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The Center for Jewish Life postponed of a talk with Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Sunday evening after drawing criticism from the Alliance of Jewish Progressives for “her racist, anti-Palestinian views.” On Monday, Chabad House announced that it would host the speaker instead.
Beginning in the 2018–19 academic year, comparative literature professor Sandra Bermann will lead a Sawyer Seminar called Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue. Bermann plans to bring in faculty from multiple disciplines, including history, sociology, comparative literature, and politics.
Opponents to the legislation, such as McCain, are using this 10-day period to propose that it be eliminated altogether. Since the act was waived, McCain, who did not offer comment, has repeatedly vocalized the need to repeal the act. The outdated piece of legislation doesn’t come cheap, either, Bhatia explained. As a crucial partner to the cargo ships, Puerto Rico essentially provides a third of the ship workers’ income.
A swastika was drawn on “The Hedgehog and the Fox” sculpture by Lewis Library on Sep. 8, two days before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, according to Paul Ominsky, the executive director of Public Safety. Following a response from the Department of Public Safety, the University Art Museum arranged for the drawing to be removed.
“I’m not very optimistic about what’s going on at the Supreme Court level,” Eisgruber told The Daily Princetonian, “and part of it is because the polarization both in our politics generally and around judges has become greater … It’s become really hard to define what counts as a ‘moderate’ and people on each side seem to refer to virtually everybody on the other side as, in their view, extreme.”
The Twitter account of Senator Ted Cruz ’92 liked a porn video on Tuesday morning. On Monday, Cruz clarified that a member of his staff accidentally liked the post from @SexuallPosts.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ‘83 sent a letter to congressional leaders yesterday urging them to place the highest priority on legislation that would provide both immediate and long-term protection for young people who have been enrolled in or are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
On August 29, a group of professors from Princeton, Harvard, and Yale released a statement encouraging students to “think for yourself.”The statement was posted on the website of Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, an institute headed by one of the letter’s co-authors, Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence.
Every 22 minutes, someone in New Jersey is arrested for marijuana possession, according to a 2012 statistic cited in a new bill introduced by New Jersey lawmakers on May 15. Just this month, a University student was arrested for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, according to a local police report. Sponsored by Democratic state senator Nicholas Scutari, the bill would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey, joining eight other states that host recreational marijuana programs. The new bill seeks to alleviate racial inequalities in the criminal justice system by legalizing the drug. The University's stance surrounding the drug's use is not immune to the potential policy change.
Over the course of two years, three serious incidents of racism have occurred in Princeton Public Schools.
Eight senators wrote a letter to the acting heads of the Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday calling for a federal investigation into Carl Icahn ‘57’s investment in the oil refiner CVR Energy, according to The New York Times.Carl Icahn ’57, a billionaire investor and generous donor to the University, is currently serving as President Donald Trump’s advisor.Icahn’s donations funded the Carl C.
“Expectation does not trivialize the collective sigh of relief now that Macron has won,” wrote Naomi ‘17."
A group of alumnae have started an initiative to wear an orange-and-black version of the PussyHats worn at the Women’s March on Washington.
After the Center for Jewish Life denied J Street U Princeton access to space to host an Israeli anti-occupation exhibition, J Street, a “Pro-Peace, Pro-Israel, and Pro-Palestinian” political group, announced it will host its event at the Carl A.
On April 20, racist flyers were spotted in four places around campus, according to an email sent to University community members. This comes as similar posters have been found on other campuses across the country.
On March 27, several Democratic senators sent a letter to investor and business magnate Carl C. Icahn ’57 requesting he clarify his role as special advisor to President Donald Trump and respond to questions about conflicts of interest. This expression of concern over Icahn’s role in the administration follows an ongoing effort to establish a conflict of interest, raising ethical issues, that is created by this informal advisory position.
On March 24, Judge Anthony Trenga ‘71 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim-majority countries, making him the first federal judge to do so.
The Constitutional Court of South Korea ousted President Park Geun-hye on March 9 after months of unrest in the country, including protests against government corruption.
Monique Claiborne ’17 was awarded a Luce Scholarship, which allows her to spend a year in Asia, where she will work as an intern in arts and entertainment in Seoul, South Korea.Claiborne, a philosophy major from Opelousas, Louisiana, said she will pursue work at a record label, film production studio, or arts magazine.