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Over the course of two years, three serious incidents of racism have occurred in Princeton Public Schools. The school district has responded to each incident, but the responses have been criticized as insufficient by members of the community. One parent believes the administration's actions were “harming black kids and their psyches.”
Eight senators wrote a letter to the acting heads of the Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, calling for a federal investigation into Carl Icahn ’57’s investment in the oil refiner CVR Energy, Inc., the New York Times has reported.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron won a sizable victory over far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, according to current presidential vote counts from the French Interior Ministry. French citizens at the University reacted with relief to his victory.
A group of alumni have started an initiative to wear an orange-and-black version of the “PussyHats” worn at the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017.
After the Center for Jewish Life denied J Street U Princeton access to space to host an Israeli anti-occupation exhibition, J Street, a “Pro-Peace, Pro-Israel, and Pro-Palestinian” political group, announced it will host its event at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.
On April 20, racist flyers were spotted in four places around campus, according to an email sent to University community members. This news comes as similar posters have been found on other college campuses across the country.
On March 27, several Democratic senators sent a letter to investor and business magnate Carl Icahn ’57, requesting he clarify his role as special advisor to President Donald Trump and respond to questions about conflicts of interest. This expression of concern over Icahn’s role in the administration follows an ongoing effort to establish a conflict of interest that is created by this informal advisory position.
On March 24, Judge Anthony Trenga ‘71 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim-majority countries, making him the first federal judge to do so.
The Constitutional Court of South Korea ousted President Park Geun-hye on March 9 after months of unrest in the country, including protests against government corruption.
Monique Claiborne ’17 was awarded a Luce Scholarship, which allows her to spend a year in Asia, where she will work as an intern in arts and entertainment in Seoul, South Korea.
Eleusis, the University's first student organization committed to studying psychedelics interdisciplinarily, held its first open house yesterday.
On Feb. 16, the Latino Coalition of New Jersey (LCNJ) filed a complaint against the Princeton Charter School (PCS) with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The Princeton Public Schools filed a lawsuit against the Princeton Charter School last month, claiming PCS violated the Open Public Meetings Act when its trustees voted to amend its charter to increase enrollment of the school. OPMA is a law that requires all meetings of government bodies be held publicly.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a strong response to yesterday’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of marchers descended on the capital. Due to the crowd’s size, the march could not proceed as planned. Attendees instead gathered to hear artists, speakers, meet with each other, and march through city streets in a less organized fashion.
The University will partner with 30 other colleges and universities in the American Talent Initiative, which aims to expand collegiate access to talented low-income students, according to a University press release.
Thomas Leonard, a research scholar at the The Council of the Humanities and a lecturer in economics, led a discussion on his new book on illiberalism during the Progressive Era, eugenics, and the presidential election. The discussion was held in conjunction with Christine Rosen, senior editor at The New Atlantis, and William Schambra, senior fellow at Hudson Institute.
Michael J. Klarman, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, spoke about the contributions he hopes to make in his new book on the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, how the U.S. Constitution differs from most people’s expectations, and how the Federalists managed to get it ratified.
Sell ‘17 was selected as one of the twelve George J. Mitchell Scholars
nationwide in the 2018 class for the program, according to the
Fifty-eight University students gathered in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to participate in a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The purpose of the rally was to express solidarity with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose only water source is threatened by the pipeline.