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On July 1, Morgan Harper GS ’10 launched her campaign to represent Ohio’s Third Congressional District in the United States Congress, challenging a fellow Democrat, incumbent Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.
Coming into Princeton, I’d heard of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and it was no surprise for me to learn that a concentration in “Woody Woo” was among the most popular at the University, along with the closely associated politics concentration. Naturally, I expected this widespread academic interest in political science and public policy to extend into extracurricular life, manifesting itself in anything from a robust student government to animated grassroots campaigns for change. How wrong I was.
Starting college is at times stressful, but it’s also tremendously exciting. For what it’s worth, our editors have some advice to share on navigating campus life!
The University was listed as second among private colleges and universities on CNBC Make It’s list of “the top 50 U.S. Colleges that pay off the most,” behind only Stanford University. The University was the only school in the state of New Jersey featured on the list, which included a total of 25 public and 25 private colleges.
As the University plans the renovation and expansion of Guyot Hall, which will house the expanding computer science department, members of the Guyot-based geosciences department are preparing for the long-awaited move.
In a Senate hearing on his nomination to become the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military, former Princeton Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet General Mark Milley ’80 discussed modernization, rising Chinese military power, and transgender military service. Milley also told senators he would “not be intimidated into making stupid decisions” by President Donald Trump.
Rising tensions between the United States and Iran underscore the uncertain fate of Xiyue Wang GS, who has been detained in Iran since 2016 on charges of espionage. Wang was in the country learning Persian and researching 19th and early 20th century Eurasian history, and a United Nations committee concluded in 2018 that “there is no evidence that Mr. Wang was present in Iran for any reason other than to pursue his dissertation research.”
The University has named nine new members to the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, according to a statement on June 18.
As of June 11, 2019, nine international Princeton students have received their work permits for the summer. That’s less than 10 percent of the total number who have applied. For many of us, the processing delays have resulted in the loss of jobs, and with them, the incomes we planned on using to pay for food and rent.
Six University alumni, faculty members, and guest artists received awards at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 9.
Jeopardy! champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer, a University of Illinois alumnus, once noted that “most people think [he] went to Princeton or something.” Yet, on an episode that aired on June 3, a University alumna broke his 32-game winning streak.
A sea of orange and black swept across campus last weekend. Alumni marched through FitzRandolph Gate with orange and black blazers, costumes, ties, hats, and banners — proudly wearing and carrying their university colors.
The weekend of Reunions witnessed renewed activism from students affiliated with Princeton IX Now, which has protested against the University’s enforcement of Title IX since last month.
At the 2019 Baccalaureate, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author, and guest speaker George F. Will GS ’68 encouraged graduates to practice the virtue of praise. During his speech, Will faced protest from students in response to his past remarks on sexual assault on college campuses.
Actress and comedian Ellie Kemper ’02 encouraged the graduates of the Class of 2019 to “be nice to one another” and choose to be happy over being “sensational” during her Class Day speech on Monday, June 3.
Sarah Varghese ’19 will begin her four-year term as a Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) on June 1, according to an email from Deputy University spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss.
Ellie Kemper ’02 gave the 2019 Class Day speech on Monday, June 3. Kemper stars on the Emmy-nominated Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She appeared on the American version of The Office, as well as in movies such as Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street.
To U. President Christopher Eisgruber and Davis International Center Director Jacqueline Leighton:
Guest artists Jessica Paz and Montana Levi Blanco received honors at the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards on June 2. Guest artists offer their professional talents to productions with the Lewis Center for the Arts.