Jacob Donnelly

Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

U. to review smoking policy amid national changes, community complaints

The University administration has been discussing potential revisions of the University’s current policy on smoking on campus, and these discussions will expand to include undergraduate and graduate students, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua told The Daily Princetonian. The working group will also hear views from other parties on campus, he added. Read More

November 10, 2014

News and Notes: TigerTransit bus spills diesel fuel on Elm Drive and Chapel Drive

The Department of Public Safety and firefighters responded to Elm Drive and Chapel Drive after a TigerTransit bus spilled diesel fuel on Monday. Chapel Drive was closed for two hours, while the circle at the end of Chapel Drive was closed for longer, according to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua. Chapel … Read More

November 9, 2014

Serious service disruptions may face rail commuters to New York in 2015

Four rail tunnels connecting New York to New Jersey will be taken out of service in a phased process for repairs, due to damage caused by saltwater from Hurricane Sandy, Amtrak said in a press release last month. At least four of the them may have to be … Read More

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