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Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian Mathematician and the Only Woman to Win a Fields Medal, Dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who was the only woman ever to win a Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics, died on Friday. She was 40. (more…)

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Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Calls Trump ‘a Racist, Sexist Megalomaniac’ During Commencement Speech at Hampshire College

A Princeton University professor giving a commencement speech at Hampshire College in Massachusetts accused President Donald Trump of being a 'racist, sexist megalomaniac'. (more…)

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Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude to Speak at Trinity Church on May 19

Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude will be the guest speaker at One Table Cafe’s next dinner on Friday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, in Princeton. Glaude is the Chair of the Department of African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and

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Scientists Say Global Warming Could Shrink Animals Again

Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. (more…)

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Leading Ivy League Professors, Cornel West and Robert George, Oppose Efforts to Silence Unpopular Political Speech on College Campuses

In the aftermath of the attack on a conservative speaker and professor at Vermont's Middlebury College, two leading Ivy league professors from both sides of the political aisle have come together to assert that efforts to silence unpopular political speech on college campuses should be opposed by all. (more…)

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Michelle Obama Leaves a Legacy All Her Own: Strength, Advocacy, Accomplishment

She could simply be remembered as the United States’ first African American first lady and that would be sufficient. Except, Michelle Obama was so much more. She leaves in her wake, a determination for a healthy and sane America, through her health campaigns, her fight for human and civil rights

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Climate Study Says New York City is at Risk of Flooding Every 20 Years

Hurricanes could start flooding New York City's coastline as often as every 20 years due to the effects of climate change on sea-level rise and hurricane activity, scientists said on Monday. (more…)

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Your Battery Status Can Be Used to Track You Online

Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass A little-known web standard that lets site owners tell how much battery life a mobile device has left has been found to enable tracking online, a year

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NASA Verifies Existence of 1,284 New Exoplanets

NASA announced today that it had validated the existence of 1,284 new planets in our galaxy that are outside of our solar system— bodies known as exoplanets— and that of those, nine are small planets located in what the space agency calls the “habitable zone.” (more…)

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WATCH: New York High School Student With 101.6 GPA Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a high-school student from Long Island, N.Y., has a big decision to make soon. The Elmont High School valedictorian was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools! (more…)

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Princeton to Keep Woodrow Wilson’s Name on University Building Despite Black Student Protests, Will Also Expand Diversity Efforts

Princeton University will keep Woodrow Wilson's name on the school's public policy and international affairs department, based on a recommendation by a special committee. Wilson was president of Princeton from 1902 to 1910, and he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 for forming the League of Nations. He also

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Anti-Semitic Fliers Appear on College Campuses Across the U.S.

Several colleges across the country are investigating after a rash of anti-Semitic fliers began printing from their network-connected printers or fax machines. (more…)

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Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. Says Black Leaders, Churches Need to Stop “Sweet Talking” the Black Experience

When David Wall Rice ’95, assistant vice provost and chair of the Department of Psychology, introduced Eddie S. Glaude Jr. ’89 during a recent lecture, he made note of the guest speaker’s reputation for “courage and candor.” (more…)

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Former Student Writes Open Letter to Melissa Harris-Perry

Dear Professor Harris-Perry: When the news broke that you would no longer be appearing on MSNBC, it signaled the end of a very important era for me. I was in graduate school at Princeton University when President Barack Obama was sworn into office as our first black president, a time when

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