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Beni Snow


Democratize the Honor Committee

The committees should work like our jury system. People should not want to serve, since it isn’t a pleasant thing to judge others. They should be picked randomly, and after a trial, they should be dismissed, never to serve again. Incorporate everyone, and let no one have too much power. It’s not a perfect system, but no system with punishments will ever be. 

Retraction: Public Safety and Narcan

I would like to apologize to the 33 sworn officers of Public Safety and to Princeton University. In a recent column, I wrote that Public Safety needs to carry the opioid overdose drug Narcan if Princeton is serious about keeping students safe.

Give Public Safety Narcan

The United States is currently experiencing an opiate epidemic, with the number of overdoses increasing every year. In 2015, 33,000 people in the United States died of overdoses. The total number of people who overdosed is much higher. 

Ban parents from campus

Parents should be banned from campus. Not at all times, and Public Safety officers shouldn’t go around and round them up, but for the most part, parents need to stay away.

A more perfect housing system

The University’s housing system is a strange and convoluted beast. Our system is unlike that of Yale, where the residential college system is for four years, or Brown, where there are no residential colleges and many students live off campus.

Privacy should still matter

“If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got no reason to hide.” That adage needs some serious rethinking in a world where the word “wrong” can mean something different to every person.

Princeton Admissions: Recruitment

Princeton is one of the most selective undergraduate colleges in the world. That is guaranteed, as there are more students who want to attend than spaces.

Princeton admissions: legacy

The University very much enjoys having legacy admissions. There is something nice about seeing multigenerational tiger families at reunions. The increase in donations, while not quantifiable, is likely quite significant. But the very concept of legacy admissions flies in the face of individualism and meritocracy.

Princeton Admissions: Early Action

Princeton is one of the most selective colleges in the world. That is guaranteed, as there are more students who want to attend than spaces at the university. The criteria by which Princeton decides who can be a tiger, and who cannot, are not set in stone. In this column, part of a three-part series on admissions, I will examine early admission.