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Latin America is improving and undergoing transformative democratization, Mario Vargas Llosa, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, said in a conversation Tuesday with visiting lecturer in the Program in Latin American Studies Enrique Krauze Kleinbort.
Before his lecture at the Wilson School, titled “Twenty Years After Oslo: Lessons Learned and Future Options?”, Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief representative of the delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United States, sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his work and the ongoing peace talks between Israel and Palestine facilitated by the United States.
While Palestine continues to engage Israel in negotiations for an independent state, the nation cannot make any more territorial concessions, Maen Rashid Areikat, chief representative of the delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United States, said in a Monday evening lecture titled, “Twenty Years After Oslo: Lessons Learned and Future Options?”
“When we call for the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, in the Gaza Strip, with Jerusalem as its capital, we are accepting a Palestinian state of 22 percent of what used to be historic Palestine," Areikat said before a packed Dodds Auditorium.
The federal government remained shut down on Thursday, and University faculty and students reliant on federal funding began to feel the pinch of the budget standoff in Washington.The shutdown was immediately felt at the Office of the Dean for Research, where the system for submitting and reviewing proposals for federal funding has effectively ground to a halt, Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti said.
In the midst of a crowd of 50 students who were moving fast enough to breeze by pedestrians — but not so fast that they missed a word that he said — jogged Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark and candidate for U.S.
While the federal government remained shut down Wednesdayafter Congress failed to agree on the terms of a continuing resolution, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Health Exchanges are just opening for business and leaving their marks within the Orange Bubble.
After the federal government shut down at midnight on Tuesday, The Daily Princetonian spoke to U.S.
After congressional gridlock resulted in a government shutdown at midnight on Tuesday, The Daily Princetonian spoke by phone with Joyce Rechtschaffen '75, director of the University's D.C.-based Office of Government Affairs, who serves as the primary liaison between the University and lawmakers in Washington.
Post-revolution turmoil in the Middle East is a natural effect of creating new democracies, not a sign that the Arab Spring was unsuccessful, Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki argued in a lecture about the challenges facing his country’s new democracy on Thursday afternoon.
Observers of the Arab World should be patient before drawing conclusions about the success of the Arab Spring because revolutions take time to effect change, he noted.
“Democracy is a process; it’s continuous experimentation,” Marzouki said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Princetonian before the lecture.
Before delivering a public lecture on Thursday afternoon, Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki spoke briefly with The Daily Princetonian about the challenges he faces as president and the reasons for his visit.
Gail Collins, a New York Times columnist and the first female editor of that paper’s editorial page, spoke on campus Tuesday about women’s rights from the 1960s to the present.
The Daily Princetonian: Let’s talk about journalism and newsrooms.
Before speaking on campus Tuesday, BuzzFeed COO and president Jon Steinberg ’99 sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his memories from Princeton, his position at the helm of one of the Internet’s most popular media companies and advice for current Princetonians.
The Daily Princetonian: When you wrote for the Opinion section of the ‘Prince,’ did you know that you would end up working at an online media company?
The birth control pill, the economy of the 1970s and the civil rights movement were the three factors that made the boom of women’s rights between 1964 and 1972 possible, New York Times columnist and former editor of the Times’ editorial page Gail Collins said in a lecture on Tuesday.Discussing her 2009 book “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present,” Collins shared anecdotes from various women who were part of the women’s rights movement.“A vision about the way things should be that had existed for millennia, ever since the beginning of Western civilization, with women in the home taking care of kids while men were outside running the public world —that vision changed overnight,” Collins said.In 1960, women faced social pressure if they weren’t engaged by their junior year of college, Collins said, adding she believes this expectation existed because effective birth control was not available.Once the birth control pill became available to women, female applications to law and medical school soared, according to Collins.
“If someone says they don’t like the cute animals on BuzzFeed, you should turn to them and ask if they are a robot,” Jon Steinberg ’99, the president and COO of BuzzFeed, said jokingly during a lecture he delivered on Tuesday night.
But it was not just a joke.
Researchers from two think tanks faced off in a debate on Monday over whether the United States should intervene in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
Gmail, the email service offered by Google that also hosts the University's @princeton.edu addresses for students, experienced technical difficulties on Monday.
According to thetechnology blog TechCrunch, Google experienced problems with delayed emails and attachments that failed to properly download.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling approved a new set of guidelines under which U.S.
Columbia University professor Prabhjot Singh was assaulted Saturday night, Reuters reported. The New York Police Department is investigating the attack as a possible hate crime, The Huffington Post reported.
Singh, a Sikh, has a beard and wears a turban.