President Eisgruber ’83 and Microsoft President Brad Smith ’81 wrote a joint comment, published in late November, supporting a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal to strengthen the DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) PROGRAM. The University and Microsoft were co-litigants in a Supreme Court case that preserved the program for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
Princeton plans to expand its UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER PROGRAM by enrolling between 25 and 35 students per year, more than doubling the number of transfers on campus, according to a memo from Keith Shaw, director of transfer, veteran, and nontraditional student programs in the Office of the Dean of the College. Transfer admission was reinstated in 2018, and in the first four years of the program, transfer enrollment has ranged from nine to 14 students per year.
A virtual event Nov. 14 featuring professor emeritus Victor Brombert, hosted by Friends of the Library, was “ZOOM-BOMBED” with child pornography and anti-Semitic slurs, prompting a sudden end to the event. About 100 people were listening to a conversation between Brombert and author and editor Landon Jones ’66 when the images and slurs filled the screen. (Brombert was featured on the cover of PAW’s November issue.)
The number of virtual meetings, including alumni and class events, has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. University spokesman Michael Hotchkiss said Princeton “has experienced a very small number of similar incidents” during that time, though he was not aware of any affecting alumni events. Alumni and others interested in hosting virtual events can find security and privacy tips at bit.ly/zoom-guidance.