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September 9, 2013 |
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, according to the magazine's list being released Tuesday. [Updated at 11:24 a.m. Sept. 10: Wake Forest also tied this year for 23rd. ] Last year, the two Los Angeles schools were tied at 24th with Virginia.
June 11, 2013 |
Princeton University was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat to "multiple, unspecified buildings on campus," officials said. No further information was available about the threat, which created a logjam of traffic leaving the Ivy League university in Princeton, N.J. "Faculty and staff are directed to go home or assemble at evacuation sites as instructed, and students are directed to go into the town of Princeton, where the Nassau Inn,...
April 4, 2013 |
Maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the centrifugal force from all that Sheryl Sandberg-led "leaning in," but it's been a big week for outrage about women and their place. On Friday, Princeton alumna and parent Susan A. Patton published a letter in the Daily Princetonian urging female students to "find a husband on campus before you graduate," lest they're forced to search for a mate among the teeming masses of the outside world. The letter triggered such a severe case of blogospheric dyspepsia that by Monday, Patton was attempting to clarify her point.
March 29, 2013 |
"The Accursed," an astonishing fever dream of a novel, sets loose specters from the beyond to prey on innocent and guilty alike. But are there any real innocents in the diseased society Oates so scathingly depicts? Making skillful use of gothic fiction's time-honored conventions - demon lovers, haunted houses, guilty secrets, murderous transformations, supernatural visitations - the author repeatedly connects these unearthly manifestations to moral rot in the real world, in this case the "claustrophobic little world of privilege and anxiety" that is Princeton, N.J., in 1905 and '06. The president of Princeton University is Woodrow Wilson, embroiled in a power struggle with a popular dean over his desire to curb the eating clubs that dominate the school's social life.
March 14, 2013 |
Less a documentary than an acutely positioned marketing tool, "Mindless Behavior: All Around the World" delivers a chaotically high-energy burst of performance and behind-the-scenes footage for fans of the slickly produced hip-hop boy band. Though less skillfully assembled than the cagily self-serving Justin Bieber and Katy Perry movies from last year, there's still a group portrait to be gleaned amid the Cuisinart editing and repetitive "we do it for the fans/just be yourself" platitudes from Princeton, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Prodigy: namely, one that paints this carefully assembled preteen quartet with high-wattage smiles and dazzling moves as a mighty hardworking foursome.
December 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Confronted by a gay student at Princeton University, Justice Antonin Scalia defended his writings comparing laws against homosexuality to those prohibiting bestiality and murder, saying he was arguing that many laws are based on society's moral feelings. "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?" Scalia asked in response to a question. "Can we have it against other things? I don't apologize for the things I raise. " Scalia said he was not equating homosexual conduct with bestiality or murder.