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USG approves ASL referendum, will appear on spring ballot

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

NEWS | March 30

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

As we celebrate women’s history, let us push for a better future for women at Princeton

“In order to better represent what it means to be a woman at Princeton in 2021, I interviewed female undergraduates about their experiences with gender at Princeton.”

“In order to better represent what it means to be a woman at Princeton in 2021, I interviewed female undergraduates about their experiences with gender at Princeton.”

OPINION | March 30

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Policing is the problem, body cameras are not the answer

“What we need to do now is imagine alternatives to policing and criminal surveillance in our society and our community, to actually address harm productively and empathetically, not spend tens of thousands of dollars on shiny new equipment that has proven to be ineffective in holding police accountable when it counts.”

“What we need to do now is imagine alternatives to policing and criminal surveillance in our society and our community, to actually address harm productively and empathetically, not spend tens of thousands of dollars on shiny new equipment that has proven to be ineffective in holding police accountable when it counts.”

OPINION | March 30

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Rachel, who's an Asian

“A large part of my aversion to Asian dramas came from generally wanting nothing to do with any kind of Asian culture. Growing up in America, there was always a xenophobic undercurrent to products from my culture: Asian things were weird.”

“A large part of my aversion to Asian dramas came from generally wanting nothing to do with any kind of Asian culture. Growing up in America, there was always a xenophobic undercurrent to products from my culture: Asian things were weird.”

THE PROSPECT | March 30

 Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian 

PART I | A History of American Partisanship

“That consensus does not mean the in-existence of factions. Political parties, while causing division and generating instances of unsavory speech, are necessary as instruments of consensus-making. No one is “above politics.”  

“That consensus does not mean the in-existence of factions. Political parties, while causing division and generating instances of unsavory speech, are necessary as instruments of consensus-making. No one is ‘above politics.’” 

OPINION | March 28

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Inside Princeton's fencing teams: The team spirit of an individual sport

“When people think of fencing, they think of Pirates of the Caribbean, waving swords and all that. But the modern version of fencing, the sport that we play, is actually very different,” said Dylan Kim ’21, epeeist on the Princeton men’s fencing team. 

“When people think of fencing, they think of Pirates of the Caribbean, waving swords and all that. But the modern version of fencing, the sport that we play, is actually very different,” said Dylan Kim ’21, epeeist on the Princeton men’s fencing team.

SPORTS | March 28

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

A defense of doing less

“The way I see it, if success in school requires crying on the floor, I don’t want to be successful. Success, I think, is being happy, at any given time. I still think it’s good to work, it’s good to struggle, it’s good to fail.”

“The way I see it, if success in school requires crying on the floor, I don’t want to be successful. Success, I think, is being happy, at any given time. I still think it’s good to work, it’s good to struggle, it’s good to fail.”

THE PROSPECT | March 28

Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

‘We are not your model minority’: Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil takes to Hinds Plaza

“To be quite frank with you, it is terrifying to just be an Asian American woman right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23. “To those that uphold this system of oppression, may we remind you your silence is deafening.”

“To be quite frank with you, it is terrifying to just be an Asian American woman right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23. “To those that uphold this system of oppression, may we remind you your silence is deafening.”

NEWS | March 28

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

The Honor Code is broken

“The Honor Code’s only contribution to the calculus of academic integrity is the fear of the consequences if you get caught. Either way, personal honor doesn’t figure in at all. The problem is simple: the Honor Code is not fundamentally based on honor.”

“The Honor Code’s only contribution to the calculus of academic integrity is the fear of the consequences if you get caught. Either way, personal honor doesn’t figure in at all. The problem is simple: the Honor Code is not fundamentally based on honor.” 

OPINION | March 28

Jennifer Lee ’23 and Kesavan Srivilliputhur ’23, co-presidents of AASA, speaking at the rally.
Courtesy of Ben Chang

Why we should start listening to those ‘minor minorities’

“Watching the anti-Asian violence unfold on the news, I could not help but see my experience with dermatillomania as an allegory for how many Asian Americans, including myself, experience racism. There seems to be a pervasive insecurity that our struggles are unimportant, or simply not worthy of discussion.” 

“Watching the anti-Asian violence unfold on the news, I could not help but see my experience with dermatillomania as an allegory for how many Asian Americans, including myself, experience racism. There seems to be a pervasive insecurity that our struggles are unimportant, or simply not worthy of discussion.” 

THE PROSPECT | March 28

A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

On-campus safety measures remain unchanged despite new CDC guidelines

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss expressed safety concerns as the primary reason for maintaining the same policy for all students regardless of vaccination status, writing that “currently [the University does] not think it safe or practical to apply different rules to individual students based on their vaccination status.” 

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss expressed safety concerns as the primary reason for maintaining the same policy for all students regardless of vaccination status, writing that “currently [the University does] not think it safe or practical to apply different rules to individual students based on their vaccination status.” 

NEWS | March 28

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Sarah-Jane Leslie ’07 steps down as Dean of Graduate School

“Sarah-Jane Leslie has been a dynamic and innovative leader for our Graduate School,” said Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in a press release. “I am grateful for her distinguished service to this University and, in particular, for her leadership on issues of graduate student diversity and professional development.”

“Sarah-Jane Leslie has been a dynamic and innovative leader for our Graduate School,” said Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in a press release. “I am grateful for her distinguished service to this University and, in particular, for her leadership on issues of graduate student diversity and professional development.”

NEWS | March 28

Crowds attended a Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil on Saturday in response to the killings in Atlanta earlier this month. Rally-goers held up homemade signs calling for the dismantling of systemic racism and asking for the community’s support.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

This Week in Photos: March 22–28

This week, students and the Princeton community responded to the killings in Atlanta and called on the University to divest from fossil fuels. Students stood up to verbally abusive street preachers on Washington St. Finally, the arrival of spring brought some nicer weather to campus. 

This week, students and the Princeton community responded to the killings in Atlanta and called on the University to divest from fossil fuels. Students stood up to verbally abusive street preachers on Washington St. Finally, the arrival of spring brought some nicer weather to campus.  

VISUAL ESSAY | March 28