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Princeton in the Pros: Seth DeValve ’16

Seth DeValve ’16 played college football at Princeton and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Making headlines as the first white NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, he has consistently advocated for social justice off the field.

Seth DeValve ’16 played college football at Princeton and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Making headlines as the first white NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, he has consistently advocated for social justice off the field.

SPORTS | February 7

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

PART I | Power and Money At Princeton: Where is our ‘Princeton Forward’?

The opaqueness of the Trustee nomination process and absence of a petition option highlight the undemocratic and nontransparent nature of Princeton’s Board of Trustees.

The opaqueness of the Trustee nomination process and absence of a petition option highlight the undemocratic and nontransparent nature of Princeton’s Board of Trustees.

OPINION | February 7

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

The suspension of research, study abroad damages cross-cultural exchange during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although disappointing for countless Princeton students, the cancellation of abroad programs also has broader implications rooted in the international community’s reaction to the pandemic. Research and study abroad programs (rightfully) have been suspended at a time when the world stands to benefit from their capacity of strengthening soft ties between countries and cultures.

Although disappointing for countless Princeton students, the cancellation of abroad programs also has broader implications rooted in the international community’s reaction to the pandemic. Research and study abroad programs (rightfully) have been suspended at a time when the world stands to benefit from their capacity of strengthening soft ties between countries and cultures.

OPINION | February 7

A food truck outside of Dodd Hall. 
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Following 10-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers receive employment offer through spring

In early January, following a ten-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers were invited to work on campus temporarily to help distribute meals in food trucks and bring food to students’ rooms during arrival quarantine. They have now been offered employment throughout the spring semester. 

In early January, following a ten-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers were invited to work on campus temporarily to help distribute meals in food trucks and bring food to students’ rooms during arrival quarantine. They have now been offered employment throughout the spring semester. 

NEWS | February 7

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Jeff Bezos in 2018.
Courtesy of Grant Miller / The George W. Bush Presidential Center

Jeff Bezos ’86 steps down as Amazon CEO

Now that his leadership role in one of the world’s most highly valued companies has drawn to a close, Bezos has affirmed his desire to continue investing in the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and the Day One Fund, the latter of which strives to reduce the burdens of homelessness and establish preschools in low-income communities. 

Now that his leadership role in one of the world’s most highly valued companies has drawn to a close, Bezos has affirmed his desire to continue investing in the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and the Day One Fund, the latter of which strives to reduce the burdens of homelessness and establish preschools in low-income communities. 

NEWS | February 7

Photo Courtesy of Chitra Parikh

Chitra Parikh ’21 reflects on year of service as USG president

The Daily Princetonian asked Chitra Parikh ’21 and those who worked with her to look back on her time as USG President and how the goals laid out in her campaign platform were adjusted to fit the needs wrought by the pandemic.

The Daily Princetonian asked Chitra Parikh ’21 and those who worked with her to look back on her time as USG President and how the goals laid out in her campaign platform were adjusted to fit the needs wrought by the pandemic.

NEWS | February 7

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Introducing Book-ish: A Prospect podcast

“In the summer before my senior year of high school, I read my first Jane Austen novel, Emma. And I hated it. But this past winter, I read it again, wanting to give it another chance. And I loved it. In this episode, I’ll tell you why.”

“In the summer before my senior year of high school, I read my first Jane Austen novel, Emma. And I hated it. But this past winter, I read it again, wanting to give it another chance. And I loved it. In this episode, I’ll tell you why.”

PODCAST | February 6

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Annual State of the University letter addresses free speech, institutional racism

In addition to outlining Princeton's expectation for full in-person instruction in the fall, President Eisgruber focused and reflected on Princeton’s institutional values in the wake of racial reckoning and political turmoil.

In addition to outlining Princeton's expectation for full in-person instruction in the fall, President Eisgruber focused and reflected on Princeton’s institutional values in the wake of racial reckoning and political turmoil.

NEWS | February 5

Fire trucks on Nassau Street.  
Candace Do / Daily Princetonian

Patrons and shop workers evacuate after gas leak in Palmer Square

The leak was at 1 Palmer Square, which houses PNC Bank, Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, and J.Crew. The immediate area was initially cleared once the leak was discovered, and no one was injured.

The leak was at 1 Palmer Square, which houses PNC Bank, Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, and J.Crew. The immediate area was initially cleared once the leak was discovered, and no one was injured.

NEWS | February 5

John Ehling / The Daily Princetonian 

Decolonize dating: a Tiktok essay

Too often at institutions like Princeton and beyond, the euphemizing language of “preference” is used to conceal beliefs that result from failure to question and willingness to embrace the tenets of white supremacy deeply embedded into Western societies.

Too often at institutions like Princeton and beyond, the euphemizing language of “preference” is used to conceal beliefs that result from failure to question and willingness to embrace the tenets of white supremacy deeply embedded into Western societies

OPINION | February 4

Abigail Litvak / The Daily Princetonian

The Atlanta Dream’s pivotal role in the Georgia runoffs

Amidst a summer of protest across sports, WNBA players used their unique platforms to create concrete change, defeating not just someone who stood against their values but someone with direct power over them.

Amidst a summer of protest across sports, WNBA players used their unique platforms to create concrete change, defeating not just someone who stood against their values but someone with direct power over them.

OPINION | February 4

East Pyne Hall, home to Princeton’s classics department, at dusk.
Jonathan Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Alumni allege history of inappropriate conduct with female students by Princeton professor Joshua Katz

A ‘Prince’ investigation has uncovered allegations that Katz, a classics professor who spent more than two decades at the University, crossed professional boundaries with three of his female students.

A ‘Prince’ investigation has uncovered allegations that Katz, a classics professor who spent more than two decades at the University, crossed professional boundaries with three of his female students.

NEWS | February 4

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Cannon alum: Cancel Bicker

An alum and former Cannon member recounts their experience in Bicker discussions, citing data and notes from those discussions to demonstrate their view that Bicker is an unjust process in need of substantial reform. 

An alum and former Cannon member recounts their experience in Bicker discussions, citing data and notes from those discussions to demonstrate their view that Bicker is an unjust process in need of substantial reform. 

OPINION | February 4