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On Feb. 19, Hayden Williams — a representative of a group that provides training for conservative campus groups — was assaulted by Zachary Greenberg, an Oakland resident, at the University of California, Berkeley. Though, according to the New York Times, neither man was a student at the university, free speech on college campuses is often a popular topic in the news, and the recent event that unfolded at the U.C. Berkeley has once again brought it to the attention of the American media.
Women’s basketball (20–9 overall, 12–2 Ivy) won its final regular-season game 80–68 Saturday against Yale (16–13, 6–8), securing a 10-win streak and an Ivy League title. The win marked the Tigers’ 14th conference title in program history and second in a row. It was also women’s basketball head coach Courtney Banghart’s seventh first-place finish in the Ivy league regular season out of the 12 years that she has been coaching for Princeton. The Orange and Black shared the regular season title with Penn but earned the one seed in next weekend’s Ivy tournament by having a better head-to-head record against Harvard, the next highest seed.
Standout men’s basketball player Devin Cannady ’19 entered a plea agreement on March 11 for the four charges brought against him after he allegedly threw a punch at a Department of Public Safety Officer in Wawa on Jan. 18.
On Monday, March 11 at 5 p.m., a group of about twenty-five people in Palmer Square held up signs reading “No U.S. War on Venezuela” while passing drivers honked their support.
Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa was a magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Colombia for eight years and served as its president from 2005 to 2006. Justice Cepeda was a member of the technical-negotiation team working on transitional justice during the Colombian peace process. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the president of the International Association of Constitutional Law.
The interviewee requested to keep his name unknown but shared that he is a first-year and prospective COS major.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed an alternative mode of poll taking for elections, spoke with the architects of the new University Health Services (UHS) building about design, and received updates on the Campus Life Strategic plan from Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun at its weekly meeting on Sunday, March 10.
This weekend, the No. 7 ranked women’s hockey team (20–7–5, 15–4–3 ECAC) lost to No. 5 Cornell (23–5–6, 17–3–2) in Ithaca in a double-overtime thriller. Cornell advanced to the ECAC final against No. 4 Clarkson (29–7–2, 16–5–1), whose team decisively defeated the Big Red 4–1 to clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Though the Tigers were unable to clinch the automatic bid by winning the ECAC postseason tournament, they were awarded an at-large bid and will travel to Minneapolis to face No. 2 University of Minnesota (30–5–1) in their first NCAA appearance since 2006.
In a question-and-answer session on Thursday, March 7, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai argued that, contrary to media backlash, the repeals of net neutrality and other FCC initiatives have positive implications for American communications.
Compared to other universities, Princeton takes a unique approach toward student alcohol consumption. Although “Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities” makes clear that underage drinking is illegal, the University does not penalize inebriated students who are checked into McCosh Health Center. Instead, the University reserves disciplinary action against students who fail to “McCosh” one of their very drunk peers.
When “Green Book” was selected as Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars, many viewers were outraged. Observers criticized the film for its simplistic depiction of race relations in America and disputed its portrayal of the real-life relationship between Tony Vallelonga and Don Shirley.
Things to Do in Princeton this Week: Senior Thesis Edition (Mar. 10–16)
Princeton men’s basketball (16–11, 8–6 Ivy) has one week to get its act together.
The University’s Office of Alumni Affairs announced that Stefan (Amo) Amokwandoh ’19, Sarah Varghese ’19, and Rachel Yee ’19 are the three finalists for the Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) primary election. According to a press release from Class Affairs and Reunions associate director Cathy Phillips, they will move on to the general election to be held from April 30 to May 22.
For the first 38 minutes of Friday’s game against Brown (19–10, 7–6 Ivy), Princeton men’s basketball (16–10, 8–5) looked nothing like the team that started Ivy play 8–3. By the time the Tigers figured things out, it was too late.
A liberal arts education obligates students to examine a wide range of geographic areas and appraise a broad expanse of ideas. As A.B. departments’ course offerings reveal, however, students can easily skirt around studying areas other than Europe and the United States. History, Politics, the Wilson School, and Philosophy, to name but a few departments, privilege scholarship on Europe and the United States.
Beyond FitzRandolph Gate, the hustle and bustle of Nassau Street — full of trendy restaurants, University apparel shops, and retail chains — serve as the facade of the town, the first image that tourists, visitors, and University students encounter upon leaving campus grounds. But unbeknownst to many non-residents, past Nassau lies a history of segregation and an ongoing struggle to preserve the culture of the town’s historically African-American Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, whose first inhabitants settled in the 1680s.
At the forefront of calls for a name change to the Wilson School was the Black Justice League (BJL), a student activist organization that coordinated one of the biggest protests in Princeton history — a demonstration on the steps of Nassau Hall in 2015 followed by a 33-hour sit-in.
At 7 a.m. on March 11, 1969, four students lurked in the weeds in front of the New South Building.