“Familiarity with technology as a user [and] some ability to think a little more deeply about how it works and about what is likely to be able to do and not do — that’s going to be core knowledge for policy professionals in the future.”
Themes of his book include the phenomenon of “racial melancholia” — an estrangement from American culture surrounding racial norms — as it relates to depression and suicide among model minorities. Still, in the years after his early work on racial melancholia, Eng started to notice different behaviors in the students of his Asian-American literature and culture classes.
On Monday, Sept. 17, the Kardashian Lifestyle Klub hosted its first study break of the year, complete with Kourtney-style nutella naan and a viewing of the most recent episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Klub presidents Kristen Starkowski GS and Allegra Martschenko ’20 founded the group in March 2018. Since then, the club has expanded to a membership of about 150 people on GroupMe.
Last Thursday, the University announced plans to commission eight new portraits of notable alumni and faculty in an effort to diversify the art and iconography on campus. These portraits are an addition to two portraits, of professor Toni Morrison and the late professor Sir Arthur Lewis, already commissioned last year.
On April 29, the CBS series 60 Minutes released a segment called “Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 Students Through College,” which featured the University’s making significant efforts to recruit students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2018 will be held on Tuesday, June 5, where Lim will deliver the Latin salutary and Berlin will deliver the valedictory address.
According to Princeton University Orchestra conductor Michael Pratt, Dudamel is “one of the most important musicians in the world.” Pratt hopes to use next year’s music outreach efforts to connect Princeton musicians with young musicians in Trenton.
Mckesson explained that he isn’t deterred by death threats and criticism, and he is constantly looking for ways to use his social power and media attention as platforms for bridging the ideological racial divide. Mckesson said that he is trying to give a voice to the oppressed regardless of the discomfort. “Freedom is not only the absence of oppression, but the presence of justice and joy,” he said.
Frank Lehman, an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Tufts University, knows the score of the iconic music of “Star Wars” as well as anything in his life. In his lecture, part of the Musicology Colloquia Series, Lehman criticized the practice of over-interpreting “Star Wars” music for plot details, but also explained the musically complex use of motifs throughout the score.