As a step towards establishing an undergraduate concentration in American Studies with tracks in Asian American and Latinx Studies, President Eigsruber ’83 and Dean of College Jill Dolan expressed support for increasing faculty appointments and other recommendations placed forward by the taskforce on American Studies in a statement released on November 22nd. According to the statement, effective immediately, the University will phase in faculty appointments in American Studies.
University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 is one of over 100 college and university presidents who signed a statement calling for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in light of the recent presidential election.
Aaron Robertson ’17 was named one of the thirty-two 2017 Rhodes Scholarship recipients selected from a pool of 2500 applicants in an announcement released by the Rhodes Trust. With the scholarship, Robertson will pursue an M.Phil.
History professor Angela Creager, Chair of the Committee on Naming, opened Monday’s Council of the Princeton University Community meeting with an update on the committee’s work. Creager explained that the committee selected the atrium of Robertson Hall for naming in part because it is one of the nicest unnamed places on campus and because it could accommodate a plaque or another similar marker of recognition. She added that the committee selected West College for naming because it is an especially conspicuous building and because the original name referred not to a person but to its geographic placement relative to the former East College, which was demolished in 1896. Creager noted that the committee had received 150 naming suggestions within just a week of the submission form having been opened and said that she would like to see more suggestions.
Professor of molecular biology and founder of the Princeton Election Consortium Samuel Wang devoured a bug Saturday during a live interview with CNN to make good on his promise in the event that president-elect Trump won over 240 electoral votes. Like polling and predictions industries across the country, Wang had made projections about the race that were nowhere near the eventual election outcomes.
“Ni Hao pretty,” “you’re pretty for an Asian,” and “you’re the whitest Asian ever” are among the verbatim comments received by female Asian-American students in the University that will be displayed around campus later this week as a part of a poster campaign. According to Alis Yoo ’19, facilitator of the “Asian girls everywhere” poster campaign sponsored by the Asian American Students Association, the sixteen different samples of posters to be displayed around campus in the next few days represent the authentic experiences of University students in and outside of the classroom.
College Democrats and Republicans, affinity group members, and other University students expressed their opinions on the landmark election on Tuesday that saw Donald Trump voted in as the 45th President of the United States in a jaw-dropping election. Amanda Glatt ’19, president of the College Democrats, expressed devastation, fear, and shock at the election results. “My reaction is one... of disbelief that so many Americans are motivated by anger, uncertainty, and hatred,” Glatt said. Glatt said that she expected Hillary to beat Trump in a close race on faith that “optimism and hope for a better country would win out over fear and hatred.” Expressing resignation at the results, Glatt further noted that Trump’s election was part of a historical trend that matched similar expressions of fear across the world. “This is a fear not unique to the United States, but common across the world, as demonstrated by the rise of nationalistic, populist, anti-immigrant movements in Eastern Europe, for example, as well as Brexit,” she said.
After marching through Prospect Avenue with the rest of the 1986 P-rade procession, former University president William Bowen GS ’58 weaved through the crowd in search of one female alumna whom he had asked to stay behind.