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Caterpillar Referendum peddles the hate and bigotry of the global BDS movement

“Instead of supporting a resolution that is rooted within a bigoted global movement, we ought to cultivate a Princeton campus where all students can safely cherish their identities and express their sentiments; where we collectively engage in a discourse free of hostility and intimidation; and where we sustain a positive environment for ourselves and future generations of Princeton students.”

“Instead of supporting a resolution that is rooted within a bigoted global movement, we ought to cultivate a Princeton campus where all students can safely cherish their identities and express their sentiments; where we collectively engage in a discourse free of hostility and intimidation; and where we sustain a positive environment for ourselves and future generations of Princeton students.” 

OPINION | April 4

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Princeton in the service of fossil fuels

“At the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on March 21, we were finally told how much of Princeton’s endowment is invested in fossil fuel companies. 1.7 billion dollars. Billion. 4.5 percent of the entire endowment.”

“At the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on March 21, we were finally told how much of Princeton’s endowment is invested in fossil fuel companies. 1.7 billion dollars. Billion. 4.5 percent of the entire endowment.”

OPINION | March 30

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Leonard Milberg ’53: When Princeton blocks exhibits of Jewish art with Confederate artists, it erases history

“One of the reasons I sponsor American Jewish exhibits is as an attempt to bring to light the fact that Jews were, and continue to be, part of the fabric of American life.”

“One of the reasons I sponsor American Jewish exhibits is as an attempt to bring to light the fact that Jews were, and continue to be, part of the fabric of American life.”

OPINION | March 27

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Why won’t Princeton administrators lift the mask mandate?

“After the short-lived travel ban was rescinded following ridicule in the national media, the University can redeem itself by following the science on masks and setting an example for the rest of the Ivy League and other universities.”

“After the short-lived travel ban was rescinded following ridicule in the national media, the University can redeem itself by following the science on masks and setting an example for the rest of the Ivy League and other universities.”

OPINION | March 1

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As Ukraine fights for its freedom, we must conquer our fear

“My only hope amidst all this is that one day the Russians will lose their fear, too; that the burden of responsibility for the killings of the innocent and the sufferings of the children will outweigh the fear of fighting for their freedom.”

“My only hope amidst all this is that one day the Russians will lose their fear, too; that the burden of responsibility for the killings of the innocent and the sufferings of the children will outweigh the fear of fighting for their freedom.”

OPINION | February 27

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Students who vote in Princeton should help defeat the Special Improvement District (SID) ordinance

“Princeton student voters should encourage their elected representatives to vote against the Special Improvement District (SID) ordinance which will be introduced before the town council on Feb. 28.”

“Princeton student voters should encourage their elected representatives to vote against the Special Improvement District (SID) ordinance which will be introduced before the town council on Feb. 28.”

OPINION | February 16

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A PAA's case for University-endorsed free time

“The work, my students would tell me, was not necessarily exceedingly hard — there was just too much of it. In one meeting, a student and I tried to create a schedule in which they would finish all their assignments. Even with minimal sleep and very few breaks, we calculated a week's worth of assignments would take a week and a half to complete.”

 “The work, my students would tell me, was not necessarily exceedingly hard — there was just too much of it. In one meeting, a student and I tried to create a schedule in which they would finish all their assignments. Even with minimal sleep and very few breaks, we calculated a week's worth of assignments would take a week and a half to complete.” 

OPINION | February 13

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Why is Princeton harboring a man who condones threats against American diplomats?

“Hook’s efforts on Wang’s behalf were heroic. Unfortunately, Princeton University continues to employ a scholar — Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian — who amplifies the Iranian regime’s death threats against Hook and his family.”

“Hook’s efforts on Wang’s behalf were heroic. Unfortunately, Princeton University continues to employ a scholar — Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian — who amplifies the Iranian regime’s death threats against Hook and his family.”

OPINION | February 6

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It’s not just about Wax and Shapiro ’99: We can’t stand idly by while academic freedom gets thrown under the bus

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

OPINION | February 3

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Princeton failed me as a sexual assault survivor. University policy needs to change.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

OPINION | January 26

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Our commitment to in-person teaching

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

OPINION | January 25

We Call BS Rally

There is no outgrowing gun violence

Editorial Board Chair Rooya Rahin and Co-Presidents of Princeton Students Against Gun Violence Ana Blanco and Julia Elman dispute the claim that college students are more detached from gun violence than grade schoolers, rather blaming legislative stagnation and collective trauma for a lack of action.

Editorial Board Chair Rooya Rahin and Co-Presidents of Princeton Students Against Gun Violence Ana Blanco and Julia Elman dispute the claim that college students are more detached from gun violence than grade schoolers, rather blaming legislative stagnation and collective trauma for a lack of action.

OPINION | January 24

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Princeton’s commitment to inclusion must extend to athletics

“But as it turns out, the commitment to diversity and inclusion often doesn’t extend to Princeton’s varsity sports teams. In order to ensure everyone feels welcome, that culture has to change.”

“But as it turns out, the commitment to diversity and inclusion often doesn’t extend to Princeton’s varsity sports teams. In order to ensure everyone feels welcome, that culture has to change.”

OPINION | January 24

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It’s been over a year since students called on the University to make Election Day a holiday. What happened?

“By canceling or shortening classes, the University could ensure that each and every Princetonian has a chance to make their voice heard. Not only students, but faculty and staff should be guaranteed enough time to cast a ballot.” 

“By canceling or shortening classes, the University could ensure that each and every Princetonian has a chance to make their voice heard. Not only students, but faculty and staff should be guaranteed enough time to cast a ballot.”  

OPINION | January 19

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For a safe semester, N95 masks must be free, accessible, and required indoors

Guest Contributor Christopher Lugo argues that the University must mandate N95 masks and make them free and accessible to combat the rising prevalence of the infectious omicron variant.

Guest Contributor Christopher Lugo argues that the University must mandate N95 masks and make them free and accessible to combat the rising prevalence of the infectious omicron variant.

OPINION | January 12

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Princeton Disability Collective: Online learning and teaching options must be available to all

Guest contributors representing the Princeton Disability Collective and Princeton Graduate Student United Coordinating Committee demand remote options for teaching and learning when classes resume, arguing that the desire for a “normal semester” shouldn’t outweigh the health risks of in-person classes.

Guest contributors representing the Princeton Disability Collective and Princeton Graduate Student United Coordinating Committee demand remote options for teaching and learning when classes resume, arguing that the desire for a “normal semester” shouldn’t outweigh the health risks of in-person classes.

OPINION | January 12

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Princeton's personal travel restrictions don't make sense

Guest Contributor Aidan Hintermaier argues that restrictions on personal travel needlessly impact students’ mental health while doing nothing to maintain a protective COVID bubble.

Guest Contributor Aidan Hintermaier argues that restrictions on personal travel needlessly impact students’ mental health while doing nothing to maintain a protective COVID bubble.

OPINION | January 12

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We're triple-vaxxed and masked. It's time to end asymptomatic testing.

“We are stuck in a mind-numbing cycle of restrictions any time there are a few dozen of mostly asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on campus and will likely remain so for a long time, unless the administrators seriously reorient their approach to the virus and our wellbeing.”

“We are stuck in a mind-numbing cycle of restrictions any time there are a few dozen of mostly asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on campus and will likely remain so for a long time, unless the administrators seriously reorient their approach to the virus and our wellbeing.”

OPINION | January 5

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When Princeton imposes a mandate, it should show its work

Engineering graduate student Evan Underhill argues that the University’s failure to cite their sources when announcing new restrictions and mandates represents a failure to educate and engage the community in COVID-related decisions 

Guest Contributor Evan Underhill argues that the University’s failure to cite their sources when announcing new restrictions and mandates undermines confidence, representing a failure to promote educated health decisions.

OPINION | January 5