jennifer Rexford, Class of 1991 and chair of Princeton’s computer science department, discusses the computational whirlwind that has transformed almost every walk of life and has even reshaped the fundamentals of a university education since she entered college.

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Princeton Research Day explores the research process across disciplines

Princeton Research Day starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, in the Frist Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The day will include more than 200 students and early-career researchers presenting from the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. Some participants will give 10-minute talks with a digital presentation or performance. Others will give a 90-second pitch, and many will present posters or exhibits, which will be on display on the main floor of Frist.

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Eisgruber, leaders of New Jersey universities express concern to Congress about immigration delays

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and higher education leaders across New Jersey sent a letter today to the state’s Congressional delegation expressing concern about the obstacles their institutions face in attracting and retaining international faculty, students and staff. The letter was signed by the presidents of all of New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities, including the Rutgers University campuses.

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