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I’ve spent most of my life in a wheelchair. Using a wheelchair comes with plenty of perks: I could give myself approximately seven minutes to get from my former dorm in Bloomberg to my favorite journalism class in Joseph Henry House, and I never have to worry about the weight of my bags after a shopping spree (my handlebars are very helpful).
Hannah Faughnan ’23 is used to navigating Princeton as a disabled student. As someone with rheumatoid arthritis, she has had chronic pain for her entire life.
On May 2, Politico published a leaked draft majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization written by Justice Samuel Alito ’72. The opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminate national legal protection for abortion, and restore reproductive rights to the states.
On May 2, The Daily Princetonian launched a new text-to-speech feature powered by Ad Auris.
“Long live all the magic we made
A dormitory in New College East will be named Mannion Hall following a “major gift” from Martin Mannion ’81 and his wife, Tristin Mannion, per a University announcement. The dorm will open in the fall of 2022, along with the rest of the new residential college.
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York University professor Ulrich Baer, and Amherst University professor Stefan Bradley spoke on free speech in the classroom and institutional racism on college campuses at a panel on Tuesday, April 19, at Richardson Auditorium.
Erin Kado-Fong, Zachary Teed, and Spencer Weinreich were named the winners of the 2021-22 Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, the University’s top award for graduate students. They were honored at Alumni Day on Feb. 19.
In June 2020, after months of doctors appointments and medical testing, Jennifer Lee ’23 was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Although she had many of the typical symptoms of the condition, Lee said her doctors at first hesitated to consider Crohn’s because of its rarity among Asian Americans.
Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 is the President and CEO of the think tank New America. She served as director of policy planning for the Department of State from 2009–11 and Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) from 2002–09.
Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix gave the “Beyond the Resume” keynote speech at Princeton’s second annual Wintersession on Saturday, Jan. 22. She spoke in conversation with Athletic Director John Mack ’00 at the event, which was co-sponsored by Princeton Athletics.
At a Wednesday, Jan. 12 town hall about COVID-19 policies for graduate students, University administrators explained plans for the start of the semester. During the virtual event, several graduate students expressed concerns about how the University plans to handle a predicted increase in COVID-19 cases.
Julia Chaffers ’22 is one of 41 winners of the 2022 Marshall Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. She was selected from a pool of close to 1,000 applicants from colleges and universities across the country.
Following last spring’s decision to establish a formal language sequence for American Sign Language (ASL), Princeton has expanded its ASL course offerings, hired an additional ASL professor, and added a new class on Deaf culture.
For 21 years, I have had to exist as a disabled woman in a society not built to accommodate me.
On Sept. 7, Professor of Bioethics Peter Singer was named the recipient of the 2021 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture. He joins past recipients including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Paul Farmer, and he plans to donate the entirety of the $1 million award.
In December 2018, the University announced that the seventh residential college would be named Perelman College following a $65 million donation by Revlon CEO Debra Perelman ’96 and her father, CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Inc. Ron Perelman, through the Perelman Family Foundation.
Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Laura Wooten’s Law. Named after a former University employee who was the longest continuously-serving poll worker in the United States, the legislation requires that all middle school students in the state receive instruction in civics.
A panel presented by The Daily Princetonian and the Princeton Disability Collective. The panel focused on the importance of media representation on issues related to disability and how to create accessible and inclusive newsroom environments. The panel was on Monday, June 21.
* Eric Garcia, former editor at The Washington Post and The Hill and author of "We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation"
* Wendy Lu, Staff News Editor and National Reporter at HuffPost
* Sara Luterman, journalist with bylines at outlets including The Nation, The American Prospect and Slate and Contributing Editor at Radiolab
* Julia Métraux, Editorial Assistant at Narratively
* Cara Reedy, Program Manager of Disability Media Alliance Project at DREDF
Two years after the conclusion of their time at the University, the Class of 2020 will finally get an in-person Commencement ceremony.