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Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
In this special episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss social media’s influence on politics in front of a live audience. Their discussion was the keynote presentation at Princeton University’s Social Media Day held April 13 on campus. The episode was also broadcast on Facebook Live.
Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
by Sarah M. Binder, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
A reception and video tribute April 18 in Robertson Hall at Princeton University commemorated the legacy of economist Sir W. Arthur Lewis and the renaming of the building’s main auditorium in his honor. Lewis served on Princeton’s faculty from 1963 to 1983 and was the University’s first black full professor. He received the 1979 Nobel Prize in economic sciences and remained associated with the University in emeritus status until his death in 1991.
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber on Wednesday, April 18, joined other presidents and chancellors whose institutions are represented by the Association of American Universities in endorsing a statement affirming the value of free speech on campus.
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications
Princeton alumni Allan Jabri, Samuel Kim and Yessica Martinez — all of the Class of 2015 — have been awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. The Princeton fellows are among 30 who were selected from 1,766 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture or academic work. They will receive up to $90,000 for graduate study in the United States.
Monday, Apr 16, 2018
by Benjamin Ball, The Daily Princetonian
A team of computer science majors and entrepreneurs from the University are the winners of the TigerLaunch competition, the nation’s largest student-run entrepreneurship competition. The team of Felix Madutsa ’18, Avthar Sewrathan ’18, and Richard Adjei ’18 are the founders of the company BlockX, whose primary product is Afari, a decentralized social network meant to protect users’ data and information and maintain privacy by using technology called blockchain.
Monday, Apr 16, 2018
by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
“Poverty in America,” an undergraduate course at Princeton, is examining the central aspects of poverty, spanning joblessness, housing and neighborhoods, crime and punishment, and survival and protest. The class is co-led by sociologists and poverty experts Matthew Desmond and Kathryn Edin.
Monday, Apr 16, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
The trustees of Princeton University have adopted the University’s operating budget for 2018-19, which includes a 7.7 percent increase to $174.2 million in the undergraduate financial aid budget to continue to ensure that a Princeton education is affordable for every admitted student.
Friday, Apr 13, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
United States Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the University’s Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 4. “Sen. Cory Booker leads a life of incredible public service,” said Class Day Co-chair Miranda Rosen. “A strong advocate for bipartisanship, Sen. Booker consistently serves his constituents and the nation with integrity, honesty and strength. Sen. Booker greatly embodies Princeton’s motto, ‘in the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity,’ and I am thrilled he is our Class Day speaker.”
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress this week, answering questions about the platform’s use of personal data. The social media giant has been under fire regarding the spread of fake news on the platform throughout the 2016 U.S. elections, and revelations political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of 87 million Facebook users. In this episode, Julian Zelizer discusses Zuckerberg’s testimony and the power of the internet in politics with award-winning journalist David Kushner.
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Your chemistry grades don’t define your future in medicine. Good doctors aren’t made by good science grades alone, says Kate Fukawa-Connelly, director of Princeton’s Health Professions Advising office. Nor are doctors defined by their family backgrounds, how high they scored on standardized tests or their college majors. “A lot of people assume there is only one type of person or one route to becoming a doctor,” Fukawa-Connelly said. “That is wrong. The health care system needs many different people with diverse talents and experiences.”

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