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An estimated 200 students waited in line to buy tickets at Frist Campus Center for the Ivy League Basketball Tournament to be held March 11-12 at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Some students arrived as early as 7 a.m. to wait for the limited number of tickets.
President Donald Trump’s updated travel ban executive order affects populations from six countries. On Monday, Trump issued the order, removing Iraq from the list of affected countries. In a Feb. 6 letter, Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of the College Jill Dolan, and Dean of the Graduate School Sanjeev Kulkarni sent a letter that offers advice to students impacted by the first travel ban. This same advice also pertains to Trump’s revised travel ban that affects six predominantly Muslim countries, blocking migrants from entering the U.S. The executive order also imposes a 90-day ban on travelers, but exempts permanent residents and current visa holders. Additionally, in a shift from his previous executive order, the ban no longer includes language that was seen as favoring other religious groups over Muslims.
In an unprecedented civic engagement event, University affiliates organized to create yesterday’s Day of Action. Hundreds of students converged in Frist Campus Center to participate in what organizers called a “day of Teach-ins and Action.”
The degree of polarization – especially among media outlets – is at a zenith, Tom Weber ’89 asserted at Princeton Social Media Day. His talk – “Bursting the Bubble” emphasized the need for journalists to emphasize utmost accuracy and to encourage consumers to read from both sides of the aisle.
For two days in the Frist Campus Center, students ran a bone marrow match swabbing drive at a central table. According to a Facebook post by Erik Massenzio ’17, the drive “broke the record for university sign-ups in a single day.”
In a critique of The New York Times' new motto “The truth is more important now than ever,” Tim Carney pushes back against the assertion that the truth matters now more than it did from January 2009 to January 2017. “In other words, the truth matters less before Donald Trump was president,” Carney said, noting that he was being “very semantic.”
“Our politics is intensely polarized, and our media landscape is impoverished,” said Stephen Macedo, Professor of Politics and Human Values, at a panel on President Donald Trump and the politically polarized atmosphere today, especially with media.
Princeton Animal Control Officer Saul Nathan Barson was arrested and has been suspended without pay pending a further investigation, according to a press release sent to the Prince from the Princeton Office of the Administrator Marc Dashield.
952 members, or 72 percent, of the Class of 2019 joined either a selective or open eating club in the spring 2017 eating club admissions process, according to the official final statistics report from the Interclub Council of the Eating Clubs of Princeton University. Additionally, of the 105 juniors who registered on the ICC website, 32 joined selective clubs and 29 joined open clubs, the report states.
Undergraduate Student Government President Myesha Jemison ’18 signed on to the “No Apologies Initiative,” a collaborative effort among student government leaders of Ivy League and similarly selective peer institutions to automatically remove application fees for first-generation and low-income applicants to their schools, according to a press release. The press release was penned by Viet Nguyen, Brown University Student Body President and the director of 1IvyG, an inter-Ivy first-generation college student network that provides resources to first-generation students and seeks to “improve ... campuses for all first-generation college students.”
Last spring, five undergraduate women in engineering at the University realized that their female peers were dropping out of the engineering departments at much higher rates than their male peers. Last summer, Suren Jamiyanaa ’19 decided to change that. Jamiyanaa came up with the idea for ReModel – a new student organization that launched yesterday – designed to encourage female engineers to pursue their own hands-on projects and see more engineering role models.
In a press release yesterday, the University announced that it would be joining the court challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration through an amicus curiae brief.
In a packed town hall meeting for the municipality of Princeton, a resolution urging that the acting New Jersey Commissioner of Education deny Princeton Charter School’s application to expand passed with only one vote against.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a strong response to yesterday’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of marchers descended on the capital. Due to the crowd’s size, the march could not proceed as planned. Attendees instead gathered to hear artists, speakers, meet with each other, and march through city streets in a less organized fashion.
In the only runoff election held after the 2016 Winter Elections, Tania Bore '20 was elected as University Student Life Committee Chair.
Joani Etskovitz '17 was awarded a 2017 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Just before Charles Murray’s 4:30 p.m. lecture was scheduled to begin, over 75 students and other University affiliates quickly filed in to the lecture hall. With every seat filled, the protesters silently gathered in the back, packing the room.
The Department of Public Safety issued a timely warning through email to the University community on Dec. 5 at 3:40 a.m. regarding an unarmed robbery incident.
After a four-way contested election, the Daily Princetonian elected Associate Opinion Editor Sarah Sakha ’18 as the Editor-in-Chief for the 141st Board.