The question of whether or not Princeton can be morally justified in having an offshore account hinges on how willing we are to give primacy to the claims of the “goods” provided by the endowment over an evaluation of the endowment’s necessity and efficacy in producing such benefits.
I affectionately joke about the small community living in my Wilson basement being a nudist colony. Despite our limited interaction as nearly strangers, my dorm neighbors and I still have a healthy sense of platonic camaraderie when it comes to accepting the unintended consequences of living with members of the opposite sex in tight quarters.
Rather than trying to “sell” Princeton and build up freshman year as the best time of our lives, the University needs to give equal weight to demystifying the unspoken struggles of the freshman experience.
In our words of disagreement, we can at least choose to exercise a little human empathy for our neighbors and fellow community members to maintain cordiality.
I’ve been thinking about Arthur Brook’s overly simplistic article in the New York Times.
While we may safely agree that Feinstein overstepped constitutional boundaries, we can also acknowledge that the root of her concerns about the separation of church and state has yet to fully be fully addressed within our current legal system.
James Cameron’s criticism of the recent Wonder Woman film as objectifying an icon rather than celebrating feminism is perfectly valid.
President Eisgruber explained that Princeton does consider race in admissions, but that every applicant is nonetheless given “a fair shake.” A truly fair shake would level out the differences in performance resulting from an applicant’s socioeconomic background.
The University is suing the United States Department of Education in an attempt to keep seven years of admissions records hidden from the public. The cover-up is hardly unexpected.
This past year, the Princeton Club of New York remodeled its main dining room. The changes were unveiled in March. What was once the Woodrow Wilson Dining Room has now been rechristened as the “Nassau 1756” Dining Room.