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In a world without COVID-19, students would be finished with their finals and free to celebrate the beginning of a well-deserved summer vacation. In a world without COVID-19, the memory of fireworks, beer, late nights, and old friends would still be fresh in the minds of the attendees of the Princeton 2020 Reunions. In a world without COVID-19, Princeton musicians such as Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 and Jack Shigeta ’23 would have had a season of spring concerts under their belts, and athletes such as lightweight rower Lauren Sanchez ’21 would have reached the end of their team’s season.
Eight years ago, Anna Salvatore ’24, age 10, was reporting live from the scene of her family vacation, interviewing family members and crafting headlines like “Uncle Glenn went whitewater rafting” and “Mom lip synced in the kitchen.” On June 5, she appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press: College Roundtable,” a weekly feature Chuck Todd’s flagship broadcast is running this month.
For the past several days, I’ve wrestled with whether or not I should voice my thoughts online. Activism on social media can often seem performative and masturbatory, each post a way for the user to publicly assert their wokeness. I don’t mean to undermine the power of social media. It’s an incredibly useful tool, and it would be foolish not to take advantage of the platform, but it would also be foolish to ignore the massive audience afforded by social media — for many of us, the largest captive audience we have access to. By racking up views, likes, and comments, social media taints anything we post with a self-lauding effect.
'Prince' Assistant News Editor Evelyn Doskoch '23 interviews Dean of the College Jill Dolan, discussing the decision-making process this spring, following up on some lingering questions from last week's open discussion with her and VP Calhoun, and looking forward to what September might bring for Princeton undergraduates.
Dr. Cornel West GS’75 GS’80 is a prominent philosopher, author, activist, and Professor Emeritus at the University.
With decreased air pollution in India, reduced carbon emissions in China, and improved water quality in Venice, much of the environmental rhetoric during the coronavirus pandemic has been about nature “healing” itself. Of course, there is value in the optimism gained by signs of nature’s capacity to heal, but now is not the time to ease up on environmental activism. The fight against climate change has not yet been won.
Fall study abroad programs and the 2020-2021 Novogratz Bridge Year Program have been cancelled due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19.
New Jersey will begin Stage Two of its reopening on June 15, according to Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement on Monday, June 1. As of Tuesday, June 9, the stay-at-home order has been lifted.
The public lynching of George Floyd by a police officer last month, after the murder of Breonna Taylor by current police officers and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by a former police officer, has catalyzed protests across the country. Hundreds of thousands of people, including Princeton students, faculty, and alumni, have called for a radical transformation of policing and the criminal justice system.
As someone who “eats practically all [his] meals out on Nassau Street,“ forgetting about Princeton’s restaurants in this time of crisis was not an option for Arsh Dilbagi ’21.
Four panelists explored the resurgence of violence targeting those of Chinese and Asian ancestry and the disproportionate health and economic impacts of the pandemic on Black, Latinx, Native American, and Asian communities during a discussion entitled “Race in the COVID Era: What America’s History of Racism and Xenophobia Means for Today” on Monday, June 8.
Zagster shut down their bike share services in Princeton due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the business, according to an email sent to users on June 1. The company disabled rides, terminated all rider accounts, and will remove the bikes and stations in the Princeton community, including those on campus.
As members of the Princeton University undergraduate student body, we all stand in solidarity with the Black community. We condemn the violent mistreatment and senseless murder of Black individuals by the police and the systemic oppression and racism that has long targeted Black lives. We believe Black Lives Matter and know that the Black students within our classes are integral members of our campus community.
The Interclub Council stands in firm solidarity with our Black members, the Black Lives Matter movement, and all of those who oppose the systemic racism which pervades our society. We wholeheartedly condemn the unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all the other people whose names we must and will remember because they were taken too soon.
The locally-owned boutiques, gift shops, and restaurants that comprise the town of Princeton are facing the full economic consequences of COVID-19, as the University students on whom they depend are absent. A community that typically thrives has found itself struggling to survive.
The University is no longer seeking to extend civil immunity protections to Department of Public Safety (DPS, PSAFE) officers, according to Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss. Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Paul Ominsky testified last year before the New Jersey State Assembly in favor of expanding immunity protections for campus police officers.
The Trump administration will revoke the visas of certain graduate students and researchers with ties to entities which support Beijing's military strategy, according to a May 28 presidential proclamation. The move could affect “a large portion of Princeton's graduate student and post-doc community,” according to the Graduate Student Government (GSG).
Bonnie Watson Coleman is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 12th district, which includes Princeton, N.J. She has served since 2015 and is currently running for re-election, facing Republican challenger Mark Razzoli.
On a call with governors across the country on Monday, President Donald Trump said that chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley ’80 will be “in charge” of the response to nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.
Nicholas Johnson ’20, who made history as the University’s first black valedictorian, explored the importance of mentorship for underrepresented minorities at a virtual panel held on Wednesday.