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Before the Lewis Center for the Arts was even built, Maya Lin had considered creating art around the site. Now, several years later, she has finally completed her two contributions, “Princeton Line” and “Einstein’s Table,” to the University’s campus.
On Monday, Nov. 4, professor of politics and international affairs Aaron Friedberg and American Enterprise Institute visiting fellow Michael Mazza discussed China’s policies toward the ongoing Hong Kong protests, as well as the American response.
Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim ’86 fined U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos $100,000 for contempt of court for violating a preliminary injunction.
The University is home to over 300 student organizations, with plenty of students also participating in off-campus opportunities they find enriching during the academic year. The desire to have extracurricular activities is a great one, and one that the University should continue to encourage. What needs to change are some of the excessive ways in which students try to promote their clubs, events, and businesses.
In an op-ed published earlier this week in the The Daily Princetonian, several accusations were made against the co-sponsoring organizations of the event “Fighting for Justice from Gaza to Ferguson: Black and Palestinian Solidarity.” Among them, the one that most caught my attention was the assumption that we and our members are lacking “moral-political compasses” and do not oppose “manifestations of hatred.” These are strong accusations, and, as an organizer for the event, I find that such a personal attack warrants a personal response.
David Makovsky has built a career out of studying and reporting on Middle Eastern politics and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. An author, journalist, teacher, and most recently a podcaster, Makovsky sat down with the Daily Princetonian to discuss the Middle East, his career, and his new book, Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny.
Princeton’s Senior Day saw women’s soccer (7–6–3, 2–3–1 Ivy League) emerge victorious in their tussle against Cornell (4–9–1, 0–6–0 Ivy) 2–0, securing their second Ivy League win of the season.
Over fall break, No. 7 Field Hockey (12–4, 6–0 Ivy League) posted victories against then No. 14 Harvard (11–4, 5–1 Ivy) and Cornell (9–7, 3–3 Ivy).
Princeton women’s volleyball (13–6 overall, 9–1 Ivy League) went 2–0 this weekend against Cornell (15–4 overall, 8–2 Ivy) and Columbia (11–9 overall, 4–6 Ivy), extending their win streak to 7 matches.
This Wednesday, Nov. 6, a section of Alexander Road will close for nearly six months to replace two bridges and a culvert. The official detour route will lead to Route 1 via Faculty Road and Washington Road.
Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, spoke at a luncheon moderated by politics professor Marzenna James in Prospect House on Monday, Nov. 4. At the event, he took questions from a number of professors and students.
On Oct. 23, two dozen Republicans staged a new form of resistance to House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States. While members of the House Intelligence Committee met in a private session to hear testimony with government officials and experts on Russia, Ukraine, and the Trump administration’s foreign policy, the group of House Republicans began their protest by chanting “Let us in! Let us in!” outside the doors before pushing Capitol Police away and charging the private chambers of the closed-door committee hearing.
In New Jersey and in the rest of the nation, the maternal mortality rate has been on the rise for the past two decades. Most of these pregnancy-related deaths are preventable — according to the CDC, 60% of maternal deaths could be avoided. Pregnancy has become especially dangerous for women of color, who are at least three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications.
University professor Sabine Kastner accepted the Society for Neuroscience’s Award for Education in Neuroscience on Monday, Oct. 21, in Chicago. The award honors her dedication to making neuroscience engaging for young audiences, specifically in creating an academic journal for and edited by children and teens.
This past weekend, the No. 5 women’s hockey team (4–1–0, 2–1–0 ECAC) traveled to upstate New York to take on Colgate (6–4–1, 1–1–0) and No. 3 Cornell (4–0–0, 2–0–0). The Tigers split the tough road trip, getting a 1–0 victory on Friday night over the Raiders and losing 3–1 on Saturday afternoon against the Big Red.
Several prominent panelists discussed whether the University should divest from the fossil fuels industry during the Princeton Environmental Forum, held from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25.
At Princeton, we are inundated with messages that emphasize the necessity of civic engagement. For example, the Vote100 campaign urges Princetonians to vote in national elections, with a mission to achieve 100 percent voter turnout on campus.
A federal court of appeals affirmed a motion to dismiss a former graduate student’s claims against the University in a Title IX-related case.
According to public records, the office and retail building at 20 Nassau Street — home to over 100 small businesses, including Nassau Barbers and Jammin’ Crêpes — will be sold to Graduate Hotels, a college-town hotel chain.
Last spring, when the Alliance of Jewish Progressives (AJP) was approached by its allies in the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) and Princeton Committee on Palestine (PCP) to cosponsor an event with Dr. Norman Finkelstein, it was put to a vote of membership. At the time, I was a co-Chair of the organization, and, like the vast majority of members, I voted in the affirmative. “Fighting for Justice from Gaza to Ferguson: Black and Palestinian Solidarity” was presented as an exciting opportunity for the university community to learn about the concept of solidarity and movement building. As a leader of AJP, I saw our decision to cosponsor the event as not an endorsement of any particular speaker or political message, but rather to deem the event as worthy of attendance and in keeping with our core values.