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University Ph.D. alumnus Yi Wang ‘09 created an English language-teaching company, Liulishuo, which now has 50 million users. Wang has since used his entrepreneurship expertise to collaborate with another Princeton Ph.D. recipient, Arvid Wang GS ‘11 and the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education to create a third location for the Princeton Startup Immersion Program (PSIP): Shanghai.
Supporting pro-life positions on abortion, chastity, and traditional family values, the Anscombe Society has all the hallmarks of a traditional conservative religious organization, save one: the religion.
Women’s basketball (4–7 overall, 0–0 Ivy) extended their win streak to three on Tuesday night at Monmouth (3–6). The Tigers bested the Hawks 79–47 in junior forward Bella Alarie’s second game back from injury.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, 743 students will become the first individuals admitted to the University’s Class of 2023. They were selected from a Single Choice Early Action (SCEA) pool of 5,335 applicants, making for a 13.9 percent acceptance rate in the early round — representing the most competitive SCEA application process in the history of the University.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Time Magazine named University alumna Maria Ressa ’86 and other journalists as 2018 Person of the Year.
In a split weekend for the swimming and diving program, both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to New York for meets with the Columbia Lions. The Princeton women narrowly lost in Percy Uris Natatorium on Friday, dropping to 6–1 on the season (4–1 Ivy), and the men continued their unbeaten run on Saturday to climb to 6–0 (4–0 Ivy).
Men’s hockey (3–8–1 overall, 3–4–1 ECAC Hockey) was defeated by Arizona State (12–6) twice this weekend, losing by a score of 4–0 on Friday and 3–2 on Saturday. The losses this weekend extended the Tigers’ losing streak to seven, lowering their overall win percentage to .292.
Bicker week may be a thing of the past. The Interclub Council (ICC) is calling this winter’s new process Street week, hoping to “shift the language away from ‘bicker’ and towards a Street-wide admissions process,” according to ICC chair and Cloister Inn president Hannah Paynter ’19.
A few weeks ago, the Department of Education released a long-anticipated proposal for changing the regulations laid out in Title IX that allows lawyers to play a larger role in proceedings, which may deter victims from speaking out.
Last October, the University hosted its first ever iteration of the Hult Prize competition, an international startup challenge with a focus on solving pressing social issues. A group of four students entered the competition an hour before the deadline, simply because the competition needed another team. The team ended up doing so well that this year they will fly to Kenya to implement their plan.
Across the United States, the utility and worth of a college education is being called into question. The tangible gains that it may afford seem increasingly fleeting; as the prospects for sustaining what remains of the relative prosperity that accompanied America’s dominance after World War II fade and recede swiftly into a morass of political nonsense, young people are rendered more dependent on their families for longer periods and denied the opportunities that seemed so abundant to our parents. Some among the older generations blame us for this retrogression, while others recognize, to varying extents, the deeply rooted forces at play.
In his recent conversation with Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor of the African-American Studies department, Ta-Nehisi Coates, an author and former national correspondent for The Atlantic, made a strong distinction between writing and activism.
As we dive into the final week of classes for 2018, the promise of winter break (and warmer weather for us Californians #westcoastbestcoast) shines at the end of this burnt-out and exhausted tunnel. With students grinding harder than ever to cushion their grades before the wrath of finals in January, it’s hard to find any red and green on this perpetually orange campus. Before you lock yourself in Firestone for the rest of the week, take some time to add a little holiday cheer to your routine and you might just find yourself cranking out that p-set to some Michael Bublé “Christmas.”
According to former Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, individual moral leadership is increasingly important in a world that revolves around institutional validation.
In response to student questions, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 again argued against “Ban the Box” initiatives at the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting.
Saturday evening, the Princeton women’s basketball team (3–7, 0–0) defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats (4–5) in Jadwin Gymnasium, 54–42, to add another win to its non-conference schedule. Junior forward Bella Alarie, the 2018 Ivy League Player of the Year, made her comeback after an injury. Alarie scored 16 points, 19 rebounds, five blocks, two steals, and two assists during this game, solidifying the hashtag that the team’s Twitter account gave her, #BellaBuckets. This was Alarie’s 21st double-double in her career at Princeton. She is currently two double-doubles behind Ellen DeVoe and Margaret Meier for second place in Princeton’s record. Alarie was rewarded for her excellence on the court by being named Ivy League Player of the Week yesterday for the 10th time.
Last week, journalist Maria Ressa ’86, the founder and CEO of the online news organization Rappler, turned herself in to Philippine authorities to face tax evasion charges.
Today, during the last 15 minutes of the last lecture in NEU 200: Functional Neuroanatomy, psychology professor Michael Graziano ’89 introduced a special guest lecturer — Kevin, his orangutan puppet.
This past weekend, the women’s hockey team (9–2–3, 8–0–2 ECAC) traveled to play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (6–9–4, 4–4–0) on Friday evening and Union (2–14–2, 0–7–1) on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 5–2 win on Friday and a 4–0 win on Saturday. These results saw No. 6 Princeton maintain its position atop the ECAC and its position in the USCHO national rankings. This 12-game streak ties the program record set in 2015–16 and is the highest in the country.