Jacob Donnelly

Staff Writer

June 13, 2014

With David Brat’s rise to fame, ambiguity about use of Princeton name resurges

Republican Congressional nominee David Brat is not the first individual to have made the assertion that he was educated in Princeton – the town, that is – while remaining ambiguous about the exact institution that he attended. Brat, a little known economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, rose to prominence earlier … Read More

June 3, 2014

At 267th Commencement, Eisgruber ’83 discusses the impact of U. education on graduates

It can be hard for graduating students to leave the University because it is a source of personal growth, but a Princeton education prepares students for lifelong learning and unforeseeable opportunities, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said at Princeton’s 267th Commencement on Tuesday, the third and final day … Read More

June 1, 2014

In baccalaureate speech, longtime Obama aide Chris Lu ’88 discusses U. education as an “inheritance”

Receiving a Princeton education makes one privileged, even if that person was not privileged before, Christopher Lu ’88, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor and former White House Cabinet Secretary, told the Class of 2014 in his Baccalaureate address on Sunday, titled “The Inheritance of a Princeton Education.” After one … Read More

May 30, 2014

Future bankers learn how to “get around every rule” at Princeton, says Volcker ’49

The compensation system gives too much incentive for bankers to take risks, and the University has promoted the view that the markets generally take care of themselves, Paul Volcker ’49, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said in a panel discussion on Friday. “We have a department at this great … Read More

May 30, 2014

Alumni entrepreneurs discuss most promising investment opportunities

The world’s 25 fastest markets account for only 0.4 percent of market capitalization in the world’s stock markets, but also make up 30 percent of the world’s population, Thanassis Mazarakis ’84, COO of Southern Star and former president of Chase Merchant Services, said in a panel discussion Friday about the … Read More

May 30, 2014

Q&A: Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker ’49

The Daily Princetonian spoke to former chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker ’49 following a panel discussion in which he participated, titled “Are financial institutions too big or too big to fail?” At the panel, Volcker criticized universities like Princeton for allegedly teaching students how to cheat the financial … Read More

May 30, 2014

UPDATED: Reilly ’14 elected new Young Alumni Trustee

Brian Reilly ’14 won the Young Alumni Trustee election and will begin a four-year term as a University trustee on July 1, the University announced on Friday. The general election ran from April 29 to May 21, and only members of the Class of 2014 could run for the … Read More

May 30, 2014

Eisgruber ’83 addresses alumni, defends value of Princeton education

While the media and public often take a short-term view of the benefits of a college education, the University is a long-term enterprise, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 told an alumni audience on Thursday at the Class of 1959 Reunion Seminar. “We’re investing in our students … with the idea … Read More

May 29, 2014

Princeton holds dialogues on mental health following lawsuit, op-eds

Following a lawsuit and an outpour of op-eds in The Daily Princetonian, University mental health policy has been at the forefront of campus conversation, prompting administrators to hold dialogues to hear students’ concerns and, in some, cases consider reform. In March, a student filed a lawsuit in federal court … Read More