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“Last year, the goal was to create institutional change. We had a lot of good discussions,” said USG President Rachel Yee ’19. “But there was no follow up, no mechanisms put in place to make sure that the work would actually happen, and that was our goal. I think we can do that better.”
“[Churchill is] such a colorful character,” explained Milton in an interview with The Daily Princetonian. “He’s contradictory, and I think that fascinates people…. He’s almost like a Shakespearean character.” Milton discussed his book at a March 2 talk hosted by the Princeton Public Library.
Around noon on Friday, 23 mph winds caused a tree to fall onto Jones Hall and almost collide with a student.
Brad Smith ’81, the President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, visited the University on Mar. 1 to speak about artificial intelligence and the role that similar companies play in steering the technology field’s ethical standards. After his lecture, the ‘Prince’ sat down with Smith to talk about the future of AI and the way his education has informed his work at Microsoft.
Maiden and Nevins recounted one of their most memorable experiences reporting in Greece. While at Moria refugee camp — where they weren’t allowed inside — the pair heard a noise that sounded like a “small explosion” near the camp entrance.
The sound turned out to be from a riot that was forming in the middle of the camp.
“Obviously, because we were journalists, we didn’t run or get into a cab,” Nevins said.
“Reducing food waste is one of the things people can rally behind. No one can advocate for food waste,” said Cecilia Shang ’18. “As students, we are the consumers, we produce the waste, and we need to be cognizant of it. These institutional efforts need to be matched with behavior change.”
“We really need to step back and recognize that we can’t afford to look at this future without critical eyes,” explained Smith. “Technology is always used in good ways and bad, and even when it’s used in good ways, it has an impact that we can’t necessarily predict. It had indirect effects that aren’t necessarily intended.”
A record nine eating clubs will have female presidents in the upcoming year. Cottage Club and Cannon Dial Elm Club elected their first ever female presidents.
“Black women are extremely complex. Oftentimes we may be messy, we may be contradictory,” said Morgan Jerkins ’14. “With this book, I hope that people will read about one black woman’s reality and not think that she speaks for all black women because I am not the arbiter of truth, I cannot monopolize black womanhood, much less blackness.”
As of the time of publication, the New Jersey Senate has voted 28–9 in support of the motion, but the bill has yet to be approved by the Assembly and sent to the governor’s desk.
At a lecture on Wednesday, sociology professor Matthew Desmond spoke about eviction in the United States. He highlighted the story of Arleen Bell, who was evicted from multiple homes in Milwaukee, Wis.
“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.