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Opinion

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We’re TikToking closer to the end of free speech

“The legislation that the House passed, which promises to restrict the rights of Americans to listen to speech of all sorts as well as engage in information exchange on TikTok, is antithetical to the values of free speech Princetonians are taught to love. Such legislation should be strenuously opposed by us all ... as technologies evolve, Princetonians must ensure that our commitments to the values that render communities good and just evolve with them.”

“The legislation that the House passed, which promises to restrict the rights of Americans to listen to speech of all sorts as well as engage in information exchange on TikTok, is antithetical to the values of free speech Princetonians are taught to love. Such legislation should be strenuously opposed by us all ... as technologies evolve, Princetonians must ensure that our commitments to the values that render communities good and just evolve with them.”

OPINION | March 20

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Princeton, follow your own dissociation rules

“Re-association with destructive companies like TotalEnergies reveals the weakness of the Board’s narrowed dissociation policy, which ignores how those companies may abuse their relationship with Princeton to greenwash their image.”

“Re-association with destructive companies like TotalEnergies reveals the weakness of the Board’s narrowed dissociation policy, which ignores how those companies may abuse their relationship with Princeton to greenwash their image.”

OPINION | March 19

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Diversity isn’t only important for excellence, it’s important for everything

“But in settings where these outcomes specifically are less important, diversity remains very important — because diversity promotes positive outcomes beyond just excellence.”

“But in settings where these outcomes specifically are less important, diversity remains very important — because diversity promotes positive outcomes beyond just excellence.”

OPINION | March 18

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Princeton’s discourse on Palestine and Israel should be rooted in historical reality

“Campus discourse of the relationship between Israel and Palestine should be grounded in the reality of this conflict’s history.”

“Campus discourse of the relationship between Israel and Palestine should be grounded in the reality of this conflict’s history.”

OPINION | March 8

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Reactions: What data should the University publicly release?

“The University releases data about many different aspects of the University from student demographics to progress towards its sustainability goals. We asked our columnists what other data the University should release.”

“The University releases data about many different aspects of the University from student demographics to progress towards its sustainability goals. We asked our columnists what other data the University should release.”

OPINION | March 8

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Princeton is getting it wrong on the SAT

“This month, Dartmouth and Yale announced they will require standardized testing of some kind going forward as well. On Tuesday, Brown University reinstated the requirement ... It’s time Princeton follows the lead of its peer institutions and makes up with standardized testing.”

“This month, Dartmouth and Yale announced they will require standardized testing of some kind going forward as well. On Tuesday, Brown University reinstated the requirement ... It’s time Princeton follows the lead of its peer institutions and makes up with standardized testing.”

OPINION | March 5

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Princeton is unsafe for pedestrians

“Given the significantly higher per capita accident rate in Mercer County compared to the national average, certain steps must be taken to protect the citizens of the county and Princeton’s student body.”

“Given the significantly higher per capita accident rate in Mercer County compared to the national average, certain steps must be taken to protect the citizens of the county and Princeton’s student body.”

OPINION | March 4

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Letter to the Editor: Divest Princeton is still alive and fighting for Princeton to become a climate leader

“The environmental space at Princeton has room for many voices, and we are excited that Sunrise Princeton is joining the fight for climate justice and accountability at Princeton”

“The environmental space at Princeton has room for many voices, and we are excited that Sunrise Princeton is joining the fight for climate justice and accountability at Princeton”

OPINION | February 29

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Change the University presidency, not Eisgruber.

"Although Eisgruber’s approach to discourse is sensibly structured to avoid such ‘traps’, he often treats discussion with students with the same caution as a Congressional ambush."

"Although Eisgruber’s approach to discourse is sensibly structured to avoid such ‘traps’, he often treats discussion with students with the same caution as a Congressional ambush."

OPINION | February 29

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What do academics have to do with mental health anyway?

“Not only did the ‘Prince’ purposely deemphasize the relevance of calls for divestment within the article advertised as the CPUC write-up, it characterized the conversation about mental health in terms that did not convey the meaning of the discussion.”

“Not only did the ‘Prince’ purposely deemphasize the relevance of calls for divestment within the article advertised as the CPUC write-up, it characterized the conversation about mental health in terms that did not convey the meaning of the discussion.”

OPINION | February 28

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Letter to the Editor: Mpala Research Centre is committed to inclusive, strategic vision for the future

"We acknowledge this painful history and we seek to create a more inclusive and sustainable future. There is important work currently underway to position Mpala as a catalyst for high-impact research on the most relevant environmental, sustainability, and human development issues of our time."

OPINION | February 27

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Letter to the Editor: Faculty on unionization at Labyrinth Books

Members of the faculty advisory committee for Labyrinth Books share their opinions on the current effort by the store’s employees to unionize.

Members of the faculty advisory committee for Labyrinth Books share their opinions on the current effort by the store’s employees to unionize.

OPINION | February 21

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The Holocaust is not your political tool

“Li’s rhetoric suggests that she thinks entities — be they student groups or nations — represent entire populations, and that the actions of the former constitute grounds for universal judgment of the latter. Such a racist claim, made with the same terms in which racism against Jews was channeled into a plan for their genocide less than a century ago, is disturbing in its nonchalant attitude towards this history and hatred.”

“Li’s rhetoric suggests that she thinks entities — be they student groups or nations — represent entire populations, and that the actions of the former constitute grounds for universal judgment of the latter. Such a racist claim, made with the same terms in which racism against Jews was channeled into a plan for their genocide less than a century ago, is disturbing in its nonchalant attitude towards this history and hatred.”

OPINION | February 21

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What recent defenses of legacy admissions get wrong

"Legacy students will be able to contribute to Princeton’s community regardless of whether a preferential admissions system is in place because many will be accepted without a boost."

"Legacy students will be able to contribute to Princeton’s community regardless of whether a preferential admissions system is in place because many will be accepted without a boost."

OPINION | February 19

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Princetonians should be multilingual: expand PDF option for language study

“Providing this option would ensure that the bar to entry for any given language remains reasonable in light of the increased demands of study as an undergraduate career progresses. In the present climate of declining language study, the University ought to be willing to act affirmatively in support of student proficiency in foreign languages.”

Providing this option would ensure that the bar to entry for any given language remains reasonable in light of the increased demands of study as an undergraduate career progresses. In the present climate of declining language study, the University ought to be willing to act affirmatively in support of student proficiency in foreign languages.

OPINION | February 19

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The CPUC must act on my petition

“Even more troubling than delay bordering on “justice delayed is justice denied” is the specter that the Judicial Committee Chair is failing fundamental obligations mandated by the CPUC Charter.”

“Even more troubling than delay bordering on “justice delayed is justice denied” is the specter that the Judicial Committee Chair is failing fundamental obligations mandated by the CPUC Charter.”

OPINION | February 19