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“I sometimes got worried, when writing my thesis, that a lot of the poems I was writing were probably most accessible or interesting to people who had had life experiences similar to mine. I started to wonder about how I could help make poetry that would include a wider array of voices, and maybe work more directly towards social change — which is something that I would ideally like to be doing with all of my writing, even if in just a tiny way,” said Margaret Wright ’17.
“I’m grateful for the senior thesis requirement," said Kopp. "Without it, Teach for America probably wouldn’t exist."
Wendy Kopp ’89 is the founder of the nonprofit organizations Teach for America and Teach for All. In anticipation of her May 4 lecture, “Wendy Kopp: From Senior Thesis to Global Social Impact,” the Daily Princetonian spoke to Kopp over the phone about her time at the University, the founding of TFA and educational reform in today’s political climate.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has chosen “What Is Populism?” by politics professor Jan-Werner Müller for the Class of 2021’s Pre-read.
“This is not at all a way to try to push people away from Princeton,” Micah Herskind ’19 said. “If anything it’s saying, come to Princeton, demonstrate, and act with us."
The inaugural edition of the “Princeton Undergraduate Research Journal” was distributed this week to the University community in residences and academic departments.
The University has selected a potential campus site for a seventh residential college, which will accommodate a planned increase of 125 students in each undergraduate class. The site is located south of Poe Field and east of Elm Drive.
Members of the Class of 2017 will be the first students to use Thesis Central, a newly created online system that allows seniors to upload their theses directly into the University’s digital archives.
Professor of Religion AnneMarie Luijendijk and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Clancy Rowley ’95 were named the new heads of Wilson and Rockefeller Colleges.
The First 100 Days: Collection & Creation Events, a nonpartisan initiative aimed at collecting, archiving, and exhibiting activism-related materials created after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, was held in the Women*s Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano ’72 has been indefinitely sidelined from the network after making unverified claims that former President Barack Obama requested British intelligence to wiretap Trump Tower.
“Because we train students to question their own arguments and to imagine the best argument for the other side, lawyers may be the only people able to go to war and then go out for drinks afterward,” Gerken wrote. “The ability to do battle and still respect the other side is something people desperately need in this polarized age.”
On Friday, February 17th, Princeton Advocates for Justice held an ‘Immigration Day of Action,’ an event for students to voice concerns about President Trump’s executive orders and other national political actions regarding immigration.
World trade policy can’t be advanced in the future without a stronger focus on workers displaced in an economically uncertain world, Michael B.G. Froman ’85, retired Ambassador and former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama, said in a lecture Thursday. The lecture responded to steps President Trump has made to change existing United States trade policy by withdrawing from the negotiation stage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“I think a long-term goal just for the year is to transform the anger that we have, that right now is pretty much limited to Facebook posts and arguments on those threads, into actual action, rather than just sitting at home being angry."
“Since the clubs are private, USG carries no authority over ICC. Information would only be released on a voluntary basis that would require the consent of each individual clubs' membership, officers, management, and graduate board,” Christopher Yu '17 wrote an email. Yu is Colonial Club and Interclub Council (ICC) President.
Independent actors in the United Nation’s human rights division face both challenges and possibilities in holding powerful institutions accountable, Philip Alston, human rights advocate and United National official, said Thursday in his acceptance address for the 2016 Adlai Stevenson Award.
Dr. Deshawn Cook was appointed as the new director of student life for Butler College on October 25th, 2016. He came to the University from Drew University, where he served as the assistant director of residential life and the Title IX coordinator. Cook earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an M.A. in Liberal Studies at Ramapo College as well as a Doctor of Letters at Drew University.
As the returns of the 2016 presidential election reveal the victory of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a very close result, many University students expressed surprise.The night began with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leading, yet it quickly turned into a very close race.Daniel Pallares ’20 noted that he was surprised on how close the results were.“I thought that Clinton would win in a landslide, with the early projections and all the things that Trump has said,” he said.Chamari White-Mink ’20, who identified as a Clinton supporter, noted that she felt “terrified [and] very anxious” upon learning how close the results were.Around 9:30 p.m., Trump starting leading in the polls and the odds shifted in his favor.Nick Sileo ’20 noted that he was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
On Tuesday evening, hundreds of students gathered at Whig Hall to watch live coverage of the results of the 2016 presidential elections at the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Election Night Extravaganza.