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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

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Whitney Hermandorfer ’09 selected to clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Whitney Downs Hermandorfer ’09, a graduate of George Washington University Law School and former clerk for Justice Samuel Alito ’72, was chosen as one of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s four clerks.

Whitney Downs Hermandorfer ’09, a graduate of George Washington University Law School and former clerk for Justice Samuel Alito ’72, was chosen as one of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s four clerks. 

NEWS | 11/05/2020

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Ressa ’86 discusses ‘cyber libel’ conviction at Press Freedom Defense Fund event

“I think what we’re seeing is death by a thousand cuts,” Ressa said. “You don’t quite realize how much you lose with each cut and you bleed out.”

The event, titled “It Won’t Stop with Me: Why the Current State of Press Freedom Should Alarm the World,” also featured NPR News Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept Betsy Reed, and Director of PFDF Jim Risen.

NEWS | 10/22/2020

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ABPA hosts alumni panel on voter suppression, stakes of 2020 election

“Black lives matter, but history indicates that Black lives matter more in this country when we vote,” Roberts said.

The panel featured U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Craig Robinson ’83, Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. GS ’97, Andrea Campbell ’04, Tessa Kaneene ’07, Walter Jones ’85, Morgan Jerkins ’14, and Paul Roberts ’85, with Cheryl Scales ’84 as moderator.

NEWS | 10/13/2020

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Jones ’93, Feliciano ’94 make U. history with $20M donation

For Jones and Feliciano, their gift is about making clear to students and alumni that “Princeton is a place for all of us.”

For Jones and Feliciano, the gift was sparked by a change they saw in the University’s culture of inclusivity. “As we saw the University embrace the whole alumni body, we felt more enthused and excited about reciprocating,” Feliciano explained.

NEWS | 09/21/2020

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Amid outrage from Hawaiʻi residents, plans for college ‘bubble’ popped

Two Princeton alumni garnered national attention last week for plans to create two ‘bubble’ campuses in Hawaiʻi and Arkansas, as many colleges across the country prepare for a virtual semester. After widespread backlash from local Hawaiʻi residents, they will not proceed at either property.

Two Princeton alumni garnered national attention last week for plans to create two ‘bubble’ campuses in Hawaiʻi and Arkansas, as many colleges across the country prepare for a virtual semester. After widespread backlash from local Hawaiʻi residents, they will not proceed at either property.

NEWS | 08/16/2020