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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.
“I’ve had a long and complicated history with psychedelic use,” said Joseph. “I want to take a more neutral view.”
On Feb. 16, the Latino Coalition of New Jersey (LCNJ) filed a complaint against the Princeton Charter School (PCS) with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. In a press release that explains the filed complaint, the LCNJ urged these two departments “to investigate segregation at the Princeton Charter School and to review state policies that permit charter schools to serves as ‘enclaves of segregation.’”
The Princeton Public Schools (PPS) filed a lawsuit against the Princeton Charter School (PCS) last month, claiming PCS violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) when its trustees voted to amend its charter to increase enrollment of the school. OPMA is a law that requires all meetings of government bodies to hold their meetings open to the public.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a strong response to yesterday’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of marchers descended on the capital. Due to the crowd’s size, the march could not proceed as planned. Attendees instead gathered to hear artists, speakers, meet with each other, and march through city streets in a less organized fashion.
The University will partner with 30 other colleges and universities in the American Talent Initiative, which aims to expand collegiate access to talented low-income students, according to a University press release.
Thomas C. Leonard, Research Scholar at The Council of the Humanities and Lecturer in Economics at the University discussed his book new book on illiberalism during the Progressive Era, eugenics, and the election, and heard responses from Christine Rosen, Senior Editor at The New Atlantis, and William Schambra, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. Leonard began the talk by quoting James A.