Jacob Donnelly

Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

News & Note: Rutgers School of Law report claims Hurricane Sandy voting measures illegal

A report released on Thursday by the Rutgers School of Law-Newark concluded the stop-gap measures intended to allow people to vote in the days after Hurricane Sandy violated state law, according to NJ Advance Media. Those measures included allowing people to cast ballots by email and led to … Read More

October 23, 2014

Amid suit over tax status and patents, U. lobbies in D.C. over same issues

The University has been lobbying the federal government on intellectual property policy and tax legislation for the end of 2013 and all of 2014 so far, according to lobbying disclosure forms filed with the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. At the same time, Princeton is facing a lawsuit … Read More

October 21, 2014

Theft charge against professor dismissed in exchange for community service

A Princeton municipal court judge dismissed on Monday a charge of theft against operations research and financial engineering professor John Mulvey on the condition that Mulvey perform 120 hours of community service. Mulvey was accused of removing lawn signs belonging to Princeton Computer Tutor and Repairs from private properties over … Read More

October 16, 2014

Records reveal cost of hosting events featuring public officials on campus

The University has spent approximately $645,400 since 2008 hosting federal executive branch and congressional officials on campus, according to public filings reviewed by The Daily Princetonian. During that time period, the University disclosed hosting 37 government individuals, for an average cost of $17,443 per event. In 2013, the University spent … Read More

October 9, 2014

Dyer discusses U.S., China battle for global hegemony

China has been actively working to increase its global political hegemony but will find it hard to dislodge the United States as the de facto global leader, Geoff Dyer, Financial Times foreign policy correspondent, told the audience at Dodds Auditorium on Thursday. The vulnerability of American capitalism indicated by … Read More

October 2, 2014

Students step out of Orange Bubble, into off-campus housing

Many students at the University casually remark about how enmeshed they are in the Orange Bubble, perhaps best described as a metaphor for the preeminent role the University campus plays in their lives. Unlike many other universities, the University is residential in the most all-encompassing sense of the term. However, … Read More

September 29, 2014

Conservative columnist and professor discuss intellectual culture in higher education

The current culture in higher education is afflicted by a situation analogous to regulatory capture in industry, nationally syndicated political columnist George Will GS ’68 said in a two-person discussion with politics professor Robert George on Monday. Just as companies learn to produce changes in regulatory bodies that are favorable … Read More

September 25, 2014

Proposal seeks to require RCAs to disclose all reported sexual assaults to U. authorities

Starting this academic year and awaiting final approval, residential college advisers will be considered to be students with “special responsibilities” in regard to alleged instances of sexual misconduct, under proposed changes to “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.” The proposed changes were approved by the faculty on Sept. 15 but … Read More

September 23, 2014

Witherspoon Institute, Madison program take partisan funds

The Witherspoon Institute — a conservative think tank based in Princeton that has many ties to the University — and a University-sponsored program for undergraduate students received substantial funding from the Koch brothers-backed DonorsTrust and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in the year 2012, according to … Read More

September 21, 2014

USG holds town hall meeting on revised sexual misconduct policy

The University first moved to enact changes “quickly but without haste” to its sexual misconduct policy in late July when it was informed by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights that it was out of compliance with Title IX, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity & Diversity Michele … Read More