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Why is Princeton harboring a man who condones threats against American diplomats?

“Hook’s efforts on Wang’s behalf were heroic. Unfortunately, Princeton University continues to employ a scholar — Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian — who amplifies the Iranian regime’s death threats against Hook and his family.”

“Hook’s efforts on Wang’s behalf were heroic. Unfortunately, Princeton University continues to employ a scholar — Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian — who amplifies the Iranian regime’s death threats against Hook and his family.”

OPINION | February 6

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It’s not just about Wax and Shapiro ’99: We can’t stand idly by while academic freedom gets thrown under the bus

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

OPINION | February 3

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Matter over mind: You’ll get out of this what it’s willing to give

“The issue with society’s focus on mindsets is not that the model is completely bogus — it is true that we should believe in our ability to grow and improve, and we shouldn’t become completely defeated when we fall short.” 

“The issue with society’s focus on mindsets is not that the model is completely bogus — it is true that we should believe in our ability to grow and improve, and we shouldn’t become completely defeated when we fall short.” 

OPINION | February 3

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Making money in the concrete jungle: Prioritizing financial literacy for everyday Tigers

“When traditional schooling prioritizes core academic subjects such as math, science, languages and social sciences, it often leaves practical education such as personal finance to the wayside.”

“When traditional schooling prioritizes core academic subjects such as math, science, languages and social sciences, it often leaves practical education such as personal finance to the wayside.”

OPINION | February 2

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In defense of Tom Brady’s willingness to bend the rules to win

“You can debate the merits of the various allegations of cheating all you want. But it’s all part of a healthy sports ecosystem of cheating, getting caught, weathering the punishment, and then readapting to win again.”

“You can debate the merits of the various allegations of cheating all you want. But it’s all part of a healthy sports ecosystem of cheating, getting caught, weathering the punishment, and then readapting to win again.”

OPINION | February 1

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A collective voice: Mission statement of the 146th Editorial Board

“The 146th Editorial Board strives to be inclusive, thorough, and action-oriented, using the guiding principles of mutual respect and intentionality in our work.”

“The 146th Editorial Board strives to be inclusive, thorough, and action-oriented, using the guiding principles of mutual respect and intentionality in our work.”

OPINION | February 1

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Letter to the Editor: The ‘Prince’ failed readers with one-sided coverage of POCC

POCC President Myles McKnight critiques The Daily Princetonian’s coverage of an exchange between his group and President Eisgruber about SPIA Dean Amaney Jamal’s comments on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

POCC President Myles McKnight critiques The Daily Princetonian’s coverage of an exchange between his group and President Eisgruber about SPIA Dean Amaney Jamal’s comments on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

OPINION | January 31

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A community paper, building trust, and the stories that have yet to be told

“No one is better positioned to uplift a community’s stories — and to do so with respect, integrity, and empathy — than the people within it.”

“No one is better positioned to uplift a community’s stories — and to do so with respect, integrity, and empathy — than the people within it.”

OPINION | January 27

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Letter to the Editor: Princeton seeks to support those who experience sexual misconduct

Responding to a Jan. 26 op-ed by an anonymous student, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter reaffirms the University’s commitment to supporting Princeton affiliates who have experienced sexual misconduct.

Responding to a Jan. 26 op-ed by an anonymous student, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter reaffirms the University’s commitment to supporting Princeton affiliates who have experienced sexual misconduct.

OPINION | January 27

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Princeton failed me as a sexual assault survivor. University policy needs to change.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

OPINION | January 26

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Reactions: Princeton opens gingerly as COVID-19 spreads

“We live in the world of the oscillating pandemic. It’s not wrong for Princeton to take the pandemic seriously when cases are high. But we must move quickly to normalize our campus when we can.”

 “We live in the world of the oscillating pandemic. It’s not wrong for Princeton to take the pandemic seriously when cases are high.  But we must move quickly to normalize our campus when we can.” 

OPINION | January 26

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Princeton, it is time we face our Russophobia

“Just to be clear, I am not by any means defending or advocating for Putin’s Russia as a political entity. I am, however, urging you to consider how Russia’s past shapes your understanding of its present — not just politically, but also culturally.”

“Just to be clear, I am not by any means defending or advocating for Putin’s Russia as a political entity. I am, however, urging you to consider how Russia’s past shapes your understanding of its present — not just politically, but also culturally.”

OPINION | January 25

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Our commitment to in-person teaching

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

OPINION | January 25

We Call BS Rally

There is no outgrowing gun violence

Editorial Board Chair Rooya Rahin and Co-Presidents of Princeton Students Against Gun Violence Ana Blanco and Julia Elman dispute the claim that college students are more detached from gun violence than grade schoolers, rather blaming legislative stagnation and collective trauma for a lack of action.

Editorial Board Chair Rooya Rahin and Co-Presidents of Princeton Students Against Gun Violence Ana Blanco and Julia Elman dispute the claim that college students are more detached from gun violence than grade schoolers, rather blaming legislative stagnation and collective trauma for a lack of action.

OPINION | January 24

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Princeton’s commitment to inclusion must extend to athletics

“But as it turns out, the commitment to diversity and inclusion often doesn’t extend to Princeton’s varsity sports teams. In order to ensure everyone feels welcome, that culture has to change.”

“But as it turns out, the commitment to diversity and inclusion often doesn’t extend to Princeton’s varsity sports teams. In order to ensure everyone feels welcome, that culture has to change.”

OPINION | January 24

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It’s been over a year since students called on the University to make Election Day a holiday. What happened?

“By canceling or shortening classes, the University could ensure that each and every Princetonian has a chance to make their voice heard. Not only students, but faculty and staff should be guaranteed enough time to cast a ballot.” 

“By canceling or shortening classes, the University could ensure that each and every Princetonian has a chance to make their voice heard. Not only students, but faculty and staff should be guaranteed enough time to cast a ballot.”  

OPINION | January 19

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Prof. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

Professor of African American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in an excerpt from her keynote address at Duke University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration, reflects on the effort to turn Dr. Martin Luther King from a social reformer with complicated and evolving politics into an inoffensive national hero.

Professor of African American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in an excerpt from her keynote address at Duke University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration, reflects on the effort to turn Dr. Martin Luther King from a social reformer with complicated and evolving politics into an inoffensive national hero.

OPINION | January 17

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For a safe semester, N95 masks must be free, accessible, and required indoors

Guest Contributor Christopher Lugo argues that the University must mandate N95 masks and make them free and accessible to combat the rising prevalence of the infectious omicron variant.

Guest Contributor Christopher Lugo argues that the University must mandate N95 masks and make them free and accessible to combat the rising prevalence of the infectious omicron variant.

OPINION | January 12