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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, the University released two reports, both authorized in the wake of student protests last semester, about its adjudication of Title IX cases.
Amanda Ferrara and April C. Armstrong curated the exhibition “On Display: The Public Lives of 20th-Century American Women” at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. The exhibition, which includes categories like “Activism,” “Government Service,” “Political Campaigns,” “Rights,” and a rotating case about University faculty wives and staff, will be displayed until February 2020. The Daily Princetonian sat down with Ferrara, Mudd’s Public Services Project Archivist, and Armstrong, Mudd’s Special Collections Assistant for Public Services, to discuss the curation of the exhibit. The transcript below is edited for length and clarity.
Jazz band Mwenso & the Shakes is slated to perform at McCarter Theatre on Nov. 6. The group describes itself as a “troupe of global artists who perform music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music.” The Daily Princetonian had the opportunity to sit down with lead vocalist and bandleader Michael Mwenso to preview the upcoming show.
At least 65 of the Certificates of Fire Inspection posted in buildings across campus have expired. These expired certificates, however, do not reflect the results of the most recent inspections and are currently being replaced by date-free signs in accordance with permission from the municipality.
Shiru Café, a Japan-based café chain that serves college students free of monetary charge in exchange for personal data, had plans to open a location in Princeton this past winter. However, these plans never came to fruition, and since then Shiru has closed its three U.S. locations.
On Monday, Oct. 21, the Tiger Confessions Facebook group was shut down, and all of the past content in it was deleted. In an email to students who had applied to moderate the page, the group administrator Christine Hu ’22, also known by the alias Ty Ger, announced that she has decided to close the group.
In the November issue of “INSIGHT Into Diversity,” Princeton was granted the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, standing alongside a field of 93 other colleges and universities across the United States.
Karen Finney is a political correspondent for CNN. She was the spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, having previously worked with her on her first Senate campaign. The Daily Princetonian sat down with her to talk politics, journalism, and social media. The transcript below is edited for length and clarity.
During their weekly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 20, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed future Lawnparties, as well as a proposal to adopt sustainability as an official priority.
Fatinah Albeez ’23, Melissa Chun ’23, Jafar Howe ’23, Taryn Sebba ’23, and Sophie Singletary ’23 (listed in alphabetical order) will represent the Class of 2023 on the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Class Council. The results of the class-wide election, held last week, were sent in an email on Friday, Oct. 18.
On Oct. 18, Princeton Theological Seminary announced its plans to finance reparations, making it the second theological institution in the nation, after Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., to do so.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, several local organizations teamed up with Period, a national nonprofit founded by Nadya Okamoto and dedicated to ending period poverty and stigma, to host a rally, part of the first-ever National Period Day. Nationally, organizers held more than 60 coordinated rallies, across 50 states and four countries.
Ted Borer, manager of the University Energy Plant, announced that the University plans to reduce total carbon footprint to net zero by 2046.