“I saw so many paths to success and so it was really comforting to know that whatever path I take, as long as I’m doing the things I’m interested in and working really hard, that I think I’ll be able to find success in the future,” a 2019 participant Nicole Meister ’22 said.
The recitation of the names of victims of the Holocaust began at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Murray-Dodge Courtyard and continued for 24 hours. In 30-minute shifts, student volunteers recited the name, age, place of residence, and place of death of each of the approximately 6 million Jews who were killed.
On Thursday night, three former Jeopardy! contestants spoke about their time on the show and competed in two games of Princeton-themed Jeopardy! against a few graduating seniors. Five-time winner Gil Collins *99, who serves as Director of Global Health Programs, won the first game, but all three former contestants fell short in the second, defeated by Emma Corless ’19.
On Thursday evening, over 100 students and community members came together in Frick Auditorium for a celebration of gratitude as students recognized “Hidden Chaplains” on campus, members of the community “who change their day in small but meaningful ways.”
An analysis of room draw by Adam Chang ’20 and Yang Song ’20 indicates that the randomization error effected rising juniors in addition to current juniors, larger draw groups received on average better draw times, and that draw ordering is the same across 2018 and 2019 for the same draw groups.
The University Housing documents listing draw times, which include student PUID number and class year, are not protected by the University’s Central Authentication System (CAS) and can be accessed by anyone who has the links to the documents. The students whose information can be accessed in this way includes those who have opted to be removed from the University’s public directory.
Dudamel is Princeton University Concerts’ first-ever Artist-in-Residence. Marna Seltzer, Director of Princeton University Concerts, helped bring him to the University in celebration of the 125th season of Princeton’s concert series.
Amid the students, campus tour groups, and community members strolling about the Firestone Library Plaza on Tuesday afternoon, a student wearing only his underwear lay sprawled out on the concrete. A black bag covered his face and the words “Title IX Protects Rapists” were emblazoned on his torso with black ink.
In an email to members, Tower Club president Aliya Somani ’20 said that the club will be implementing new safety measures, including adding code locks on other commonly used doors and additional officer protocols to secure the club after dark. In another email, she said that staff will check that the kitchen exit and other exits are locked as they leave the club.
On April 12 and 13, over 200 people joined the Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) for their sixth annual conference, entitled “Tracing the Violence.” According to the program, the conference was centered around understanding the origins of violence and recognizing “that policies and prisons are themselves sources of violence.”
AJ Sibley ’19 proposed a referendum calling for the University administration to begin an annual awareness initiative on health threats of computer screens and to install campus computers with blue light protection software. The referendum will be voted on this week.
Sustainability will be on the ballot in the University Student Government (USG) Spring Elections next week. The Princeton Student Climate Initiative (PSCI) has placed a referendum on the USG ballot calling for the University to reduce carbon emissions. The University has already set a goal for carbon neutrality by 2046, but the PSCI sees the current goal as unclear and incomprehensive.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced on April 12 that A Boogie wit da Hoodie will be headlining Lawnparties this spring. A Boogie is best known for his hit single titled “Drowning” and his latest album entitled “Hoodie SZN,” which retained the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200 for three weeks.
On Tuesday, April 9, the first day of Princeton Preview 2019, graffiti was found in Prospect Gardens. Three statements — “Title IX protects rapists” in two places and “Fuck Title IX” in one — were written in dark red ink on the ground of the Class of 1975 Walk. As of Wednesday night, the University was aware of the incident and working to remove the marks.
Diana Chao ’21 founded a global nonprofit called Letters to Strangers when she was just a sophomore in high school. Now there are over 20 chapters of the organization in over 10 countries, with one chapter here at the University.