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Beto O’Rourke talks voting rights, students explain tools to combat gerrymandering

“I’m encouraged,” O’Rourke said. “Doesn’t mean that we get the results we want on election night, but I feel they are possible in a way I haven’t in past years.”

In a conversation with Neuroscience professor Sam Wang, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke talked voting rights and his efforts to increase voter engagement in the upcoming election. The event, hosted by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, also put on display two redistricting tools created to combat partisan gerrymandering.

NEWS | 4 hours ago

Courtesy of Valeria Torres-Olivares ’22

From folk to hip-hop: protest music through the years

Increasingly political content in entertainment is quickly becoming an epochal, cultural trend. But despite its increasing frequency, it continues to be accompanied by staunch, resolute objection: people continue to dislike the invasive nature of today’s politics, and especially its invasion into entertainment and media. But perhaps those voices are forgetting that entertainment has always been political and nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the rich history of protest music in the United States of America.

THE PROSPECT | 7 hours ago

David Adjaye, the architect of the new Princeton University Art Museum.
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David Adjaye, architect behind University Art Museum redesign, wins top architecture prize

While there is not a Nobel Prize for Architecture, there are a number of coveted top prizes in the field. One of these prizes, the Royal Gold Medal, was recently awarded to Sir David Adjaye, whose firm Adjaye Associates is designing the new Princeton University Art Museum. In 2018, it was announced that Adjaye and his firm would be behind the redesign of the Princeton University Art Museum, with construction slated to be completed in late 2024.

THE PROSPECT | 1 day ago

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck ’81.
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Rep. Ken Buck ’81, Prof. Sergiu Klainerman criticize removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name

Buck opened the event with a discussion on the rise of “cancel culture” in today’s political society, saying, “I’m really concerned about the cancel culture that we see in the country right now and on campuses, and really, it has permeated into the larger society.”

Congressman Buck opened the event with a discussion on the rise of “cancel culture” in today’s political society, saying, “I’m really concerned about the cancel culture that we see in the country right now and on campuses, and really, it has permeated into the larger society.” 

NEWS | 1 day ago

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Without democracy, Princeton’s anti-racism promise will remain hollow

The reality is, nothing will be done for the students and campus workers who need change, so long as the venal relic of an antidemocratic administration hoards the University’s assets and the Board of Trustees are compelled by their very job descriptions to relieve anti-racism of whatever fangs it might carry.

OPINION | 1 day ago

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Eisgruber, administrators talk free speech, DOE investigation, and Indigenous representation at town hall

The event began with discussion of the Department of Education’s (DOE) civil rights investigation into the University.

The night began with discussion of the Department of Education (DOE)'s civil rights investigation into the University. One student, inquiring about the ongoing probe, asked whether there were indeed allegations of racism at Princeton and whether they are complying with the investigation in a manner that protects student privacy.

NEWS | 1 day ago

A marmoset.
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U. study finds that monkeys may have self-domesticated like humans

“All of the sudden we find that the rate of white patch development is totally related to how much parental feedback they got,” Ghazanfar said. “What that’s telling us is that this affiliated behavior, that we saw a correlation with the size of their white patch, is also developmental linked. And that was, I mean, it was just totally incredible.” 

NEWS | 1 day ago