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“All of the sudden in 1945, four black students show up on campus,” said University Trustee Robert Rivers. “There were a lot of questions among the Princeton University alumni, but there was a lot of joy . . . and it was a major, major thing for young black folks in the town. They were heroes.”
The Daily Princetonian checked in with Alice Wistar ’20 and Anne Marie Wright ’20, who are living in one of the Merwick Stanworth apartments with another roommate.
On Feb. 27, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order, creating a Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council tasked with providing recommendations for developing the state’s workforce. The Council will analyze economic data and identify funding, both federal and philanthropic, for infrastructure development and worker training programs.
“Sometimes rumors are more telling than the accepted reality,” said Boris Kolonitsky, professor of history at the European University at St. Petersburg, in a lecture on his personal understanding of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
In the lecture, “The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars,” Lewis presented findings from his research on the “refashioning,” or shift, in defining the evangelical right in American politics.
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.
“We thought that it was important to be able to do this meeting in conjunction with the campus plan, which I think speaks to a number of topics in our interest,” University President Christopher Eisgruber began. “It is very important that we look for ways to make a difference in the world.”
When describing the potential vacuum, Burns referenced a metaphor that one of his previous bosses at the State Department used: “When you’re in a hole and you want a way out, the first thing you have to do is to stop digging.”
Michelle Obama ’85, former First Lady of the United States, revealed Sunday she will be releasing her first personal memoir, Becoming. The book will be published by Random House and is expected to be released on Nov. 13 of this year.
The University has become the latest college to reassure students that their participation in peaceful protests won’t affect their admission status.
“Our word ‘civility’ flowers out of the Latin ‘civis’, which means ‘citizen,’” said Daniel Mendelsohn ’94. “Civility is the behavior that marks mutual acknowledgement that we individuals share common public, and political, space.”
Most technological breakthroughs come from the powerhouses that populate Silicon Valley, but the next life-altering app may be only a few lines of code and a mouse click away for students in the University’s Computer Science building.
Following their weekend transition retreat, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed official endorsement of the We Call BS: Princeton Rally for Gun Reform, possible revision of the first-year advising system and Princeton Preview, and review of the USG budget during its weekly meeting.
Alice Wistar ’20 was sitting outside her room in Holder Hall entryway 4 when she heard alarms going off from within the building. When she walked inside, the floor was wet, and she soon discovered that the water had soaked her roommate’s belongings.
An early morning fire on Feb. 24, 2018, has temporarily closed Frist Campus Center and the adjoining Jones Hall. No one was injured, according to a University statement.
During the last few Olympic games, alumnae participation in hockey and rowing have thrust the University into the international spotlight.
The Wilson School co-sponsored a panel with the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies and Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies to discuss the December and January protests’ implications for Iran’s future.
Rider University President Gregory Dell’Omo sent out an email on Feb. 21 announcing that Rider University has signed a non-binding term sheet to transfer ownership of Westminster to Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Co., Ltd., this spring.
Last year's recipient of the James Madison Medal, given to an alumnus who achieved a distinguished career in public service or advanced the graduate education program, was Pedro Pablo Kuczynski ‘61, current president of Peru. Since receiving the award, however, Kuczynski has experienced a fall from grace.
“They got through this entire debate without using the N-word. Why didn’t they use the N-word? Because it’s not appropriate! I don’t think that the professor had to use the word in order to have some kind of educational experience. You can just say ‘the N-word,’” Shafaq Khan ‘21 said.