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The quiet majesty of East Pyne was shattered on Thursday, April 14, as news spread across campus that Academy Award-nominated director Christopher Nolan was on campus shooting his upcoming film “Oppenheimer.” Hundreds of people crowded around the courtyard, some on the ground in the hot sun and others pressed against windows, jostling one another for the chance to glimpse a celebrity.
LGBTQ+ communities inhabit the continually shifting terrain of “identity politics” — the notion that affiliating with an identity group provides an adequate political and social agenda — which, at the moment, is historically under scrutiny from both the left and the right. To align your politics and values with an aspect of your identity — be it gender, sexuality, race, class or ability — seems to some narrow and exclusive. To others, it’s a necessary affirmation of marginalized people in the face of hegemonic power, a portal into a broader social analysis.
To the Editor:
In episode 9 of the Orange Table, we talk Black hair on campus. It’s no surprise that Black hair has been the subject of historical stigmatization and criticism. However, is this stigma present on Princeton’s campus today? What do Black students have to say about the way that their Black hair embodies their identity on campus? And does the University offer adequate accommodations for Black hair? Listen in.
To the Editor:
When representatives of the shires and boroughs were first called to Parliament in England, they were not intended to be a check on the power of the King. They were prominent knights, there to give legitimacy to the acts of the King, not to challenge his authority. Over time, that system evolved and became the House of Commons, a genuinely representative body. Democracy grows like that: you get your foot in the door of power and then make your presence felt until you have a genuine voice.
The Tigers are continuing to slide.
On Thursday afternoon, the University announced that it will be increasing its annual operating budget for the fiscal year 2022–2023, including a 6.6 percent increase in the total undergraduate financial aid budget, along with increases in support for graduate students. The total support for students will increase by more than $500 million.
Play the puzzle here, or in the print edition of The Daily Princetonian’s 2022 Commencement Issue.
Flo Milli to headline Lawnparties; Q & A with Taleeb Noormohamed ’98
Referendum No. 3, which calls on the University administration to halt the use of Caterpillar construction machinery on campus expansion projects, met the threshold to be passed during the Spring Undergraduate Student Government (USG) election cycle this week, according to preliminary election results made public early on Wednesday, April 13.
Carla Berube is the head coach of the Princeton women’s basketball team, which went 25–5 overall — including posting an undefeated 14–0 record in the Ivy League — in its most recent season. The team competed in the first two rounds of the NCAA March Madness tournament before falling to Indiana in a nailbiter.
In response to the recent Caterpillar referendum, certain people on campus chose to respond in a way that feigned good faith but when examined more closely, betrayed a misleading, false neutrality. Rabbi Julie Roth, representing the Center for Jewish Life (CJL), sent out an update to “alumni, parents, and friends” of the CJL, thankfully excluding most current undergraduates. Her email expressed the institutional commitment of the CJL to opposing the referendum, all the while validating all Jewish students “regardless of their position on the referendum.” Following this, former Israeli Defense Forces soldier Jacob Katz professed uncertainty about the complexity of the conflict in order to disarm criticism of Palestinian oppression by Israel.
The Tigers in Town program, which funnelled more than $170,000 into local businesses during the Spring 2021 semester, will expand in the Fall 2022 semester, according to Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne.
Men’s basketball senior guard Jaelin Llewellyn will continue his basketball career as a Tiger, but not at Princeton.
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Rapper Flo Milli will headline Spring 2022 Lawnparties, according to an email announcement from the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee on Wednesday, April 13. Julien Chang and the Deep Green will perform as the student opener.
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, American college enrollment has declined by 7.8 percent. Undergraduate enrollment across several private four-year colleges has dropped steeply, while the number of Pell-eligible FAFSA applicants from March 15 to April 15, 2020 was down by over 25 percent compared to that same period in 2019. What’s happening to the country’s college-aged population?
Taleeb Noormohamed ’98 is a Canadian Member of Parliament representing Granville, Vancouver. He currently sits as a member on the Canadian Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.