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Alert on increased reports of IRS Scams in the area

In recent weeks, Princeton Police have received a striking increase in reported IRS scams. Specifically, victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. The Internal Revenue Service has issued many alerts to the public advising this is an on-going scam authored by unknown sources. In a recent alert, the IRS messaged: " we do not and…
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UN climate summit can’t overlook coal-power financing from emerging countries

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University. When global leaders converge on Paris on Nov. 30 for the 2015 United Nations climate change conference, their goal will be to deliver an agreement that, for the first time, seeks to safeguard the Earth's climate by having all nations that are significant sources of carbon dioxide rein in their emissions. A threat to that plan might be the unchecked growth of coal power in the world's developing nations — a dangerous and ongoing trend most recently accelerated by the expansion of Chinese firms seeking business internationally, according to researchers from Princeton University, Tongji University in…
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Angus Deaton receives Nobel Prize in economics

Princeton, NJ: 10/12/2015 via princeton .edu. Princeton University professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption at the individual level and in aggregate. Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and a professor of economics and international affairs in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been a faculty member at Princeton since 1983. A news conference and receptions were held today on the Princeton campus. Deaton was honored with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in "consumption, poverty and welfare," the Royal Swedish…
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Enterovirus Hits 19 Princeton University Students. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Diagnosed

Princeton, NJ: Nineteen Princeton University Students Diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. As of October 20, 2015, 19 students at Princeton University have been seen at the school’s health center for hand, foot and mouth disease, a school spokesman said. “University Health Services staff have advised the students affected to take precautions to avoid the spread of the disease,” Princeton University Spokesman Martin Mbugua said. “Additionally, building services staff have been doing extra cleaning in common access areas in all residence halls.” Hand, foot and mouth disease, a viral illness, can Social Share:  __________________________________ Non-polio enteroviruses are very common…
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Princeton launches UMatter health and well-being initiative

Princeton, NJ. : Princeton University has launched a comprehensive initiative called UMatter aimed at empowering students, faculty and staff to promote a healthier and safer community. UMatter unites health, well-being and safety efforts across campus, allowing the University community to easily find resources and learn skills to better care for themselves and others. The initiative focuses on preventing and addressing health and safety issues common to college campuses: high-risk drinking (limits matter); interpersonal violence (respect matters); and mental health distress (connecting matters). Through its website, social media and educational programs, UMatter encourages students and others to: Be an effective bystander:…
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