All Posts tagged 'Archive: Feb 2014'

February 28, 2014

Liveblog: men’s basketball vs. Yale

Live from Jadwin Gymnasium … Read More

February 28, 2014

Updated: Krugman to retire from Princeton in 2015

Paul Krugman, the economics professor known for his regular columns in The New York Times, will retire from his position at the University in June 2015. Krugman is currently an economics and Wilson School professor. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008. Krugman will be joining … Read More

February 27, 2014

Students participate in volunteer firefighting program

When the old Dinky station collapsed last September, Charles Jacobson ’16 was on his way to an interview with the Student Volunteer Council. Upon learning that the Dinky station had collapsed, he instantly ran to Dillon Gymnasium, where the fire squad car was parked, and went to the station … Read More

February 27, 2014

News & Notes: 65 students contract gastroenteritis

Sixty five students have come down with gastroenteritis this month, University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said. The number of gastroenteritis cases this month is on track to rank as the third lowest since 2006, he added. Gastroenteritis involves the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It includes symptoms such as nausea, … Read More

February 27, 2014

News and Notes: Brief power outage in Witherspoon Hall

There was a brief power outage in Witherspoon Hall on Thursday at around 3:45 p.m.` An ice melt system that keeps snow from collecting on the steps experienced a short circuit, University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua explained in a statement. As a result, the building’s main circuit breaker tripped, which it’s designed … Read More

February 27, 2014

Following Greening Princeton study, U. to streamline recycling process

Students at residential colleges will no longer have to sort their recyclable trash. The rest of campus is expected to follow suit by the end of 2014. Unlike the University’s current recycling system, which requires waste to be separated into paper, cans and bottles and “remaining trash,” single-stream recycling only … Read More

February 27, 2014

Miller ’93: Finding solace for the dying

Dr. Bruce J. “BJ” Miller ’93 makes a living taking care of the dying. Miller, a palliative care specialist, was recently selected to receive one of the Project on Death in America’s annual Leadership Awards at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 2014 Annual Assembly in San Diego, … Read More

February 27, 2014

Former professor and Fed chairman Bernanke joins Brookings Institution

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has joined the Brookings Institution, a bipartisan economic think tank, as a distinguished fellow in residence. Bernanke, who served two four-year terms at the Fed, was an economics professor at the University from 1985 until 2005. He was chair of the economics department … Read More

February 26, 2014

News & Notes: Local claim against AvalonBay dismissed

Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson dismissed a claim against real estate developer AvalonBay on Tuesday, the Trenton Times reported. A citizens’ group called Association for Planning at Hospital Site had gone before Judge Jacobson with the claim that AvalonBay, which hopes to convert the former Princeton hospital on Witherspoon … Read More

February 26, 2014

Town council sets goals for 2014

The Princeton town council recently established a list of priorities to accomplish in 2014. A number of mandatory commitments confront the council over the next year. These commitments include hiring a new town administrator to replace outgoing administrator Robert Bruschi, deciding on a new police chief and merging the former … Read More

February 26, 2014

News & Notes: Talk with Google executives canceled due to weather

An event featuring Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt ’76 and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen was canceled Wednesday due to bad weather, a spokesman associated with the event announced. The event, titled “The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Business and Our Lives” was scheduled to take place at 10:30 a.m. Read More

February 26, 2014

McGraw Center launches Saturday study halls

The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning began holding study halls on Saturdays for the first time last week. McGraw study halls were previously held Sunday through Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm. While McGraw sessions that take place Sunday through Wednesday currently offer aid for 16 classes, the new Saturday … Read More