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Spring approaches. Thesis deadlines loom. And the pressure to find a job mounts. Last semester, Exxon Mobil graced the grounds of Princeton campus as part of the Fall HireTigers Career Fair. All the while, the college divestment movement is gathering steam. Georgetown, sometimes regarded as more conservative than many of its peers, divested. Almost 400 members of Harvard’s faculty issued a letter in support.
It’s happened a few times now, enough to call it a phenomenon of sorts: a friend and I head to Firestone to study, find a quiet spot to embark on a 200-page reading due the next morning or reply to a few emails that have been eroding in my inbox for day, and hunker down. I unzip my backpack, unfold my laptop, unlock my academic toolbox (i.e. my pencil case), whip out a book … and then put on my glasses. Even for friends who’ve known me for quite some time, the shock is instantaneous.
Over the weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Staten Island, N.Y., to compete at the Ocean Breeze Fasttrack Invitational and Boston, Mass., to compete at the Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University (BU).
Bats get a bad rap, associated with everything from diseases like rabies and coronavirus to vampires and blood sucking. All of these negative stereotypes could explain why in McCosh 50 earlier this week, when a bat flew out from behind the projector, students devolved into a panic.
Twenty-eight current seniors are vying to serve on the University’s Board of Trustees.
Watching the cast of “Parasite” cluster center-stage at the 92nd Academy Awards, I saw faces like mine crowd the screen and shared with them a collective sense of achievement. Through the language of my grandmother, I traced the lineage of suffering from the first Korean immigrants to America, to the economic struggle of my grandparents, to the linguistic barrier my mother faced when she arrived to America as a child, to my own internal anguish as a Korean American — all culminating in the great exhilaration of this moment of celebration. A moment which seems to directly counter the residual notions of Orientalism and racism towards East Asians that remain in America but, in retrospect, exists in an isolated, carefully groomed setting of perfection and global harmony, a moment which appears to celebrate Korean culture but in actuality reinforces the global influence and dominance of Western culture.
On Feb. 6, a federal court struck down a 2018 Trump administration immigration policy that allowed officials to enforce the consequences of visa overstays without any prior warning.
A recently released quarterly holdings report, which accounts for just under half a percentage of the University’s $26.1B endowment, reveals University investments in seven companies, including the rideshare app Uber, aerospace component manufacturer TransDigm, and plant-based meat substitute producer Beyond Meat.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Chris Lu ’88, former Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama. Lu discussed his time at Princeton, his days with Obama at Harvard Law School, and 2020 Democratic Candidates.
On Feb. 19, Preeti Iyer ’20 and Rayyan Sarker ’22 of the Menstrual Products Task Force presented their goals to expand in the coming semester and introduced “Periodpalooza,” a four-day celebration of menstrual equity, at a meeting of the University Student Life Committee (USLC).
On Feb. 13, graduate students Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie, Talmo Pereira, Karan Singh, and Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande were named winners of the Jacobus Fellowship, the highest graduate student honor awarded each year by the University.
Last year, bats invaded Holder Hall, 1976 Hall, and the third floor of Frist Campus Center. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, one bat sought a larger audience. Around 11:30 a.m., students and faculty spied a solitary bat in the middle of an ECO 100: Introduction to Microeconomics lecture in McCosh 50.
On Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 announced that he will donate 10 billion dollars in an effort to combat climate change. Properly identified as an especially abusive employer, according to reports by Amazon workers, Bezos now seeks to turn over a new leaf, or at least to take on the appearance of redemption and rehabilitation. We should, however, regard Bezos’s shallow attempts at building a shiny public profile with both apprehension and contempt. In making this pledge, Bezos claims that climate change is the biggest threat to the future of humanity. In reality, it is the capitalist system, responsible for Bezos’s financial clout, that represents the overriding obstacle to human well-being.
How are you supposed to get your hair braided in Princeton when most local shops haven’t seen the hair type chart or even heard of the word “porosity”? Looking for Beyoncé-inspired “Lemonade” braids? Good luck getting them done here.
Recent developments in Latin America, such as the transport protests in Chile, which have transcended beyond discontent for high fares, and Alberto Fernández’s presidential victory in Argentina, have signaled a spike in leftist activity in these countries not seen since the decline of the “Pink Tide.” Among other related examples, these events indicate an odd regression for a region which, until recently, had consistently ousted leftist leaders due to corruption, economic instability, and abuse of power.
Princeton softball will make the long journey to the Lone Star State this weekend for the annual Houston Tournament. From Friday, Feb. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 23, the Tigers will take on Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech, Syracuse, and the University of Houston.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the offense showed men’s hockey some love to help the team pick up its fourth overall win and second conference win of the season.
On Jan. 31, the Trump administration announced an expansion of the President’s 2017 executive order restricting travel from seven nations. The updated policy may affect some international students at the University in the future.
Sirad Hassan ’20 recently represented the University in the Jeopardy! College Championship, which is set to air on April 6 on ABC.