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Opening the doors of Nassau Hall reveals an austere, dimly-lit chamber encased in white marble — the Memorial Atrium. Inscribed on the walls are the names of men who have died fighting in U.S. wars since the University was founded in 1746. Those who died in the Vietnam War are the most recent names to be added.
A Latin inscription hangs over the columns: Memoria Aeterna Retinent Alma Mater Filios Pro Patria Animas Ponentes. Translated, it says, “In eternal memory our Alma Mater holds her sons who laid down their lives for their country.”
Military servicemembers are literally incorporated into the architecture and memory of this University.
But are they here in 2018?
After Gaza’s bloodiest day since 2014, Princeton community members organized a “mourners’ march,” in which people took turns reading aloud the 62 names of those killed on May 14.
After 40 years of campaigning by Asian-American students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the University officially approved a certificate program in Asian American Studies on April 2. The establishment of the certificate, received with delight and tentative hope by students, marks a historic achievement and important beginning for a longer journey of establishing a thriving Asian American studies field at the University.
“A lot of people talk about the millennial generation as highly individualistic, as obsessed with careers and the like, and I have a very different view of your generation. I view you as a much more communitarian and social justice social justice generation,” EJ Dionne said.
A number of University employees could potentially be affected by the end of the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haitian immigrants, announced by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on Nov. 20. Come July 2019, these employees could be a few of the nearly 60,000 Haitians who would presumably lose their ability to legally live and work in the United States under TPS.
University faculty are working to create an Asian American Studies certificate program by September 2018. The creation of the program will be the culmination of the work of University students, alumni, and faculty who have researched, petitioned, protested, negotiated, and advocated for the creation of an Asian American Studies program for nearly 30 years.
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and New Yorker writer Hilton Als and poet Hoa Nguyen read selections from their work at the Lewis Arts complex at the University on Nov. 15. Als and Nguyen were introduced by poets Tracy K. Smith — the 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate — and Michael Dickman, respectively.
Lin has a long and sentimental relationship with objects. Initially entering college as a computer science major due to family pressure, Lin realized she wanted to dedicate her life to creating material art after discovering a PVC pipe in a Home Depot her sophomore year. She was enamored by its form -- smallish and shaped like an elbow -- and decided to buy it.
Some people don’t know what 'evangelical' means, or others may hold the aforementioned beliefs, but not identify as evangelical. Others associate it negatively with certain political positions. The definition of evangelicalism has morphed and taken on “too much cultural baggage,” Boyce said, including the assumption of a political agenda.
Around 200 family members, friends, and colleagues of Xiyue Wang GS gathered in a candlelit vigil last night in his honor. Wang is a Ph.D. student in the history department and a naturalized U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran for the last 13 months. His appeal of his conviction and sentence was denied last month.
June Philippe ’20 was visiting Princeton with her high school on Nov. 18, 2015, when she noticed students streaming out of buildings walking toward Nassau Hall. It was the Black Justice League’s student walk-out and first sit-in, acts of civil disobedience intended to force the administration to consider their demands to make the University more hospitable to students of color, particularly Black students.
In the ensuing controversy over Trump’s Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty, conservative Christian leaders have criticized the order for not going far enough. Among them? University professor Robert George.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Jin Yun Chow '17, who was recently named valedictorian for the Class of 2017, to discuss her academic and extracurricular interests. A comparative literature major from Hong Kong, Chow will deliver the valedictory address at the University’s Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 6.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Grant Storey ’17, who has recently been named the Latin salutatorian for the Class of 2017, to discuss his academic interests and post-graduation plans. Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, California, will deliver the traditional salutatory oration in Latin at the University’s Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 6.
The AccessAbility Center, a new student center affiliated with the Office of Disability Services, was publicly unveiled on Thursday, April 13, to a large crowd of students.The new center, located on the second floor of Frist Campus Center alongside the Women*s Center and LGBT Center, is housed in former office space and is designed to be a readily accessible place in which students can facilitate greater engagement and understanding of disability and difference on campus. The walls of the center are painted a bright soothing blue with the words “Ability Attitude: ‘I define me’” in large black letters.
“Questions of religious liberty have animated our politics for centuries and that shows no sign of ending,” said Stephen Macedo, professor of politics and of the University Center for Human Values.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice by the Senate with a 54-45 vote yesterday over accusations of plagiarism in his book “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” according to POLITICO.
The Firestone Library began a new, temporary pilot program called Tiger Tea Room on March 27 till early June to collect feedback on whether to incorporate a permanent, on-site café in first-floor renovation plans for the library.
“We want to move and get some concrete promises from the administration,” Balkind said. The Graduate Student Housing Report, which had an approximately 51 percent response rate, revealed that around 92 percent of surveyed graduate students wanted on-campus housing, primarily to find a greater sense of community, gain access to resources, save money on housing, and facilitate their ability to research and teach.