In the Nation’s Service: A New Generation of Veterans on Campus

Produced by Erica Dugué, Kayla Memis, and Alice Maiden

This January, five U.S. veterans mark the end of their first-year fall semester, making the Class of 2021 the first class with multiple U.S. veterans in the 21st century. In Fall 2018, the University will re-initialize their transfer program, accepting students who have previously been enrolled in higher education including, hopefully, veterans. Princeton has long been behind the other Ivies in welcoming veterans, but has been trying to diversify the student body by bringing in students from different backgrounds of education and service. 1080princeton profiled Christopher Wilson, Tyler Eddy (Teddy), and Brendan O’Hara, three first-years who previously served in the U.S. military.

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7 x 9: SPEAR Performance Protest

Produced by Alice Maiden

On Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th, Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) held its annual performance protest in which students occupied a 7′ x 9′ space for 23 hours, representing the 23 hours a day that many incarcerated people are held in 7 x 9 cells. 46 students and faculty participated.

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1080politics: Day of Action

Produced by Alice Maiden

On March 6, Princeton Citizen Scientists and Princeton Advocates for Justice held the Day of Action in Frist, a day-long event to encourage learning and debate about social, environmental, and political issues facing the country and internationally. Professors, students, and alumni held over 60 teach-ins to discuss a variety of pressing topics, and to inspire community members to take action to make change.