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Robert K. Durkee ’69 is the Vice President and Secretary of the University, but in May of 1967, he was the Daily Princetonian news writer who broke the story that then-President Robert Goheen thought “coeducation was inevitable” at the all-male University.
The Daily Princetonian spoke with Rachel Yee ’19, a woman of color who is the president of the Undergraduate Student Government, about her role on campus, mentorship for female leaders, and the need for diversity in leadership positions.
When Sally Frank ’80 filed a lawsuit in 1979 against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and Cottage Club because they did not accept women, her goal was clear: Get women past the threshold of men-only clubs. New Jersey ended up ruling in Frank’s favor, stating that the clubs must accept women because they are public facilities. Now, in 2018, nine of the 11 eating club presidents are female, which means Prospect Ave is a very different street than when Frank studied at the University.
Eighteen years ago, when Maura George Simpson ’01 considered joining the leadership of Cloister Inn, she initially saw herself as a vice president.
The Resources Committee of the University recommended against prison divestment in a report released on Friday, April 20. The report emphasized that more research on mass incarceration has to be done at the University in light of the “complexity of the issue.”
The Princeton Baby Lab, a research group at the University, aims to understand how young children learn and how their learning supports their development.
Raphael Rosen, science communications writer at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is tasked with delivering the discoveries of one of the nation’s most advanced physics laboratory to the public.
The University has selected two award-winning design firms to collaborate on the development of a master plan for the proposed Lake Campus expansion.
On April 29, the CBS series “60 Minutes” released a segment called “Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 Students Through College,” which featured the University’s making significant efforts to recruit students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
On May 1, philosopher Tommie Shelby’s lecture on capitalism, racism, and political repression filled McCormick 101 for the second day of his three-part lecture series.
We know that we are losing social capital, but don't know how to replenish it, said Yuval Levin, Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and editor of National Affairs. “Institutions are part of an answer to that question, but the crisis that we face is that we have been loosing the knack for treating our institutions as formative. In this way, we’ve come instead to treat them as performative, as platforms, stages for us to perform on.”
On Monday, April 30, Mike Menzel, the Mission Systems Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, talked about his work on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
On May 1, University of Illinois history professor Mark Steinberg stressed in the final lecture in a centennial series 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.
At 12:41 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, a fraud occurred on campus in front of Nassau Hall. The incident was reported to the Department of Public Safety at approximately 1:45 p.m. the same day.
Daniel Mattingly is not one to take conventional wisdom regarding political repression in China at face value. While scholars before him have stressed the role that explicit legitimation and repression play in coercing the Chinese people, Mattingly, an assistant professor of political science at Yale, suggested that there are more implicit mechanisms at play. He argued that the heart of informal political repression exists at the village, rather than the national, level.
Student mailboxes in Frist Campus Center will be replaced with package lockers by next fall. These “smart lockers” combine modern software and hardware technologies so that students can pick up their packages anytime that Frist is open, according to Director of Print and Mail Services Ashley Gorfine.
Kandace Rosser ’19 and Zoe Sudduth ’19 think that we should talk more openly about death. The two have founded Death and Co., an online platform that aims to help people navigate the grieving process and its complex emotions in the supportive company of others.
On Monday, April 30, a juvenile female reported to the Department of Public Safety that she was fondled by an adult male at DeNunzio Pool.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed the construction of student package lockers in Frist Campus Center, the “Banning the Box” Town Hall, and a potential “Day of Action” during its weekly meeting on April 29.