Alumnus and two seniors awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Princeton University alumnus Joseph Barrett, a member of the Class of 2014, and seniors Rachel Skokowski and Sarah Yerima have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. They are among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.

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A risky proposition: Has global interdependence made us vulnerable?

Global air travelWelcome to global systemic risk, where virtually every person on Earth can be affected by disruption in interdependent systems as diverse as electricity transmission, computer networks, food and water supplies, transportation, health care, and finance. The risks are complicated and little understood. The Global Systemic Risk research community is working to better understand the nature of risk, the structure of increasingly fragile systems and the ability to anticipate and prevent catastrophic consequences.

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Kagan discusses Supreme Court, her time at Princeton

kagan_20141121_Kagan_AH_5839In a conversation peppered with humor and warmth, Elena Kagan, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a member of Princeton’s Class of 1981, offered insights into her time at the University, the workings of the court and her legal philosophy on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Richardson Auditorium. Kagan engaged in a discussion with President Christopher L. Eisgruber, a constitutional scholar, before answering questions from the audience.

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Princeton celebrates faculty inventions at annual event

Celebrate Princeton InventionA method for discovering antibiotics, a device for studying developing lungs and a fuel-efficient engine design were three of the innovations displayed at Celebrate Princeton Invention. The annual event, held Thursday, Nov. 13, honors Princeton faculty, staff and students whose research has the potential to improve lives and benefit society.

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OCR concludes investigation; new agreement brings Princeton into Title IX compliance

The U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has concluded its investigation of Title IX complaints against Princeton University that were filed in 2010 and 2011, and has released a resolution agreement which, according to OCR, “addresses the compliance concerns identified in OCR’s investigation and, when fully implemented, will resolve the University’s non-compliance” with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to sexual harassment and violence.

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Princeton launches website for strategic planning initiative

Princeton University has created a website that will serve as a source of information about the University’s strategic planning process that President Christopher L. Eisgruber announced earlier this year. The website explains the strategic planning effort, identifies the task forces studying a wide range of issues and will serve as a central location for the campus community to access task force reports and other documents.

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