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In a public lecture on March 2, Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri and First Lady of Missouri, spoke about increases in security spending in the People’s Republic of China from the late 20th century to present. Greitens is a leading scholar in comparative politics and international relations in East Asia.In a small, densely packed room of professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students, Greitens challenged listeners to look beyond Western media projections of Chinese security spending and truly analyze released statistics.She emphasized the need to depart from media preconceptions about Chinese security spending, as well as the need to carefully analyze what few numerical sources the Chinese government releases to the international community.“The lecture that I am presenting today is focused on China,” Greitens explained, “but is also focused on trying to put some numbers that we often hear from China that we often hear in the media and the press and in the policy world in the cross national perspective and see what this means for China.”Greitens began by rebutting the media-created gloom that appears to surround the rise of China’s security spending.
Bradley Snider ’17, who served as the president of the Princeton Poker Club, received $246,000 in prize money for winning the Freeze-Out event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in August of 2016. He plans to attend the World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada this summer.Snider defeated 529 other players at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open to win the Freeze-Out event, where he had to initially place a bet of $2,650 in order to participate.
Recent developments in Washington, D.C., have prompted considerable reaction on the University’s campus over the past three months, from faculty panels to an Immigration Day of Action.
“Here I am, 70 years later… all because the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Auschwitz was justice.”
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.
President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband travels all over the world to support refugees. Yet he started his lecture, “The Global Refugee Crisis and What To Do About It,” by pointing out his connection to the University.
For two days in Frist Campus Center, students ran a bone marrow match swabbing drive at a central table.
For four years, women's basketball seniors Taylor Brown, Vanessa Smith, and Jackie Reyneke have made Jadwin Gymnasium their home. On Saturday, they walked off the court for their final time at Jadwin, capping a wild and record-setting four years for the Class of 2017.
From interpretive dances to think pieces to social experiments, the annual on-campus performances of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues has always generated plentiful feedback from University students.
In a critique of The New York Times' new motto “The truth is more important now than ever,” Tim Carney contends that the truth matters now more than it did from January 2009 to January 2017. “In other words, the truth matters less before Donald Trump was president,” Carney said, noting that he was being “very semantic.”In an event co-sponsored by the Princeton Progressive, Princeton Tory, and the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, Carney, an editor at the Washington Examiner, delivered a lecture and answered questions for around 25 students in Whig Hall. While nearly every seat was filled, only two women were in attendance. Carney is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money" as well as "Obamanomics."
Six University professors have been named Sloan Research Fellows for 2017.
The University program in Law And Public Affairs has chosen five undergraduate students, Kabbas Azhar ’18, Joy Dartey ’18, Steven Gomez ’19, Alice Mar-Abe ’18, and Jessica Quinter ’18 as the 2017 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law.
At the beginning of its season, the Princeton Men’s Ice Hockey team set out with the goal of earning home ice for the first round of the ECAC playoffs.
This past weekend was certainly an important one for the Princeton track program. On Friday, the top runners on both the men's and women’s teams traveled by bus to New York City to compete in the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships at the Armory Track and Field Center.
“There’s a tendency for observers — particularly Western observers — to get optimistic when we see a leadership transition [in China],” said Truex. However, he argued, in reality China will remain the same over the next five, ten, and 15 years.
“I’ve had a long and complicated history with psychedelic use,” said Joseph. “I want to take a more neutral view.”
On Friday, Feb. 24, approximately 300 people gathered in McCosh 50 to hear acclaimed writer and activist Junot Díaz speak on the issues of white supremacy and racism, and how to combat them through activism.
“I think that [about income] a less contentious question that still gets at the meat of what people want to know is just to ask a simple are you on financial aid or not,” Kilpatrick said.
“Because we train students to question their own arguments and to imagine the best argument for the other side, lawyers may be the only people able to go to war and then go out for drinks afterward,” Gerken wrote. “The ability to do battle and still respect the other side is something people desperately need in this polarized age.”
“In North Korea, the state had no system set to take care of citizens who went through an accident or physical disability,” he said. “I had no choice but to leave North Korea, cross the Tumen river, and go through the escape of 6000 miles on wooden crutches."