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On Wednesday, Dec. 11, former presidential candidate and lifelong activist Ralph Nader ’55 addressed assembled members of the University community in the Whig Senate Chamber. Rising to prominence after authoring “Unsafe at Any Speed” — a highly influential text in promoting regulation of the automotive industry — Nader’s later work influenced the passage of various laws, such as the Freedom of Information Act, and reform within the Federal Trade Commission.
Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader ’55 addressed roughly 70 people in the Whig Senate Chamber on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at an event hosted by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, touching on matters of citizen activism, political power, and his time at the University during an hour-long talk.
Seven of the eight Ivy League institutions boast robust African Studies departments, in which undergraduate students can major. Within the Orange Bubble, such a department does not yet exist, but students and faculty are seeking to rectify this disparity.
Demetra Yancopoulos ’22 wants you to drop the modifier.
On Wednesday, the Undergraduate Student Government’s Sustainability Task Force released a “Climate Progress Report,” summarizing the University’s carbon emissions trends since 1990, measures the task force and affiliated groups have implemented this year, and recommendations of personal sustainability for undergraduates.
Recent decades have seen an overall decline in eating club participation and a growing share of Princeton’s student body opting to go independent and join co-ops. These trends are driven both by a growing inclination towards self-sufficient and communal modes of living and by the eating clubs’ financial barriers to entry.
The Indigeneity at Princeton Task Force was convened by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) this fall with the broad goal of reconciling Princeton University’s situation on the historic territory of the Leni Lenape with its current practices, which include very low Indigenous enrollment, limited opportunities for the study of Indigenous issues, and no formal land acknowledgement. We write to update the community on our work and to articulate the steps that the University must undertake to rectify these injustices. By raising these issues publicly, we hope to amplify our voices. It is clear from our over forty meetings that broad awareness of the current state of Indigeneity at Princeton is greatly needed to make significant progress.
On the night when former Princeton basketball star Devin Cannady was in attendance to watch this year’s team, his absence on the floor was most apparent. Cannady hit a game-winning fadeaway three-pointer for Princeton at Monmouth just last year. Now, 381 days later, the Tigers would lose in similarly heartbreaking fashion.
University researchers proposed a new tool for researching cell signaling and regulation in developing embryos in a study published on Dec. 3 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
This winter, for the first time, Palmer Square’s festive holiday decor brings a new activity to town residents and students alike: an outdoor ice-skating rink. The Glice rink is located on Hulfish Street, directly behind Nassau Inn.
Shaffin Siddiqui ’22 has been disqualified from the election for University Student Government (USG) Academics Chairperson due to campaign violations. After being issued a probation on campaigning for promoting his campaign on the USG-run Free Food listserv, Siddiqui was ultimately disqualified due to a Facebook-Messenger-related technicality.
Though the Undergraduate Student Government (USG)’s election handbook devotes 6,195 words to legislating contested elections and only 43 on uncontested ones, a majority of this year’s USG candidates are running unopposed.
Senior forward and two-time Ivy League Player of the Year Bella Alarie has missed the entirety of four of Princeton women’s basketball’s first nine games due to injuries. The Tigers have won all of them.
The University promotes its precept system substantially in its marketing towards prospective students, noting on its admissions webpage that “the precept provides an open forum in which students are encouraged to voice their opinions and challenge those of their peers.” However, there are two traps that can easily doom the experience of a precept. One of these is having an excessive number of students in the precept itself. Another is a deviation from the aim most suitable for a precept in relation to the course’s content, a key example being a failure go beyond a review of readings and lectures.
Princeton students are young. Our leading presidential candidates are not. With that fact in mind, it is crucial that we examine who might best represent us on the national stage in 2020.
The illusion of social progress often attributed to Europe has been steadily challenged by a number of racist incidents in the arena of European soccer. Though this is not a new phenomenon (and is certainly not confined to Europe), a recent slew of fan abuse toward players of color will hopefully compel soccer institutions to get serious about the problem.
Class of 2018 valedictorian Kyle Berlin ’18 and 2017 Young Alumni Trustee Achille Tenkiang ’17 have been named George J. Mitchell Scholars. The scholarship provides 12 recipients across the United States with a full year of graduate study in Ireland. Berlin will study culture and colonialism at the National University of Ireland, Galway, while Tenkiang will pursue race, migration, and de-colonial studies at University College Dublin.
Avital Fried ’20 and Andrew Brown ’20 have been awarded 2020 Marshall Scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom at the university of the recipient’s choice.
On Monday, Dec. 9, in its final meeting of the semester, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) voted to approve the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture, and Conduct, heard a presentation on recent sustainability initiatives, and discussed possible policies on electric scooters.
Head wrestling coach Chris Ayres has a vision.