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Chitra Parikh ’21 is running against David Esterlit ’21 for Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president for the 2020 term. The Daily Princetonian sat down with her to discuss her candidacy, prior experience, and priorities to improve student life and wellbeing on campus. Below is a lightly edited and condensed transcript of the conversation.
David Esterlit ’21 is running against Chitra Parikh ’21 for Undergraduate Student Government (USG) president for the 2020 term. The Daily Princetonian sat down with him to discuss his candidacy, prior experience, and priorities to improve student life and wellbeing on campus. Below is a lightly edited and condensed transcript of the conversation.
Sarah Tantillo ’87 is an educational consultant who has written several books and research reports, founded multiple organizations to aid charter schools, and taught high school English and humanities for 14 years. The ‘Prince’ sat down with her to discuss her books, experiences at the University, roles in founding the New Jersey Charter School Resource Center and New Jersey Charter Public Schools Association, and thoughts on the future of education in the United States.
Wendy Kopp ’89 is the founder of the nonprofit organizations Teach for America and Teach for All. In anticipation of her May 4 lecture, “Wendy Kopp: From Senior Thesis to Global Social Impact,” the Daily Princetonian spoke to Kopp over the phone about her time at the University, the founding of TFA and educational reform in today’s political climate.
As part of a series for Women's History Month, The Daily
Princetonian sat down with Nancy Peretsman ’76, Managing Director at Allen
& Company LLC and trustee emeritus. The 'Prince' interviewed Peretsman
about why she was inspired to go to Princeton, women in the workforce,
and her philanthropic commitment to the University.
It's that time of year again, when seniors withdraw into the depths of libraries and their dorm rooms to complete perhaps the most exhaustive and nuanced endeavor that they will undertake during their Princeton careers: the senior thesis. For months, these students have been conducting research, building, performing, interviewing, and writing these capstone projects that are often mysteries to underclassmen. To get an idea of what these students have been spending hours and hours on, the Street interviewed three seniors, Dylan Blau Edelstein ’17, former Street editor Harrison Blackman ’17, and Daniel Teehan ’17. All of the seniors are AB students; Edelstein is concentrating in Spanish & Portuguese, Blackman in History, and Teehan in Comparative Literature.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with the former Director of the Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission Norm Champ ’85 to discuss his role in the regulation of the finance industry after the Great Recession. Champ’s recent book, “Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis,” details the process of financial reform both by and within the SEC after the crisis, and is set to be published in March. Champ is currently a lecturer at Harvard Law School and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP Investment Funds Group.
Author Junot Díaz will be on campus for a special book reading and book signing hosted by Princeton Latinos y Amigos on Friday. Díaz will be reading from his book “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” The ‘Prince’ asked Díaz a few questions about his identity and writing career over email.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with University mathematics professor Charles Fefferman GS ’69 to discuss his work and career. Fefferman was recently jointly awarded the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics with Stanford mathematics professor Richard Schoen for his work in numerous fields such as complex variables, partial differential equations, and subelliptic problems, as well as his contributions to the Navier Stokes equation and Euler Equation, according to the Wolf Foundation’s press release. Fefferman was also awarded the Fields Medal in 1978 for his work on convergence and divergence.
Juan Carlos Pinzón is the Ambassador of Colombia to the United States. On Monday, he sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss U.S.-Colombia relations, the role of democracy, and peace in Colombia.
Dr. Deshawn Cook was appointed as the new director of student life for Butler College on October 25th, 2016. He came to the University from Drew University, where he served as the assistant director of residential life and the Title IX coordinator. Cook earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an M.A. in Liberal Studies at Ramapo College as well as a Doctor of Letters at Drew University.
Alia Malek is a journalist, author, and civil rights lawyer. Her writing has appeared in a slew of publications including The New York Times and McSweeney's, among many others. She is the author of the narrative nonfiction novel "A Country Called Amreeka: US History Re-Told Through Arab American Lives" and will release her second book in February 2017. Malek is a former senior writer for Al Jazeera America and was recently awarded the Hiett Prize in the Humanities.
Sandra Clark is the vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY. Before she took the role in August 2016, she was a managing editor at Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. She spoke about diversity in journalism on a panel last week, then sat down with the Daily Princetonian to continue the conversation and discuss where journalism is headed.
Benét Wilson is an aviation journalist based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Aviation Queen LLC, a consulting and multimedia business that features Wilson’s writings on aviation and travel. She was a speaker in The Daily Princetonian’s panel on diversity in the newsroom, where we got to sit down with her to discuss her experiences in the media industry.
In classrooms and on social media, Trump’s unexpected victory has generated abundant conversations of fear and worry across campus. The Daily Princetonian sat down with two members of the College Republicans to discuss the outlook of the United States under Trump. Paul Draper ’18 is the president of College Republicans, the New Jersey Millenials for Cruz director, and the Executive Director of the New Jersey College Republicans. Connor Pfeiffer ’18 was the Northeast Regional Campus Coordinator for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, former State Chairman of the High School Republicans of Texas, and an ex officio member of the Texas Republican Executive Committee. The interview has been edited for clarity and length.
Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education on Thursday related to the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s admission practices concerning Asian-Americans.
Returning to Forbes after the third presidential debate, I overheard the comments of my fellow students. “Who do you think won?” “The country’s doomed.” “Trump’s an idiot.” But one comment never gets old: “I swear, if Donald Trump becomes president, I’m moving to Canada.”