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Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 sits for an official portrait.
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Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 alleges voter fraud shortly before mob attack on U.S. Capitol

On Jan. 6, Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas) formally objected to the certification of Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. Later that day, a mob of Trump supporters went on to attack the U.S. Capitol building and disrupt Congress’s confirmation of election results. Many in the Princeton community, including University President Eisgruber, condemned the events of the day. 

On Jan. 6, Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas) formally objected to the certification of Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. Later that day, a mob of Trump supporters went on to attack the U.S. Capitol building and disrupt Congress’s confirmation of election results. Many in the Princeton community, including University President Eisgruber, condemned the events of the day.


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Alumni discuss health inequity and racism at ‘Race in the COVID Era’ event

In a wide-ranging conversation covering health determinants, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, and solutions to health inequity, three alumni medical experts gathered on Friday to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.

In a wide-ranging conversation covering health determinants, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, and solutions to health inequity, three alumni medical experts gathered on Friday to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. 


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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell ’86 becomes first African American woman to receive Whig-Clio’s James Madison Award

On Friday, Dec. 18, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society (Whig-Clio) presented U.S. Representative Terri Sewell ’86 (D-Ala.) with its highest honor, the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service (JMA). Sewell is the first female African American recipient in the honor’s 60-year history.

Representative Terri Sewell was presented with the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service by the student organization Whig-Clio. On a Zoom call to accept the award, she discussed her upbringing, various political issues, and her focus on service with the University community. 


Senator Ted Cruz speaking at a Whig Clio event.
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Cruz ’92 conversation ranges from lighthearted Princeton memories to free speech, the ‘shrill’ left

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R–TX) joined University students and faculty for a discussion on recent politics, international affairs, and his time at Princeton. 

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz ‘92 (R-Texas) joined University students and faculty for a discussion on recent politics, international affairs, and his time at Princeton. 


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COVID-19 cases in Princeton municipality rise to highest levels since pandemic peak

This increase in cases, according to Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser, confirms that “Princeton is officially in our next peak of cases or second surge.” 

This increase in cases, according to Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser, confirms that “Princeton is officially in our next peak of cases or second surge.” 


A screenshot of the Zoom watch party.
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At Whig-Clio watch party, students follow nail-biter election

“The chat has been lively and the officers have been doing a good job with the raffles, in my opinion,” Drew Hopkins ’24 noted. “You take the victories that you can get.”

On Nov. 3, The American Whig-Cliosophic Society (Whig-Clio) hosted an Election Night Watch Party. Attended by 230 students from 9:30 to 11:30 ET as the first results of election night rolled in, students shared reactions to the election and participated in prize raffles. 


Beto O’Rourke talks voting rights, students explain tools to combat gerrymandering

“I’m encouraged,” O’Rourke said. “Doesn’t mean that we get the results we want on election night, but I feel they are possible in a way I haven’t in past years.”

In a conversation with Neuroscience professor Sam Wang, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke talked voting rights and his efforts to increase voter engagement in the upcoming election. The event, hosted by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, also put on display two redistricting tools created to combat partisan gerrymandering.


A marmoset.
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U. study finds that monkeys may have self-domesticated like humans

“All of the sudden we find that the rate of white patch development is totally related to how much parental feedback they got,” Ghazanfar said. “What that’s telling us is that this affiliated behavior, that we saw a correlation with the size of their white patch, is also developmental linked. And that was, I mean, it was just totally incredible.” 


The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
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Graduate students, U. react to proposed DHS rule limiting student visas

“By taking their talent, labour and research agendas to US universities, international students contribute to the research output of the US and to its global reputation for educational excellence,” Gordon-Smith wrote. 

In an interview with the ‘Prince,’ PGSU expressed hopes that “the University steps up … not just rhetorically but materially” to “support international students right now, not by further marginalizing them or making this out to be an issue that can be dealt with through rhetoric, through emails and through statements, but by actually making this type of concrete commitment that treats international students as an equally integral part of this community as domestic students.”


President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Joint Base Andrews, MD on Dec. 20, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya.

Rep. Watson Coleman, 90 college presidents condemn DOE investigation, as community weighs in

On Sept. 22, U.S. House Representative of New Jersey Bonnie Watson Coleman released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as University students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

On Sept. 22, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-N.J.-12] released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s (DOE) investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as university students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.


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