Our “belief” that this year’s room draw process “will run smoothly” isn’t based on pure optimism, but rather the culmination of several months of work and advocacy.
Whatever my political preferences are, I should be given the same opportunity as any other American to choose from the wide array of candidates.
This is an unprecedented time in Princeton’s history, and we trust that the University is working to promote the safety of our community.
We stand by the decision of the Class Day Co-Chairs and throw our unwavering support behind Marshawn Lynch.
To argue that Mr. Lynch does not represent the student body is to argue that the backgrounds of people like myself are not valuable. The background of Mr. Lynch not being that of a “typical” Princeton student is in fact one of the strongest reasons for my excitement at his acceptance of this role.
By closing Pink House and its food-share, the University is unfairly targeting lower income students who often cannot afford the high fees needed for an eating club or dining hall plan, and instead find a home in a food-share that teaches them how to be self-sufficient.
Last semester, Exxon Mobil graced the grounds of Princeton campus as part of the Fall HireTigers Career Fair. All the while, the college divestment movement is gathering steam. Georgetown, sometimes regarded as more conservative than many of its peers, divested. Almost 400 members of Harvard’s faculty issued a letter in support.
The emergence of the bill and the University’s willingness to publicly support it without consideration for the greater context should make the University community wary.
"Mental illness is inherently isolating, but even more so when it forces you to live a lie. To protect yourself, it’s necessary to wear a facade, and it’s that facade that everyone comes to believe is the true you.”
"Continued investment in fossil fuels actively undermines the intellectual and personal future of the students Princeton and other universities seek to foster, as well as our human and natural communities.”