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June Philippe ’20 was visiting Princeton with her high school on Nov. 18, 2015, when she noticed students streaming out of buildings walking toward Nassau Hall. It was the Black Justice League’s student walk-out and first sit-in, acts of civil disobedience intended to force the administration to consider their demands to make the University more hospitable to students of color, particularly Black students.
Lisa Belkin ’82 is the Chief National
Correspondent at Yahoo News. She also worked for the New York Times for thirty
years and has authored three books – "Life’s Work, Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom” , “First, Do No Harm”, and “Show Me A Hero”. The Daily Princetonian sat
down with her to discuss her experiences at the University, her writing
process, and her multi-decade stint in the world of journalism.
Marcos Vigil ’97 is the Deputy Mayor of Jersey City. He spoke to The Daily Princetonian about meeting his wife, ‘going beyond the walls of the University’ and deciding to go into politics.Daily Princetonian: What was your favorite memory at Princeton?Marcos Vigil: Only one would be difficult to come up with.
John Taylor ’68 is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He was previously the Under Secretary of the Treasury during the George W. Bush administration and a member of the Council of Economic Advisors during the George H.W. Bush administration. He sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about his University experience, as well as his views on current fiscal policy and college education costs.
Peter Hegseth ’03 is was the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America from 2012 to 2015 and is a correspondent and guest co-host on the weekend show “Fox and Friends” on Fox News. Hegseth spoke to The Daily Princetonian about his time at the University and the Tory and the future of journalism.
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.
On May 17, the Justice Department appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller III ’66 to serve as a special counsel to oversee an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” and “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”
Over the course of two years, three serious incidents of racism have occurred in Princeton Public Schools.
In a partnership between the Yearbook Agency Nassau Herald and the ‘Prince’, readers of the ‘Prince’ will be able to view animated video footage with selected news headlines in the print paper.
"You know when you interview 17 white kids and when you don't, to be entirely frank," she explained. "I suppose if you want to return to this discussion of asking students to self-identify so that we can have hard and fast statistics about the diversity of these pools, then we can reopen that conversation. But I think anyone who was in the room this time who’s been in the room during past application cycles can just see that the room is more diverse than it otherwise is,” said Liziewski.
Officers from the Department of Public Safety shut down a Mexican-themed party on Thursday night at which University students chanted, “Piñata!” and “Cinco de Mayo!”Around 50 students were in attendance at the party; some wore sombreros, ponchos, or other colorful clothing.
Two former University presidents joined current University President Christopher Eisgruber GS ’83 to reflect on their time leading the University, providing life lessons to the graduating class of 2017.Eisgruber was joined by former presidents Shirley Tilghman and Harold Shapiro GS ’64. Their conversation covered topics including the role of the University president, suggestions to improve the University, and individual moments of self-doubt and uncertainty.
Where novels were once seen as a way to bring journalism to a larger audience, Sir Ahmad Salman Rushdie explained that it has since become more challenging to determine their role in an environment in which readers are less trusting of the news.
According to Baker, the carbon tax is the most efficient and sensibly priced way to combat climate change. More importantly, Baker said it would send a powerful market signal promoting greater demand for more sustainable energy sources.
The Princeton men’s track and field team captured its 17th Outdoor Heps title at the 82nd annual Outdoor Heps Championships held May 6 and 7 at Yale. With an entire team effort, the Tigers edged out second-place Cornell 156 to 149 points for its fifth title in the past seven years.
Established in 2000 by a gift from University Charter Trustee Lloyd Costen ’50, the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts supports a class of several scholars for a period of three years, providing them with financial and intellectual support. The Society, which has been directed for the last eight years by English professor Susan Stewart, will continue next year under the directorship of history professor Michael Gordin, according to a University press release.
In the ensuing controversy over Trump’s Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty, conservative Christian leaders have criticized the order for not going far enough. Among them? University professor Robert George.
After qualifying 10 athletes for Day Two, the women’s track and field team finished in third place in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship with 103 points.
“For history, it’s the devil in the details,” said Harrison Blackman ’17. “The details make it really rich and compelling. And it’s finding the themes, unearthing them, like dinosaur bones.”
“I sometimes got worried, when writing my thesis, that a lot of the poems I was writing were probably most accessible or interesting to people who had had life experiences similar to mine. I started to wonder about how I could help make poetry that would include a wider array of voices, and maybe work more directly towards social change — which is something that I would ideally like to be doing with all of my writing, even if in just a tiny way,” said Margaret Wright ’17.