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To the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville Community:In the spirit of diversity and justice, members of the Princeton University Class of 2021 stand in solidarity with the students, family, and community members who were affected by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th.
I’m going to be honest, at times your peers won’t recognize you as Native American. People will casually joke “I thought you were Asian the first time I saw you” or at best, “I wasn’t sure of your background.” In situations such as these I laugh along with them, proudly declaring my Diné ancestry.
To the Black Members of the Class of 2021:On behalf of Princeton’s Black Student Union, congratulations on your admission and your accomplishments that have brought you thus far!
To the Incoming Latinx Class of 2021,Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem Vinda! As one of the many voices you will hear from prior to your arrival on campus, on behalf of Princeton Latinos y Amigos, we want to extend you all another welcome to what will be some of the most challenging, yet educative and exhilarating years that are to come.
To the Class of 2021,The Asian American Students Association (AASA) wishes you a warm welcome to the Princeton community!
As the Pastor of Christ Congregation, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and American Baptist Church — and as a friend and family member to many who have served in the military — I emphatically denounce the White House’s most recent policy denying transgender people the privilege and right to serve in our nation’s military.Scripture says this: “So God created humankind in God’s image, in the image of God, God created them; male and female, God created them.”If, like me, you believe all humans were created in the image of God, then we can assume that God’s existence does not conform to binary definitions of gender.
The Herman Melville novella “Benito Cereno,” in which a merchant ship is taken over by a slave mutiny, may seem to many like the perfect allegory for populism today. However, I do not believe that populism tricks democracy into such a scenario. We must learn to steer our ship without fearing the foreseeable intrusion of the populist guest, as we sail into perilous and unforeseen depths of the new order in need of a democratic horizon.
Thank you for your recent note and for transmitting your petition. I appreciate your concern for the environment and your commitment to sustainability.
The choice of the group Naughty by Nature as entertainment for the Class of 1992 25th Reunion was short-sighted at best, deplorable at worst.
“Ya se agotó,” I said, incredulous (I shouldn’t have been; it’s a weekly occurrence). It’s already run out.
As a glaring disclaimer, I did not write a thesis. As a BSE COS major, I opted to complete my independent research requirement during my junior year.
Over the last three years, there has been a surprising new trend across student groups: back-to-back women leaders of student groups including the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Whig-Clio, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Princetonian, and Business Today.Contrary to what we might expect from a place like Princeton, many of these organizations have not had women leaders for years.
As the current PLA co-President, I was personally hurt to see a fellow PLA member target our response in such a negative manner. This is because the opinion piece by Uri Schwartz ’20, a Mexican-American student who is part of the University’s Latinx community, is relevant in this situation. However, Schwartz’s op-ed also proves to be extremely flawed.
Whether it be looking for a hidden gargoyle or $10-million energy efficiency upgrade, be a noticer. Keep your eyes open and look around, because you never know what you will find.
Nearly forty years ago, anthropology was forced to reckon with its colonial past and present in a period of upheaval that nearly ended the discipline as we know it.
To my conservative friends,There has been a development in American progressivism in which people would rather make ad hominem attacks and ignore views that seem antithetical to who they are as a person than productively engage with others.
While I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, my grandfather Alan Fitz Randolph (B.S., Chemistry, Princeton, 1913), a descendant of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, who had contributed the original land for Princeton University in 1753, spoke often of his pride in the University.
We, the Executive Board of Princeton’s chapterof the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), write in response to this week’s opinion piece “The conservative persecution complex.” We do not consider ourselves persecuted or oppressed, either as conservatives or as women.
Earlier this week, along with other veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces, I signed a letter in support of J Street U’s decision to invite the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, former IDF soldiers who seek to share their military experiences in the West Bank with Israeli society.
The article “The conservative persecution complex” by columnist Bhaamati Borkhetaria ’19 questions whether conservatives are being oppressed. In the first few paragraphs, she does an excellent job in setting up the conflict in question: Many conservatives do feel hesitant to share their opinions when there is convincing evidence that right-leaning policies are harmful to minorities and foster power structures favorable to rich white males.