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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 | 05/02/2021

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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 | 04/26/2021

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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 | 04/05/2021

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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 | 04/04/2021

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‘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 | 03/31/2021

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‘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 | 03/28/2021

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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 | 03/07/2021

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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 | 02/01/2021

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 | 01/17/2021

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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 | 12/29/2020

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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 | 12/07/2020

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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

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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

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Eisgruber, administrators talk free speech, DOE investigation, and Indigenous representation at town hall

The event began with discussion of the Department of Education’s (DOE) civil rights investigation into the University.

The night began with discussion of the Department of Education (DOE)'s civil rights investigation into the University. One student, inquiring about the ongoing probe, asked whether there were indeed allegations of racism at Princeton and whether they are complying with the investigation in a manner that protects student privacy.

NEWS | 10/27/2020

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Divest Princeton organizes virtual climate strike

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Close to 100 students, alumni, and other supporters flooded University social media pages with messages in support of divestment. 

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry.

NEWS | 09/27/2020

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President Eisgruber releases initial priorities for response to systemic racism, student activists call for more specifics

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and the increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

NEWS | 09/03/2020

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SPEAR calls for divestment from Prison Industrial Complex, transparency from PRINCO

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

NEWS | 08/20/2020