What started as a joke exploded into a nation-wide movement. Newspapers across the country ran articles on the Veterans for Future Wars. Members of Congress discussed their arguments; veterans’ organizations condemned them.
As president of the University, Wilson falsely asserted that no black student had ever attended the institution and actively prevented black applicants from being accepted, writing: “It is altogether inadvisable for a colored man to enter Princeton.” Over two hundred students, alumni, and faculty members gathered to protest at the dedication of the University’s new installation, “Double Sights,” which is meant to represent Woodrow Wilson’s complex legacy.
From Princeton to New Delhi, Berlin to Antarctica, protesters marched to raise awareness of the climate crisis before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, which begins today.
According to reporting from the New Yorker, Wang’s wife “has been assured by [Trump] Administration officials that they are working for her husband’s release, but she has been left largely in the dark about what is happening.”
Starting next February, students working on campus will be able to earn paid sick leave under the New Jersey Sick Leave Act.
Polis has moved on from the Undergraduate Student Government at Princeton, where he served as communications director, and is now preparing to take office by attending a “boot camp for new governors” in Colorado Springs. Having defeated two-term state treasurer Walker Stapleton, Polis will replace the term-limited John Hickenlooper.
Over the past year, the Trump administration has placed increasing scrutiny on Chinese nationals studying at U.S. universities, particularly those in scientific and technological fields.
After nearly half a century of serving the Princeton community, Vice President and Secretary of the University Robert K. Durkee ’69 will retire in June 2019. He has been a member of the campus community since 1965.
Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor ’76 and Elena Kagan ’81 spoke to thousands of mostly female audience members on Friday about the court’s impartiality, challenges faced by women in their careers, and memories from their time at Princeton as part of the 2018 “She Roars” conference.
On Sept. 13, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ’86 and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos ’92, announced the creation of a $2 billion fund to support homeless and low-income families.