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Julia Ilhardt


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Penn professor discusses discrimination in Asian-American communities

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. 


Kardashian Lifestyle Klub kicks off its second semester

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.


Conductor Gustavo Dudamel named Princeton Artist-in-Residence

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.


Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson discusses blackness, ‘quiet trauma’

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. 


Musicologist Frank Lehman deconstructs Star Wars motifs

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.


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