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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. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.
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.
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
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.
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 in the second year of the HUM sequence are advised by 10 senior faculty members, all of whom not only lecture, but also precept, grade papers, and form relationships with the students.
“One of the great tragedies in Russian literature,” Chloe Kitzinger said recently to a lecture hall full of students and professors in HUM 217: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Western Culture I: History, Philosophy, and Religion, “is that Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy never met, although they had several acquaintances in common and even close friends.” Kitzinger is a member of the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, specializing in Slavic Languages and Literature.
On Thursday, April 27, the Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton hosted a Students for Workers’ Rights march in support of campus workers affected by snowstorms this winter. The YDS clarified in a Facebook post that individual workers approached the group and that they coordinated with these workers to plan the march. Dining hall workers also wrote a letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian regarding their concerns about how campus workers were treated by University administration as a result of severe weather during the winter season.
The Princeton Private Prison Divest Coalition held a demonstration outside of Alexander Hall on Thursday. The protest, which follows a PPPD walkout at a Council of the Princeton University Community meeting on March 27, was aimed at showing prospective freshmen that the University community is concerned about mass incarceration and anti-immigration polices, as well as reminding administrators that the coalition will continue to organize for full private prison divestment.
22 students gathered in the Class of 1998 Rectangular Private Dining Room in Whitman College to converse and have lunch with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83
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. The win gives the Tigers, the Big Red, and the Penn Quakers even records in the Ivy League and the chance for any one of them to clinch the Ivy League Title.
The Faces of Fitness Initiative took place from Friday to Monday, seeking to encourage gym-goers to think about the presence and effects of hypermasculinity in the gym environment.
Last weekend, the baseball team had a tough time, getting swept at Clarke Field against Columbia (14-21, 9-7 Ivy). In the two games on Friday, Princeton (9-26-1, 5-11) kept the games close. losing 6-4 in game one and 5-4 in game two. The Tigers were unlucky to not convert more hits into runs in game two, where they outhit the Lions 13-8. 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. Three of these hits were doubles, including the double that led to game one’s opening score. In addition, Phillips scored three of the Tigers’ eight runs, one in the first game and two in the second.
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.
University College World Politics Fellow Antoinette Handley GS ’03 discussed the dichotomous responses of businesses to societal crises in Africa in a seminar on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Princeton Energy Heatmap, the buildings with the highest energy use on campus are Frist Campus Center, Guyot Hall, Jadwin Hall, and Frick Chemistry Laboratory.
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.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Grant Storey ’17, who has recently been named the Latin salutatorian for the Class of 2017, to discuss his academic interests and post-graduation plans. Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, Calif., will deliver the traditional salutatory oration in Latin at the University’s Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, June 6.
University alumni gathered in Washington, D.C. Monday night to hear from President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 at the JW Marriott Hotel. According to one alumnus present at the event, around 1,200 people attended.
On Saturday, April 22, University physics professor emeritus William Happer GS ’64 discussed the Paris Climate Agreement on CNN, comparing it to the 1938 Munich Agreement among Britain, France, and Nazi Germany.