On Nov. 16, three of the four co-chairs of the National Women’s March — Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez — took part in a panel titled, “Silence Will Not Protect You: Womanism in the Age of Donald Trump,” about what went on behind the scenes of the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.
“Because this law is no longer just a pile of paper, a bill, it really is integrated into the fabric of our health care system, so it becomes much more difficult for Congress to try to make that change,” Jeanne Lambrew, former deputy assistant for health policy to President Obama.
Jeanne Lambrew served as former U.S. President Obama’s deputy assistant for health policy. Her political career began in 1993, when she served in the Clinton administration in the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Then, in 1997 she served in the Clinton Administration on the White House National Economic Council. In 2000, she served the same administration in the Office of Management and Budget. From 2011 to January 2017, she served in the Obama administration, coordinating work towards the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Currently, Lambrew is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and an adjunct professor at New York University.
“We’re a country that is forgetting about war,” University librarian Steve Knowlton said. “In WWII about 80 percent of princetonians wound up in the military, but nowadays it’s fewer than 1% of all people of military age ever enlist. The experience of war therefore is becoming more and more distant from all of us. Since war is such an important instrument of national policy, it removes us all from being cognizant of what war does to a community. So I’m very pleased to see the experience of Princetonians at war.”
On Tuesday, New Jersey residents hit the polls to vote in the state elections. Within one minute of polling sites’ 8 p.m. closing, Democrat Phil Murphy was projected as the winner in the race for governor. Murphy received 56 percent of the vote with 1,165,001 ballots cast in his favor.
“I’m passionate about bringing [the Historical Society of Princeton] into a new era and attracting a more diverse audience in terms of socioeconomics, ethnicity, and age,” Isabel Kasdin ’14 said.
“Harvard’s mission to be more inclusive is a lot more important than keeping things ‘the same,’” Lee said. Unlike Harvard, “Old Nassau” contains no language with religious connotations. However, the University made a similar decision to change the words of its alma mater in the winter of 1987 to be more inclusive towards women.