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Ilya Kaminsky is a hard-of-hearing Ukrainian-American poet, translator, and professor. He emigrated from Odessa after the fall of the USSR and lives in California. He is known for his collections “Dancing in Odessa” and “Deaf Republic.” Among his many commendations, he was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has been named one of the “12 Artists who changed the world” by the BBC.
“Recitatif,” Toni Morrison’s only short story, was published on Tuesday, Feb. 1, nearly three years after the novelist’s and University professor’s death. This is the first time it appears in print as a stand-alone work.
On April 20, former Minneapolis, Minn. police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. Members of the University community are weighing in on the implications of this verdict.
On March 9, Rutgers resolved to divest from fossil fuel investments, becoming the first university in New Jersey to do so.
Juliet Eilperin ’92 is a senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post and a former Managing Editor of The Daily Princetonian. Three weeks ago, Eilperin and several of her colleagues at The Post won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for “2º C: Beyond The Limit,” a project which explored areas of the planet that have experienced above-average global warming.
Two University alumni and one faculty member received recognition from Columbia University’s Pulitzer Prize committee on Monday, May 4, garnering two wins and one finalist status. Given annually, the prizes seek to recognize “excellence in journalism and the arts.”
On Thursday, 99-year-old Marthe Cohn told the story of how she changed history.
At this week’s meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed recent developments regarding the Student Speakers Initiative, as well as goals to increase outreach and transparency within USG.
Ben Chang, the University’s Deputy Vice President of Communications, carries two phones — one for work, one for personal use. One’s case is black and sleek. Emblazoned on the other one is a vibrant Piet Mondrian motif.
On Jan. 2, a collection of 1,131 letters written by renowned poet and Nobel Laureate Thomas Stearns Eliot, better known as T.S. Eliot, opened for research at Firestone Library. Eliot sent the letters, drafted between 1932 and 1947, to Emily Hale, his muse and lover.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Trenton Youth Orchestra (TYO) and the Trenton Youth Singers (TYS) performed a concert in Rockefeller Common Room for about 100 people. During the concert, the TYO performed music from “The Incredibles” and “The Nutcracker,” while the TYS sang songs such as “Hallelujah” and “White Winter Hymnal.”
On Friday, Dec. 6, police received an unconfirmed threat to Princeton High School (PHS) at around 11 a.m. that caused a ‘shelter-in-place’ procedure to be put into effect for all schools in the district for the remainder of the day.
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on Oct. 31 honoring the late Toni Morrison — renowned author, Nobel laureate, and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, at the University.
At 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, the Free Xiyue Wang Working Group held a public vigil, attended by students, faculty, and community members, in honor of Xiyue Wang, a Ph.D. student in the History Department who has been detained in Iran for over three years on charges of espionage. The vigil, which was held in Chancellor Green, included the reading of a statement written by Wang, as well as speeches from Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, his friend Will Whitham GS, and several University professors. The reading of Wang’s statement was followed by a moment of silence.