Princeton University generates about $1.58 BILLION to the New Jersey economy, according to a report released in January by Appleseed Inc., an economic-consulting firm. The firm, hired by the University, totaled Princeton’s economic contributions “as an employer, research and innovation leader, sponsor of construction projects, purchaser of goods and services, and financial and civic contributor to local communities.” It concluded that in fiscal year 2015, Princeton directly and indirectly supported about 13,450 jobs with $970.7 million in earnings. Go to for the full report.

In February, 72 percent of the Class of 2019 joined an EATING CLUB, in line with numbers from the past three years. According to figures compiled by the Interclub Council, two-thirds of those seeking club membership applied to a selective club; three-quarters of that group (536 students) were admitted. Forty percent of those seeking to join a club applied to a sign-in club (416 students).

Ten members of the PRINCETON COLLEGE REPUBLICANS attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February in National Harbor, Md. The student group put out a statement of neutrality on Trump’s candidacy prior to the election, but College Republicans vice president Jacob Berman ’20 said, “If anything, I’d say that Trump has gained more support from conservatives.”