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Treadway ’22 elected as The Daily Princetonian’s 145th Editor-in-Chief

After more than six hours of virtual deliberation on Saturday, Nov. 21, The Daily Princetonian’s staff elected Emma Treadway ’22 as the organization’s 145th Editor-in-Chief.

After more than seven hours of virtual deliberation on Saturday, The Daily Princetonian staff voted for Emma Treadway ’22 — a Classics concentrator from Cincinnati, Ohio — to lead the 145th Managing Board as Editor-in-Chief.

NEWS | November 22

Professor Rob Pringle in the water near his house.
Courtesy of Professor Rob Pringle

Outdoor lectures, themed suits, and the ecology of egg rolls: Professor Pringle gets inventive with online teaching

EEB students face the challenge of engaging in outdoor exploration during this online semester. But Associate Professor Rob Pringle is determined to bring the outdoors to his students. He delivers every EEB 321 lecture outside — rain or shine. 

FEATURES | November 22

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Senator Ted Cruz speaking at a Whig Clio event.
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Cruz ’92 conversation ranges from lighthearted Princeton memories to free speech, the ‘shrill’ left

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R–TX) joined University students and faculty for a discussion on recent politics, international affairs, and his time at Princeton. 

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz ‘92 (R-Texas) joined University students and faculty for a discussion on recent politics, international affairs, and his time at Princeton. 

NEWS | November 21

Novogratz Bridge Year participants in Indonesia.
Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

As students recount discrimination abroad, Bridge Year examines racial equity

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | November 20

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

First-year international students urge Princeton to prioritize their campus return

Over 100 first-year students urged the University to “do what it can” to bring first-year international students on campus this spring.

Over 100 first-year international students sent a letter to administrators this week urging their struggles relating to time zones and travel restrictions are considered in the University’s decision on the spring.

NEWS | November 20

Presidential candidates Allen Liu ’22 (top left) and Christian Potter ’22 (top right) and Vice President candidates Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 (bottom left) and Juan Nova ’23 (bottom right) will appear on the ballot alongside referenda involving voting and fossil fuels.
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Liu, Potter run for USG president, appearing beside four contested races, two referenda on next week’s ballot

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

NEWS | November 19

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Amid uncertainty, an opportunity for growth

Over the last several months, something new has taken hold within and around us. It’s not just uncertainty about what lies ahead. It’s a sort of meta-uncertainty: an unstable framework of constantly shifting time horizons that offers a poor foundation for decision-making. A long and uncomfortable silence in response to the question, “when do we finally get to know again?”

OPINION | November 19

Seats in McCosh 50, one of the largest lecture halls at the University.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova / The Daily Princetonian

Competitive strugglers: Why we need to stop the contest for misery

The solution is simple but requires deep introspection: In order to prevent such divisions in our own community, we need empathy and understanding. We must simply be willing to acknowledge the problems that the other faces. Mutual recognition of one another’s difficulties will help advance understanding in a divided environment; it can help create a dialogue and a discussion, rather than a competition.

OPINION | November 19

Dockx '18 at the 2020 World Series and during her time at Princeton.

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Princeton in the Pros: Danielle Dockx ’18

Danielle Dockx ’18 knew she wanted to go into medicine and that she wanted to work in the sports industry. However, she was told that she could only put her two passions together if she put medicine first and sports second. This wasn’t an option for Dockx. Instead, she put her passion for sports first, making it her number-one priority, and landed a job with the Tampa Bay Rays.

SPORTS | November 19