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Student activists mobilize as Somalia faces severe flooding

According to the latest figures from the United Nations, floods in Somalia's Hiraan region have now displaced 370,000 people, 200,000 of whom are children. With the overflow of the Shabelle river early this October, numerous communities found themselves submerged and trapped in their homes. For many, the events in Somalia represent the increasingly severe and immediate impacts of climate change. 


Looking back at the University's DACA lawsuit

"The DREAMers need a path to citizenship, and only Congress can provide that. We will accordingly continue to urge Congress to enact a permanent legislative solution, regardless of what the Court decides in this case," Eisgruber wrote.


Who do WWS graduates serve?: Analyzing 75 years of alumni profiles

An analysis of alumni career data, available in the TigerNet Alumni Directory, shows that while the WWS sends more students into government jobs per capita than any other major, a WWS graduate student is nearly seven times more likely than an undergraduate to go into government.


Jeff Bezos ’86 loses, then regains, title of world’s richest person

On Oct. 24, after a sharp drop in Amazon’s stock price, Jeff Bezos ’86 momentarily lost his title as the world’s richest man, only to regain the distinction after markets closed the next day. This incident interrupted Bezos’s almost-two-year reign as the world’s wealthiest man.


Princeton Theological Seminary approves reparations

This decision comes as an official response to a historical audit, commissioned in 2016, which examined the Seminary's connections to the institutions of American slavery. According to the Seminary’s official announcement, the trustees’ approval was unanimous. 


Activists demonstrate as Seminary trustees discuss reparations

On Wednesday, amid a backdrop of pronounced student activism, Princeton Theological Seminary’s trustee members met to discuss the potential of establishing a reparations fund. This meeting, following years of student activism on the matter, was the first of its kind and represents a climactic moment in this ongoing saga.


New Frist art exhibit works to spark conversation around feminism

Last fall, the University's Women*s Center commissioned an art installation for the popular Frist A Level dining area. On Sept. 27, during a Women*s Center event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the University’s first class of women, the design was debuted to the public.