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With a groundswell of activism igniting climate change protests all over the world, it seemed inevitable that the Fossil Fuel Divestment campaign in Princeton would roar back to life — and it has, propelled by the release of the IPCC’s 2018 report, which asserts that we must reach global carbon neutrality by mid-century, and the rise Greta Thunberg.
On Nov. 29, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced candidates for 2019 Winter Elections in an email to the student body. Out of nine positions up for election this winter, four will be attained without opposition.
The Washington Post recently published an article entitled “The problem with ‘OK, boomer,’” in which author Holly Scott argues that historically, using generational divides to gain solidarity for change distracts in important ways from the real issues at hand. Scott points out how the youth activism of the ’60s ran into largely insurmountable obstacles, as the media focused more on generational tensions emphasized by the activism than the real divides against which the activists wished to fight. The real divides in the ’60s, Scott claims, were about power — “who had it and who did not.”
This past Saturday, two Tigers representing the men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Facing brutally cold and rainy conditions on a mud-soaked grass course, senior Conor Lundy and junior Melia Chittenden battled against the fiercest competition from across the country.
This past weekend, the No. 8/8 women’s hockey team (9–2–0 overall, 7–2–0 ECAC) hosted No. 5/5 Clarkson (10–2–4, 3–1–2 ECAC) on Friday night in Princeton’s annual Black Out Baker game and Saint Lawrence (5–6–3, 1–3–1 ECAC) on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers swept the weekend, defeating the Golden Knights 2–1 and the Saints 6–2.
Princeton’s men’s water polo team (16–15, 7–3 NWPC) played two strong games at the Northeast Water Polo Conference championship tournament. With last year’s conference win, the Tigers have received five conference titles and were hoping to win back-to-back conference championships for the first time in Princeton history.
On Saturday Nov. 30, 2018, in Lehigh University’s Leeman-Turner Arena, the unranked underdogs of Princeton wrestling took down a powerhouse: the No. 8 Mountain Hawks.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been watching my friends in tech and finance find out what they’ll be doing next year. From jobs at Amazon and Google to the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey, they’re preparing themselves to be scattered across the country. Meanwhile, I sit and wait for my fellowship results to crawl into my inbox, anywhere between March and May. The wait is horrible, and I feel like a failure in the interim.
AnneMarie Luijendijk is a Professor of Religion and the Head of Wilson College. A papyrologist and scholar of New Testament and Early Christianity, she is the author of two books: Greetings in the Lord: Early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Harvard University Press, 2008), and Forbidden Oracles?: The Gospel of the Lots of Mary (Mohr Siebeck, 2014). Professor Luijendijk enjoys singing in a choir, walking, riding her (Dutch) bicycle, doing yoga, caring for her many houseplants (including papyrus plants) and flowers. She also likes to cook and talk and laugh with friends.
University Politics department alumnus Sean Shaw ’00 served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2016 to 2018, before running for attorney general of the state. Earlier this year, Shaw publicly endorsed South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 Presidential bid, arguably becoming Buttigieg’s highest-profile African American supporter. The Daily Princetonian spoke to Shaw about his career in politics, his 2018 nomination for Attorney General of Florida, and why he believes in Buttigieg.
A report released on Oct. 23 by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found 31 contaminants in the town’s water between 2012 and 2017, including some known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions, nervous system damage, and other health problems. The study was approached with skepticism by both New Jersey American Water and University professors and administrators.
82 items grace the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum as part of the new exhibit, States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing. The exhibit opened on Nov. 2, 2019, and it will close on Feb. 2, 2020.
Laeo Crnkovic-Rubsamen ’23 and Charlotte Merchant ’23 met on move-in day in the same zee group in Walker Hall. Their relationship changed after both decided to try out student-produced matchmaking service TigerCuff.
Maria Ressa ’86, an acclaimed journalist and 2018 Time Magazine Person of the Year, has been announced as the Class of 2020 Baccalaureate speaker, according to an email sent out to the members of the 2020 graduating class by their class government.
15-year-old Nicholas Matyas officially signed onto the University men’s swimming team on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the DeNunzio Pool during the team’s match against Cornell and Penn.
After a brief hiatus for the summer, the Forbes Vertical Farm is set to reopen this month.
On Thursday, Nov. 21, Joshua Bolten ’76, former White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush and current CEO and President of Business Roundtable, spoke on campus at a public event organized by the Cliosophic Party. In his years at Old Nassau, the University trustee secured an undergraduate degree from the Wilson School, serving as president of Ivy Club along the way. After graduating from Princeton, Bolten received a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
No. 9 Princeton field hockey (16–5) fell to No.1-ranked, defending national champions North Carolina (23–0) in the NCAA National Championship game on Sunday afternoon, by a score of 6–1.
Claire Wayner, a fellow columnist, recently argued that we should bring back some of the features from Tigerbook in its original form. In brief, she argued that the benefits of having access to Tigerbook significantly outweighed concerns about the platform, and that the University ought to consider reinstating Tigerbook in its original form — and even add a few new features.
Fire safety inspections are an inconvenient but critical reality on college campuses. Just one person committing a serious violation — for example, removing the proper signage on “means of egress” — could put the lives of all of a building’s occupants in danger.