Nineteen years ago, when Massey stood in front of a committee of white Princeton professors, waiting as they pondered his academic fate, no Black mathematician had ever been awarded tenure at an Ivy League university. When the committee was through, he had become the first.
After fleeing from Bolivia to Peru during a political uprising in November and being forced to evacuate to their homes in March due to the coronavirus, three members of the Novogratz Bridge Year Bolivia group spoke to The Daily Princetonian to discuss their unique experiences abroad and their adjustment to life back home.
“At the end of the day, someone has to do this — and who better to do this than me, a young person with no complications which could put me at a higher level of risk,” said Brad Rindos ’23, who volunteers as an EMT and ambulance driver on a 12-hour night shift each Thursday.
Undocumented immigrants are ineligible for state unemployment benefits and federal stimulus bill payouts. As the coronavirus pandemic — blind to citizenship status — continues to ravage communities, local organizations have stepped in to fill the void and aid families in need.
In this series, The Daily Princetonian sits down with University professors who study the same discipline but whose views on coronavirus diverge. We began by speaking separately with senior economics lecturer Elizabeth Bogan and professor of economics and public affairs Alan Blinder.
As a 12-year-old working at Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company, Alex Ruddy had many dreams for the future. Most of them included food; none of them included saving her family’s restaurant in the wake of a global pandemic.