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This past weekend, Princeton baseball (7–21 overall, 4–8 Ivy League) traveled to Meiklejohn Stadium at the University of Pennsylvania for three games against Penn (19–11, 8–4), hoping to come away with their first Ivy League series win of the 2019 season. That goal would not be achieved, as Princeton dropped games one and two of the series 15–9 and 1–0, respectively. The Tigers were, however, able to come together and avoid the series sweep with a big 7–2 win in the series finale.
On Monday, April 15, Eliza Griswold ’95 and Carlos Lozada GS ’97 were named 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners in general nonfiction and criticism, respectively, at a ceremony at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Griswold and Lozada join the ranks of University alumni such as Cold War diplomat George F. Kennan ’25, University journalism professor John McPhee ’53, and journalist and novelist Lorraine Adams ’81.
Western countries tend to view income inequality in terms of a disparity in individuals’ earnings. According to Tak Wing Chan, Chinese income inequality is better conceptualized as a disparity in people’s earnings at different points in their lifetime.
When AJ Sibley ’19 began studying at the University, he enrolled in several essay-heavy classes. He soon found himself pulling all-nighters, which meant staring at bright white computer screens for hours.
Friday, April 12 was a historic night for Princeton’s men’s volleyball team (15—12, 13—1 EIVA). The Tigers beat Saint Francis (15—13, 9—5 EIVA) 3—1 (25—19, 25—16, 20—25, 25—23), a victory that propelled the Tigers to an outright conference title and home court advantage for the EIVA playoffs for the first time in program history. The Tigers also faced Penn State (14—14, 10—4) on Saturday and defeated them 3—0 (25—19, 25—16, 25—20).
Men’s lacrosse (6—6, 1—3 Ivy League) defeated Dartmouth College (2—9, 0—4 Ivy) 13—4 in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday, moving them one step closer to qualifying for the Ivy League playoffs. Junior attacker Michael Sowers, with three goals and three assists in this weekend’s game, moved into second place in the program’s all-time points ranking with 237 points, only 10 behind record holder Kevin Lowe ’94.
On Thursday, April 11, Nathan Poland ’20 was announced the winner of a 2019 Truman Scholarship, a national award that grants its recipients professional development opportunities and up to $30,000 toward graduate school.
On Tuesday, April 2, racism once again walked onto the soccer field.
About a month ago, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook was told by two Utah Jazz fans to “get down on your knees like you used to.” A few weeks ago, English soccer players Danny Rose, and Callum Hudson-Odoi were subject to racist abuse from Montenegro fans while playing for England. And last week, Italian striker Moise Kean faced racism from opposing fans while playing for Juventus versus Cagliari.
Nostalgia (April 15–26) at Hagan Studio. The senior visual arts thesis entitled Nostalgia by Susan Liu ’19 will be on display at Hagan Studio from April 15–26. The show focuses on “nostalgia” through a historical lens. Liu uses “multiple sensory modalities” to explore this topic of nostalgia.
Ice machines went down. Baked goods ran out at around 4 p.m. At peak business hours, the Coffee Club was selling about one drink per minute.
Men’s baseball @ Penn: L 15–9, L 1–0, W 7–2
USG approved funding for Yardparties and a Projects Board Funding request for a Princeton Electronica.
Over the past year and a half, students have clearly expressed their desire to reform the Honor System. Beginning with the four referenda passed during the 2017 USG elections cycle, students have repeatedly called for increased transparency, improvements in communication practices, and changes to the elected composition of the members of the Honor Committee, among other things. Students have thoroughly engaged with administrators and faculty members on these topics in numerous forums since the University initially halted the implementation of the referenda’s proposed reforms in January 2018.
Between a halftime ceremony honoring members of the 1994 NCAA champion Princeton women’s lacrosse team and a postgame ceremony honoring the 2019 Princeton women’s lacrosse senior class, Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field was eventful. In the meantime, Princeton (9–3, 3–1 Ivy) found a way to edge out Harvard (6–7, 1–4), winning 14–12 in its final home game of the regular season.
I was not particularly surprised to hear that the University recently updated its policy regarding consensual relations between faculty and graduate students, though I was somewhat dismayed. The decision of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty to forbid all consensual relations between faculty (including instructors and lecturers) and graduate students — regardless of whether the employee and student in question have a supervisory or advisory relationship — is a step in the wrong direction. Certainly, the University is right to be diligent in its prohibition of romantic or sexual interaction between faculty members and their own graduate students.
Julius Dubose, known professionally as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, or simply A Boogie, will be headlining Lawnparties this spring.
Men’s lacrosse (5–6, 0–3 Ivy) defeated Siena College (5–5, 3–2 MAAC) 19–10 on Tuesday night in a game that saw Princeton’s junior attacker Michael Sowers score six goals and contribute five assists for a career-high 11 points. The win was a boost to the team’s overall record but doesn’t aid its playoff hopes — they are still winless in the Ivy League.
On Tuesday, April 9, the first day of Princeton Preview 2019, graffiti was found in Prospect Gardens. Three individual pieces of graffiti — “Title IX protects rapists” in two places and “Fuck Title IX” in one — were written in dark red ink on the ground of the Class of 1975 Walk. As of Wednesday night, the University was aware of the incident and working to remove the marks.