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Sir Gilbert Levine ’71 is an American conductor whose work has been featured on stages around the world and on television in various PBS concert specials. He has garnered the nickname “the Pope’s Maestro” for his enduring friendship with Pope John Paul II. In addition to his musical recordings, several profiles on his life have been broadcast internationally, including a recent feature on 60 Minutes. A film screening of Levine’s travels and performances, followed by a Q&A, will take place in McCormick 101 on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Princeton Citizen Scientists find the lack of American lawmakers with science backgrounds shocking, so on May 1, the group traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for evidence-based policymaking and met with 22 legislators or their staffers.
From 1986 to 2006, Ben Baldanza GS ’86 worked at multiple airlines on turnaround projects, such as talking US Airways through bankruptcy proceedings. “That wasn’t so great, but you learn a lot,” he said in a talk to the Entrepreneurship Club on his turnaround of low-cost Spirit Airlines and his take on the current state of the airline industry in the U.S. Baldanza has spent roughly 30 years in the airline industry, and it is this experience that has enabled him to pilot airlines through turbulence.
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.
This week’s meeting of the Undergraduate Student Government featured debate on a wide range of amendments, as USG worked to wrap up new business for the spring.USG President Myesha Jemison ’18 opened with her report to the committee, which detailed upcoming meetings with administrators and student groups, as well as the interview process for the Honor Committee, which will commence tonight.U-Councilor Pooja Patel ’18 presented the upcoming “Get Yourself Tested” initiative, a partnership between USG and Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice.
On April 29, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks gave the keynote address at the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Each year, as part of the conference, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations honors high school students from around the country whose work has had a positive effect on issues surrounding race in their hometown communities.
Students have been exposed to 10 senior faculty members, all of whom have been not only lecturing, but also precepting, grading papers, and forming relationships with the students.
On Sunday, Levi Sanders, son of former United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, spoke to a crowded room of University students, staff, and community members about progressive values for New Jersey and the upcoming gubernatorial race in the state.
On Saturday, April 29, eating clubs hosted the fourth annual TruckFest food truck festival on Prospect Avenue. For the past three years, community service chairs of the 11 eating clubs have collaborated to put on the festival, which raises money for local charity organizations.
“They have read a body of work; they have written about 10 texts in-depth; they’ve been examined on dozens of others; they’ve discussed many others. They have a frame of reference that’s deep and broad and historically rich,” explained Esther Schor, professor of English, and inaugural Behrman Professor in the Council of the Humanities. Schor has taught the course for five years.
“What emerges from my case studies is striking, and contradicts a lot of our conventional expectations,” Handley noted. “Business can in fact be a key responder, sometimes even responding in advance of the state.”
On April 18, 2017, 22 students gathered in Class of 1998 Rectangular Private Dining Room in Whitman College to converse and have lunch with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
“This is not at all a way to try to push people away from Princeton,” Micah Herskind ’19 said. “If anything it’s saying, come to Princeton, demonstrate, and act with us."
Casey Waterman, a librarian at the Princeton Public Library, put it even more simply, saying, “It’s a labor action. I stand for workers’ rights.”
The Faces of Fitness Initiative took place from Friday to
Monday, seeking to get gymgoers thinking about the role of gender in the gym
Last weekend, the baseball team had a tough time, getting swept at Clarke Field against Columbia (14-21, 9-7 Ivy). Princeton (9-26-1, 5-11) kept the games close. In particular, strong pitching proved a key to Princeton’s success in game two with senior pitcher Chad Powers striking out a season — best seven batters in seven innings work. Senior infielder Cody Phillips had a strong showing in these two games as well, with two hits in the first game and a career-high four hits in the second game, batting a total of 6-7 on the day.
The Princeton Women’s Lacrosse Team (11-3, 5-1 Ivy) caused Cornell (10-4, 5-1 Ivy) to drop its first Ivy League challenge of the season last Saturday afternoon, triumphing in a 12-11 double overtime win on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, NY.
After anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist flyers were found posted around campus last week, Princeton Advocates for Justice and a coalition of graduate students held a Rally for a Hate-Free Princeton today in protest.The flyers had been found taped to Stanhope Hall, the Center for Jewish Life, Murray-Dodge Hall, and East Pyne. The rally was held in Firestone Plaza.
When website co-founder Annie Lu ’17 was a sophomore, she took COS 333: Advanced Programming Techniques, a class that spends six weeks working on projects in groups of three or four people. Lu and her group members, Adam Gallagher ’16 and Joshua Bocarsly ’15, decided to create a map that provides a visual representation of energy use in buildings on campus.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Jin Yun Chow '17, who was recently named valedictorian for the Class of 2017, to discuss her academic and extracurricular interests. A comparative literature major from Hong Kong, Chow will deliver the valedictory address at the University’s Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 6.