Max Grear


mgrear@princeton.edu

Articles

St. A's: The nicest, artsiest bullies

By admitting those individuals with the hippest, most marketable, and oftentimes most expensive personal brands (which typically entail a palatable degree of quirkiness and maybe a dash of Nietzsche), St. A’s contradicts its own mission of cultivating an air of mystery and uniqueness. In reality, A’s is fundamentally, transparently mundane — just another smug, elitist group on a frequently smug, elitist campus.


#1 National Rich Kid University

To sum things up: if you’ve ever wondered why Princeton drops $700 a piece on lawn chairs, while still mandating that certain students work campus jobs and not others,  the U.S. News rankings may offer some explanation.


Harm reduction on campus

I can remember first arriving on campus as a first-year and soaking up the freedom of college life.


Letter to admitted students

I was motivated to write this letter because I wanted to talk about ambivalence. Ambivalence will serve you well no matter where you go, but particularly around here. I have often found it extremely difficult at Princeton to untangle the good from the bad.


Grad students: Vote yes to prison divest

This week, graduate students will have the opportunity to express support for the campaign to divest from private prisons and detention centers. The issue of private prison divestment will appear as a referendum question in the Graduate Student Government election, and a “Yes to Divest” majority would be pivotal as PPPD’s campaign continues to build momentum. Voting begins tomorrow, Feb. 23 and ends on Mar. 1.


Princeton’s ugly history lives on in its investments

This column is the first part in a series focusing on a student campaign for private prison divestment as a lens for examining questions regarding historical and present injustice, institutional responsibility and accountability, and mechanisms of change.


Dear administration: protect undocumented people now or change motto

There is no debating it: we are in a time of crisis, and complacency is deadly. This moment, more than any other we can remember, requires immediate action “in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Students can sign the DREAM Team’s petition calling on the University to protect undocumented people, and participate in the walk-out and gathering in front of Nassau Hall happening today (Thursday, November 17). Administrators, meanwhile, should also make good on the promise of the University’s motto by implementing the DREAM Team’s recommendations outlined below and in the online petition.