Black Justice League at Princeton University Stages Sit-in, Demands School Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name from Buildings (Updated)

Black Justice League at Princeton University Stages Sit-in, Demands School Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name from Buildings (Updated)

  More than 300 students at Princeton University walked out of class this morning, marched to Nassau Hall, and demanded that Woodrow Wilson’s name be removed from all school buildings because he was a racist. Members of the student group Black Justice League then announced the immediate start of a sit-in they promised will last…

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David Rubenstein Donates $20 Million for New Building at the Institute for Advanced Study

A $20 million gift to the Institute for Advanced Study from businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein, a trustee of the Institute will support the creation of a new building on the Institute campus called the Rubenstein Commons. The Commons will be a space for interaction among the permanent faculty and visiting scholars at the Institute. “This incredible donation…

Morristown Hospital Settles Property Tax Case with Town for $15.5 Million
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Morristown Hospital Settles Property Tax Case with Town for $15.5 Million

A case that called into question the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit hospital in Morristown has been settled, with the hospital agreeing to pay the town $15.5 million. Earlier this year, a New Jersey Tax Court judge ruled that the Morristown Medical Center must pay property taxes on almost all of its 40-acre property. The…

Princeton University Couple Featured in NYT Story on Lack of Respect Shown to Top Female Economists

Princeton University Couple Featured in NYT Story on Lack of Respect Shown to Top Female Economists

The New York Times published a story today on the lack of respect shown to famous female economists, who are often overshadowed by their husbands, even when the women are the lead writers in research papers authored jointly by the couples. Princeton University professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton are one of three couples featured…

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University Celebrates Opening of Princeton Entrepreneurial Hub

Princeton University senior Michael Hauss has been working with five classmates on a new app called Rodeo that will allow users to discover live events in their community and recommend them to their friends. His team began working on the app as part of the Keller Center’s annual eLab program last summer. Hauss and his…

Town Backs Princeton University in Tax Case

Town Backs Princeton University in Tax Case

The town of Princeton is siding with Princeton University in lawsuits regarding the school’s tax-exempt status. Four Princeton residents have filed two lawsuits, one challenging the tax-exempt status of various Princeton University properties in the 2011 tax year, and the second challenging Princeton University’s tax exemption in the 2014 tax year. The municipality is a…

Princeton University Loses Another Round in State Tax Court

Princeton University Loses Another Round in State Tax Court

For the fifth time since June of 2013, a New Jersey Tax Court has ruled against Princeton University in lawsuits about the school’s tax-exempt status. Four Princeton residents have filed two lawsuits, one challenging the tax-exempt status of various Princeton University properties in the 2011 tax year, and the second challenging Princeton University’s tax exemption…

Person Rescued at Princeton University Dorm, Taken to Hospital
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Person Rescued at Princeton University Dorm, Taken to Hospital

Emergency workers performed CPR on someone who had attempted to hang themselves on the roof of a dorm at Princeton University Friday afternoon. The incident response and “CPR in progress” could be heard on police scanners. School officials would only confirm that at about 3:15 p.m. Friday, Princeton University Department of Public Safety officers and…

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at Princeton

U.S. policymakers must recognize and act on parallels from past financial crises when responding to future ones, said former Federal Reserve Chairman and former Princeton University economics department head Ben Bernanke on Tuesday. In a public lecture hosted at the University by the Bendheim Center for Finance, Bernanke laid out a general framework for identifying…

Princeton University Public Safety Officers to Have Access to Rifles in Emergencies

Princeton University Public Safety Officers to Have Access to Rifles in Emergencies

Sworn officers in Princeton University’s Department of Public Safety will soon have access to rifles in the event of emergency situations involving threats of active shooters on campus. Paul Ominsky, director of the school’s public safety department, announced the decision at the Council of the Princeton University Community meeting on Monday. The decision, a reversal…

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Princeton University Professor Angus Deaton Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Princeton University Professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption, poverty and welfare. “The consumption of goods and services is a fundamental part of people’s welfare. The Laureate, Angus Deaton, has deepened our understanding of different aspects of consumption,” the Nobel Committee said. “His research concerns issues of…

Princeton’s Endowment Grows 12.7 Percent, Reaches $22.7 Billion

Princeton’s Endowment Grows 12.7 Percent, Reaches $22.7 Billion

Princeton University’s endowment grew 12.7 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, school officials announced today. The endowment value stood at $22.7 billion, about $1.7 billion more than the previous year. Yale University reported that its endowment generated 11.5 percent return for its most recent fiscal year, bringing its value to $25.6 billion….

Memorial Service for Mathematician John Nash to Be Held Oct. 24

Memorial Service for Mathematician John Nash to Be Held Oct. 24

A memorial service for mathematician John Nash, whose intellectual triumphs and struggle with mental illness were chronicled in the book and movie “A Beautiful Mind,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Princeton University Chapel. Speakers will include former colleagues, family, friends and a representative of the Norwegian Academy of…

Princeton University Historian Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

Princeton University Historian Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

Marina Rustow, a professor of history at Princeton University, has been awarded a 2015 MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Rustow is among 24 scientists, artists, scholars and activists who each will receive  a $625,000 grant over a five-year period from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to people…

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Donates Public Service Papers to Princeton

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Donates Public Service Papers to Princeton

Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has donated his public service papers to Princeton University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1949. His papers are now part of the school’s permanent collection. The documents include correspondence, speeches, reports and memos. They are housed in the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a division…

Former Princeton University Student Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Mailroom Drug Shipment
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Former Princeton University Student Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Mailroom Drug Shipment

A former Princeton University student who was arrested after picking up a packages containing drugs that were shipped to him at the campus mailroom has been sentenced to five years in prison. Julian Edgren, 21, pleaded guilty to multiple drug possession and distribution charges earlier this year. The Princeton High graduate will begin serving his sentence…

Two Princeton Entrepreneurs Pledge $200,000 to Send 10 Princeton High School Students to College
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Two Princeton Entrepreneurs Pledge $200,000 to Send 10 Princeton High School Students to College

Princeton businessman Scott Sipprelle has joined forces with Robert Carr to help send more local kids in need to college. Sipprelle, the president of investment firm Westland Ventures, told Carr, the CEO and Chairman of Heartland Payment Systems, a Princeton-based credit card processing company, he would donate $100,000 to send five Princeton High School students…

Feds: No Evidence Princeton University Discriminated Against Asians

Feds: No Evidence Princeton University Discriminated Against Asians

A review of Princeton University’s undergraduate admission process by the U.S. Department of Education has determined that the school did not discriminate against Asian applicants on the basis of race or national origin. The review was based on information provided by the school following two complaints made in 2006 and 2011. The complainants alleged that…