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Princeton Professor's Resume Lists Only Failures

Brutally honest CV is 'attempt to balance the record,' says Johannes Haushofer

(Newser) - The point of a CV—or resume, in more American parlance—is to highlight all of your finest awards and accomplishments, right? Johannes Haushofer takes a different approach: Although the Princeton psychology professor has a standard resume he sends out, he's also compiled something a bit more unusual, per... More »

Princeton May Dump Woodrow Wilson's Name

School will review his legacy after students call him racist

(Newser) - Princeton University has agreed to look into the legacy of alumnus and former US President Woodrow Wilson after a group of students staged a sit-in to protest his views on race and segregation. That resolution comes after university President Christopher Eisgruber and two other school officials signed an agreement late... More »

Let's Consider Taxing Elite Colleges' Huge Endowments

Harvard, Yale, et al. are getting richer while state schools scramble: Slate writer

(Newser) - As the student-loan struggle continues and presidential candidates try to come up with ways to help middle-class and disadvantaged students attend college, there are stockpiles of money that are benefiting the most affluent, unfettered by government taxation: the endowments of elite colleges, Jordan Weissmann writes for Slate . And that's... More »

Princeton Students Peeved About Big Sean Concert

They say rapper's lyrics promote rape culture

(Newser) - Princeton University just can't win when it comes to its Lawnparties festival. Last year, Mayer Hawthorne was the main act, and the student government was criticized for choosing a less-than-huge name. So this year, the student government went with rapper Big Sean ... and now it's being criticized for... More »

Obama Cheers Niece in NCAA Tourney

President watches Princeton advance

(Newser) - Among the presidential duties today: Watching a niece's basketball game in the NCAA women's tournament. President Obama went to College Park, Md., and sat in the stands for the Princeton game against Green Bay, reports ESPN . His niece, Leslie Robinson, is a freshman forward for the Tigers. Her... More »

Sexist Emails Jolt Storied Princeton Eating Club

One showed sex act at club; another slammed 'gender equality'

(Newser) - At Princeton, much of undergrad social life is centered around groups known as eating clubs, and recently, members of one such club were treated to a pair of emails that got their senders—the Tiger Inn club's VP and treasurer—kicked out. One email showed a picture of a... More »

Declaration of Independence Transcript May Hold Error

In the form of a period, says Danielle Allen

(Newser) - It's being hailed as "the battle of the period." Is a small spec of ink that appears on the Declaration of Independence a period or not? In a draft paper that one historian calls "a remarkably convincing piece of detective work," Danielle Allen argues that... More »

Facebook Mercilessly Mocks Princeton Study

Determines Princeton will be student-less by 2021

(Newser) - Well this is pretty hilarious: Princeton researchers recently likened Facebook's spread to that of an infectious disease, and forecast (in part by using Google Trends) that 80% of users will abandon the site by 2017. Slate panned the study, calling it "fatally flawed," but that's nothing... More »

Princeton Students to Get Vaccine FDA Hasn't OKed

Bexsero hasn't been approved by FDA, but FDA gave CDC OK to import it

(Newser) - Princeton University has seen seven people hospitalized in the last eight months with bacterial meningitis—specifically, a strain of the disease that the vaccine commonly administered in the US doesn't fight. And now the school is taking the unusual step of offering its students a European- and Australian-approved vaccine,... More »

No, Ivy Mom, College Is More Than Putting a Ring on It

Donna Brazile joins critics of motherly advice in letter to school paper

(Newser) - Donna Brazile joins the brouhaha over a letter a Princeton mother wrote to the school newspaper urging female students—"the daughters I never had"—to make sure they find their future husbands on campus before graduating. Gee, writes Democratic strategist Brazile at CNN , if only that letter came... More »

Scalia Spars With Student on Gay Rights

Duncan Hosie asks justice how he can equate sodomy and murder

(Newser) - A Princeton freshman took Antonin Scalia to task yesterday, asking the Supreme Court justice how he can compare sodomy to bestiality and murder in his writings. "I don't think it's necessary, but I think it's effective," Scalia told the student during a question and answer... More »

Princeton: We'll Suspend Freshmen Who Rush Frats

About 15% of school's student body is in a frat or sorority

(Newser) - So much for those wild and crazy first few weeks of college. In keeping with a belief that fraternities and sororities promote social exclusiveness, Princeton University says any freshman who joins, rushes, or pledges to a Greek organization starting this fall will face suspension. The Ivy League school has a... More »

Facebook Timeline's Earliest Date: 1800

Not early enough for Army, Navy, universities

(Newser) - Facebook's Timeline launched for brand pages this week, and Mashable has spotted a problem: It only dates back to 1800. Sure, there aren't too many 212-year-old Facebook users, but the limitation is causing some confusion for institutions that have been around longer—particularly since once they've switched... More »

Recruiters: Columbia, MIT Are So 'Second-Tier'

If you didn't graduate from Harvard, good luck getting a top job

(Newser) - If you’re determined to get a great job, you might want to quit your course of study at Cornell or Dartmouth and transfer to one of the "top 5" schools: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Wharton. A new study shows that recruiters for the best law firms, investment... More »

Grad Student Stuns Princeton With 4,000-Word Suicide Note

Computer whiz Bill Zeller details his childhood sex abuse

(Newser) - Princeton is mourning the death of 27-year-old Bill Zeller, a renowned computer programmer and grad student who killed himself after leaving a 4,000-word note, reports the Daily Princetonian . “I have the urge to declare my sanity and justify my actions," it begins, "but I assume I’... More »

Old Rape Allegation Surfaces Against Whitman's Son

Griff Harsh never disciplined or charged for 2006 incident

(Newser) - Gawker takes an exclusive look at a 2006 rape accusation against Griff Harsh, son of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, and concludes it was "hushed up." Griff Harsh is accused of going home with a Princeton classmate after a night of partying and having sex with her.... More »

Meet Meg Whitman's Awful Sons

Griff and Will Harsh have a reputation, and it's not good

(Newser) - California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman once allegedly shoved an eBay employee—and it appears she passed her bullying ways onto her sons. Griff and Will Harsh have gained quite the reputation during their years at Princeton. The latest story making the rounds involves the younger Will—a senior and captain... More »

Class of 2014 Doesn't Know Cursive, and Other Facts

But they do know Fergie ... the singer, right?

(Newser) - US News & World Report is ready to shock us all with its Best Colleges 2011 ranking, which places Harvard smack dab on top. Again. But—news alert!—Princeton has tumbled from tying the venerable Crimson to No. 2. That list, which you can see here , doesn't wow us... More »

Colleges That Pay Off

These schools offer a good return on investment

(Newser) - Which colleges pay off? PayScale crunched the numbers to compute the best returns on investment—by comparing the cost of a degree against what its students earn upon graduation—and Huffington Post rounds up the best of the bunch:
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: annual ROI: 12.6%; 30-year ROI: $1.
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Kagan's Thesis Proves She's an 'Avowed Socialist'

Says Erick Erickson; other bloggers yawn

(Newser) - Erick Erickson, the right-winger commenter CNN hired to much derision , has gotten his hands on Elena Kagan's college thesis, and he sums it up with typical understatement: "This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist," he writes for Red State . "The woman declares that socialists... More »

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