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As the world continues to battle the pandemic, applicants to the Class of 2025 will take part in an entirely virtual admissions cycle.
Last week, over 140 students and community members attended a virtual book talk with University professors Imani Perry and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. GS ’97.
During these times, it is vital to take care of both your physical and mental health. According to the Undergraduate Student Government COVID-19 Student Input Survey report, 69.1 percent of respondents rated their mental health as “somewhat worse” or “significantly worse” in comparison to before the semester became remote. In this virtual semester, isolation from friends, difficult living environments, or stress from current events can exacerbate these problems.
Amid a year of crisis and protest, there is a real desire for progressive and radical change. It is disappointing, then, that as we near the 2020 United States Presidential election, we are once again stuck with two candidates who do not reflect the energy of the progressive movement.
On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, concretizing recent student activism against anti-Black racism.
Seven-hundred and thirteen leaves of absence and deferrals have been approved for the upcoming academic year, with no students required to take more than one year off, according to a Tuesday memo from Dean of the College Jill Dolan sent to faculty members.
Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to divest from the U.S. prison system and publicly disclose its endowment holdings.
The number of American students earning humanities degrees has declined for eight consecutive years. That shift has particularly affected low-income students, more wary of living off a philosophy major’s salary than their more privileged counterparts. And in a moment of national reckoning, traditional curriculums centered around white, cisgender, and male perspectives are coming under fire for their exclusionary nature.
On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
A video posted in late June of Princeton High School (PHS) students saying the n-word while singing to a song at a party has reignited longstanding debate about the school system’s handling of racist incidents.
In private memory, this place [Princeton] is its halls, its library, its chapel worn to satin by the encounters and collaborations among and between strangers from other neighborhoods and strangers from other lands. In private memory, it is friendships secured and endangered on greens and in classrooms, offices, eating clubs, residences. In private memory, it’s stimulating rivalries negotiated in laboratories, in lecture halls, and on and within sports arenas. Every doorway, every tree and turn is haunted by laughter, by murmurs of loyalty and love, tears of pleasure and sorrow and triumph.
“Perhaps the most insidious and least understood form of segregation is that of the word. And by this I mean the word in all its complex formulations, ... the word with all its subtle power to suggest and foreshadow overt action while magically disguising the moral consequences of that action and providing it with symbolic and psychological justification. For if the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison and destroy.”
Backlash over creative writing lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Don Share, the editor of Poetry magazine, to resign last month — one of several recent controversies surrounding free speech and accountability that have embroiled the University.
This summer has seen the sparking of an enormous dialogue about systemic racism in many communities within our country, some members of which seem to be discovering this age-old issue for the first time. As I’ve talked to family members and friends about issues concerning the Black community, I’ve realized some families simply do not care about the discrimination they face.
This is a peek into my experience dealing with medical and mental health issues in Princeton’s highly competitive environment. The autobiographical narrative form is used to represent my perspective and is an attempt to convey the pressures, emotional struggles, and stresses the situation brought along with it.
In the beginning of quarantine, everyone was baking banana bread. The process of baking was comforting — a fun and delicious distraction from the stress of living through a pandemic. Now, at the end of summer, fruity and refreshing recipes can offer the same distraction and deliciousness.
Dear incoming first-years,