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A group of University students held a demonstration addressing the recent, ongoing political scandal concerning the South Korean president in front of Nassau Hall on Friday at 2 p.m. The demonstration was conceived by four Korean students concerned with the current situation in Korea: Sejin Park ’18, Wonshik Shin ’19, Rachel Lim ’18, and Sally Hahn ’19. They, along with other students who have signed the declaration, articulated the group’s “Declaration Regarding the State of Affairs in the Republic of Korea,” first in Korean, then in English. The declaration expressed solidarity with Korean protestors and demanded specific actions from the Korean government in the face of the country’s political scandal. The scandal, which began in October, centers around South Korean president Park Geun-Hye and her close friend Choi Soon-Sil. Among other things, President Park has been accused of sharing presidential speeches containing confidential information with Choi, who has no government experience or clearance. Choi has been accused of using her connection to the president to pressure corporations into donating to her foundations, from which she is accused of embezzling money for her daughter’s benefit. “As we were going through the situation in Korea, we thought that we should do something about it. And we noticed that a lot of campuses, other campuses, were doing this, so we said, ‘Let’s gather people who think the same,’” said Lim. Before the reading of the declaration, handouts containing the declaration in both Korean and English were distributed to the audience of about a dozen attendees. Minsu Park ’20 started the reading of the declaration in English. He read, "we have witnessed the tragic reality that overshadows the Republic of Korea. President Park has betrayed the trust of the people by abusing the power bestowed upon her.” DoWon Kim ’18 noted the effects of the scandal on Korea’s democratic foundation. He described the group’s grievances against President Park, and expressed solidarity with Korean protesters. The group went on to list demands of the Korean government. Hahn demanded President Park’s resignation, adding that the group is “demanding the prosecution investigate the accusations of corruption in strict accordance with the law and without regard for social status.”
Hundreds of University community members, including students, faculty, and staff, held a demonstration to call for the University to become a sanctuary campus for undocumented students, faculty, and staff.The demonstration began in front of the Nassau Hall at 5 p.m. and was spearheaded by the Princeton DREAM Team, a immigrants' rights group. The demonstration was part of a larger national movement this week promoted by the Cosecha Movement, a pro-immigrants' rights organization. According to Cosecha, similar demonstrations labelled #SanctuaryMovement have occurred at around 80 different universities across the nation in the wake of the election of President-elect Donald Trump, whose rhetoric calling for undocumented immigrants to be deported has been heavily criticized. The purpose of these demonstrations have differed by campus, from general demands that the administration protects undocumented students to guarantees that universities will protect undocumented students from deportation.
Members of the Princeton University Art Museum Student Advisory Board opened a permanent collection of ancient and medieval coins at the museum.
Ramzie Fathy ’20 spent his first fall break in Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, to learn about the refugee experience firsthand. He was part of a group of students to take part in Breakout Princeton, a Pace Center for Civic Engagement program of five student-led trips designed to engage participants with domestic social issues.
“Ni Hao pretty,” “you’re pretty for an Asian,” and “you’re the whitest Asian ever” are among the verbatim comments received by female Asian-American students in the University that will be displayed around campus later this week as a part of a poster campaign.
Over 70 members of the University community, including students, faculty and staff, gathered on Friday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump.
The DREAM Team, an immigrant rights advocacy group on campus, issued an online petition on Monday in support of undocumented students on campus.
Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop will be headlining the Fall 2016 Lawnparties, Undergraduate Student Government president Aleksandra Czulak ’17 announced in the Lawnparties website Wednesday.
“The proper scope of a university, in one soundbite, is to prepare citizens for a free society. A successful free society needs technologists, it needs philosophers, it needs people of integrity and public life,” Mitch Daniels ’71, president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, said in a conversation on Thursday with University Professor of jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program Robert George.
Since the Pride Week at the University expanded to Pride Month last year, the number of activities offered and number of participants during the month has grown.
The Princeton Police Department launched an investigation into allegations that the security officers at Tiger Inn engaged in “ongoing inappropriate sexual behavior,” according to a police report obtained by The Daily Princetonian on Dec. 18.
The Princeton Police Department’s investigation into the Tiger Inn sex photo scandal was ultimately closed because neither student depicted in the photo wished to pursue the matter, according to a copy of the investigation report obtained by The Daily Princetonian through the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.
Tiger Inn's recent decision to fire two of its officers after they sent emails that were found to be disrespectful to women has reignited concerns about gender equality at the eating club that was once the last bastion of male-only membership.
Tiger Inn has removed two undergraduate officers – its vice president and treasurer – following the distribution of an email containing a sexually explicit photo, and a separate email that seemed to mock activist Sally Frank ’80, whose lawsuit forced TI to accept women as members in the early 1990s.
Editor’s note: The Daily Princetonian interviewed over 300 students on Monday to get a sense of how the student body is voting in the most recent Undergraduate Student Government Elections. While the results cannot be compared to a proper exit poll, they do give readers a sense of how things have progressed so far. The results seem to confirm suspicions that outsider candidate William Gansa ’17 has made an impression on the student body as a whole. However, if results progress in the same way for the next two days, no candidate will win and a runoff will take place. Voting closes on Wednesday at noon.
Members of the Undergraduate Student Government senate gathered for their weekly meeting this Sunday to address the opening of Mental Health Initiative Board applications and explore counter-Yik Yak initiatives.
The Black Ivy Coalition, a group consisting of members from all eight Ivy League Schools, published a statement in The Huffington Post late last month establishing a Collegiate Civil Rights Coalition.
Members of the Princeton University Orchestra will be affected by the recent ban on the import of ivory when they go on tour to Ireland over Intersession in 2015. Many string instruments contain ivory, such as the tips of bows.
The Class of 2018 has elected five members to its class council, USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 announced in an email to the student body on Friday night. Freshmen Brandon McGhee, Chance Fletcher, Christopher Hsu, Jenny Zhang and Rachel Yee were elected to the five positions. According to elections manager Amara Nnaeto ’17, Fletcher received 289 votes, McGee received 208 votes, Yee received 195 votes, Hsu received 190 votes, and Zhang received 164 votes. According to a spreadsheet on the USG website, Yee was penalized 10 points for creating a “premature facebook group [sic]." Due to a referendum in the April 2012 election, officer positions for the freshman class council were eliminated, so all elected officers have the same role.
The Undergraduate Student Government team coordinating the publication of the Committee on Background and Opportunity IVreports has experienced further obstacles in its work with data analysis, according to USG president Shawon Jackson ’15.