In the 21st century, however, with the increasing emphasis on both equitable representation among the undergraduate student body and ethical institutional behavior, there is more to a university than just test scores and salaries post-graduation.
It is in this space of confusion and social angst, wondering whether we as a species can ever come to grips with the permanent damage that fossil fuels will inflict on our planet, where I have found climate activism, such as the upcoming Global Climate Strike on Friday, to be most compelling and useful.
And consider this article an exhortation. If you were expecting a robust political activism scene here as I was, given the prowess of the Woodrow Wilson School, think again. It’s up to us — including you, Class of 2023 — to change that.
To minimize this reckless disposal and waste, Princeton needs to stop giving out free shirts or at least place severe limits and regulations on the trade.
Despite all of the warnings that students wouldn’t vote, our climate referendum ended up passing with 42 percent of the campus voting and 95 percent voting in its favor.
While referenda may not immediately modify administrative actions, they do a fantastic job at sparking and accelerating conversation among their topics of interest.
What Professor Horn taught me, which I think we all can benefit from, is that life isn’t always about reaching the next deadline — if we don’t stop to smell the roses, we miss out on all of life’s little intricacies, the beauty present in our ordinary, everyday surroundings.
Across the country, 48 U.S. universities have either partially or fully divested from fossil fuels. So, why does Princeton consistently avoid shifting its investments?
Since arriving at Princeton, I have witnessed isolation through technology when walking around campus.