On May 1, University of Illinois history professor Mark D. Steinberg stressed in a lecture that although revolutions are never perfect, the effort behind them is what matters. Through historical documents, artwork, and inspiration from philosopher Walter Benjamin, Steinberg gave the audience a unique view of the proletariat imagination behind the 1917 revolution.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office has released surveillance videos showing that the late Scott Mielentz, who was killed by state police officers at the Nassau Street Panera on March 20, was armed with a black Crosman PFM BB Pistol.
On Sunday, April 8, there were two reported incidents of an individual using a cell phone to take pictures of male students while they were in bathroom stalls in Firestone Library.
Because of severe weather, the University is closed to all non-essential personnel until 9 p.m.
Terrace Club shut down after a former employee made threats against the club.
On Tuesday, the Interclub Council released a “welcome letter” reminding new and old eating club members of their responsibilities. Signed by all the eating club presidents and ICC Chair and Colonial Club president emeritus Matthew Lucas ‘18, the letter focused on issues of safety, community, and tolerance, both in and out of the clubs. According to Lucas, this is the first time in at least six years that the ICC has released such a letter.
Several students walked out of an anthropology lecture Tuesday afternoon when a professor allegedly asked a question in which he used the word “n****r,” according to several students in the class.
“The program uses a social justice education framework to explore issues of equity and diversity,” said the director of FUP Varsha Ghosh.
On April 29, NAACP president Cornell William Brooks gave the keynote address at the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Each year, as part of the conference, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations honors high school students from around the country whose work has had a positive effect on issues surrounding race in their hometown communities.
On Saturday, April 29, eating clubs hosted the fourth annual TruckFest food truck festival on Prospect Avenue. For the past three years, community service chairs of the 11 eating clubs have collaborated to put on the festival, which raises money for local charity organizations.