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When Rabbi Gil Steinlauf ’91 learned that the position of Executive Director of Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life (CJL) was open, he was “thunderstruck.” “We have an expression in Yiddish called bashert, which means ‘meant to be.’ And so I threw my hat in the ring,” he said. After serving as a pulpit rabbi for 25 years, this past July, Steinlauf returned to Princeton to take over as Executive Director of the CJL.

When Rabbi Gil Steinlauf ’91 learned that the position of Executive Director of Princeton’s Center for Jewish Life (CJL) was open, he was “thunderstruck.” “We have an expression in Yiddish called bashert, which means ‘meant to be.’ And so I threw my hat in the ring,” he said. After serving as a pulpit rabbi for 25 years, this past July, Steinlauf returned to Princeton to take over as Executive Director of the CJL.


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Princeton professors, alumni react to SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton University alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

NEWS | June 24

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On a 'post-Roe era': Princeton professors, alumni in Congress react to leaked SCOTUS opinion draft

As the nation grapples with the fallout of the leak, The Daily Princetonian spoke with professors in the history and politics departments and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), as well as alumni serving in Congress, about their opinions on the draft leak.

As the nation grapples with the fallout of the leak, The Daily Princetonian spoke with professors in the history and politics departments and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), as well as alumni serving in Congress, about their opinions on the draft leak.

NEWS | May 12

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'One step at a time': Andy LeRoux ’20 begins training for rowing Olympic trials

Associate Sports Editor Lizzie Evanko catches up with Andy LeRoux ’20, former member of the men’s heavyweight crew team. LeRoux is currently training to qualify for World Championships in September and hopefully the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

Associate Sports Editor Lizzie Evanko catches up with Andy LeRoux ’20, former member of the men’s heavyweight crew team. LeRoux is currently training to qualify for World Championships in September and hopefully the 2024 Paris Olympics.  

SPORTS | April 6

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Maria Ressa ’86 prevented from leaving the Philippines on her way to be honored at Princeton Alumni Day

Maria Ressa ’86 is scheduled to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, and to speak at a panel hosted by the University’s Program in Journalism on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Maria Ressa ’86 is scheduled to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, and to speak at a panel hosted by the University’s Program in Journalism on Thursday, Feb. 17.

NEWS | February 16

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Princeton responds to Xiyue Wang’s lawsuit relating to his Iranian imprisonment

In its response, formally a “motion to dismiss,” the University requested that Judge Douglas Hurd dismiss the case “without prejudice,” a legal mechanism which allows for a plaintiff to revise and refile their lawsuit.

In its response, formally a “motion to dismiss,” the University requested that Judge Douglas Hurd dismiss the case “without prejudice,” a legal mechanism which allows for a plaintiff to revise and refile their lawsuit. 

NEWS | February 8

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Eisgruber talks COVID-19, DEI, residential expansion in annual State of the University address

On Thursday, Feb. 3, President Eisgruber ’83 issued his annual State of the University letter and accompanying video, which addressed the University’s ongoing challenges with COVID-19, expansion of the University’s residential facilities, and efforts to increase the diversity of students and faculty.   

On Thursday, Feb. 3, President Eisgruber ’83 issued his annual State of the University letter and accompanying video, which addressed the University’s ongoing challenges with COVID-19, expansion of the University’s residential facilities, and efforts to increase the diversity of students and faculty.    

NEWS | February 8

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Kwesi Adofo-Mensah ’03 hired as the Minnesota Vikings’ new general manager

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah ’03 as their next general manager. Adofo-Mensah was one of eight candidates for the position. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah ’03 as their next general manager. Adofo-Mensah was one of eight candidates for the position. 

SPORTS | January 27

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel ’79 fired for inappropriate relationship

University of Michigan and Princeton Alumni ’79 Mark Schlissel was fired for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. UMich’s Board of Regents released a 118-page document containing email communications between Schlissel and the subordinate.  

University of Michigan and Princeton Alumni ’79 Mark Schlissel was fired for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. UMich’s Board of Regents released a 118-page document containing email communications between Schlissel and the subordinate.   

NEWS | January 25

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Three Princeton seniors and two alumni awarded Schwarzman Scholarship to study in Beijing

The five Princetonians will join a cohort of 151 students at Tsinghua University in Beijing and will pursue a one-year master’s degree in Global Affairs. The cohort includes students from 33 different countries and 106 universities.

The five Princetonians will join a cohort of 151 students at Tsinghua University in Beijing and will pursue a one-year master’s degree in Global Affairs. The cohort includes students from 33 different countries and 106 universities.

NEWS | December 23