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Keith Whittington, Gerken ’91, Pildes ’79, and Ross GS ’03 appointed to Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court

They will be part of a bipartisan group of legal and other scholars who will create a report with arguments for and against Supreme Court reform.

They will be part of a bipartisan group of legal and other scholars who will create a report with arguments for and against Supreme Court reform.

NEWS | 04/15/2021

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Jackson-Akiwumi ’00 to be nominated to 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi ’00 has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. She has previously served as an attorney for the Federal Defender Program, as well as a director for the Princeton Club of Chicago.

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi ’00 has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. She has previously served as an attorney for the Federal Defender Program, as well as a director for the Princeton Club of Chicago.

NEWS | 04/08/2021

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Avi Wigderson GS ’83 awarded Abel Prize

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

NEWS | 03/21/2021

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Charlie Volker's journey from Princeton track and football to Team USA bobsledding

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

PODCAST | 03/21/2021

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When a headline proposal works, sort of

Zach Wahls GS ’18 and Chloe Angyal ’09 tell the 'Prince' about their rom-com worthy relationship story, which all began with a deceivingly innocuous headline on a feminist blog.

Zach Wahls GS ’18 and Chloe Angyal ’09 tell the 'Prince' about their rom-com worthy relationship story, which all began with a deceivingly innocuous headline on a feminist blog.

THE PROSPECT | 03/18/2021

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Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’42 dies at 100

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

NEWS | 02/15/2021

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Jay Katsir ’04, Colbert comedy writer, wants to make some noise post-pandemic

Features Staff Writer Anna Salvatore sat down with Jay Katsir ’04, a head writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to talk about writing amidst chaos and trying to elicit laughs on a muted Zoom, and to discuss his hopes for a return to in-person ‘explosion[s] of joy.’

Features Writer Anna Salvatore sat down with Jay Katsir ’04, a head writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to talk about writing amidst chaos and trying to elicit laughs on a muted Zoom, and to discuss his hopes for a return to in-person ‘explosion[s] of joy.’

FEATURES | 02/09/2021

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Princeton Reunions 2021 goes virtual, in-person ’20 Commencement canceled

Despite the events being held virtually, the Office of Alumni Affairs noted in an email to alumni that they are “working with the class [of 2020] to find ways to honor their achievements and foster a strong sense of community with each other and the University.”

Despite the events being held virtually, the Alumni Office noted in an email to alumni that they are “working with the class [of 2020] to find ways to honor their achievements and foster a strong sense of community with each other and the University.”

NEWS | 02/01/2021

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Students demand Princeton preemptively bar Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 from on-campus recognition

The petition, titled “Demand that Princeton University Condemn & Bar Honorary Titles to Senator Ted Cruz ('92)”, states, “We, the writer and undersigned, believe that Senator Cruz’s support of lies alleging voting fraud not only undermines these basic egalitarian practices and values but is also directly linked to the attack on the Capitol.”

The petition, titled “Demand that Princeton University Condemn & Bar Honorary Titles to Senator Ted Cruz ('92)”, states, “We, the writer and undersigned, believe that Senator Cruz’s support of lies alleging voting fraud not only undermines these basic egalitarian practices and values but is also directly linked to the attack on the Capitol.”

NEWS | 01/31/2021

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Sen. Cruz ’92 pushes back after 400 classmates condemn his actions as attempt to “undermine democracy”

The petition, which has 400 signatories as of Monday evening, includes alumni on both ends of the political spectrum. “This is about democracy rather than any particular policy perspective,” Elise Harris ’92 said.

The petition, which has 400 signatories as of Monday evening, includes alumni on both ends of the political spectrum. “This is about democracy rather than any particular policy perspective,” Elise Harris ’92 said.

NEWS | 01/12/2021

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Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 alleges voter fraud shortly before mob attack on U.S. Capitol

On Jan. 6, Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas) formally objected to the certification of Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. Later that day, a mob of Trump supporters went on to attack the U.S. Capitol building and disrupt Congress’s confirmation of election results. Many in the Princeton community, including University President Eisgruber, condemned the events of the day. 

On Jan. 6, Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas) formally objected to the certification of Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. Later that day, a mob of Trump supporters went on to attack the U.S. Capitol building and disrupt Congress’s confirmation of election results. Many in the Princeton community, including University President Eisgruber, condemned the events of the day.

NEWS | 01/08/2021

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Amid the pandemic, alumni learn ‘to be a good lawyer from six feet away’

Thousands of American attorneys have taken precautions to protect themselves and their clients from COVID-19. They have had to adapt their jobs at every level, from communication with their clients to courtroom conduct. The Daily Princetonian spoke with four alumni in the law to discuss how the pandemic has affected their work.

FEATURES | 12/20/2020

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Alumni discuss health inequity and racism at ‘Race in the COVID Era’ event

In a wide-ranging conversation covering health determinants, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, and solutions to health inequity, three alumni medical experts gathered on Friday to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.

In a wide-ranging conversation covering health determinants, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, and solutions to health inequity, three alumni medical experts gathered on Friday to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. 

NEWS | 12/20/2020

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell ’86 becomes first African American woman to receive Whig-Clio’s James Madison Award

On Friday, Dec. 18, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society (Whig-Clio) presented U.S. Representative Terri Sewell ’86 (D-Ala.) with its highest honor, the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service (JMA). Sewell is the first female African American recipient in the honor’s 60-year history.

Representative Terri Sewell was presented with the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service by the student organization Whig-Clio. On a Zoom call to accept the award, she discussed her upbringing, various political issues, and her focus on service with the University community. 

NEWS | 12/20/2020

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Hobson College: What Princeton's contemporary campus will look like

“Princeton has balanced the goals of stewarding the existing campus with the need to create new buildings that serve the strategic goals of the institution,” said University architect Ron McCoy.

“Princeton has balanced the goals of stewarding the existing campus with the need to create new buildings that serve the strategic goals of the institution,” said University architect Ron McCoy.

FEATURES | 12/20/2020

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Princeton establishes professorship of Indigenous Studies with $5 million gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines,” according to the announcement. 

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines” according to the announcement. 

NEWS | 12/04/2020

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Cruz ’92 conversation ranges from lighthearted Princeton memories to free speech, the ‘shrill’ left

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R–TX) joined University students and faculty for a discussion on recent politics, international affairs, and his time at Princeton. 

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz ‘92 (R-Texas) joined University students and faculty for a discussion on recent politics, international affairs, and his time at Princeton. 

NEWS | 11/21/2020