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Statement of solidarity with Columbia University students from Princeton faculty and staff

In an open letter, Princeton University faculty and staff express solidarity with Columbia University and Barnard College student protestors by boycotting the universities until their demands are met.

In an open letter, Princeton University faculty and staff express solidarity with Columbia University and Barnard College student protestors by boycotting the universities until their demands are met.

OPINION | April 22

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Princeton postdocs and scholars are united on unionization, and we’re ready to vote

“Tomorrow, postdocs and scholars are filing with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union. We call on the administration to allow us to hold our election this spring without interference.”

“Tomorrow, postdocs and scholars are filing with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union. We call on the administration to allow us to hold our election this spring without interference.”

OPINION | April 1

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Keep the Performing Arts Council alive

“With zero candidates running for the most recent election, PAC’s days seem numbered. But the answer to students’ dissatisfaction with arts coordination is not the end of PAC, but rather a stronger PAC with more student engagement.”

“With zero candidates running for the most recent election, PAC’s days seem numbered. But the answer to students’ dissatisfaction with arts coordination is not the end of PAC, but rather a stronger PAC with more student engagement.”

OPINION | March 29

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Princeton’s discourse on Palestine and Israel should be rooted in historical reality

“Campus discourse of the relationship between Israel and Palestine should be grounded in the reality of this conflict’s history.”

“Campus discourse of the relationship between Israel and Palestine should be grounded in the reality of this conflict’s history.”

OPINION | March 8

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Letter to the Editor: Divest Princeton is still alive and fighting for Princeton to become a climate leader

“The environmental space at Princeton has room for many voices, and we are excited that Sunrise Princeton is joining the fight for climate justice and accountability at Princeton”

“The environmental space at Princeton has room for many voices, and we are excited that Sunrise Princeton is joining the fight for climate justice and accountability at Princeton”

OPINION | February 29

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Letter to the Editor: Faculty on unionization at Labyrinth Books

Members of the faculty advisory committee for Labyrinth Books share their opinions on the current effort by the store’s employees to unionize.

Members of the faculty advisory committee for Labyrinth Books share their opinions on the current effort by the store’s employees to unionize.

OPINION | February 21

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The CPUC must act on my petition

“Even more troubling than delay bordering on “justice delayed is justice denied” is the specter that the Judicial Committee Chair is failing fundamental obligations mandated by the CPUC Charter.”

“Even more troubling than delay bordering on “justice delayed is justice denied” is the specter that the Judicial Committee Chair is failing fundamental obligations mandated by the CPUC Charter.”

OPINION | February 19

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Response to Eisgruber: Your erasure of Palestinian suffering is not “inclusive.”

“Any invocation of “excellence” and “inclusivity” is ethically void as long as this University’s administration remains complicit and silent on Israel’s scholasticide, occupation, and genocide of the Palestinian people.”

“Any invocation of “excellence” and “inclusivity” is ethically void as long as this University’s administration remains complicit and silent on Israel’s scholasticide, occupation, and genocide of the Palestinian people.”

OPINION | January 29

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Life after Princeton: Find meaning in the mundane

"We choose what we want to share with the world, regardless whether it’s positive or negative. I have to accept that comparing myself to other alumni on social media is a never-ending battle that does not really define my success."

"We choose what we want to share with the world, regardless whether it’s positive or negative. I have to accept that comparing myself to other alumni on social media is a never-ending battle that does not really define my success."

OPINION | December 17

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Vibrant conversations will keep Cloister alive

"When I entered Cloister, it felt as though I’d stepped into an ongoing conversation, and that same Kafkaesque conversation has continued over the past three years. New individuals have inherited it. New running jokes have entered the dialogue. But the spirit remains the same as it was when I entered."

"When I entered Cloister, it felt as though I’d stepped into an ongoing conversation, and that same Kafkaesque conversation has continued over the past three years. New individuals have inherited it. New running jokes have entered the dialogue. But the spirit remains the same as it was when I entered."

OPINION | December 13

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Since I aired my criticisms, my plans to contribute to the Princeton community have gone awry

“Eisgruber has denied events and donations that would be incredibly beneficial to Jewish as well as other Princeton students — and in doing so, has limited my own freedom of expression. These actions only hurt the Princeton community.”

“Eisgruber has denied events and donations that would be incredibly beneficial to Jewish as well as other Princeton students — and in doing so, has limited my own freedom of expression. These actions only hurt the Princeton community.”

OPINION | November 3

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Bicker is not beyond saving

The time has come for Bicker to evolve, and the appropriate adjustments have the potential to transform it into a positive force in Princeton’s social milieu. 

The time has come for Bicker to evolve, and the appropriate adjustments have the potential to transform it into a positive force in Princeton’s social milieu. 

OPINION | November 2

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Princeton’s mindless pursuit of academic rigor undermines student flourishing

“We must embrace a paradigm shift in how we think about rigor at Princeton: how can we eliminate all hard things that provide low value for students so that they can instead push themselves in areas — academic or extracurricular — that matter most?”

“We must embrace a paradigm shift in how we think about rigor at Princeton: how can we eliminate all hard things that provide low value for students so that they can instead push themselves in areas — academic or extracurricular — that matter most?”

OPINION | October 30

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Israel and international law: Correcting the record

Thanks to Hamas, many of Gaza’s innocent will perish. This is a tragedy of the highest possible order. But the blame rests with Hamas — both as a matter of common sense and as a matter of “international law.”

Thanks to Hamas, many of Gaza’s innocent will perish. This is a tragedy of the highest possible order. But the blame rests with Hamas — both as a matter of common sense and as a matter of “international law.”

OPINION | October 27

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Jewish students at Princeton: your life is resistance

Throughout Princeton’s history, Jewish students and their allies have encountered and will continue to face challenges similar to those of this week. It is essential to remain steadfast in your beliefs and well-deserved presence in the world, just as I and so many others have before you.

Throughout Princeton’s history, Jewish students and their allies have encountered and will continue to face challenges similar to those of this week. It is essential to remain steadfast in your beliefs and well-deserved presence in the world, just as I and so many others have before you.

OPINION | October 26