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I’ve never been lucky with course registration. Most of my experiences have been stressful and chaotic, like when I initially got into zero of four desired classes in my sophomore fall, or when the neuroscience department only offered one class, at one specific time, in one specific semester, to fulfill a requirement.
How does personal digital technology affect how we interact within our campus environment? Such a question, it goes without saying, is of great relevance to our lives as undergraduates. The argument that such technologies — smart phones, earbuds, smart watches, etc. — undermine personal interaction in the real world is not a new one. Here, however, I seek to more concretely articulate, through an architectural lens, the threats that such digital technologies pose to the uniquely spontaneous interactions that arise in our physical campus environment.
At the end of FaceTime conversations with my parents, they casually but ever so intently ask, “Have you been getting a lot of sleep?” Just as casually, I respond, “I’m averaging six or seven hours” — minus the really late nights when sleep was nonexistent.
A recent study from the American College Health Association found that 41.9 percent of undergraduates have “felt so depressed within the past twelve months that it was difficult to function.” The Princeton Mental Health Initiative has dedicated a week to raise awareness of their plight.
To its players’ minds, the men’s ice hockey (8–16–3 overall, 6–12–2 ECAC) season so far has been a disappointing one. Second to last in the ECAC standings, the team had suffered a series of humiliating losses — not least of all its Feb. 1, 3–2 loss to last-place St. Lawrence (4–26–2, 2–16–2).
It was a weekend of ups and downs in DeNunzio Pool for the women’s swimming and diving team, as they finished third overall in an Ivy League championship meet that head coach Bret Lundgaard knew would be difficult to win from the onset.
It was not until December of 2018 that the Senate voted to make lynching a federal crime. Between 1882 and 1986, Congress attempted 200 times on this legislation to no avail. Why did it take so long? The filibuster.
This past weekend, the No. 7 ranked women’s hockey team (18–6–5, 15–4–3 ECAC) ended the 2018–19 regular season on a tough note, losing both games against No. 5 Clarkson (25–7–2, 16–5–1) and Saint Lawrence (14–13–7, 9–7–6). These results left the Tigers, as the fourth seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament, in a three-way tie for second with Clarkson and No. 9 Colgate (21–8–5, 15–4–3).
Thirty members of the Class of 2019 are running in the annual primary election for the Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) position on the University’s Board of Trustees.
In the side conference room of the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, visitors can find historical documents, pictures, and memorabilia since 1969, when the University first admitted women, displayed against a burgundy background.
On Monday, Feb. 25, the Princeton Municipal Court granted men’s basketball standout Devin Cannady ’19 an adjournment for charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and being under the influence without a prescription.
On Saturday night, first-year guard Grace Stone netted a personal best of 13 points, and junior forward Bella Alarie led her team in scoring. The two propelled Princeton women’s basketball (15–9, 7–2 Ivy) to a 65–59 victory over Columbia (7–16, 3–7) in a tight game.
Read on for the Prospect’s round-up of the best cultural and artistic events this week!
Earlier this month, the University finished the Firestone Library renovation, after more than a decade of work. The Library, stocked with chic crimson chairs and new fluorescent chandeliers, now meets the demands of the 21st century. Despite such superficial changes, the University has neglected the Library’s most prominent feature — its namesake.
On Sunday, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ’00 accepted the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Vasarhelyi directed the film “Free Solo” with her husband, National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin, among others.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed a more stringent spring semester budget proposal, seven task force proposals, and various position appointments during its weekly meeting on Sunday, Feb. 24.
In a 2009 interview with the Daily Princetonian, University physics professor emeritus and avowed climate change denier William Happer *64 compared climate change science to Nazi propaganda, asserting similarities between climate change science and the pseudoscience that claimed that “Germans are the master race,” and that “the Jews are the scum of the earth.”
Carol Quillen GS ’91 and Mellody Hobson ’91, recipients of this year’s top alumni awards — the James Madison Medal and the Woodrow Wilson Award, respectively — spoke on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the University’s annual Alumni Day, drawing an audience of alumni spanning generations.
Men’s basketball (15–8, 7–3 Ivy) finished off their weekend with the highest-scoring conference game so far this season, beating Columbia University (7–17, 2–8) 79–61. Princeton still sits at second in the Ivy League, tied with Harvard (14–9, 7–3), and one win behind first-place Yale (18–5, 8–2).
In its response to a legal complaint filed by the leader of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the University has denied all allegations that it unlawfully possesses ancient Eastern Orthodox manuscripts and has requested to be awarded legal costs.