Benjamin Ball


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Seniors Hanley and Silver awarded Sachs Scholarship

University seniors Hans Hanley and Jennifer Silver have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship. The award is one of the University’s highest honors, intended to broaden the global experience of its participants by providing them the opportunity to study, work, or travel abroad after graduation. 


Zia-Ebrahimi talks dislocative nationalism in Iran

On Wednesday evening, Reza Zia-Ebrahimi, history lecturer at King’s College in London, painted a detailed picture of the rise of Iranian nationalism to an audience of students, faculty, and community members in East Pyne 010.


Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to go into effect

The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can now be fully enforced. Seven of the nine justices have granted the Trump administration’s request to lift the injunctions previously imposed by lower courts that blocked the policy.  Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor ‘76 were the two dissenters.


Book Review: I Hear My People Singing

Ultimately, I Hear My People Singing presents the deep-rooted racism that did and still does exist in America. The focus, however, is always on the people. Watterson presents the Witherspoon community and its residents as vital to Princeton’s past history and present story today. 


Philosophy professor named new dean of the graduate school

The Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy and alum of the graduate college herself, Leslie was appointed by President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and the Board of Trustees at their Nov. 17 meeting. A search committee composed of faculty members and graduate students proposed her selection.


Nuclear weapons programs carry massive risks, experts say at U. panel

“There is no one in the chain of command that has the authority to stop the president [from launching a nuclear weapon],” Blair explained.  “Under the current protocol, the president has the unilateral power to order a first strike without apparent cause.  The president has carte blanche; he is, as we sometimes like to say, the nuclear monarch.”


Princeton Advocates for Justice hosts DACA day of action

 “What I hope people realize is how dehumanizing the current climate has been in regards to not only DREAMers but other undocumented immigrants and refugees,” said María José Solorzano ’20, co-president of the Princeton DREAM team. “The xenophobic rhetoric has blinded us from really looking at what America’s true values are, trying to make a better opportunity for the immigrants that come.”