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“Peter Singer no Fronteiras do Pensamento Porto Alegre” by Fronteiras do Pensamento / CC BY-SA 2.0

Reading Peter Singer's ‘Famine, Affluence, and Morality’ 50 years later

“Famine, Affluence, and Morality” confronts the reader with their own complacency regarding global suffering, and the passage of time has not led to a heartening perspective. Half a century later, the world is in the midst of a refugee crisis, wars and famines continue to afflict millions, and society is still rife with poverty and inequality.  A modern frame of reference provides a new understanding of what may be necessary to goad the world into action, but we’ll start by reexamining Singer’s reasoning regarding the affluents’ duty to help those in need. 

“Famine, Affluence, and Morality” confronts the reader with their own complacency regarding global suffering, and the passage of time has not led to a heartening perspective. Half a century later, the world is in the midst of a refugee crisis, wars and famines continue to afflict millions, and society is still rife with poverty and inequality.  A modern frame of reference provides a new understanding of what may be necessary to goad the world into action, but we’ll start by reexamining Singer’s reasoning regarding the affluents’ duty to help those in need.  

THE PROSPECT | February 18

Princeton University athletes participate in socially-distanced practices as part of Phase I of five-phase process for return to competition. Courtesy of: @princetonathletics/Instagram.

Ivy League cancels spring athletic competitions

The Ivy League will not see athletic competition or host league championships for the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year. The announcement did state that, as stipulated in the League’s five-phase athletics plan, limited local competition may be possible later in the spring, should there be significant improvements in public health conditions.

The Ivy League will not see athletic competition or host league championships for the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year. The announcement did state that, as stipulated in the League’s five-phase athletics plan, limited local competition may be possible later in the spring, should there be significant improvements in public health conditions.

SPORTS | February 18

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Cottage Club, one of the eating clubs at Princeton
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian 

70 percent of sophomores participate in Street Week

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

NEWS | February 17

Un camión de comida afuera de Dodd Hall. 
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Después de una suspensión de diez meses, trabajadores subcontratados por Restaurant Associates reciben una oferta para empleo hasta la primavera

A principios de enero, trabajadores suspendidos fueron invitados a volver a trabajar temporalmente para ayudar a distribuir comida en camiones de comida y traer comida a los cuartos de estudiantes durante su cuarentena. Ahora han sido invitados a volver al trabajo hasta la primavera.

A principios de enero, trabajadores suspendidos fueron invitados a volver a trabajar temporalmente para ayudar a distribuir comida en camiones de comida y traer comida a los cuartos de estudiantes durante su cuarentena. Ahora han sido invitados a volver al trabajo hasta la primavera.

NEWS | February 17

A collection of books speaking
Sierra Stern / The Daily Princetonian

Diving into contemporary poetry: 5 recommendations

Once unsatisfied by previous encounters with poetry from bygone eras, Prospect contributing writer Jeffrey Liao recommends five collections by contemporary poets for anyone looking to venture into the realm of poetry.

Once unsatisfied by previous encounters with poetry from bygone eras, Prospect contributing writer Jeffrey Liao recommends five collections by contemporary poets for anyone looking to venture into the realm of poetry.

THE PROSPECT | February 17

A protest outside FitzRandolph Gate on Saturday, Feb. 13 called for Princeton University to share its COVID-19 testing resources with residents of the town of Princeton and nearby communities. 
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Protestors demand expansion of Princeton COVID-19 community resources

Protestors demanded that the University expand free testing, contact tracing, and quarantine housing to all Princeton residents and that when vaccines become available, the University distribute them to county residents.

Protestors demanded that the University expand free testing, contact tracing, and quarantine housing to all Princeton residents and that when vaccines become available, the University distribute them to county residents.

NEWS | February 16

Topaz Winters aka Priyanka Aiyer ’23
Courtesy of Jared Ho

Topaz Winters, student and artist, makes meaning out of suffering

Topaz Winters, also known as Priyanka Aiyer ’23, is an internationally-acclaimed artist. The Prospect senior writer Paige Allen sat down to talk with Winters about her early start as a poet in Singapore, her life at the University, and her relationship with writing poetry as an act of creation and necessity.

Topaz Winters, also known as Priyanka Aiyer ’23, is an internationally-acclaimed artist. The Prospect senior writer Paige Allen sat down to talk with Winters about her early start as a poet in Singapore, her life at the University, and her relationship with writing poetry as an act of creation and necessity.

THE PROSPECT | February 16

Courtesy of Matthew Marquardt ’21

Across the country in 20 days: Princeton student bikes cross-country for St Jude’s

While most Princeton students spent this winter break recovering from the taxing fall semester, Matthew Marquardt ’21, a varsity swimmer, planned and executed a bike ride to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Little did he know, he would exceed even his wildest expectations, biking 2,479 miles in just 20 days.

While most Princeton students spent this winter break recovering from the taxing fall semester, Matthew Marquadt ’21, a varsity swimmer, planned and executed a bike ride to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Little did he know, he would exceed even his wildest expectations, biking 2,479 miles in just 20 days.

FEATURES | February 16

“George Shultz in 2017 at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco” by Christopher Michel / CC BY-SA

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’42 dies at 100

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

NEWS | February 15