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Journalist David Remnick ’81 is at the center of a high-profile controversy concerning how the media should report on President Trump and his supporters.
On Sept. 2, The New Yorker announced that political strategist Steve Bannon would participate in October’s New Yorker Festival, which features prominent public figures being interviewed in front of live audiences who pay for seats.
But within 12 hours of the announcement, Remnick withdrew the former White House Chief Strategist’s invitation.
“For many of us in the Class of 2019, Ellie Kemper has been a part of our lives since childhood, when we would gather with family and friends on Thursday nights to watch ‘The Office,’” Class Day co-chair Jordan Salama said in a statement.
The Interclub Council announced Monday, Sept. 10, that first-year students would not be allowed into eating clubs until the start of the semester.
The ICC told The Daily Princetonian they decided to close the clubs so that first-year students could focus on the Orientation process, which according to the University’s website, goes from Friday, Aug. 31, to Tuesday, Sept. 18.
The United Nations concluded last month that Xiyue Wang, the fourth-year graduate student imprisoned in Tehran, should be released immediately. As of Sept. 10, 2018, Wang has been imprisoned for over two years.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions released the opinion on August 23 which concludes that the Iranian authorities’ August 2016 arrest of Wang had no legal basis, that Iran violated Wang’s right to a free trial in spring 2017, and that Wang’s “deprivation of liberty is arbitrary.”
Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi ’20, known for her compassion for others and for her strong Muslim faith, died last Friday after being struck by a train in Euless, Texas. She was 20 years old. According to friends and family she had been playing with cousins and accidentally encountered the moving train. Her funeral took place on Sunday, June 10, in Dallas. Her death is still under investigation, and as of Friday, June 15, the Fort Worth Police Department was unable to provide additional information to The Daily Princetonian.
On Monday, molecular biology professor Dr. Adel Mahmoud died of a brain hemorrhage in New York. He was 76 years old.
On May 1, University of Illinois history professor Mark D. Steinberg stressed in a lecture that although revolutions are never perfect, the effort behind them is what matters. Through historical documents, artwork, and inspiration from philosopher Walter Benjamin, Steinberg gave the audience a unique view of the proletariat imagination behind the 1917 revolution.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released surveillance videos showing that the late Scott Mielentz, who was killed by state police officers at the Nassau Street Panera on March 20, was armed with a black Crosman PFM BB Pistol.
On Sunday, April 8, there were two reported incidents of an individual using a cell phone to take pictures of male students while they were in bathroom stalls in Firestone Library.
Because of severe weather, the University is closed to all non-essential personnel until 9 p.m.
Terrace Club shut down after a former employee made threats against the club.
On Tuesday, the Interclub Council released a “welcome letter” reminding new and old eating club members of their responsibilities. Signed by all the eating club presidents and ICC Chair and Colonial Club president emeritus Matthew Lucas ‘18, the letter focused on issues of safety, community, and tolerance, both in and out of the clubs. According to Lucas, this is the first time in at least six years that the ICC has released such a letter.
Several students walked out of an anthropology lecture Tuesday afternoon when a professor allegedly asked a question in which he used the word “n****r,” according to several students in the class.
“The program uses a social justice education framework to explore issues of equity and diversity,” said the director of FUP Varsha Ghosh.
On April 29, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks gave the keynote address at the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Each year, as part of the conference, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations honors high school students from around the country whose work has had a positive effect on issues surrounding race in their hometown communities.
On Saturday, April 29, eating clubs hosted the fourth annual TruckFest food truck festival on Prospect Avenue. For the past three years, community service chairs of the 11 eating clubs have collaborated to put on the festival, which raises money for local charity organizations.
Casey Waterman, a librarian at the Princeton Public Library, put it even more simply, saying, “It’s a labor action. I stand for workers’ rights.”
In an interview, Berger explained the function of the new chapter of the Network of Enlightened Women or NeW, will be to provide community and space for open dialogue among right of center women at the University. Berger is currently listed as the group’s president, and Caroline Pritt ’20 (check) is listed as treasurer, according to ODUS’s website.
Hedges, an author, former University professor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, said that “to resist radical evil is to endure a life that by the standards of wider society, is a failure.”
Three University alumni — Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, Alice Gast GS ’84, and Donald B. Rubin ’65 — will receive honorary degrees and speak at commencement ceremonies this May at Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Chicago, respectively.