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Neurodiversity advocates push for greater recognition, inclusion

“Reflecting the “infinite variation in human minds,” neurodivergence can be considered a natural form of human diversity subject to similar social dynamics as race or gender, workshop organizer Sashank Pisupati told attendees.”

“Reflecting the “infinite variation in human minds,” neurodivergence can be considered a natural form of human diversity subject to similar social dynamics as race or gender, workshop organizer Sashank Pisupati told attendees.”

FEATURES | 02/03/2023

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‘The Princeton I wanted to join’: The evolution of Wintersession

Since its conception in 2014, Princeton University’s Wintersession has provided space for students to explore and learn in a pressure-free environment. The ‘Prince’ looked at its evolution and growth into the established program it is today.

Since its conception in 2014, Princeton University’s Wintersession has provided space for students to explore and learn in a pressure-free environment. The ‘Prince’ looked at its evolution and growth into the established program it is today.

FEATURES | 01/25/2023

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The history behind ROTC that brought Gen. Mark Milley ’80 to Princeton

Following an interview with General Mark Milley ’80, a graduate of the University’s ROTC program, the ‘Prince’ examines the complex history of ROTC on campus. 

Following an interview with General Mark Milley ’80, a graduate of the University’s ROTC program, the ‘Prince’ examines the complex history of ROTC on campus. 

FEATURES | 01/12/2023

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‘The best kept secret on campus’: How Say Cheez Café creates nostalgia with their food

Founded in 2013 as a sandwich shop, Say Cheez has made various expansions to its menu, including the Empanada Station. The Daily Princetonian sat down with the founders to discuss good food, nostalgia, and the Princeton community.

Founded in 2013 as a sandwich shop, Say Cheez has made various expansions to its menu, including the Empanada Station. The Daily Princetonian sat down with the founders to discuss good food, nostalgia, and the Princeton community.

FEATURES | 12/13/2022

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Princeton’s Cyclab: Where ‘nothing is too broken to not try to fix’

“You’ll get customers teaching staff. Everyone teaches everyone.” Cyclab, the student-run bike repair shop in Rocky College, promotes a culture of learning and collaboration.

“You’ll get customers teaching staff. Everyone teaches everyone.” Cyclab, the student-run bike repair shop in Rocky College, promotes a culture of learning and collaboration.

FEATURES | 12/13/2022

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‘Lighting the way’: Communities of Light event spreads awareness of sexual violence

This year, SHARE revived its participation in Communities of Light, an annual event held by Womanspace in December to raise awareness and show support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence. SHARE Peers placed luminaries along the sidewalks and walkways of eating clubs participating in the event, as well as outside Frist Campus Center. 

This year, SHARE revived its participation in Communities of Light, an annual event held by Womanspace in December to raise awareness and show support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence. SHARE Peers placed luminaries along the sidewalks and walkways of eating clubs participating in the event, as well as outside Frist Campus Center. 

FEATURES | 12/12/2022

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The search for Princeton’s best residential college

With the opening of Princeton’s two newest residential colleges — New College West and Yeh College — for the 2022–2023 academic year, the classic Princeton debate over which residential college is the best has been given new wind. The Daily Princetonian gathered the latest opinions on what the best residential college is. 

An exploration of the latest opinions on what the best residential college is after the opening of the two newest residential colleges. 

FEATURES | 12/11/2022

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‘Art is the language of the marginalized’: Student leaders on the origins of the Sankofa fashion show

Sankofa, Princeton’s African fashion show, “is the definition of being Black: looking at your past, relying on your community, adapting. It's a beauty and an art,” according to board leader Anastasia Achiaa ’25. The show emerged in 2015 to celebrate African designers at Princeton.

Sankofa, Princeton’s African fashion show, “is the definition of being Black: looking at your past, relying on your community, adapting. It's a beauty and an art,” according to board leader Anastasia Achiaa ’25. The show emerged in 2015 to celebrate African designers at Princeton.

FEATURES | 12/07/2022

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From campus activism to diversifying dermatology: Nada Elbuluk ’04 shares her journey

The ‘Prince’ sat down with Dr. Nada Elbuluk ’04, the student chair of the University’s former Third World Center (TWC) from 2001–02. Elbuluk was a leader in the push to rename TWC to the Carl A. Fields Center and now works to diversify her field of dermatology.

The ‘Prince’ sat down with Dr. Nada Elbuluk ’04, the student chair of the University’s former Third World Center (TWC) from 2001–02. Elbuluk was a leader in the push to rename TWC to the Carl A. Fields Center and now works to diversify her field of dermatology.

FEATURES | 12/07/2022

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“One of the best things about the campus”: The story behind The Pastry Room on Spring Street

In 2020, while many businesses were struggling to stay afloat, Aliia Ulukbek took a risk and opened a small pastry shop on Spring Street in Princeton. Two years later, The Pastry Room has come a long way from its pandemic beginning and is quickly establishing itself as a Princeton staple. 

In 2020, while many businesses were struggling to stay afloat, Aliia Ulukbek took a risk and opened a small pastry shop on Spring Street in Princeton. Two years later, The Pastry Room has come a long way from its pandemic beginning and is quickly establishing itself as a Princeton staple. 

FEATURES | 12/06/2022

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‘The “OG” of Asian American poetry’: Marilyn Chin on poetry and self-expression

Marilyn Chin, a new faculty member in Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, shares her experience creating space for marginalized voices in poetry and what she is bringing to her students as an “ambassador for poetry.” According to Chin, “Whatever upsets you in your heart that you need to express, you’re going to express it.”

Marilyn Chin, a new faculty member in Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, shares her experience creating space for marginalized voices in poetry and what she is bringing to her students as an “ambassador for poetry.” According to Chin, “Whatever upsets you in your heart that you need to express, you’re going to express it.”

FEATURES | 11/29/2022

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‘Solidarity is a very beautiful thing’: SPEAR students reimagine prisons, policing

The ‘Prince’ sat down with the Students for Prison Education, Abolition and Reform (SPEAR) to talk about their ongoing advocacy and recent initiatives. Last week, the group staged a demonstration in front of Frist Campus Center in which members of the organization alternated sitting in a 7x9 foot square on the pavement for 23 hours.

The ‘Prince’ sat down with the Students for Prison Education, Abolition and Reform (SPEAR) to talk about their ongoing advocacy and recent initiatives. Last week, the group staged a demonstration in front of Frist Campus Center in which members of the organization alternated sitting in a 7x9 foot square on the pavement for 23 hours.

FEATURES | 11/16/2022

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Community auditors return to campus for the first time in two years

In the wake of reduced precautions against COVID-19, Princeton has invited community auditors back to campus this semester for the first time in two years. The ‘Prince’ sat down with several auditors to hear about their experiences at the University and their return to campus.

In the wake of reduced precautions against COVID-19, Princeton has invited community auditors back to campus this semester for the first time in two years. The ‘Prince’ sat down with several auditors to hear about their experiences at the University and their return to campus.

FEATURES | 11/08/2022

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‘Horticulture is where science meets art’: Charlie Somma reflects on a decade of grounds work at Princeton

“To some people, this is just a grounds job. But I feel like it’s my responsibility to make sure that this place looks good. It's my calling,” said Charlie Somma, groundskeeper at Princeton since 2011.

“To some people, this is just a grounds job. But I feel like it’s my responsibility to make sure that this place looks good. It's my calling,” said Charlie Somma, groundskeeper at Princeton since 2011.

FEATURES | 11/01/2022

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‘Food that welcomes everybody in’: The power of Nomad Pizza

Nearly sixteen years ago, friends Tom Grim and Stalin Bedon found an REO Speedwagon truck on eBay, and Nomad Pizza was born. 

Nearly sixteen years ago, friends Tom Grim and Stalin Bedon found an REO Speedwagon truck on eBay, and Nomad Pizza was born. Today, the pizzeria-on-wheels continues to operate out of the same eBay-bought truck and is now a Princeton University staple.

FEATURES | 11/01/2022

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‘Meant to be’: Rabbi Gil Steinlauf ’91 returns to Princeton as the 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.

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.

FEATURES | 10/25/2022

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‘A bubbly ball of energy beyond belief’: Forbes’ Brenda O’Hara reflects on 16 years at Princeton

Brenda “Bee” Loretta O’Hara, known around Forbes College for enthusiastically greeting students as they enter the dining hall, arrived at Princeton in 2006. O’Hara has worked at Frist, Whitman, and Forbes.

Brenda “Bee” Loretta O’Hara, known around Forbes College for enthusiastically greeting students as they enter the dining hall, arrived at Princeton in 2006. O’Hara has worked at Frist, Whitman, and Forbes.

FEATURES | 10/23/2022

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First-years with past experience with climate advocacy bring new life to Divest Princeton

Before ever stepping foot on campus, members of the Class of 2026 took action against climate change. It hasn’t taken long for these first-years to get involved with organizations like Divest Princeton: leading songs at protests, organizing their peers, and giving speeches demanding that Princeton divest from fossil fuels.

Before ever stepping foot on campus, members of the Class of 2026 took action against climate change. It hasn’t taken long for these first-years to get involved with organizations like Divest Princeton: leading songs at protests, organizing their peers, and giving speeches demanding that Princeton divest from fossil fuels.

FEATURES | 10/13/2022

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‘That’s why I’m here at Princeton’: Gustavo Blanco-Quiroga ’25 serves home community in Bolivia through Pace Center grant

As a winner of Projects for Peace — a Pace Center program that awards $10,000 to University undergraduates to pursue service projects around the world — Blanco-Quiroga used the funding to start the Chacha Emprende Project, a two-pronged approach to bringing education and resources back to his Aymara Indigenous community in Bolivia.

As a winner of Projects for Peace — a Pace Center program that awards $10,000 to University undergraduates to pursue service projects around the world — Blanco-Quiroga used the funding to start the Chacha Emprende Project, a two-pronged approach to bringing education and resources back to his Aymara Indigenous community in Bolivia.

FEATURES | 10/09/2022

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Princeton professors honored by Queen Elizabeth II reflect on her legacy

On Sept. 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. Upon her death, she was the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch and had served for 70 years. Over the course of her life, the Queen bestowed honors upon an array of Princeton professors who have made extraordinary contributions to their fields. The Daily Princetonian sat down with several professors to discuss their award ceremonies and reflections on the Queen’s life. 

On Sept. 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. Upon her death, she was the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch and had served for 70 years. Over the course of her life, the Queen bestowed honors upon an array of Princeton professors who have made extraordinary contributions to their fields. The Daily Princetonian sat down with several professors to discuss their award ceremonies and reflections on the Queen’s life. 

FEATURES | 10/03/2022