Political activist Marielle Franco’s black feminism aimed to understand and transform the world. She hoped it wouldn’t just respond to one group’s needs, but to all of ours, Angela Davis said in her tribute to Franco on Thursday, March 14.
Alec Karakatsanis is the founder and executive director of the Civil Rights Corps. He works to combat human caging, surveillance, the death penalty, immigration laws, war, and inequality. He gave a lecture through the Wilson School on Wednesday, titled “The Bureaucracy of Human Caging.”
Mikaela Gerwin ’19 and Rachel Linfield ’19 have been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The scholarship will fund Gerwin and Linfield’s pursuit of graduate studies next year at the University of Cambridge. Gerwin will pursue a Master of Philosophy in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, and Linfield will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Health, Medicine and Society.
Quadrangle Club president Daniel Pallares Bello ’20 recently announced that the club, often called “Quad” by students, will now guarantee that students on full financial aid will not need to pay any out-of-pocket costs for membership. Pallares Bello hopes that low-income students will no longer face financial obstacles to club membership.
Two University seniors, Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman ’19 and Myrial Holbrook ’19, as well as Ararat Gocmen, a 2017 Princeton alumnus, have been named 2019 Marshall Scholars.
“Stop telling your students to Google things,” said Dr. Safiya Noble, a professor at UCLA and the University of Southern California. She is a leading expert on how search engines control the flow of information.
So far, the 10 current club members have met once over dinner, and Miriam hopes for the club to meet about once a month. The location is only disclosed to people who have contacted the University’s LGBT Center with interest in attending a meeting.
A student club designed to invigorate women will likely die out after its founder graduates next spring.
Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, advocated for mandatory voting in her talk on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the University. Mandatory voting would help depolarize the current political climate, according to Jarrett.
“I started Workshop No. 1 because there wasn’t a venue on campus where people could reflect on how to build more fulfilling lives,” Gewirtz said.