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American Studies Fellow Tiffany King discusses upcoming seminar, Black and Indigenous feminism, and land acknowledgement

King discusses her upcoming spring seminar “Black and Indigenous Feminist Survival and Experimentation in the Americas,” her work within the intersecting fields of Black, Native/Indigenous, and Feminist studies, and her 2019 book “The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies.” 

King discusses her upcoming spring seminar “Black and Indigenous Feminist Survival and Experimentation in the Americas,” her work within the intersecting fields of Black, Native/Indigenous, and Feminist studies, and her 2019 book The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies. 

NEWS | 6 days ago

The Vote100 banner.
Courtesy of Joe Shipley ’22 

Undergraduate voting rate soars to 75% in 2020 election

Princeton’s percentage of voting-eligible students who participated in the 2020 election increased by nearly 25 percent from 2016, following efforts from the Vote100 initiative to encourage students to vote.

Princeton’s percentage of voting-eligible students who participated in the 2020 election increased by nearly 25 percent from 2016, following efforts from the Vote100 initiative to encourage students to vote.

NEWS | November 3

Students urge the University to divest fully from fossil fuels in a Sep. 24 sit-in at Nassau Hall.
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Divest Princeton sit-in calls for full fossil fuel divestment

Students gave speeches, painted signs, and sat on blankets doing homework during the event, which lasted four hours. Many of them were local high schoolers skipping class to attend.

Students gave speeches, painted signs, and sat on blankets doing homework during the event, which lasted four hours. Many of them were local high schoolers skipping class to attend.

NEWS | September 27

Kennedy Mattes ’23, founder of the Expungement Initiative
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

New student initiative spreads awareness on marijuana criminal record expungement in New Jersey

Six months after New Jersey officially legalized marijuana, a new student initiative on campus aims to spread awareness about criminal record expungement for formerly incarcerated people statewide.

Six months after New Jersey officially legalized marijuana, a new student initiative on campus aims to spread awareness about criminal record expungement for formerly incarcerated people statewide.

NEWS | September 26

Aden Rusfeldt and other protestors stared down a crowd of students at their demonstration Wednesday.
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

Extremist protestors occupying Washington Road heckle students, spew hate-speech

“Since the group assembled on municipal property — the sidewalk alongside Scudder Plaza — the University did not have jurisdiction over their actions,” University Spokesperson Ben Chang wrote. “Nonetheless, the University has taken a number of immediate steps to address the impact of this group’s actions on community members.”

“Since the group assembled on municipal property — the sidewalk alongside Scudder Plaza — the University did not have jurisdiction over their actions,” University Spokesperson Ben Chang wrote. “Nonetheless, the University has taken a number of immediate steps to address the impact of this group’s actions on community members.”

NEWS | September 16

From left (top): Andrea Razi-Thomas ’96 with her family, Tina Madison White ’82 with Sally Frank ’80, and Dr. Joi Weaver ’97. From left (bottom): Cameron Scott ’93, Melody Maia Monet ’93, and Nancy Lamar. 
Photos courtesy of subjects. 

‘Our moment in the sun’: Transgender alumni reflect on representation, activism, pride

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960–2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960-2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

FEATURES | June 7

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Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Students hold protest in solidarity with MOVE

This week, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved to a West Philadelphia funeral home.

This week, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved to a West Philadelphia funeral home.

NEWS | May 2

Students hold cardboard signs with hand-painted slogans urging fossil fuel divestment at the April 24 rally.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Divest Princeton holds “Earth Day, No Delay” rally at Nassau Hall

Ryan Warsing GS, co-coordinator of Divest Princeton, closed the speech by calling on the University to act: “We want strong commitments, and we wanted them yesterday.”

Ryan Warsing GS, co-coordinator of Divest Princeton, closed the speech by calling on the University to act: “We want strong commitments, and we wanted them yesterday.”

NEWS | April 26

Demonstrators unfurl a banner reading “COVID SUPPORT FOR ALL / ‘NONE OF US ARE SAFE UNTIL ALL OF US ARE SAFE.’”
Isabella Shutt / The Daily Princetonian

Coalition delivers petition to Nassau Hall demanding expansion of COVID-19 testing, vaccines for local community

“It may be easy to assume the University can simply flip a switch and provide public health resources to tens of thousands of additional people,” University Spokesperson Ben Chang told the ‘Prince’ in a past statement. “That is simply not true.”

“It may be easy to assume the University can simply flip a switch and provide public health resources to tens of thousands of additional people,” University Spokesperson Ben Chang told the ‘Prince’ in a past statement. “That is simply not true.”

NEWS | April 5

Hope Perry / The Daily Princetonian 

Change Princeton Now demands more from SPIA

On March 26, students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

On March 2, graduate students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber ’83. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

NEWS | April 4

An installation by Divest Princeton and other student groups arose next to Whig Hall on March 21 as CPUC discussed divestment from fossil fuels in a general assembly. 
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

‘Eyes on Eisgruber’: Art exhibition draws attention to activists’ demands

“The whole point of the project is to let activists know — be it current past, present, or future — that we see you, and that there is a community of change on campus,“ said Keely Toledo ’22, one of the leaders of PIAC.

“The whole point of the project is to let activists know — be it current past, present, or future — that we see you, and that there is a community of change on campus,“ said Keely Toledo ’22, one of the leaders of PIAC.

NEWS | March 31

Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

‘We are not your model minority’: Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil takes to Hinds Plaza

“To be quite frank with you, it is terrifying to just be an Asian American woman right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23. “To those that uphold this system of oppression, may we remind you your silence is deafening.”

“To be quite frank with you, it is terrifying to just be an Asian American woman right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23. “To those that uphold this system of oppression, may we remind you your silence is deafening.”

NEWS | March 28

A banner from Divest Princeton’s Feb. 13, 2020 protest draped on a tiger sculpture outside of Nassau Hall.
Courtesy of Anna Hiltner ’23

As Divest Princeton awaits University response, a look at past divestment movements

Divest Princeton, a group calling for University divestment from fossil fuels, submitted a proposal to the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) Resources Committee last year. Soon, the Committee will either reject the proposal or recommend it to the Board of Trustees for final consideration. As Divest Princeton awaits the decision, the ‘Prince’ examined the history of divestment movements on campus — both successful and not.

Divest Princeton, a group calling for University divestment from fossil fuels, submitted a proposal to the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) Resources Committee last year. Soon, the Committee will either reject the proposal or recommend it to the Board of Trustees for final consideration. As Divest Princeton awaits the decision, the ‘Prince’ examined the history of divestment movements on campus — both successful and not.

FEATURES | March 7

Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness talks authenticity and self-acceptance

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically.

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically. 

NEWS | February 1

The intricacies of Indigenous identity and environmental racism | The Orange Table Ep. 5

A candid and personal conversation with Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton. The table discusses issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed. 

A candid and personal conversation with Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton. The table discusses issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed. 

VIDEO | January 17

Courtesy of University Press Club live-blog, 2015

In 2020, Princeton promised anti-racist action. Five years prior, the Black Justice League had offered a blueprint.

In this interactive feature, The Daily Princetonian recounts how the Black Justice League’s 2015 Nassau Hall sit-in forced a reckoning with racism on campus. We trace the group’s activism to the present day, from the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name to ongoing calls for an anti-racist curriculum.

In this interactive feature, The Daily Princetonian recounts how the Black Justice League’s 2015 Nassau Hall sit-in forced a reckoning with racism on campus. We trace the group’s activism to the present day, from the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name to ongoing calls for an anti-racist curriculum.

FEATURES | December 29

The four officers of Natives at Princeton.
Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

Last month, Native students at Princeton embraced activism. Now, they’re looking ahead.

Natives at Princeton, a group of students striving for cultural understanding and community building for Native undergraduates, designated November as Native American Activism Month. They describe their activism, the Native student experience at Princeton and its challenges, and their hopes for the future.

FEATURES | December 7

Members of Divest Princeton after submitting their proposal to the CPUC Resources Committee in February. 
Courtesy of Anna Hiltner 

Divest Princeton accumulates 62 faculty and staff, 161 alumni endorsements ahead of referendum

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

NEWS | 11/18/2020

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

McCarter Theatre announces plans for anti-racist action

The statement partially responded to the “We See You, White American Theater” demands released over the summer, which detail BIPOC thespians’ “concerns, approaches, and needs” to combat systemic racism in the theater industry.

The move comes partially in response to the “We See You, White American Theater” demands released over the summer, which detail the “concerns, approaches, and needs” of BIPOC thespians in combating structural racism in the theater industry.

NEWS | 11/09/2020