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This is the fourth installment to a series of articles I have published in The Daily Princetonian that attempts to shine a light on the gender gap in Princeton’s faculty and the causes for this gap. Princeton’s reports on gender equity in hiring have acknowledged this problem and even proposed solutions, but actual implementation has been scattered.
The House of Representatives is carrying out an impeachment inquiry against the President of the United States. The House Intelligence Committee has heard testimony from numerous witnesses, including State Department officials, U.S. intelligence community members, and ambassadors appointed by the President himself.
The Princeton University Humanities Council, in partnership with the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), is currently hosting the program “Being Human: a Festival of the Humanities.” Last year, the University became the first American university to host the British festival, which is led by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Last April, Karen Richardson ’93 was announced as the University’s new Dean of Admission. As a first-generation college student herself, Richardson expressed her commitment not just to admitting a diverse student body but also to ensuring that all students have the resources they need to succeed in competitive college campuses such as Princeton.
On Sunday, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (9–2–0 overall, 7–2–0 ECAC) defeated a group of professional hockey players from the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) in an exhibition game 2–1. The PWHPA group included former Princeton player Kelsey Koelzer ’17 and Amanda Kessel, a gold medalist with the U.S. team in the 2018 Olympics. Koelzer, Kessel, and teammate Melissa Samoskevich also belonged to the U.S. women’s national team that won gold at the World Championship in 2019.
On Nov. 15, Microsoft founder Bill Gates temporarily replaced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 again as the richest man in the world with a net worth of $110 billion.
Sophomore guards Jaelin Llewellyn and Ryan Schwieger each dropped 17 points as Princeton (1–5) picked up its first win of the season 87–77 at Bucknell (3–6).
Princeton women’s basketball improved to a 6–1 season record Sunday afternoon, after earning a 76–44 win over St. Francis Brooklyn (2–5).
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Princeton University Art Museum commemorated Day With(out) Art with an event that shined light on the works of artists whose lives have been affected or cut short by AIDS.
On Sunday, Oct. 20, H. Alonzo Jennings GS ’72 was awarded the Expression Award for Radio at the third annual Cammy Awards, which commended his program, “Jazz from an Eclectic Mind.” The ceremony recognized several television and radio producers at PhillyCAM, a non-profit community media center in Philadelphia. The Daily Princetonian spoke with Jennings about the award, his show, and his passion for jazz.
As I near the end of my undergraduate career, I have some advice to pass on to other students: make meaningful friendships with people who share your values and (at least some) interests, explore classes outside your comfort zone, and apply for cool Princeton funding opportunities that allow you to go abroad.
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.