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Lucia Wetherill

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McCosh 50 Lecture Hall

The case for lifting up instead of weeding out in Princeton’s pre-med classes

“In order to increase diversity in the medical field and allow students to pursue their passions, Princeton must begin to engage in a ‘lift-up’ culture rather than a ‘weed-out’ one.”

“In order to increase diversity in the medical field and allow students to pursue their passions, Princeton must begin to engage in a ‘lift-up’ culture rather than a ‘weed-out’ one.” 


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Learning from Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill: The importance of queer spaces and education

“It’s absolutely crucial that schools create safe places for this kind of exploration and that they provide students with the basic vocabulary needed to begin one’s journey. Princeton is no exception.”

“It’s absolutely crucial that schools create safe places for this kind of exploration and that they provide students with the basic vocabulary needed to begin one’s journey. Princeton is no exception.”


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Against unnecessary applications

“As Princeton students, our instinct is to be active members of the community and participate in many activities ... Yet the number of applications, coupled with our rigorous schedules, dissuades us from participating (or exploring) as much as we want to.”

“As Princeton students, our instinct is to be active members of the community and participate in many activities ... Yet the number of applications, coupled with our rigorous schedules, dissuades us from participating (or exploring) as much as we want to.”  


Morrison Hall, home of the U. undergraduate admissions office

Make the decision to get rid of Early Decision

“ Restrictive EA is also the most realistic alternative for colleges to switch to, as many universities will still be concerned with their yield, or the percentage of students who choose to attend the university after being accepted. Harvard and Yale also offer EA; it’s time that the rest of the Ivy League — Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania — as well as other colleges, do the same.”

“Restrictive EA is also the most realistic alternative for colleges to switch to, as many universities will still be concerned with their yield, or the percentage of students who choose to attend the university after being accepted. Harvard and Yale also offer EA; it’s time that the rest of the Ivy League — Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania — as well as other colleges, do the same.”


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Princeton’s divestment plan: Saying plenty, doing little

“As those who stand to inherit a rapidly heating Earth, we cannot allow Princeton to favor promises and committees over decisive action like divestment, especially when our own divestment could push other universities or even states to do the same.”

“As those who stand to inherit a rapidly heating Earth, we cannot allow Princeton to favor promises and committees over decisive action like divestment, especially when our own divestment could push other universities or even states to do the same.”


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