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Princeton’s climate research: In the service of BP

“BP uses Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative to launder its image, to ensure a stream of studies that give it legitimacy, and to preserve its business model.”

“BP uses Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative to launder its image, to ensure a stream of studies that give it legitimacy, and to preserve its business model.”

OPINION | 02/06/2023

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Give me Ted Lasso, and don’t make me pay

If the University is to make strides toward supporting students’ mental health, it must encourage and fund not only community events, but also resources for students to spend stress-free time alone.

If the University is to make strides toward supporting students’ mental health, it must encourage and fund not only community events, but also resources for students to spend stress-free time alone. 

OPINION | 02/05/2023

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Rather than skip meals, let's have them delivered

“I propose a solution to improve eating habits and provide more food options for students: TigerEats, a service that would deliver meals from third-party apps, dining halls, and eating clubs directly to a student’s location.”

“I propose a solution to improve eating habits and provide more food options for students: TigerEats, a service that would deliver meals from third-party apps, dining halls, and eating clubs directly to a student’s location.” 

OPINION | 02/03/2023

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If ChatGPT can do our homework, AI isn't the problem

ChatGPT can be used to help students achieve the bare minimum, but Princeton courses generally have a more ambitious aim: to teach students to think critically, solve problems, and apply what they have learned in new and creative ways. 

ChatGPT can be used to help students achieve the bare minimum, but Princeton courses generally have a more ambitious aim: to teach students to think critically, solve problems, and apply what they have learned in new and creative ways. 

OPINION | 02/01/2023

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Postdoc pay raise: What collective action can do for us all

In reference to the previous open letter written in April 2022, the PUPS wrote, “Princeton has yet to acknowledge our letter, nor did they consult us in making these decisions. We deserve much more transparency and respect. We deserve a seat at the table.”

In reference to the previous open letter written in April 2022, the PUPS wrote, “Princeton has yet to acknowledge our letter, nor did they consult us in making these decisions. We deserve much more transparency and respect. We deserve a seat at the table.”

OPINION | 01/30/2023

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The $1M prize every student should know about

At a school like Princeton, we all have the ability to explore opportunities embracing inclusivity and sustainability, as well as access to the resources and support to create meaningful change. The Hult Prize is the perfect opportunity to make this change.

At a school like Princeton, we all have the ability to explore opportunities embracing inclusivity and sustainability, as well as access to the resources and support to create meaningful change. The Hult Prize is the perfect opportunity to make this change.

OPINION | 01/29/2023

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Princeton’s criminal justice-inspired Honor Code hurts FLI students

The Honor Code presents a monumental threat to FLI students, who, without financial aid, would find themselves thousands of dollars in debt as a result of student loans, which are suggested as an alternative way of funding study at Princeton. The Honor Code can have devastating impacts on students who rely on a Princeton education for the chance of upward mobility.

The Honor Code presents a monumental threat to FLI students, who, without financial aid, would find themselves thousands of dollars in debt as a result of student loans, which are suggested as an alternative way of funding study at Princeton. The Honor Code can have devastating impacts on students who rely on a Princeton education for the chance of upward mobility.

OPINION | 01/29/2023

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Expand and invest in Wintersession

“Wintersession has offered me an invaluable opportunity to reflect on why I came to Princeton in the first place: to broaden my horizons, to connect with others, and to enjoy learning.”

“Wintersession has offered me an invaluable opportunity to reflect on why I came to Princeton in the first place: to broaden my horizons, to connect with others, and to enjoy learning.”

OPINION | 01/26/2023

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One year later, DEI efforts within Princeton athletics have stagnated

“One cannot expect issues of team culture, such as those I experienced on the wrestling team, to be rectified by students alone. They must also be made important by Princeton athletics as a whole and addressed by administrative leaders.”

“One cannot expect issues of team culture, such as those I experienced on the wrestling team, to be rectified by students alone. They must also be made important by Princeton athletics as a whole and addressed by administrative leaders.”

OPINION | 01/18/2023

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Witherspoon’s legacy should be honored — and merits open debate

“The resolution of the present dispute has import far beyond the location of one bronze statue and the reputation of one individual — it will determine whether Princeton affirms learning, the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual independence, and freedom of speech.”

“The resolution of the present dispute has import far beyond the location of one bronze statue and the reputation of one individual — it will determine whether Princeton affirms learning, the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual independence, and freedom of speech.”

OPINION | 01/11/2023

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What I learned about community journalism from my time at the ‘Prince’

“A student journalist’s incentives, much like those of any local reporter, tether them to truth-seeking and fairness. When you find yourself in community with your readers — who are also your sources, who are also your classmates and hallmates — you are more likely to understand the complexity of their stories.”

“A student journalist’s incentives, much like those of any local reporter, tether them to truth-seeking and fairness. When you find yourself in community with your readers — who are also your sources, who are also your classmates and hallmates — you are more likely to understand the complexity of their stories.”

OPINION | 12/21/2022

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Princeton administrators and students alike must do better to protect survivors of sexual violence

The Editorial Board calls on the University to better support for survivors of sexual misconduct and violence. 

In their final editorial for the 146th Board, the Editorial Board argues for better support for survivors of sexual misconduct and violence, both by the University’s Title IX process and the student community.

OPINION | 12/21/2022

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To serve our community, the Dinky must improve

“An alternative to the Dinky proposes a much more frequent light rail service, with added bus service, as well as a bike and walking path alongside the light rail. It is, in my opinion, a truly fantastic project.”

“An alternative to the Dinky proposes a much more frequent light rail service, with added bus service, as well as a bike and walking path alongside the light rail. It is, in my opinion, a truly fantastic project.”

OPINION | 12/20/2022

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Recognizing Adverse Childhood Experiences would create a trauma-informed Princeton

“After 14 years of intense personal study of the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences, I believe we need a trauma-informed campus, which takes into account ACEs when wrestling with these complex issues.”

“After 14 years of intense personal study of the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences, I believe we need a trauma-informed campus, which takes into account ACEs when wrestling with these complex issues.”

OPINION | 12/20/2022