On Tuesday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that President Trump’s travel ban was constitutional because it did not necessarily target immigration on the basis of race or religion. The ruling elicited a statement from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83. Many University students are responding to the court's decision with outrage, while others said the travel ban could positively impact national security.
As the University’s endowment rises with each academic year, town inhabitants continue to raise long-existing concerns that the University should be contributing more to the town financially.
As students frantically complete Dean’s Date assignments and prepare for final exams, one break they can look forward to is the customary Undergraduate Student Government celebrations, held immediately after the Dean’s Date deadline. According to USG treasurer Alison Shim ’19, the budget for this spring’s celebrations is $7,000, significantly less than the $43,275 used in fall.
After having private conversations with University employees and the labor union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 175, Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) organized a town hall for campus workers to share their concerns about low wages, temporary work status, and job uncertainty with the student body.
During the final Council of the Princeton University Committee meeting of the academic year, representatives from the Resources Committee, the Committee on Naming, the Campus Iconography Committee, and the Graduate Student Government addressed University divestment from private prisons, initiatives to honor diverse individuals from the University’s history, and plans to improve graduate student life on campus.
One week following the release of spring election results, the Undergraduate Student Government announced in an email to the student body that Emma Parish ’21 and Phoebe Park ’21 have been elected as Class of 2021 president and social chair, respectively, in run-off elections for both positions.
On April 24, some University students will partake in a decades-old tradition, “Newman’s Day,” in which participants drink 24 beers in 24 hours. The tradition comes from an apocryphal quote attributed to actor Paul Newman: “24 beers in a case, 24 hours in a day. Coincidence? I think not.”
On April 18, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 joined 62 other university presidents and chancellors in affirming the value of free speech on college campuses at an Association of American Universities meeting in Washington, D.C. Eisgruber has been a vocal supporter of free speech during his presidency.
In an email to the student body late Friday, April 20, the Undergraduate Student Government announced the newly elected U-Councilors and officers for the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. A referendum on the Honor Committee was also overwhelmingly passed.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 19, students sitting in the back row of McCosh 50 found energy drinks attached to the bottom of their seats along with promotional fliers. “I turned and looked at all the seats, and there was a bunch of Red Bull taped under the desks,” Alex Reblando '18 said. “I thought it was a miracle."