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Before the Revolutionary War, the American Whig Society and — a year later — the Cliosophic Society formed in the attic of Nassau Hall. Together they formed the center of extracurricular life at Princeton. After some time, they got their own marble buildings, paid for by society graduates and other generous donors so that these two societies could have their own space.
It’s easy to chortle dismissively at the verbal incompetence of Donald Trump. From his slurred words to his haphazard rants, he perfectly embodies the ineptness and bombast that liberal institutions have come to associate not only with him, but more generally with a lack of proper credentials and senatorial composure.
You started reading this article from the beginning and, given its engaging content, will probably read it straight through to the end. You’ll read this article in a linear manner, and you most likely apply that same strategy to your academic reading. And how is that working for you?
Since the emergence of the new coronavirus in China and declaration of a global health emergency, we have taken the situation seriously and have redoubled our efforts to fulfill a core responsibility we have as an administration: to ensure the health and safety of every member of the University community.
Dear Princeton campus community members,
As the spring semester commences, I want to reflect on the end of my first semester, particularly on final exams. For the first — and final — time, I returned to campus after winter break for one-and-a-half weeks of reading period, followed by another week and a half of final exams.
In February 2019, Dr. Vanessa Tyson ’98 publicly came forward accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. More than 150 University students and community members signed a letter standing with her in solidarity and calling for Fairfax’s resignation. Sadly, one year later, Fairfax is still in office.
We are the team of students responsible for the Charter Co-op Eating Club proposal. While we were initially hesitant to address Charter’s decision to go Bicker publicly, many of our supporters have urged us to share our thoughts. We’d like to acknowledge that some of us personally know leaders of the winning proposal team and have nothing but love and respect for them as individuals. However, we believe they and the Charter Board of Governors have made a mistake in replacing the club’s longstanding sign-in policy with bicker.
Thirty years ago this Friday, more than 600 students and University personnel gathered to demand that Tiger Inn and Ivy Club — the last two all-male eating clubs — allow women to become members. On the steps of Robertson Hall, class president Erica Fox ’91 declared, “The male-only admissions policies create a situation which, by preventing us from being whole people, hurts all of us.”
It is unbelievable that just under a year ago, I was addressing you all for the first time as the editor in chief. Today, I am addressing you for the last time.
Princeton has little to show for its experiment in “grade deflation,” except inflating grades that continue to lag behind those of its peer institutions.
In December, President Eisgruber reflected on “The Spirit of Truth-Seeking” in Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW), writing, “The pursuit of knowledge and the maintenance of a free and democratic society require the cultivation and practice of the virtues of intellectual humility, openness of mind, and, above all, love of truth.”
It is easy to forget that unlike the outside world, the weather conditions on campus are the products of conscious construction. Though determining the operational parameters of President Eisgruber ’83’s weather machine remains a daunting and neglected project — the silence in the referendum department is deafening — it remains the case that he could, on a whim, resolve the ecological matters that concern much of our campus community.
Few things worry first-years more than the fear of not making friends in college — and for good reason. Harvard researchers found in 2017 that nearly half of first years felt that their peers had larger friend groups than themselves. A 2018 national survey of 88,000 students across 140 institutions confirmed that two thirds “felt very lonely” within the past 12 months.
Last year, Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) committed $28 million to pay reparations for its complicity in the institutions of American slavery. PTS’ steps include offering scholarships, fellowships, and resources to the descendants of those affected by its actions, as well as inhabitants of West African nations impacted by the slave trade.
We, the undersigned students, alumni, and affiliates of Princeton University, recognize, respect, and stand in solidarity with the peaceful protests by students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University against the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of 2019. Further, we stand with the peaceful protests occurring across the country and condemn the use of force by the police forces as well as the imposition of Section 144, suspension of public transit, and mobile and internet services.
We, a group of South Asian graduate students at Princeton University, stand in solidarity, without hesitation or reservation, with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, and all other institutions who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
It’s that time of year again: the first snow has fallen, the sun sets at 4:30, and Canada Goose jackets are filling Princeton’s campus.
It’s that time of the year again! Temperatures are dropping, students eagerly prepare for Winter Break, and the USG winter elections are finally over. In this exercise of student democracy, one position receives the most attention: the office of Undergraduate Student Government President. While debate will be sparked about what USG’s work should be, this election cycle introduced a candidate that has questioned the organization’s entire body of work. Voices eagerly argued that USG does nothing, perpetuating numerous misconceptions about the organization’s nature. While this makes for interesting discourse, I am not very fond of misinformation and misrepresentation, and neither is our student body.
Last week, the Princeton Charter Club’s Board of Governors sent out a letter that called for students to submit proposals to, as this publication put it, “redesign and revitalize Charter in time for Street Week.” The idea seems to be that because of dwindling membership numbers, the Board is looking for new ideas that will attract students to the club as Street Week approaches. This call, it seems to me, is a step in the right direction. While I am not convinced that the reasons the Board of Governors is looking for student input are sound, the ultimate desire to allow students to be in “a club that you can make your own” is admirable and should be encouraged.