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The n-word is not your educational tool

“There is no good reason for a white professor to use the n-word in the classroom. Time and time again, student experiences have shown that there is no educational or truth-seeking value gained from actively hearing hate speech.”

“There is no good reason for a white professor to use the n-word in the classroom. Time and time again, student experiences have shown that there is no educational or truth-seeking value gained from actively hearing hate speech.”

OPINION | November 20

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Mental health reforms must be proactive and transparent

“The University must focus its efforts on consistently providing students with mental health resources rather than reactive initiatives. It is not enough to merely flood the student body with resources in the wake of campus tragedies.”

“The University must focus its efforts on consistently providing students with mental health resources rather than reactive initiatives. It is not enough to merely flood the student body with resources in the wake of campus tragedies.”

OPINION | November 7

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Lacking student input, the half-baked plan to reimagine upperclass dining won’t work

“If the administration really wants to reform campus culture, it has to work with proposals generated by the student body, not ones imposed unilaterally..”

“If the administration really wants to reform campus culture, it has to work with proposals generated by the student body, not ones imposed unilaterally.”

OPINION | October 2

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The Referendum No. 3 controversy is causing real harm. It’s time for students to act.

Amid a contentious campus referendum process that has reached the national stage, the Editorial Board explicitly condemns attacks made on members of the student community.

Amid a contentious campus referendum process that has reached the national stage, the Editorial Board explicitly condemns attacks made on members of the student community.

OPINION | April 17

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We can preserve in-person learning without sacrificing immunocompromised students’ education

“An investment in hybrid learning options does not mean a return to the spring of 2020. The University can and should pioneer learning models that allow for more equitable access to the classroom.”

“An investment in hybrid learning options does not mean a return to the spring of 2020. The University can and should pioneer learning models that allow for more equitable access to the classroom.”

OPINION | February 24

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A collective voice: Mission statement of the 146th Editorial Board

“The 146th Editorial Board strives to be inclusive, thorough, and action-oriented, using the guiding principles of mutual respect and intentionality in our work.”

“The 146th Editorial Board strives to be inclusive, thorough, and action-oriented, using the guiding principles of mutual respect and intentionality in our work.”

OPINION | February 1

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The Editorial Board misses the point: We don’t need admissions statistics to know Princeton doesn’t serve marginalized communities

“The Editorial Board’s response to the announcement focused on the potential discouraging effect that the actions of the Office of Admission can have on applicants. But if our primary concerns are discouraging prospective students, the Board is missing the point. We don’t need admissions statistics to know Princeton doesn’t serve marginalized communities.”

“The Editorial Board’s response to the announcement focused on the potential discouraging effect that the actions of the Office of Admission can have on applicants. But if our primary concerns are discouraging prospective students, the Board is missing the point. We don’t need admissions statistics to know Princeton doesn’t serve marginalized communities.”

OPINION | December 24

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The Trustees’s failure to divest hurts Princeton, too

“Between the examples of peer institutions, the energy of student activists, and the expertise assembled on the faculty panel, the University is more than able to establish suitable and stringent criteria for dissociation in line with its values. It’s high time for the Trustees to act.”

“Between the examples of peer institutions, the energy of student activists, and the expertise assembled on the faculty panel, the University is more than able to establish suitable and stringent criteria for dissociation in line with its values. It’s high time for the Trustees to act.”

OPINION | 11/18/2021

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We owe Asian Americans more than solidarity

“The University community must ensure that the history and experiences of Asian Americans and other marginalized groups are not overlooked in academic settings. It must also take more specific action to accommodate rather than simply acknowledge, the broader swath of suffering students. This Board calls on the University community to back up their statements of solidarity with action.”

“The University community must ensure that the history and experiences of Asian Americans and other marginalized groups are not overlooked in academic settings. It must also take more specific action to accommodate rather than simply acknowledge, the broader swath of suffering students. This Board calls on the University community to back up their statements of solidarity with action.”

OPINION | 04/04/2021

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‘Speak Freely,’ unless you’re running for Young Alumni Trustee

“As previous Boards have pointed out, students running for YAT have, through their four years on campus, likely developed strong and informed views on how to improve the Princeton experience. So we continue to ask: why not allow those views to be expressed?” 

“As previous Boards have pointed out, students running for YAT have, through their four years on campus, likely developed strong and informed views on how to improve the Princeton experience. So we continue to ask: why not allow those views to be expressed?” 

OPINION | 03/09/2021

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Confronting systemic racism starts at home

The Board encourages all students to not only learn about our institution’s past with racism, but to wholly engage with its present consequences as we continue to seek a more just future.

The Board encourages all students to not only learn about our institution’s past with racism, but to wholly engage with its present consequences as we continue to seek a more just future.

OPINION | 02/25/2021

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Editorial Board: Protecting public health can start with a conversation

While understanding that blatant disregard for public well-being should be disciplined, this Board sees empathetic dialogue as a more effective and equitable first option for dealing with pandemic policy transgressions and encourages community members to educate one another.

While understanding that blatant disregard for public wellbeing should be disciplined, this Board sees empathetic dialogue as a more effective and equitable first option for dealing with pandemic policy transgressions and encourages community members to educate one another.

OPINION | 01/24/2021

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Editorial Board: Why Princeton cannot stay silent on Sen. Ted Cruz ’92

“We call on President Eisgruber to acknowledge the racist nature of this voter-fraud disinformation campaign and to explicitly condemn Cruz for his role in it.”

“We call on President Eisgruber to acknowledge the racist nature of this voter-fraud disinformation campaign and to explicitly condemn Cruz for his role in it.”

OPINION | 01/21/2021