The University announced April 4 that an internal investigation had found “no clear and convincing evidence of inhumane or noncompliant behavior” in the TREATMENT OF LABORATORY ANIMALS. The inquiry was conducted by a subcommittee of the University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee that was headed by psychology professor Joan Girgus. It was initiated after a group called Stop Animal Exploitation Now! accused the University in September of violating the Animal Welfare Act.
The internal review included inspection of records, staff interviews, and contact with federal agencies. The subcommittee said Princeton should regularly assess its operating procedures, veterinarian involvement, ethical obligations, regulatory requirements, and recordkeeping, according to a University statement.
More than 60 students gathered for a DEMONSTRATION in front of Nassau Hall March 26 to mark the one-month anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Students wore hooded sweatshirts and carried Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea, items purchased by Martin the night he was shot by a neighborhood-watch volunteer.
History professor DANIEL RODGERS is one of three winners of the 2012 Bancroft Prize for his book Age of Fracture, an analysis of how American notions of history, society, and institutions changed in the 1980s. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, celebrates distinguished books of American history, biography, and diplomacy.
BONNIE BASSLER, professor of molecular biology, was among five women who received L’Oreal-UNESCO awards for their contributions to the life sciences and for serving as role models for young women. The award carries a $100,000 prize.