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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Princeton University" ...
Unbeknowst to many, Princeton University scientists receive a vast majority of their funding from the federal government. This report focuses on how Princeton and other universities fought back against the stall in government funding, using lobbying disclosure reports to show a growing influence of Princeton's voice on the Hill and in Washington.
Princeton Public Safety officers are sworn police officers who have the same training and enforce the same laws as local police officers, and they are responsible for responding to the same incidents -- including armed incidents -- as local officers. Yet University Public Safety officers are forbidden from carrying guns. Despite the Virginia Tech shootings and three gun scares on Princeton's campus in recent years, the University has been steadfast in its opposition to arming its officers. But our investigation casts doubt on the University's conclusion that keeping officers unarmed will not affect the response to a shooter on campus and that arming would negatively impact student-officer relationships.
Children are taught to avoid strangers and dangerous situations, and should have these lessons ingrained by the time they are teenagers. The Early Show drove around in a van, attempting to lure teenagers - including students at Princeton University- into the car to find out just how well those lessons are learned, and how easy or difficult it would be to get a teenager to exhibit poor judgment. Using cover stories including being a film crew seeking young people for a commercial, and posing as a police officer, the show lured people into the van.
Artnews reports on Italian art investigations aimed to protect the country's antiquities. The first piece profiles "Roberto Conforti, head of the Italian art and antiquities police, the largest such force in the world." The second story sheds light on a finding by the Italian investigators that antiquities exposed in American museum and worth millions of dollars have been illegally excavated from Italy in the 80s and 90s. Italy is pursuing claims for the objects and threaten to block important loan agreements with museums, Eakin reports.
The New Yorker tells the story of James Hogue, a petty thief specialized in stealing bikes, who attempted to change his identity. The report sheds light on how Hogue has managed to become "Alexi Santana, a self-eduacted ranch hand, a gifted runner, and easily the most interesting member of the Princeton Class of 1993." The article describes how the fake Princeton freshman has been recognized, and charged with theft and forgery.
The Atlantic Monthly examines how the early-decision programs offered by most universities "have added an insane intensity to middle-class obsessions about college." The reporter reveals that these programs "distort the admissions process, rewarding the richest students from the most exclusive high schools and penalizing nearly everyone else." One of the findings is that "the incentives fro many colleges and students are as irresistible as they are perverse."
Tags: education; universities; students; Princeton; Harvard; MIT; Georgetown; the University of Chicago; Notre Dame; Cal Tech; University of California; Yale; University of Pennsylvania; Washington University
Lingua Franca chronicles the contorversy in the phlisophical profession surrounding the origin of the New Theory of Reference. Originally, many thought that the theory originated with Saul A. Kripke, a professor at Princeton, but recently, Quentin Smith, a professor at Western Michigan University, spoke at a American Philosophical Association conference and blatantly accused Kripke of plagerism, claiming that the theory originated with Ruth Barcan Marcus, . (January/February 1996)