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As Princeton’s paper of record, The Daily Princetonian plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of the queer archive on campus. Unfortunately, given a history of violence toward and attempted erasure of the LGBTQ+ community, the archive of queer existence on this campus and beyond is often remarkably thin and marred by a lack of empathy for its subjects.
In her senior thesis show “sarry about saying you don’t,” artist Raya Ward ’22 debuts a captivating visual language that incisively guides viewers through a sophisticated meditation on the nature of our personal archives — how they are built, how they persist, how well they represent us, and to whom they are legible.
In episode 8 of The Orange Table, co-hosts Omar Farah and Aishah Balogun sit down with Toru Obunge ’24 and Nica Evans ’24 to discuss their experiences at Lawnparties this October. Many people will remember that the event was unruly, but few really understand the extent of the brutality that a group of Black students say they faced at the front of that crowd. There is a lesson in this story for everyone in our community from how gender and race play into our experiences of public space, to the University's crowd control policies, to our values as a social community.
In the season two premiere of The Orange Table, co-hosts Omar Farah and Aishah Balogun call on University President Christopher L. Eisgruber '83 to respond to the concerns of the Black community and to sit down with the show in the near future. They also discuss the extent to which the University's social media properly depicts the demographic diversity of the campus.
From The Daily Princetonian comes a roundtable talk show that delves into race on Princeton's campus, bringing you in-depth, unfiltered conversations on student experiences. Produced by Content Strategist Omar Farah ’23, alongside Aishah Balogun ’23 and Victoria Agwam ’23, members of the Black Student Union, The Orange Table seeks to candidly discuss race on Princeton's campus and at colleges throughout the nation.
Last November, students made public allegations that they had faced discriminatory experiences at the hands of locals during their time on the University’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program. Facing these allegations, Director John Luria brought on the social justice education firm Rested Root Corp to consult on remedial next steps.
In a candid and personal conversation, Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton, open up about their experiences as Indigenous students on campus. Additionally, the table discusses the issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed.
In this episode, co-coordinator of the growing Divest Princeton movement Anna Hiltner ’23 sits down for a conversation about what lies ahead for her organization. The table also discusses the intersections of black activism and environmentalism.
In this interactive feature, The Daily Princetonian recounts how the Black Justice League’s 2015 Nassau Hall sit-in forced a reckoning with racism on campus. We trace the group’s activism to the present day, from the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name to ongoing calls for an anti-racist curriculum.
Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences.
On this episode of The Orange Table, we sit down with Princeton Open Campus Coalition (POCC) President Rebekah Adams ’21 to discuss what it is like to be a Black female conservative on Princeton's campus. We also dive into the important conversation happening on campus right now around free speech, while touching on more global issues of race like police brutality and white privilege.
In a year of global reckoning around issues of racial equity, Novogratz Bridge Year Program administrators are contemplating their role in this realignment, as they respond to minority students’ claims of racial, gender, and sexuality-based discrimination and harassment during their time abroad.
On Election Day, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly supported — with 67 percent approval — a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana for those over the age of 21. However, the state legislature still needs to pass a bill on the matter before the drug becomes legal.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and NJ-12 Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman have won reelection, and three state ballot initiatives involving tax deductions, redistricting, and the legalization of marijuana are expected to pass, according to projections from the Associated Press and The New York Times.
In a wide-ranging town hall yesterday, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and top administrators answered student questions about their plans to address systemic racism and promote racial equity and inclusion. Topics ranged from the University’s free speech policy on racial epithets to affinity spaces and faculty diversity.
On Wednesday, President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 announced several new initiatives and potential plans aimed at diversifying University faculty and leadership and addressing systemic racism within and beyond the University.
On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, concretizing recent student activism against anti-Black racism.
Shortly after a white student’s use of the n-word on social media provoked intense backlash, administrators asserted that the University permits certain uses of offensive slurs — including language that runs “contrary to Princeton’s commitment to stand for inclusivity and against racism.”
“Removing Woodrow Wilson’s name was not our first demand. It was not our fourth demand,” Joanna Anyanwu ’15 GS told the ‘Prince.’
At 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 18, 2015, over 200 Princeton students walked out of their lectures and marched toward Nassau Hall. At their helm was the Black Justice League (BJL), a student group dedicated to fighting anti-Black racism.