On Tuesday, former U.S. Representative and Senator Rick Santorum discussed the degradation of “traditional American values." Santorum noted that one particular value – freedom – is equally important for both members of the Left and Right, especially among modern youth. According to Santorum, the manner by which the United States both conceptualizes and celebrates freedom is what sets the United States apart from other nations. He noted that Americans' unique view of freedom has been a key driver of the United States' rise to the status of world power.
Among the many events Princeton Advocates for Justice — and the Princeton Clay Project — host to bring awareness to activist and other progressive causes was the table in Frist Campus Center on Apr. 6 in an effort to harness student sentiment welcoming refugees.
he University’s Office of Alumni Affairs has announced that candidates Aleksandra Czulak ’17, Andrew Sun ’17, and Achille Tenkiang ’17 have passed the primary round of the Young Alumni Trustee Election, and will move on to the General Election, to be held from May 2 to May 24, according to a press release from Cathy Phillips. The election results were verified and confirmed by an election services company hired to run the election.
At a lecture on Feb. 23, Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, discussed the idea of moving to a society with less cash, which forms the basis of his new book, “The Curse of Cash."
“Islam hates us,” he claimed, is the primary message being put out to American citizens by the current administration. Sultan noted that, ever since Trump was inaugurated, there have been an increasing number of cases of the immigration ban being misapplied, with Muslim Americans facing extra security checks at airport security.
The University’s Herbert Lowell Dillon Gymnasium, constructed in 1947 and home to renowned athletes such as Bill Bradley ‘65, gold-winning captain of the 1964 US Olympic basketball team and current US senator, celebrates its seventieth anniversary this year. Having recently undergone renovations, Dillon Gym has recently reopened all of its A-level facilities this year.
Two on-campus robberies were reported this past week, according to the Department of Public Safety.
A fire fire on Witherspoon Street extensively damaged the building complex comprising the More Café, Sakura Express, and the Village Silver this afternoon. Princeton Director of Emergency Services Bob Gregory said on the scene that there were no injuries due to first responders' efforts evacuate civilians before the fire spread. Numerous first response vehicles and personnel are on the scene to survey and contain the damage including multiple fire trucks and ambulances. Gregory said that it appears that the fire had started in the café area on the first floor of the complex, and then spread to the adjacent businesses and into the basement, damaging the structure.
Andrew Appel, Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science, recently testified before Congress regarding security at the polls.
Last week, Boston’s Local 26, a labor union, called for a strike by Harvard University Dining Services staff.