Charles Kyungchan Min

Associate News Editor

September 22, 2016

News & Notes: Harvard Loses $1.9 billion in endowment value

Harvard University announced that its endowment fund suffered a $1.9 billion loss for the 2016 fiscal year, according to a report from Harvard Management Company, which oversees the university’s financial assets.  This represents the largest decline since the financial crisis in 2008. Endowment funds allow colleges and universities to operate financial … Read More

September 22, 2016

Breaking: Four University Alumni Named MacArthur Fellows

Four University alumni were named 2016 MacArthur Fellows by the MacArthur Foundation. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ’06, Subhash Khot GS ’03, José Quiñonez GS ’98, and Julia Wolfe GS ’12 were among the 23 individuals selected for this award. The fellowship awards each individual with a stipend of $625,000 over the course … Read More

September 21, 2016

Panel discusses refugee resettlement, security

The issues surrounding refugee resettlement and Special Immigrant Visas require a delicate consideration of both the moral conundrum of admitting those seeking asylum and the security issues of admitting potential terrorists, said Jacob Shapiro, professor of politics and international affairs. Shapiro moderated the discussion panel, titled “Refugee Resettlement: Special Immigration … Read More

September 19, 2016

University announces major building projects in 2026 Campus Plan

The University’s 2026 Campus Plan, announced Monday night at a public meeting, includes major infrastructural decisions such as the expansion of the engineering school, the growth the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the construction of an additional residential areas on campus. School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Environmental Institute … Read More

September 19, 2016

University announces development of University-owned land beyond central campus

The University presented its 2026 Campus Plan to local officials and residents at a public meeting Monday night, announcing the committee’s decision to transform the land beyond the main campus that belongs to the University. This includes lands in the municipality of West Windsor, lands south of Lake Carnegie, the … Read More

September 18, 2016

Fire Safety Changes Fine Schedule, Hoverboard Policy

The University’s Fire Safety Committee approved a series of revisions to the dormitory fire safety schedule, effective Sept. 1. The changes include an increased fee for fire safety violations and a required electrical system certification for hoverboards. The decision was made in conjunction with Housing and Real Estate Services, the … Read More

October 7, 2015

In Anscombe lecture, Scruton discusses sexuality in academia

Today’s conception of sexuality is flawed in having non-reproductive aims, philosopher and public commentator Roger Scruton said at a lecture on Wednesday. “[Modern understanding of sexuality] cuts the future generation out of the deal,” he argued, criticizing the liberalization of intimate relations. Scruton noted that sex must be … Read More

September 29, 2015

Chris Hedges lectures on inverted totalitarianism, fall of capitalism

The world is spiraling into a inverted totalitarian political system in which the anonymity and the assault by the corporate state will bring about the fall of capitalism, Chris Hedges, prominent socialist, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize journalist, said at a lecture on Tuesday. Inverted totalitarianism, Hedges explained, describes a … Read More

September 13, 2015

Eisgruber ’83 welcomes the Class of 2019 during Opening Exercises

Members of the Class of 2019 took the first steps into their academic career during Opening Exercises on Sunday, when University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 welcomed the incoming students by sharing encouragements and blessings for the start of their adventure on campus. “You will encounter people with views, backgrounds, values and … Read More

March 30, 2015

Stossel speaks on the efficiency of free markets

The free market is the only meaningful alternative to government programs, which create inefficiency and have unintended harmful effects, John Stossel ’69, Fox Business channel host and libertarian pundit said at a lecture about his political philosophy on Monday. “It doesn’t help people,” Stossel said. “It just slows them … Read More