In September of 2017, as students left their homes all over the world to come to campus, the Trump administration announced it would begin to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protections for individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children. Since then, the University has engaged in a yearlong legal battle to protect DACA beneficiaries after the policy’s announced rescission.
University alumni shared their experiences as members of eating clubs with The Daily Princetonian, reflecting on food, friends, and farce. Teri Noel Towe ’70, who bickered into Colonial Club, shared a story he kept quiet for 20 years: He and a friend pulled a prank on Ivy Club.
On Sunday, May 20, a student studying in Lewis Library thought she overheard someone mention getting a shotgun and called the Department of Public Safety, which alerted the Princeton Police Department. Officers came to the library and evacuated the building, according to Daniel Day, the University assistant vice president for communications.
On May 15, as reading period came to a close, the eating clubs of Prospect Avenue opened their doors to students looking to celebrate the completion of their written work — under one condition. Party-goers were asked to read a “consent pledge” before entering each club.
On Wednesday, five philosophers debated where to draw the line between religious liberty and discrimination, using the high-profile pending Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as a main example.
Presenting five statements about Spanish in the U.S., Kim Potowski, professor of Hispanic linguistics in the Hispanic and Italian studies department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, asked the audience: “¿chisme o verdad?” True or false?
“Racism plays a crucial role. The prison is racist,” explained philosopher Tommie Shelby. “It perpetuates racism and creates new modes of racism.”
On Tuesday, a third federal judge rejected the Trump administration’s justification for ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, known as “dreamers.”
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.