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AAS department grows rapidly, adds more interdisciplinary courses

With its first cohort of concentrators graduating in June 2018, the African American Studies (AAS) Department is looking to continue its work in education and research. In the past seven years, the department has hired a large number of faculty, growing rapidly to the six fully-appointed and eight jointly-appointed faculty members they have today. The new hires shaped the team, adding their own unique insights, backgrounds, and visions.  Currently, the AAS department is focused on its academic offerings, developing its curricula and opening courses to a broader swath of the University community. Upcoming classes will continue to cut across traditional disciplines, attracting students in many departments.  

NEWS | 03/07/2019

A sign on the doors to New South reads “This bldg has been liberated by ABC.” Source: The Daily Princetonian Larry Dupraz Digital Archives.

Liberating New South: How black student activists inspired change through protest

At 7 a.m. on March 11, 1969, four students lurked in the weeds in front of the New South Building. Shortly afterwards, over 40 black students from the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) rushed the building, according to a log from the Department of Public Information. The students then chained the north doors of the building shut and secured the east doors with a mop.

NEWS | 03/07/2019

Courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

Every great team needs a Sydney Jordan: How Princeton’s senior forward excels on and off the court

Women’s basketball senior forward Sydney Jordan is excelling on and off of the court. She is the first women’s basketball player to be a recipient of the Pyne Honor Prize, she participates in many extracurriculars outside of basketball, and she has been a participant of the national social movement of athletes kneeling during the national anthem.

FEATURES | 03/07/2019

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When Bob Durkee ’69 broke the news about going co-ed, it was a ‘bombshell’ story

Robert K. Durkee ’69 is the Vice President and Secretary of the University, but in May of 1967, he was the news writer for The Daily Princetonian who broke the story that President Robert Goheen thought “coeducation was inevitable” at the all-male University. Durkee said that while student opinion steadily shifted in favor of coeducation, President Goheen’s claim about the inevitability of coeducation was a “bombshell.” 

NEWS | 05/04/2018

Clockwise from top left: Maggie McCallister '19, Hannah Paynter '19, Sarah Spergel '19, Rachel Macaulay '19.

20 years of female leadership on Prospect Avenue

Some of the first female eating club presidents were elected in 2000, and this year, nine of the 11 presidents are female. Students on campus are taking note and are thrilled to see strong leaders working hard to promote the eating clubs at the University. Former and current club presidents feel that female leadership is a self-reinforcing cycle and will strengthen opportunities for women across all of campus.

NEWS | 05/03/2018

Sally Frank '80. Courtesy of Drake University

Sally Frank ’80 describes the Tiger Inn of 1979, a club she sued for not accepting women

When Sally Frank ’80 filed a lawsuit in 1979 against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and Cottage Club because they did not accept women, her goal was clear: Get women past the threshold of men-only clubs. Now, in 2018, nine of the 11 eating club presidents are female, which means Prospect Avenue is a much different street than when Frank studied at the University.

NEWS | 05/03/2018