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  • Research in Jeopardy

    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.
  • The Arming Question

    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.
  • Teens and Strangers

    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.
  • The world's top art cop; looted antiquities?

    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.