In an email to supporters Monday, Booker wrote, “It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I've always said I wouldn't continue if there was no longer a path to victory.”
The teach-in and protest was organized by undergraduate students and aimed to stand in solidarity with student-led protests in India that began at Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). In recent weeks, the Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has cracked down on protestors, with 25 deaths reported as of Jan. 10.
The progress report comes on the heels of a proposed USG referendum that would establish a standing Sustainability Committee. Wayner ‘22 said she views getting this referendum on the ballot as the Sustainability Task Force’s single greatest accomplishment.
Levit and Visser will join a class of 145 scholars that hail from 41 countries, selected globally from a pool of 4,700 applicants. Scholars pursue a one-year master’s degree in Global Affairs with a core curriculum focused on three pillars: China, global affairs, and leadership.
“We exposed a kind of ugliness with the election of Donald Trump that we thought didn’t exist or that some didn’t know some had,” Hill said. “That exposure is worth something.”
In her announcement email to moderator applicants, Hu encouraged looking toward the new ‘Looped’ app as a replacement resource. She noted that the University alums who developed the start-up” created a moderator process that would be “less time consuming and stressful.”
Guest speaker and political scientist Norman Finkelstein GS ’87 addressed Jacob Katz ’23, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), saying he should “feel shame” for his role as a “concentration camp guard,” in the Q&A portion of a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 10, called “Fighting for Justice: From Gaza to Ferguson.”
On Monday, Sept. 23, hours before she was scheduled to perform at a club in Orlando, Fla., the rapper CupcakKe announced to fans that she is retiring from music in a tearful Instagram live video. Her announcement came just eight days after her performance on the University campus, where she headlined Fall Lawnparties, organized by the Undergraduate Student Government.
Jim Acosta called the election an “imperfect storm” and admitted that “we,” in reference to CNN and other major news networks, gave candidate Trump too much airtime and live coverage, a mistake they plan to correct in the future with “more sophisticated coverage” and “fact-checking.”