This summer, HUM professors and students expressed their desire to see the course engage more fully with the current moment; as the first semester nears its close, The Daily Princetonian looked into what’s been done so far. Three HUM professors told the ‘Prince’ how they planned for this remarkable semester to replicate the class, to build the community, and to react to the moment. Two current students grade them on their success. All considered what it means to be human and what the humanities still has to teach us, even — perhaps especially — in a moment of crisis.
The first installment of the Program in Creative Writing’s C.K. Williams Reading Series featured Lebanese American author Rabih Alameddine, writer of the critically acclaimed and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, “An Unnecessary Woman.”
The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant. Researchers must continue to use personal protective equipment, as well as follow strict social distancing guidelines.
Although it can be demoralizing to realize that there remain leaders of our country who continue to dismiss the growing climate crisis, the very fact that leaders of this country are aware of Divest Princeton’s campaign demonstrates how far-reaching the movement has become.
Today, we launched Intersections, a newsletter run by The Prospect section of The Daily Princetonian, dedicated to delivering arts and culture to your inbox. We round up articles from the week and share our recommendations for what to do this weekend.
Standing up for Native students does not just mean rhetoric or symbolic representation. Princeton students and faculty yearn for a dedicated space to come together and develop our growing and vibrant community. Princeton needs to dedicate institutional support, specifically funding, physical space, staff, and faculty, to ensure that this community and this field flourish.
James Hartley ’23, an outside hitter for the men’s volleyball team looking to major in CEE, took a leave of absence after his first year at Princeton, a decision he was initially unsure of. Now, Hartley has come to realize how great of a decision it was, as he has found new jobs, activities, and opportunities to keep him busy.
Before leaving home, my phone history with my parents was sparse, to say the least. Now that I’m thousands of miles away, of course I’m texting my parents more. But as a high schooler, I would never have guessed just how often I would find myself, in college, reaching for the phone to contact my mom.
What will football look like in the future? Jon Bois explores this question and much more in his long-form multimedia speculative fiction narratives “17776” and “20020.” Staff writer Molly Cutler ’23 reviews these works and reflects on their surprising power, even for those who aren’t sports enthusiasts.