Every 22 minutes, someone in New Jersey is arrested for marijuana possession, according to a 2012 statistic cited in a new bill introduced by New Jersey lawmakers on May 15. Just this month, a University student was arrested for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, according to a local police report. Sponsored by Democratic state senator Nicholas Scutari, the bill would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey, joining eight other states that host recreational marijuana programs. The new bill seeks to alleviate racial inequalities in the criminal justice system by legalizing the drug. The University's stance surrounding the drug's use is not immune to the potential policy change.
Racial incidents at Princeton Public Schools prompt concern from parents, responses from school district
Over the course of two years, three serious incidents of racism have occurred in Princeton Public Schools.
Eight senators wrote a letter to the acting heads of the Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday calling for a federal investigation into Carl Icahn ‘57’s investment in the oil refiner CVR Energy, according to The New York Times. Carl Icahn ’57, a billionaire investor and generous donor to the University, is currently serving as President Donald Trump’s advisor. Icahn’s donations funded the Carl C.
“Expectation does not trivialize the collective sigh of relief now that Macron has won,” wrote Naomi ‘17."
A group of alumnae have started an initiative to wear an orange-and-black version of the PussyHats worn at the Women’s March on Washington.
After the Center for Jewish Life denied J Street U Princeton access to space to host an Israeli anti-occupation exhibition, J Street, a “Pro-Peace, Pro-Israel, and Pro-Palestinian” political group, announced it will host its event at the Carl A.
On April 20, racist flyers were spotted in four places around campus, according to an email sent to University community members. This comes as similar posters have been found on other campuses across the country.
On March 27, several Democratic senators sent a letter to investor and business magnate Carl C. Icahn ’57 requesting he clarify his role as special advisor to President Donald Trump and respond to questions about conflicts of interest. This expression of concern over Icahn’s role in the administration follows an ongoing effort to establish a conflict of interest, raising ethical issues, that is created by this informal advisory position.
On March 24, Judge Anthony Trenga ‘71 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim-majority countries, making him the first federal judge to do so.
The Constitutional Court of South Korea ousted President Park Geun-hye on March 9 after months of unrest in the country, including protests against government corruption.