May we look back at this pandemic as the moment we finally learned to value one another over marks on a transcript.
If our four years at Princeton are to be more than a sabbatical, we must first realize that a fragile community requires our utmost care.
To recognize this time of uncertainty and finality, The Daily Princetonian invited students from the Class of 2020 to participate in a photo essay that aimed to create alternative thesis photos in honor of all of the seniors who will not be able to celebrate the capstone of their Princeton careers on campus.
How we navigate those far-reaching implications is a story worth telling. In the coming weeks, our staff will seek to render visible students’ experiences, from the consequential to the lighthearted.
At the University, where the annual rotation of students makes it difficult to appreciate, much less achieve, lasting change, the ‘Prince’ empowers us to chart this institution’s past, present, and future. In the coming year, we welcome the challenge and opportunity of telling that story.
Public service calls us to do something less soaring than Rumsfeld’s station, but all the more meaningful for its humility. Serving the nation means harnessing the privilege of our Princeton education — not for power or profit, but to the benefit of our fellow Americans.
Forty-six years ago, students wrestled with a similar, though far more incendiary, quandary after Whig-Clio agreed to host a debate between Roy Innis, then-director of the national Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and William Shockley, a eugenicist who believed that race determined intelligence and a 1956 Nobel laureate in physics.
Video by Adam Hazelton, Bruce Allen, Mark Dodici, and Sarah W. Hirschfield. www.dailyprincetonian.com
A counter-protester poses for a photo with Cornel West, who marched in the counter-protest and spoke at the event’s end.