After Harvard University’s recent decision to rescind its fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning, following backlash from CIA Director Mike Pompeo, as well as others, it has become evident that once more the fight for academic freedom and university autonomy is more important than ever.
Just before Princeton students returned to campus this year, an open letter signed by 16 Ivy League professors appeared online, calling on inbound college first-years to “think for yourself.” Though the call to think critically and maintain an open mind is benign on its surface, the letter is in reality a thinly veiled call to resistance against progressive campus activism.
I hope the conservative students at Princeton join us for the many events planned for Latinx Heritage Month.
We encourage all students, faculty, and other community members to think for themselves, seek the truth, and approach every issue, regardless of emotional charge, with an open mind, respectful attitude, and confidence that they can speak freely without false charges of bigotry based on inaccurate moral equivalences.
As a single student, you may feel frustrated that you cannot impact world affairs, or that even if you really tried to, the time commitment would take away from your future career.
Inclusiveness through Diversity, No it’s not an oxymoron, at least not at residential dining at Princeton University.
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have made the presence of neo-Nazism and white nationalism in the United States undeniable.
To the Muslim students of the Class of 2021: Assalamu ‘alaykum! Welcome to Princeton University, home of the exciting next chapter of your lives!
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.
To the Black Members of the Class of 2021: On behalf of Princeton’s Black Student Union, congratulations on your admission and your accomplishments that have brought you thus far!
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.
Thank you for your recent note and for transmitting your petition. I appreciate your concern for the environment and your commitment to sustainability.