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PRINCETON STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts next month. This September marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the strongest and most costly hurricanes to hit the United States from the Atlantic Ocean.  That destructive storm devastated the…
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Eisgruber, leaders of New Jersey universities express concern to Congress about immigration delays

Princeton University Emily Aronson, Office of Communications May 2, 2019 reports - Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and higher education leaders across New Jersey sent a letter today to the state’s Congressional delegation expressing concern about the obstacles their institutions face in attracting and retaining international faculty, students and staff. The letter was signed by the presidents of all of New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities, including the Rutgers University campuses. Eisgruber spearheaded the effort, which follows several actions he’s taken in recent years to shine a light on the importance of the international community on college campuses. Eisgruber has challenged harmful or potentially…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school users. million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018 “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield,…
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Historic Disasters – Princeton Strong – Hands Down, Low Wire. Hikers on Cradle Rock Electrocuted

Princeton, NJ: On February 12, 1993, two 19-year-old lifelong friends died tragically by electrocution. Keith J. Combs, and David Hutchinson, a Hopewell Volunteer Firefighter, were hiking up Cradle Rock, when they came across a dangling high voltage wire 7 feet above the ground, which was uncoated and appeared like rope. Combs touched the wire drawing 25,000 volts through his body. Hutchinson tried to push him off the wire. Both died.
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Super Science PPPL – Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal

Physicist Philip Moriarty with his electric guitar at PPPL first Science on Saturday lecture of 2019 in Princeton, NJ. (Photo by Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications) When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal Dr. Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham, UK. Physicist Philip Moriarty with his electric guitar at the first Science on Saturday lecture of 2019. Princeton, NJ: PPPL by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe reports - No physics lecture at PPPL up until recently has included electric guitar riffs by the lecturer, snippets from heavy metal bands, and a video clip from the…
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