234 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.
Members of Queer Nation disrupted a panel discussion led by Russian officials promoting investment in Moscowat the Princeton Club of New Yorkon Mondaymorning.
The New York-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group protested Russia’s history of laws that target and discriminate against gays and lesbians, according to Queer Nation member Andrew Miller.The Kremlin has been criticized by domestic and international advocacy groups in recent months fora law signed by President Vladimir Putin in Junethat bans the distribution of “propaganda on nontraditional sexual relationships” to minors, which has been interpreted as a legislative attempt to dampen the country’s emerging gay rights movement.
Three protesters who attended the forum spoke up and were escorted out of the room by security guards while a fourth videotaped the scene, Queer Nation protester Duncan Osborne said.
Former University Executive Vice President Mark Burstein was formally installed as Lawrence University’s 16thpresidentSaturdayafternoon at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel in Appleton, Wis.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 participated inFriday’sinauguration panel discussions while former University President Shirley Tilghman delivered congratulatory remarks during the ceremony.According to a press release by Lawrence University, delegates from over 60 colleges including Princeton, MIT, Stanford and Yale were present at the ceremony.
The inauguration ceremonies beganFridayafternoon with panel discussions on incivility in public discourse and the role of a liberal arts education and continued through the night with performances by Lawrence University musicians, before concludingSaturdaywith the formal installation ceremony.Jill Dolan,director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University and a member of the Lawrence University Board of Trustees, moderated one of the panel discussions.
Burstein graduated from Vassar College in 1984 and was appointed executive vice president of the University in August 2004, a position that he held for almost nine years.
Senator Ted Cruz ’92, a national debate champion as a Princeton undergraduate, recently put his award-winning speaking skills into practice on the Senate floor, delivering the fourth-longest speech in Senate history.Cruz vowed to speak "until he was no longer able to stand" to oppose a spending bill proposed by the House of Representatives oneweek prior to the government shutdown.He railed against the Affordable Care Act for 21 hours and 19 minutes with a speech that spanned two days.
With the end of his term as chairman of the Federal Reserve slated to expire in January, former professor and chair of the economics department Ben Bernanke’s plans for life after government are still unclear.
“I prefer not to talk about my plans at this point,” Bernanke told reporters at a Sept.
After delivering a lecture called “Campaign Bootcamp: Leadership Lessons from Candidates on the Trail and Women on the Run” Friday night, author and activist Christine Pelosi —daughter of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — spoke to The Daily Princetonian about her childhood growing up in a political family, the goals driving her work and a new book coming out next year.The Daily Princetonian: What first made you interested in grassroots politics?Christine Pelosi: I started being interested in grassroots politics when I was walking in precincts as a young child, and I’ve been doing it ever since.DP: What were you like in college?CP: Well, I was very active in a student cooperative called Vital Vittles at Georgetown.
Governor Chris Christie announcedMondaymorning that he will drop his challenge to a state Supreme Court decision permitting same-sex marriage, effectively making New Jersey the 14th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Christie noted that he disagreed with the decision made by the Court but acknowledged that it "left no ambiguity,"The New York Times reported. Christie had sought a stay to prevent the marriages from taking place, but his petition was denied and his administration has announced it will not continue to challenge the ruling.
The ruling went into effect just aftermidnight on Monday, when same-sex couples across the state held weddings at promptly12:01 a.m.,The New York Times reported. In the town of Princeton, Mayor Liz Lempertannounced on her Facebook pagethat she would be authorized to officiate same-sex marriages startingMonday.
David Petraeus GS ’87 said on campus Saturday that fracking could be a solution to U.S. energy challenges for the next 100 years, according to attendees.
The final speaking event at the University’s weekend conference for graduate alumni was closed to press but held in the University’s largest auditorium and could be attended by any of the 1,000 graduate alumni who registered for the conference.
Economics professor Paul Krugman explained the danger of attempting to reduce budget deficits in a time of recession in a lecture for the "Many Minds, Many Stripes" alumni conference on Friday afternoon.
Speaking to a packed auditorium of graduate alumni, Krugman discussed “intro economics” in the context of the Great Recession.
The winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory, Krugman is known nationally for his twice-weekly columns in The New York Times.
Heritage Foundation fellowRyan T. Anderson ’04 argued for a traditional conception of marriage as a union between one man and one woman in an event sponsored by the Anscombe Society and the American Whig-Cliosophic Society on Thursday evening.
The New Jersey Superior Court ruled to overturn the ban on gay marriage late last month, arguing that the civil union system violates both the 14th Amendment and the New Jersey Constitution.
The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education appointed Stephen Cochrane ’81 superintendent of Princeton Public Schools earlier this month.
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng called for the worldwide recognition of universal human rights and proposed measures to end to the Chinese government’s repression of its people in a lecture delivered at the University Wednesday night.
Speaking through a translator, Chen emphasized the need to examine human rights from a global perspective in an increasingly interconnected society.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan in the race to fill the seat vacated by Senator Frank R.
Barton Gellman ’82 has always been a secret breaker.As an undergraduate at Princeton, Gellman decried secrecy inNassau Hall in his first column as the chairman of The Daily Princetonian — a position roughly equivalent to what is now known as editor-in-chief.“We've been far too tolerant, as well, of Nassau Hall’s idiosyncratic preference for secrecy and closed-door decisions on the most basic issues facing Princeton,” Gellman wrote in February 1981.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan will face off for a U.S.
Before his lecture at the Wilson School on Thursday afternoon, former Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss the challenges facing the Egyptian government and the likelihood of a transition to a legitimate constitutional democracy in the wake of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s removal from power in June.
The Daily Princetonian:What is the biggest challenge facing the Egyptian government today?
Mohamed Kamel Amr:I think the biggest challenge facing Egypt today, it is what they call a “road map” for, you see, moving forward.
As a result of the government shutdown that began on Oct. 1, the confirmation process for Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel ’77, who was nominated by President Obama on Sept.
After reports of gunshots at Nassau Hall prompted attendees of Washington Post reporter Ezra Klein’s lecture to evacuate to the Whig-Clio Senate Chamber, Klein spoke to The Daily Princetonian in the crowded basement about his passion for blogging, views of American politics and obsession with charts.
The Daily Princetonian:What sparked your interest in journalism?
Ezra Klein:I got in through kind of a backdoor.
“It's not species that makes a difference,” bioethics professor Peter Singer said in a three-person panel on animal rights on Tuesday afternoon.
Award-winning Washington Post reporter Ezra Klein spoke on increasing polarization in Congress and ways to fix systemic problems within the government in a lecture titled “Why Washington is Horrible (In Charts)” Tuesday night.“Americans agree.