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From left (top): Andrea Razi-Thomas ’96 with her family, Tina Madison White ’82 with Sally Frank ’80, and Dr. Joi Weaver ’97. From left (bottom): Cameron Scott ’93, Melody Maia Monet ’93, and Nancy Lamar. 
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‘Our moment in the sun’: Transgender alumni reflect on representation, activism, pride

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960–2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960-2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

FEATURES | June 7

Divest Princeton holds a rally in April 2021.
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Princeton to divest from some sectors of the fossil fuel industry

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

NEWS | June 4

East Pyne Hall on a sunny Saturday morning.  Samantha Lopez-Rico / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton isn’t fundamentally changing classics. It’s keeping it alive.

“With a more diverse set of students around the table, whether that diversity be in background or in subfield, the classics community will continue to thrive.”

“With a more diverse set of students around the table, whether that diversity be in background or in subfield, the classics community will continue to thrive.”

OPINION | June 3

A screenshot of University President Christopher Eisgruber ‘83 addressing the Class of 2020 during their virtual ceremony.

One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on virtual commencement

Faced with dire circumstances near the start of the pandemic, the University opted for a live-streamed virtual graduation celebration for the Class of 2020, postponing the class’ more traditional in-person ceremony to 2021. But in February this year, the University reversed course and canceled the event altogether. One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on their virtual commencement.

Faced with dire circumstances near the start of the pandemic, the University opted for a live-streamed virtual graduation celebration for the Class of 2020, postponing the class’ more traditional in-person ceremony to 2021. But in February this year, the University reversed course and canceled the event altogether. One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on their virtual commencement.

FEATURES | May 30

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Princeton community statement condemning the Israelis and supporting the Palestinians is shamefully inaccurate

“All that these 87 academics have demonstrated is their lack of scholarly integrity, their willingness to disseminate polemical falsehoods, and their ideological dedication to their “cause,” which ignores that Hamas is a terrorist organization that has not only rained down terror and death on the more than nine million Jews and Arabs living in Israel, but has also squandered billions of dollars of aid provided by foreign governments.”

“All that these 87 academics have demonstrated is their lack of scholarly integrity, their willingness to disseminate polemical falsehoods, and their ideological dedication to their “cause,” which ignores that Hamas is a terrorist organization that has not only rained down terror and death on the more than nine million Jews and Arabs living in Israel, but has also squandered billions of dollars of aid provided by foreign governments.”

OPINION | May 29

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Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 named next Dean of the Faculty

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 will take over as Princeton’s next Dean of the Faculty on Aug. 1, as well as the William S. Tod Professor of English. Jarrett has studied African American literary history, among other subjects, and is coming to Princeton from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 will take over as Princeton’s next Dean of the Faculty on Aug. 1 as well as the William S. Tod Professor of English. Jarrett has studied African American literary history, among other subjects, and is coming to Princeton from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

NEWS | May 29

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Princeton community stands with Israel

“By denying Israel the ability to keep its citizens safe, one holds Israel to a standard to which no other country in the world is held. We refuse to trivialize or dismiss terrorism or antisemitism, and we will continue to support Israel’s right to national security.”

“By denying Israel the ability to keep its citizens safe, one holds Israel to a standard to which no other country in the world is held. We refuse to trivialize or dismiss terrorism or antisemitism, and we will continue to support Israel’s right to national security.”

OPINION | May 29

"School Damaged by Hamas Rocket Fire in Ashkelon" by Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs / CC BY-NC 2.0

Hamas rockets are rockets, not ‘stale talking points’

“No doubt, there’s been far too much dehumanization of Palestinians. Let us raise our voices against that. But I ask the signatories of the community statement: why must you substitute dehumanization of Palestinians with dehumanization of Israelis? Why can’t you bring yourself to condemn rocket attacks on Israelis? Why won’t you repudiate Hamas?”

“No doubt, there’s been far too much dehumanization of Palestinians. Let us raise our voices against that. But I ask the signatories of the “community statement”: why must you substitute dehumanization of Palestinians with dehumanization of Israelis? Why can’t you bring yourself to condemn rocket attacks on Israelis? Why won’t you repudiate Hamas?”

OPINION | May 27

McCosh Health Center houses University Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CPS) as well as the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Still waiting for our big mental break, we shouldn't support Princeton's mental breakdown

“This year, CPS shouldn't have been offered through ‘the chat’ as the last and only resort a struggling student can book for their pity party. ‘Struggling student’ is redundant. CPS should have been an assumed and easy addition to every conversation and curriculum. CPS should have had a face.” 

“This year, CPS shouldn't have been offered through ‘the chat’ as the last and only resort a struggling student can book for their pity party. ‘Struggling student’ is redundant. CPS should have been an assumed and easy addition to every conversation and curriculum. CPS should have had a face.”  

OPINION | May 25

Morgan Smith ’21
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Morgan Smith ’21 elected Young Alumni Trustee

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

NEWS | May 22

Cityscape of the old city of Jerusalem in Israel by Berthold Werner / CC0

Following Human Rights Watch report concluding apartheid, Princeton must divest from Israel

“Students must once again mobilize in support of University divestment from companies contributing to and benefiting from Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people, as outlined by the Human Rights Watch report.”

“Students must once again mobilize in support of University divestment from companies contributing to and benefiting from Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people, as outlined by the Human Rights Watch report.”

OPINION | May 20

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton's fossil fuel holdings are not just an abstract concept

“While the full extent of Princeton’s fossil-fuel holdings is unclear, we are dismayed that, in the face of ever-worsening climate change, Princeton appears to hold a majority stake in an oil and gas company. If other schools’ disclosures are any indication, Petrotiger is likely just the tip of the iceberg.”

“While the full extent of Princeton’s fossil-fuel holdings is unclear, we are dismayed that, in the face of ever-worsening climate change, Princeton appears to hold a majority stake in an oil and gas company. If other schools’ disclosures are any indication, Petrotiger is likely just the tip of the iceberg.”

OPINION | May 19

Princeton University 2021 Commencement
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Sitting with strangers: Community and closure for the Class of 2021

“As we venture into the world beyond Princeton, let us always remember the unbelievable strength and resilience of the community we’ve built together. And let us always remember how communities like this are made.”

“As we venture into the world beyond Princeton, let us always remember the unbelievable strength and resilience of the community we’ve built together. And let us always remember how communities like this are made.”

OPINION | May 19