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Thursday, August 13

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Black student activism at a predominantly white institution | The Orange Table Ep. 1

From The Daily Princetonian comes a roundtable talk show that delves into race on Princeton's campus, bringing you in-depth, unfiltered conversations on student experiences. Co-hosted by Staff Writer Omar Farah '23, alongside Aishah Balogun '23 and Victoria Agwam '23, two members of the Black Student Union, The Orange Table seeks to candidly discuss race on Princeton's campus and at colleges throughout the nation. In this inaugural episode, we take a look at the current state of activism on campus. Joined by representatives from ChangeWWSNow, the Black Student Union and the Black Leadership Coalition, The Orange Table discusses everything from Double Sights and reparations to the efficacy of online activism. The panel reflects on how Princeton University is meeting this unique moment in American history. You can also listen to The Orange Table on Spotify. 

Cornel West, Robert George talk free speech, campus memory, and courage

In a wide-ranging interview, Associate News & Features Editor Marie-Rose Sheinerman sat down with Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George and Professor Emeritus Cornel West GS’80 to discuss the two scholars’ recent op-ed in The Boston Globe, “On Honesty and Courage”. In the piece, the two long-time friends called on former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump — along with the American people — to uphold the aforementioned values during this difficult moment for our nation. In the interview, George and West discuss the renaming of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, formerly known as the Woodrow Wilson School; recent controversy surrounding an op-ed by Professor Joshua Katz; campus memory of the Black Justice League, a Black student activist group; historical figures the two believe ought be elevated; and the importance of diverging from mainstream perspectives, no matter the social consequences. Editing by Mark Dodici ’22.

Princeton releases campus policy and ICE makes a dramatic change — Rapid Reactions on Zoom

On June 6, Princeton University announced its on-campus policies for the 2020-21 school year. Around the same time, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement instated a policy that puts many international students at risk for deportation. Hear what students had to say later that day. Video by Mark Dodici '22 Interviews by Dodici and Ergene Kim '23 On-campus footage by Juan José López Haddad '22.

When Princeton Stopped: 50 years on from the Strike of 1970

Fifty years ago, on April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon made an announcement. As the United States invaded Cambodia in a shocking continuation of the Vietnam War, Princeton University found itself amid a surge of anger, despair, and passion from a young generation looking for change. It's a situation mirrored beautifully in the present day, as the nation grapples with the effects of both a pandemic and generations of systemic racism. Hear about the University Strike of May 1970 and the era that it embodied so well from the people in the middle of it all in this exclusive Princetonian documentary. Produced and narrated by Mark Dodici '22. Interviews by James Anderson '23, Ergene Kim '23, Zachary Shevin '22, and Dodici. On-campus videos by JJ Lopez Haddad '22

Princeton Health Officer discusses town's pandemic response

We spoke to Health Officer Jeffery Grosser about COVID-19 testing in Princeton, the expansion of contact tracing, the pandemic's impact on nursing homes, and how he and the rest of the Princeton Health Department have managed the town's response to the coronavirus crisis. Interview by Katie Tam ’21 / Video by Zachary Shevin ’22

Spirit of Princeton Award winners reflect on their college experiences

Princeton recognizes a number of undergraduate students who make significant impacts on campus life each year with the Spirit of Princeton Award. This year, seniors Bobo Stankovikj, Caleb Visser, Jackson Artis, Jacob Berman, Jonathan Haynes, Meghan Slattery, Sirad Hassan, Tabitha Belshee, and Toni Xu and junior Kelton Chastulik were named recipients. We asked the winners to reflect on their four (or three) years on campus. The winners spoke about their favorite campus organizations (0:22) and Princeton classes (3:13), offered advise to their freshman selves (2:22), and reflected on finishing the school year remotely (5:07). They also discussed what they admire about the other winners (6:14) and explained what they believe the "Spirit of Princeton" really is (7:20). Video by Zachary Shevin ’22 Photos by Mark Dodici ’22 Thumbnail designed by Dodici from illustration courtesy of ODUS. Music by Berman and Visser did not offer comment for this video.

Princeton students across the globe discuss COVID-19 and Reopening

Different states, cities, and countries have begun to lift certain restrictions implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Daily Princetonian caught up with five Princeton students spread across the world to discuss how they and their hometowns have been impacted by COVID-19 and what they think of their governments' attempts to reopen. Pooja Parmar ’22, Andres Larrieu ’22, Astrid Wang ’22, Mohammed Elzubeir ’22, and Gab Montefalcone ’20 speak about what life is like in Georgia (USA), Mexico, South Korea, South Africa, and Italy respectively. Produced by Zachary Shevin ’22, Sam Kagan ’23, and Mark Dodici ’22

Dean Cecilia Rouse discusses the policy response to COVID-19

Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors discusses the role of government in the COVID-19 response (1:53), anti-stay at home order protests (3:58), and the relationship between the private and public sectors when it comes to healthcare (11:23). She also touches on how the pandemic will impact graduating students' job prospects (12:38) and the uncertainty of the what will happen with the fall semester (14:58). Video by Zachary Shevin ’22

Policy expert Heather Howard, former NJ Commissioner of Health, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic

Heather Howard, a lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, former New Jersey Commissioner of Health, and member of the Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton administration, discusses how her courses have changed (1:03), the national response to the pandemic (5:45), the lines along which the novel coronavirus seems to discriminate (7:28), and her opinion on Princeton's optional P/D/F policy for the semester (12:57). Video by Mark Dodici '22

BREAKING | Princeton U. is sending all students home — rapid reactions from Frist Campus Center

In light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, Princeton University has asked all students to leave campus by March 19 for the rest of the semester. This is a step up from the announcement Monday that all classes would move online following next week's spring break, a statement which recommended (but did not demand) students stay home until at least April 5. Video by Mark Dodici '22 and Zachary Shevin '22.