Tens of thousands of people ? including a small group from Princeton ? will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend to protest the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
I was hoping I wouldn't have to face that much discrimination while searching for jobs. Thanks to the women's liberation movement, I have a fair chance of not being discriminated against based on my gender.
Most academics think they are married to words. They think images should be the beautiful, young secretary: much more fun, but always left untouched.For some reason, academia loves words.
To paraphrase Ben Franklin, in life there are no sure things, aside from death and theses. Writing a thesis is like waiting on death row.
When I don't return to school next year, it's not because of the tuition increase, the rate of inflation or the resulting economic strain.
The Clinton administration's fence-sitting over Taiwan's independence from the People's Republic of China makes no political sense either internationally or domestically.
In opposing the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, Peter Harrell '02 in his April 3 column claims that the example of the Netherlands ? so far the only country in the world where both of these practices take place openly and without fear of prosecution ? shows that this would be a dangerous course to follow.
So the Supreme Court ruled last week that local governments have the right to enforce stricter laws on the attire worn by nude dancers, but only if they can prove that strip clubs have harmful "secondary effects" on a community, such as increasing crime or lowering property values.Let me rephrase that in plainer English: The Supreme Court ruled last week that under certain debatable circumstances, local governments can make nude dancers wear g-strings and pasties instead of just g-strings.It's good to know that our tax dollars are finally making a profound impact on the country.Let's face it, pornography is an institution that's not about to go flaccid anytime soon.
Elian! Elian! Elian! Why is everyone fixated over the Elian Gonzalez story? We all know why hardened anti-Castro activists are obsessed with the boy's custody battle ? Elian Gonzalez could not have come at a better time for them.Despite their success in securing passage of the Helms-Burton Bill in the mid-1990s, anti-Castro forces were beginning to lose their influence over American foreign policy.
A survey of recent headlines about U.S. children will uncover a pattern of negative portrayals. Articles about "kids killing kids" and "children having children" mingle with commentaries on couch-potato teeny boppers who presumably have little substance or intellect.
Rumors of increased ecstasy use on campus have been flying around in the last few months. Unfortunately, the situation is difficult to investigate because no one is willing to go on record as having done it or even having known anyone who did.
I visited a friend of mine two years ago at Penn and was in awe of his Penncard ? the I.D. card he can use to buy just about anything on campus.
In late February, James McCormick, Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, appeared before the state house appropriations committee.
One of Peter Singer's more popular views is that we ought to legalize physician-assisted suicide and, in some cases, active euthanasia of the terminally ill.
At dinner the other night, I found myself talking to one of Peter Singer's old classmates. The man said that during Singer's university days in Melbourne, he was "reserved and thoughtful" but also into general student radicalism.