Transgender model, actress, and activist Carmen Carrera described how her identification as a transgender person informed and guided her career and activism for the greater trans community in a lecture and meet-and-greet on Thursday.Carrera explained that the transition to her newfound identity was the easier part.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with LaTanya Buck, the University’s new Dean for Diversity and Inclusion within the Office of Campus Life, to discuss her thoughts on this new position on campus and goals for the upcoming year.
“When somebody tells you no, you have two choices. You can stop in your tracks, or you can push forward,” said author Jodi Picoult ’87, the Class of 2016 Class Day speaker. Picoult discussed her time at Princeton, from a challenging yet transformative creative writing class to her experience as a manager on the men’s crew team.
John Katzman ’81, founder of standardized test preparation company Princeton Review and CEO of the education-based Noodle Companies, spoke to The Daily Princetonian about his life and career as a Princeton student and alumnus.The Daily Princetonian: What did you study at Princeton?
With 1,323 students having committed to the University, the Class of 2020 yield rate currently stands at 68.5 percent, Dean of Admission Janet Rapelyesaid. The 1,323 students include 40 students who deferred admission from previous years and 14 students who were admitted this year and have already deferred to the Class of 2021, Rapelye explained. She noted that this number is subject to slight change as students notify the Admission Office of their intent to take a gap year. Although the numbers are not final, Rapelye noted that she can safely say that the 68.5 percent yield is the highest the University has had in many years. “We’re in a very good spot,” Rapelye said of the current number of incoming students for the Class of 2020.
A survey about the academic calendar, administered by the Undergraduate Student Government Academics Committee this past March, found that 72 percent of undergraduate respondents would prefer to have fall term finals before winter break, according to Academics Committee Chair Shannon Osaka ’17. In March the Academics Committee partnered with the Graduate Student Government and the Office of the Dean of the College to compile and administer a survey to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty about the current academic calendar.
Around 250 students from the Class of 2018 declared concentrations in the humanities this year, compared to 284 last year from the Class of 2017.The humanities include African American Studies, Architecture, Art and Archaeology, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, French and Italian, German, History, Music, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.The History Department remains the largest in the humanities.