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A few years ago, I was sitting in my high school journalism class, writing about the protests at the University and other schools challenging the legacies of historical figures on their campuses. At the time, I thought that if I ever had the privilege to attend the University, Harvard, or Yale, I too would be among the students fighting to establish a community welcoming to all of its students.
In the spring of 1967, University President Robert Goheen ’40 thought he was off-the-record in an interview with Robert Durkee ’69 for The Daily Princetonian. He was wrong.
Robert K. Durkee ’69 is the Vice President and Secretary of the University, but in May of 1967, he was the Daily Princetonian news writer who broke the story that then-President Robert Goheen thought “coeducation was inevitable” at the all-male University.
The Daily Princetonian spoke with Rachel Yee ’19, a woman of color who is the president of the Undergraduate Student Government, about her role on campus, mentorship for female leaders, and the need for diversity in leadership positions.
Since she could walk, senior Leslie Robinson has loved basketball. Now, she will be able to turn a lifelong passion into a professional career.
When Sally Frank ’80 filed a lawsuit in 1979 against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and Cottage Club because they did not accept women, her goal was clear: Get women past the threshold of men-only clubs. New Jersey ended up ruling in Frank’s favor, stating that the clubs must accept women because they are public facilities. Now, in 2018, nine of the 11 eating club presidents are female, which means Prospect Ave is a very different street than when Frank studied at the University.
Eighteen years ago, when Maura George Simpson ’01 considered joining the leadership of Cloister Inn, she initially saw herself as a vice president.
The precept system is a central aspect of Princeton’s educational philosophy, one that is designed to allow discussion of lectures and readings with our peers and to deepen our understanding of the relevant class topics. Considering the goals of precept are to hear other perspectives and to think critically, it is understandable that some have criticized precepts for becoming echo chambers where students speak only to appear knowledgeable or gain credit for participation, ignoring other voices to focus on their own insights. However, this criticism ignores another problem with the current precept reality — in practice, female students struggle to express a thought at all without being interrupted, ignored, or overshadowed.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker defeated former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan in the race to fill the seat vacated by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
Women’s volleyballAfter kicking off its season with six matches on the road, the women’s volleyball team (3-4 overall, 0-0 Ivy League) dropped its home opener Tuesday night to Seton Hall (3-5, 0-0 Big East) in three straight sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-20. Sophomore right side Kendall Peterkin had a team-high 12 kills and three service aces for the Tigers. Peterkin, who also added seven digs, returns to Dillon Gymnasium after an impressive freshman season, when she was just one of two freshmen in the Ivy League to be named to first-team honors. Rookie outside hitter Cara Mattaliano closely followed Peterkin, recording 11 kills and 10 digs. Junior middle blocker Tiana Woolridge contributed seven kills and a team-best .357 hitting percentage, while defensively sophomore libero Sarah Daschbach contributed 19 digs. Princeton was unable to get its offense going, as the Tigers only hit .050 for the match. The Tigers will next travel to Rhode Island for the Bryant Tournament, where they will play three non-conference games before opening Ivy League play on Sept. 27 against Penn in Dillon Gym.
After graduating thrice-honored first-team all-Ivy outside hitter Lydia Rudnick ’13 and losing three straight Ivy matchups at the end of last season, head coach Sabrina King ’01 — herself once a standout member of Princeton women’s volleyball — remains enthusiastic about her team’s prospects. Five new Tigers from the Class of 2017 will take the court this season, but King admits she does not know which one will have the biggest impact.
Coming into the 2013 cross-country season, both the men’s and women’s teams are bolstered by strong packs of freshman recruits. Spearheaded by experienced upperclassmen, the Tigers are poised to excel on the national stage — with the men ranked ninth and the women 29th. Buying into that mentality, the new runners are looking to add to Princeton’s depth, and several may soon break out into the Tigers’ top seven.“It looks to be a pretty good class; I am excited about the possibilities,” women’s head coach Peter Farrell said. “This is a class that has a lot of character, and I see them developing.”
When the 2013 season opens on Sept. 21, 30 new freshmen will suit up in orange and black as members of the football team. After the program’s first .500 football season since 2006, the incoming members of the Class of 2017 have higher expectations than previous recruiting classes.
The last time the sprint football team won an official game, junior wide receiver and defensive back Chris McCord was just eight years old, and it was 1999. Fourteen years and 87 consecutive losses later, McCord stood at the activities fair in Dillon Gymnasium as junior captain of the squad, trying to convince freshmen that they could make history.
The men’s water polo team will add three recruits from the Class of 2017 to its roster this season to join the 16 returning members.
After winning both the Ivy League Championship and the NCAA Championship with a nearly perfect record, the field hockey team (21-1 overall, 7-0 Ivy League last season) has high hopes for the 2013 season and its incoming freshman class.
The women’s soccer team got to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, but the Ivy League Champions — who went 14-4-1 overall and 7-0 in the Ancient Eight — hope to make it even further this year.
Even having lost Mark Linnville ’13, a superstar center back who graduated with four first-team all-Ivy selections, and two-time first-team all-league selection Matt Sanner ’13, the men’s soccer team has fixed its sights on an Ivy League championship in 2013 and, with the addition of a promising class of freshmen, the squad looks to return to the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence.
Photos by HENRY ROME