To the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville Community: In the spirit of diversity and justice, members of the Princeton University Class of 2021 stand in solidarity with the students, family, and community members who were affected by the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville on August 11th and 12th.
To the Incoming Latinx Class of 2021, Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem Vinda! As one of the many voices you will hear from prior to your arrival on campus, on behalf of Princeton Latinos y Amigos, we want to extend you all another welcome to what will be some of the most challenging, yet educative and exhilarating years that are to come.
I’m going to be honest, at times your peers won’t recognize you as Native American. People will casually joke “I thought you were Asian the first time I saw you” or at best, “I wasn’t sure of your background.” In situations such as these I laugh along with them, proudly declaring my Diné ancestry.
As the Pastor of Christ Congregation, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and American Baptist Church — and as a friend and family member to many who have served in the military — I emphatically denounce the White House’s most recent policy denying transgender people the privilege and right to serve in our nation’s military. Scripture says this: “So God created humankind in God’s image, in the image of God, God created them; male and female, God created them.” If, like me, you believe all humans were created in the image of God, then we can assume that God’s existence does not conform to binary definitions of gender.
The Herman Melville novella “Benito Cereno,” in which a merchant ship is taken over by a slave mutiny, may seem to many like the perfect allegory for populism today. However, I do not believe that populism tricks democracy into such a scenario. We must learn to steer our ship without fearing the foreseeable intrusion of the populist guest, as we sail into perilous and unforeseen depths of the new order in need of a democratic horizon.
Over the last three years, there has been a surprising new trend across student groups: back-to-back women leaders of student groups including the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Whig-Clio, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Princetonian, and Business Today. Contrary to what we might expect from a place like Princeton, many of these organizations have not had women leaders for years.
As the current PLA co-President, I was personally hurt to see a fellow PLA member target our response in such a negative manner. This is because the opinion piece by Uri Schwartz ’20, a Mexican-American student who is part of the University’s Latinx community, is relevant in this situation. However, Schwartz’s op-ed also proves to be extremely flawed.
To my conservative friends, There has been a development in American progressivism in which people would rather make ad hominem attacks and ignore views that seem antithetical to who they are as a person than productively engage with others.
While I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, my grandfather Alan Fitz Randolph (B.S., Chemistry, Princeton, 1913), a descendant of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, who had contributed the original land for Princeton University in 1753, spoke often of his pride in the University.
We, the Executive Board of Princeton’s chapterof the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), write in response to this week’s opinion piece “The conservative persecution complex.” We do not consider ourselves persecuted or oppressed, either as conservatives or as women.