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Association of Black Seminarians’s petition demanding reparations gathers 572 signatures

The Association of Black Seminarians of Princeton Theological Seminary has released a petition for the institution to annually set aside 15 percent of the portion of the endowment used on operating expenses to fund tuition grants for black students. This would amount to $5.3 million a year, based on an estimate derived from the seminary’s expenses in the 2017–2018 school year. The petition also asks for the establishment of a Black Church Studies program.

Q&A with Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa, former president of Constitutional Court of Colombia

Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa was a magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Columbia for eight years and served as its president from 2005 to 2006. Justice Cepeda was a member of the technical-negotiation team working on transitional justice during the Colombian peace process. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the president of the International Association of Constitutional Law.  During his recent visit to the Woodrow Wilson School, The Daily Princetonian spoke with Cepeda about his role in the Colombian peace process and his thoughts on current trends in constitutional law. 

Day of Action held for Xiyue Wang

“One of the things we are trying to do is keep things alive and do more than just hold a vigil every single year to remind people of the situation,” said graduate student Mikey McGovern, president of student group Free Xiyue Wang. “We want to actually turn consciousness into action.”

Bridge Year to be renamed, expanded

Because of an endowment given by Michael Novogratz ’87 and wife Sukey Cáceres Novogratz ’89, the Bridge Year Program will be renamed the Novogratz Bridge Year Program. The program will now accept 42 students, an increase from the previous year’s 35.

After answering 50K blog questions, Real Talk contributors open up

Twenty anonymous student contributors with made-up names answer questions from students, prospective students, and even parents about anything related to Princeton University on the famous Tumblr blog called Real Talk Princeton. Whether the question is “how do I tell if a guy likes me?” or “can I bring my orgo grade up to a B?,” the contributors are ready to give their insight.

Dean Rouse defends holistic admissions process in editorial, amicus brief

In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, Rouse explained that test scores and grades are flawed and aren’t capable of predicting someone’s future success. She believes in the importance of other personal factors that emerge through Harvard’s consideration, like persistence, aspiration, and grit.