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On Tuesday, I attended a talk with Naomi Klein and Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the climate- change crisis. As Klein spoke about the rise in climate-change refugees — people forced to flee their country because of changes in climate — she highlighted the “cruel irony that the very people who are forced to move first are the people who did the least to create this crisis,” going on to add that the countries most responsible for climate change owe these people asylum.
The Center for Jewish Life (CJL) has implemented new security features going into the 2019–2020 academic year, including 24/7 locked prox-access entrances, a video intercom system for visitors, security guards during Shabbat and holiday dinners, and panic buttons installed throughout the building.
On Oct. 1, a federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard University, stating the Ivy League school did not discriminate against Asian-American students in its application process. While the case may be brought before the Supreme Court, for the time being, we can contemplate one of the most interesting behind-the-scenes investigations into the admissions process of an elite school.
How many times have you heard the phrase “sleep is important?” While most of us wish we could sleep for a consistent eight hours a night, that kind of a schedule isn’t particularly compatible with a flourishing GPA. Over the course of my time at Princeton, I began to realize that this was a very common practice, because let's be honest — there is a lot of work that comes with going to a school like Princeton. At this school, there’s often negligence when it comes to our bodies and sleep. But I’m here to introduce a new method of prospering while still taking care of your body: napping!
Princeton women’s volleyball (6–6 overall, 2–1 Ivy League) split their weekend against Columbia and Cornell. The Tigers defeated Columbia (8–5, 1–2) 3–1 on Friday but took a tough 3–1 loss from Cornell (10–2, 3–0) on Saturday.
Princeton men’s soccer (5–3, 0–1 Ivy League) began Ivy League play this season with a 1–0 loss against Dartmouth (4–3–1, 1–0 Ivy League) this past Saturday. A goal by Dartmouth midfielder Eric Sachleben in the 72nd minute ultimately put an end to Princeton’s four-game winning streak.
As Campus Dining continues to look for more sustainable options, they have implemented certain changes at the Frist Campus Center Gallery. Most immediately noticeable are the “Open Water” aluminum water bottles, which have replaced the short-lived Boxed Water brand.
At their weekly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 8, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate heard a presentation on Wintersession 2021 and a proposal for a transportation task force, confirmed a new senator for the Class of 2021, and voted on a resolution that established a new USG Senate Ad Hoc committee.
Walter Hood is an acclaimed architect and a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. Hood designed "Double Sights," an installation aimed at recognizing the complicated legacy of Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879. The installation was dedicated on Oct. 5.
Men’s soccer @ Dartmouth: L 1–0
Next weekend, Whig-Clio will host Amy Wax, a disgraced law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, to discuss campus free speech alongside two University professors. Wax, whose racist, pseudo-scientific views have rightly garnered her infamy, does not deserve a pedestal at Princeton. The Editorial Board urges the students and administrators who lead Whig-Clio to immediately disinvite her.
Over 200 students, alumni, and faculty members gathered to protest at the dedication of the University’s new installation, “Double Sights,” which is aimed at recognizing the complicated legacy of Woodrow Wilson as both a prominent figure on campus and an avowed white supremacist.
According to a recent Daily Princetonian editorial (“No Further Questions,” Sept. 26), “U. administrators have removed any element of dialogue and community input from the [Council of the Princeton University Community’s] meetings.”
On Saturday, October 6, The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School Cecilia Rouse to discuss the recent Walter Hood installation — “Double Sights” — which grapples with the complex legacy of former University president and President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879.
We live in a world now that expects so much of our generation at such a young age. Fifth graders are designing a hydrogen atom out of paper mâché on board their flights to build houses in underdeveloped countries. High schoolers are updating their CVs while winning gold medals in three varsity sports simultaneously. Stress starts as early as kindergarten because certain schools promise to position young kids on the “track to success.” Perhaps the child at the exclusive private school will be using vegan, all-natural crayons instead of store-bought ones when she learns how to color within the lines. Because as we all know, that is what kindergarteners do.
In the midst of asking acclaimed artist and 2019 MacArthur fellow Walter Hood about how he expresses history through his art, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter was cut off by a deafening ring, coming from the microphones, which filled the auditorium for 11 seconds.
On the second day of the Thrive conference honoring the University’s black alumni, conference attendees received words of praise and encouragement in what the University’s Instagram called a “surprise welcome message” from former first lady Michelle Obama ’85.
On Saturday, the football team opened the defense of their Ivy League title with a victory over Columbia. The 21–10 win over the Lions was characterized by some eye-opening plays, and trends that may carry over into the remainder of the season. Here are three takeaways from the game.
In a game full of notable firsts, one thing remained constant as Princeton (3–0, 1–0 Ivy) improved its record to 3–0 in a resilient 21–10 win over Ivy League rival Columbia (1–2, 0–1). The Tigers overcame a slow start, entering the half trailing 10–7 before taking control in the second half, shutting out the visiting Lions the rest of the way.
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.