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Amanda Ferrara and April C. Armstrong curated the exhibition “On Display: The Public Lives of 20th-Century American Women” at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. The exhibition, which includes categories like “Activism,” “Government Service,” “Political Campaigns,” “Rights,” and a rotating case about University faculty wives and staff, will be displayed until February 2020. The Daily Princetonian sat down with Ferrara, Mudd’s Public Services Project Archivist, and Armstrong, Mudd’s Special Collections Assistant for Public Services, to discuss the curation of the exhibit. The transcript below is edited for length and clarity.
Printed on a pair of socks in Labyrinth Bookstore is “so many books, so little time.” It’s a cute, positive sentiment: when you love books, the pile to read seems endless and exciting. But when I passed it last week, the phrase hit home differently.
Midterms week is upon us. For many of us, this means papers and exams consuming much of our time during a week we would usually devote to preparing for our weekly classes — preparation that, unfortunately, must still happen.
Jazz band Mwenso & the Shakes is slated to perform at McCarter Theatre on Nov. 6. The group describes itself as a “troupe of global artists who perform music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music.” The Daily Princetonian had the opportunity to sit down with lead vocalist and bandleader Michael Mwenso to preview the upcoming show.
At least 65 of the Certificates of Fire Inspection posted in buildings across campus have expired. These expired certificates, however, do not reflect the results of the most recent inspections and are currently being replaced by date-free signs in accordance with permission from the municipality.
Shiru Café, a Japan-based café chain that serves college students free of monetary charge in exchange for personal data, had plans to open a location in Princeton this past winter. However, these plans never came to fruition, and since then Shiru has closed its three U.S. locations.
Women’s soccer (5–5–3, 1–2–1 Ivy League) tied the Columbia Lions (8–3–2, 2–1–1 Ivy) 1–1 on Saturday night after a contentious match that ended the Tigers’ hopes of a repeat Ivy League championship this season.
On Monday, Oct. 21, the Tiger Confessions Facebook group was shut down, and all of the past content in it was deleted. In an email to students who had applied to moderate the page, the group administrator Christine Hu ’22, also known by the alias Ty Ger, announced that she has decided to close the group.
In the November issue of “INSIGHT Into Diversity,” Princeton was granted the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, standing alongside a field of 93 other colleges and universities across the United States.
Karen Finney is a political correspondent for CNN. She was the spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, having previously worked with her on her first Senate campaign. The Daily Princetonian sat down with her to talk politics, journalism, and social media. The transcript below is edited for length and clarity.
The arrival of autumn’s crisp weather on campus was accompanied by an influx of black Princeton alumni returning for Thrive, a three-day conference that sought to empower and celebrate Princeton’s black alumni. Sporting various patterns of orange and black, black alumni swarmed the ivy-covered campus, eager to learn and bond with one another.
Princeton may have the most beautiful architecture of any school campus. It may have an endowment larger than many countries’ GDPs — and more Olympic gold medals, too. But those facts didn’t shock me as much as what I witnessed when I first set foot on campus, as a prospective student at Preview. I filed into Richardson Auditorium for “This Side of Princeton,” a yearly show that features a capella groups, dance companies, stand-up comedy, and more.
The past few years have brought renewed focus on the intersection between sports and politics, from Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest to Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, calling out President Trump. But while many fans celebrate these players using their voices to stand up against injustice, often those in power, including leagues and the media, have sought to uphold a barrier between sport and politics. The NFL and U.S. Soccer banned kneeling during the anthem after Kaepernick’s and Rapinoe’s protests.
On the heels of two wins against Brown and Yale last week, Princeton women’s volleyball (10–6, 6–1 Ivy League) went on the road and extended its winning streak, beating both Harvard (4–12, 2–5) and Dartmouth (5–11, 1–6) in three sets.
Men’s soccer vs. Columbia: W 2–1
During their weekly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 20, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed future Lawnparties, as well as a proposal to adopt sustainability as an official priority.
According to Norman Finklestein, I am one of the “Jewish students who allegedly were pained” by his remarks at the “Fighting for Justice: From Gaza to Ferguson” panel on Oct. 10. I am pained by the vile things he espoused, and I am pained that, instead of engaging critically on the Israeli-Palestinean conflict and intersectional solidarity, Finklestein was invited to do what he does best: express anti-Semitism.
Fatinah Albeez ’23, Melissa Chun ’23, Jafar Howe ’23, Taryn Sebba ’23, and Sophie Singletary ’23 (listed in alphabetical order) will represent the Class of 2023 on the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Class Council. The results of the class-wide election, held last week, were sent in an email on Friday, Oct. 18.
On Oct. 18, Princeton Theological Seminary announced its plans to finance reparations, making it the second theological institution in the nation, after Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., to do so.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, several local organizations teamed up with Period, a national nonprofit founded by Nadya Okamoto and dedicated to ending period poverty and stigma, to host a rally, part of the first-ever National Period Day. Nationally, organizers held more than 60 coordinated rallies, across 50 states and four countries.