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In its Feb. 10 meeting, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) heard brief presentations from Provost Deborah Prentice on the University’s budget and President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, who reiterated the content of his annual “State of the University” letter. This was followed by a lengthy Q&A in which Eisgruber fielded questions from the University community on Title IX concerns, construction plans, and divestment, among other topics.
It took three decades, and a dream.
35 years ago, my eyes were opened to the power of financial protest to shape the world. As an undergraduate at the University, I was part of the last wave of students who pressured the University to divest from South African investments. Our movement was part of a sustained, global campaign to end apartheid. We marched, and we chanted, “Princeton divest, oh yeah! Just like the rest, oh yeah!” We were briefly arrested, and in 1985, I wrote an op-ed calling on the University to divest. This experience convinced me that Margaret Mead was right: a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
The Princeton Town Council has officially condemned conditions in U.S. detention centers for undocumented immigrants while calling for a universal legal services program that would provide legal representation to such detainees.
A leading conservative scholar of poverty, Robert Doar graduated from the University in 1983 with a degree in History. In the 37 years since, he’s worked for the Washington Monthly and the Harlem Valley Times. He worked in the New York State and New York City governments, serving most notably as commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He then joined the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank where he now serves as President.
One of my best friends likes taking videos of me when I’m not paying attention, especially when he knows that I am about to do something dumb. Take, for example, the time when he convinced me to play a video game for the first time in my life. I thought that I would have a “safe space” to learn to play Smash Brothers. In reality, he was videoing my struggle with the gaming console. I only figured it out when I looked over at him and realized that he had stopped playing altogether and was holding back laughter.
As concerns about the impending climate crisis take the spotlight in political debates, similar controversy surges much closer to home. Divest Princeton is a growing group of students and alumni calling for the total removal of University funds from fossil fuel companies. So far, 735 alums, current students, and faculty members have signed an open letter to President Eisgruber ’83, but the movement has also been met with disapproval from certain administrators and professors. Robert Nixon, the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in the Humanities and the Environment, and Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, are colleagues, friends, and on opposing sides of this emerging debate on campus. The Daily Princetonian spoke to these two professors to hear why one supports the movement, and the other, a climate scientist himself, disagrees.
As concerns about the impending climate crisis take the spotlight in political debates, similar controversy surges much closer to home. Divest Princeton is a growing group of students and alumni calling for the total removal of University funds from fossil fuel companies. So far, 735 alums, current students, and faculty members have signed an open letter to President Eisgruber ’83, but the movement has also been met with disapproval from certain administrators and professors. Robert Nixon, the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in the Humanities and the Environment, and Stephen Pacala, the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, are colleagues, friends, and on opposing sides of this emerging debate on campus. The Daily Princetonian spoke to the two professors to hear why one supports the movement, and the other, a climate scientist himself, disagrees.
An unusual weekend of Ivy League play left Princeton men’s basketball in the same place they started: tied with Yale atop the Ivy League standings with a Valentine’s Day date with the Bulldogs looming.
In her inaugural President’s report at the first Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting of the year on Sunday, Chitra Parikh ’21 announced her plans for the new administration to execute the five-point platform she ran on, which focuses on mental health; Title IX and sexual misconduct; housing, dining, and transportation; sustainability; and accessibility of resources and information.
After an insufficient number of candidates during the regular election cycle, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has appointed three Class Senators and five U-Councilors to its voting body.
The 17th ranked women’s tennis team traveled to Chicago this weekend to participate in the ITA Indoor Nationals. With three wins already under their belt, expectations were high surrounding the team heading into the weekend against top competition. After a demoralizing 4–0 defeat to No. 7 NC State on Friday, the Tigers rallied to win their next eight matches, four against Arizona State and another four against No. 6 Pepperdine.
Hundreds gathered in the University Chapel on Friday, Feb. 7, to celebrate Mawlid, a Muslim holiday commemorating the birth and life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The crowd included students, faculty, and residents of Princeton and surrounding areas.
This past weekend, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (19–4–1, 14–3–1 ECAC) played its second to last home weekend of the regular season, hosting Rensselaer (0–29–1, 0–18–0) and Union (5–20–5, 5–10–3). Princeton swept both games by a combined score of 6–1, extending its win streak to five games, and its unbeaten streak in 2020.
“It is a fundamental principle that sport is neutral and must be separate from political, religious, or any other type of interference.”
It is the hardest moments of life that truly test faith, and I lost nearly all of mine that remained in politics after President Trump’s State of the Union Address. No, it wasn’t because of the President’s message — regardless of whether his address was exaggerated, misleading, or wholly accurate.
Princeton athletics has a knack for being first. Princeton provided four out of the 14 men that competed in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The Princeton football team played in the first collegiate football game, a milestone whose sesquicentennial anniversary was observed last year. The Princeton field hockey team made history in 2012 as the first Ivy League team to win the Division I NCAA Field Hockey Championship. Mary Moan ’97 won the first Ivy League individual title for women’s golf in 1997.
On Jan. 18, the University Art Museum opened a new art installment, entitled “Creation Myths,” at the recently renovated Bainbridge House, located on 158 Nassau Street.
To the Editor:
A Princeton municipal ordinance that went into effect last month mandates inclusive, gender-neutral signage on most single-occupancy bathrooms.