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The Daily Princetonian spoke with James Williams, author of the Class of 2023 Pre-Read, “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy,” about his book. Williams worked as a technology and business strategist at Google for 10 years and recently received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. The interview has been edited for clarity and length.
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 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.
Every chair was filled, with students waiting outside, as the community came together to pray and reflect on the bombings in Sri Lanka.
Political activist Marielle Franco’s black feminism aimed to understand and transform the world. She hoped it wouldn’t just respond to one group’s needs, but to all of ours, Angela Davis said in her tribute to Franco on Thursday, March 14.
Ford F. Graham ’86 and his wife Katherine B. Graham, who once resided on Prospect Avenue, allegedly defrauded members of their social circle by selling unregistered securities that they presented as profitable opportunities in gas and oil investments, according to a civil complaint filed against them.
The Mpala Research Centre is a world of its own. Great research comes out of the center — its reserves boast a wealth of environmental, scientific, and human resources which researchers draw upon. The subjects of the study — livestock and land, mainly — are contentious political issues in Kenya as well. In early 2017, for instance, famed conservationist Kuki Gallmann, author of “I Dreamed of Africa,” was shot in the abdomen in Laikipia, where Mpala is located. Despite this, the center will soon be celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Princeton students will continue to benefit from access to Mpala’s 48,000 acres of diverse ecosystems and wildlife.
Marijuana is one step closer to being legal in New Jersey, but advocates cannot relax just yet.
Following a bold move from the White House that threatened to change current definitions of gender, the University has responded with stronger protection and resources for its LGBTQ+ students. The support did not go unnoticed.
The fencing team is working with a new strength and conditioning coach pending an investigation into the team’s fall break training trip to Budapest, Hungary.
Anyone who works out at Stephens Fitness Center knows that men outnumber women in the downstairs area, home to the free weights, squat racks, and bench racks. Of the men and women interviewed for this article, all agreed that men outnumbered women in the weight room.
On Nov. 9, the two members of the New Jersey State Police SWAT unit who fatally shot Scott L. Mielentz at the Nassau Street Panera Bread last March were cleared of wrongdoing. The New Jersey Attorney General’s office released a report on Friday justifying the use of deadly force.
Around 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, a student in a Cottage Club sweatshirt handed a Wawa cashier his ID.
The curved grass hills outside of the Lewis Center for the Arts aren’t just ordinary hills — they’re the carefully sculpted first half of artist Maya Lin’s outdoor installation for the University.
Ellie Kemper ’02 closed the University’s second “She Roars” conference, attended by over 3,000 alumnae, by praising the resilient women in her life and recalling her years as an undergraduate.
After a two-year effort to introduce healthier peanut butter to the residential dining halls, Alice Wistar ’20 can finally enjoy the fruits — or legumes — of her labor. Starting this year, all residential dining halls will serve peanut butter from Nutty Novelties, a company located in Telford, Pa. that does not add sugar or oil to its peanut butter.
Through the Pre-read program, started by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 five years ago, incoming freshmen receive a copy of a selected book that introduces students to the University’s intellectual culture and encourages reflection and discussion. For the first time in the program’s history, this year’s Pre-read, “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” will be distributed to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and interested staff.
Janet Rapelye, dean of admission for 15 years, is stepping down from the position to become president of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education on Nov. 1.
In September of 2017, as students left their homes all over the world to come to campus, the Trump administration announced it would begin to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Without DACA, individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children would lose legal protections and could be forced to leave the country. Since then, the University has engaged in a yearlong legal battle to protect DACA beneficiaries after the policy’s announced rescission.
University alumni shared their experiences as members of eating clubs with The Daily Princetonian, reflecting on food, friends, and farce.