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Within the last three weeks, two events shocked people around the world. In Sri Lanka, bombings killed hundreds of innocent civilians on Easter Sunday; in France, a fire destroyed part of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. To me, one of these events is clearly more devastating than the other.
On Thursday night, three former Jeopardy! contestants spoke about their time on the show and competed in two games of Princeton-themed Jeopardy! against several graduating seniors. Five-time winner Gil Collins *99, who serves as Director of Global Health Programs and Associate Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, won the first game, but all three former contestants fell short in the second, defeated by Emma Corless ’19.
Growing up in Michigan, the Pistons meant everything to Detroit. It’s been over a decade since the team has been relevant, but the Pistons have always remained a source of pride from their win in the 2004 Finals over the Los Angeles Lakers. The series is still discussed today, not just because Detroit, with only one All-Star, upset a team led by Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Gary Payton, but because of the way they played. The constant speculation of in-fighting between superstars Kobe and Shaq was a big juxtaposition to the Pistons, who were seen as playing much more cohesively with a blue-collar approach.
On April 12, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions announced their selected fellows, a list that includes Dr. Marianna Orlandi, for the coming academic year. Last Friday, Yafah Edelman ’20 sent an email to residential college listservs alerting students to the fact that Orlandi has previously worked at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as an anti-LGBT hate group.
As the outdoor season comes to a close, men’s and women’s track and field are both gearing up to host the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) this weekend. With titles in cross country and indoor track and field already under their belt, the men will strive for their second triple crown in two years. And with the women’s title all but guaranteed to go to powerhouse Penn, the Tigers will aim for for a second-place finish.
On Thursday evening, over 100 students and community members came together in Frick Auditorium for a celebration of gratitude as students recognized “Hidden Chaplains,” members of the community “who change their day in small but meaningful ways” on campus.
In observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), undergraduate students recited the names of Holocaust victims, beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Murray-Dodge Courtyard, and continuing for 24 hours. In 30-minute shifts, student volunteers recited the name, age, place of residence, and place of death of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Approximately six million Jews are known to have been killed in the Holocaust.
The University and Google held an inaugural event for the new Google AI lab located just north of campus in Palmer Square on Thursday, May 2.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 partnered with other leaders in higher education across the state of New Jersey to send a letter to Congress expressing concerns about immigration delays and policy.
Softball (14–24 overall, 10–8 Ivy) will close out the season this weekend with a three-game series at Dartmouth (10–26, 7–11). The Tigers will be looking to rebound after a series loss to Cornell (10–32, 5–13) last weekend, in which they took the first game 10–5 and lost both of the next two by a score of 4–3. The series saw strong performances from senior outfielder Kaitlyn Waslawski (4 for 11, 4 RBI) and junior outfielder Megan Donahey (6 for 10, 2 runs scored). Sophomore pitcher Allie Reynolds started all three games for the Tigers, and her 18 ⅔ innings pushed her season total to 138 ⅓, first in the Ivy League. She also picked up her ninth win of the year in Saturday’s first game, moving her into third in the conference. Reynolds has started the last seven Ivy League games for the Tigers, going 2–5 in these starts.
To Whom It May Concern:
Maestro Gustavo Dudamel of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela concluded his season as the University’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence in front of a packed auditorium Saturday.
It is no surprise that sharing a bathroom with many people is less than ideal. What makes it even worse is when none of the users have any enforced responsibility to ensure that the bathroom stays presentable.
In response to the controversy surrounding room draw randomization, a group of students created a Room Draw Reform petition with an action plan to ensure mistakes are not repeated in future room draws.
Princeton baseball (13–23, 8–10 Ivy) won its last home series of the season last weekend, taking two out of three games against Brown (11–25, 8–10 Ivy) for their second consecutive series victory.
Often in the movement for criminal justice reform the question is, “How do we reduce mass incarceration?” What if we asked, “How do we eliminate incarceration altogether?”
On the morning of Wednesday, May 1, at least six sightings of graffiti were found across campus with a host of political messages, including “Divest from Private Prisons” and “Title IX Protects Rapists.”
Members of the class of 2019 invited their beloved professors to the fourth Annual Gratitude Gala, held on Wednesday, May 1, to engage in conversation and enjoy refreshments.
In a television segment dedicated to “roasting” President Donald Trump, Kevin Kruse, a history professor at the University, concluded his so-called roast on an oddly complimentary note, telling the president that he was “a hell of a guy.” Kruse then corrected himself, saying, “I read that wrong. Cheers, President Trump. You’re going to hell, guy.”
HYP week is always a big one for the men’s lightweight crew with a chance to best their two biggest rivals - the Crimson and the Bulldogs. However, few expected this season’s racing would produce results as exciting as last year’s.