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The infamous Harvard lawsuit is over. Judge Burroughs decided in favor of Harvard on all four counts, upholding a race-conscious model of admissions that not only Harvard, but many prestigious private universities — including Princeton — openly support and implement.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors voted unanimously to grant college athletes the opportunity to receive compensation from the third parties for “use of their name, image, and likeness.”
In her first three years at Princeton, senior forward Bella Alarie has pretty much done it all. She’s won the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award and two Ivy League Player of the Year awards. She’s broken the program’s single season record for points per game and led Princeton to two consecutive Ivy League regular season and tournament titles.
After a disappointing end to last season, the Princeton men’s basketball team is looking for a return to glory.
Assistant mathematics professor Aleksandr Logunov has been awarded the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for his work in nodal geometry. Along with the other 21 early-career scientists chosen, he will receive $875,000 over five years to support his research.
Princeton is no stranger to pop culture — from serious literature to comedy television, from admiration to derisive dismissal, references to the University run amok. Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” and Fitzgerald’s “This Side of Paradise” both include characters that attend or have attended the University.
Jeremy Levine is an adjunct instructor at New York University (NYU), The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and Pace University. At NYU, Levine teaches a class titled “From Russia with Love? The Mueller Investigation and the Transformation of American Politics.” Invited to campus by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, Levine gave a lecture entitled “Contextualizing the Hearings,” where he discussed Robert Mueller ’66’s independent investigation into President Donald Trump and the impeachment process more generally. Following the event on Nov. 5, The Daily Princetonian had the opportunity to sit down with Levine to discuss all things impeachment.
The 2019 elections, despite being an off-year for much of the country, yielded meaningful results for the state of New Jersey and for local races in and around Princeton, N.J.
Princeton men’s basketball started strong in its season opener but collapsed in the second half, ultimately losing 94–67 at Duquesne.
A strong third quarter powered Princeton women’s basketball to a season-opening 80–47 win over Rider on Tuesday night.
Women’s cross country put up a strong showing this past weekend at the Ivy League Heptagonal (HEPS) Championships in Van Cortlandt Park, finishing fourth. Amassing 90 points across the top five finishers, any of the five scoring Tigers would have needed to surpass just one other runner in the field to finish ahead of second-place finisher Harvard and third-place finisher UPenn, which both accumulated 89 points.
Men’s cross country ran its way to a third-place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (HEPS) at Van Cortlandt Park in New York last Friday. Senior captain Conor Lundy, Princeton’s third finisher to cross the line, picked up his fourth consecutive All-Ivy title, making program history.
After a victory over Virginia Tech on Oct. 29, Princeton men’s soccer (10–3–2 overall, 2–1–2 Ivy) stayed home on Saturday, Nov. 2 to play the Cornell Big Red (8–5–2, 1–2–2). A goal from first-year forward Walker Gillespie in the 8th minute was matched by a goal from Cornell midfielder John Scearce in the 67th minute, and the game ended in a 1–1 draw, which left Princeton at third in the Ivy League Men’s Soccer standings.
Before the Lewis Center for the Arts was even built, Maya Lin had considered creating art around the site. Now, several years later, she has finally completed her two contributions, “Princeton Line” and “Einstein’s Table,” to the University’s campus.
On Monday, Nov. 4, professor of politics and international affairs Aaron Friedberg and American Enterprise Institute visiting fellow Michael Mazza discussed China’s policies toward the ongoing Hong Kong protests, as well as the American response.
Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim ’86 fined U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos $100,000 for contempt of court for violating a preliminary injunction.
The University is home to over 300 student organizations, with plenty of students also participating in off-campus opportunities they find enriching during the academic year. The desire to have extracurricular activities is a great one, and one that the University should continue to encourage. What needs to change are some of the excessive ways in which students try to promote their clubs, events, and businesses.
In an op-ed published earlier this week in the The Daily Princetonian, several accusations were made against the co-sponsoring organizations of the event “Fighting for Justice from Gaza to Ferguson: Black and Palestinian Solidarity.” Among them, the one that most caught my attention was the assumption that we and our members are lacking “moral-political compasses” and do not oppose “manifestations of hatred.” These are strong accusations, and, as an organizer for the event, I find that such a personal attack warrants a personal response.
David Makovsky has built a career out of studying and reporting on Middle Eastern politics and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. An author, journalist, teacher, and most recently a podcaster, Makovsky sat down with the Daily Princetonian to discuss the Middle East, his career, and his new book, Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny.
Princeton’s Senior Day saw women’s soccer (7–6–3, 2–3–1 Ivy League) emerge victorious in their tussle against Cornell (4–9–1, 0–6–0 Ivy) 2–0, securing their second Ivy League win of the season.