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Letter from the Publisher

Judith Shulevitz perhaps suspected that her piece “In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas,” published 21 March in the New York Times, would briefly make her the darling of conservatives. The op-ed undertakes a brief study of how the spread of the doctrine of “safe spaces,” where students are sheltered from “being ‘bombarded’ by discomfiting…

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Anonymous Reporting and Political Correctness

Recently, rumors have surfaced regarding the implementation of systems through which students can anonymously report professors and preceptors for comments that they deem offensive and discriminatory. Articles published in The Daily Princetonian posit that a system proposed by the Council of the Princeton University Community would publish reports of discrimination. According to The Daily Princetonian,…

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Interview with Rabbi Eitan Webb

Rabbi Eitan Webb founded the Chabad House at Princeton in 2002 and currently serves as its director. Rabbi Webb has been a University-recognized chaplain since 2007 and serves on the board of directors of the Chabad on Campus International Foundation. As part of our examination of campus religious life, the Princeton Tory’s Mikhael Smits sits…

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Campus Dialogue: Open and Civil Discourse

It is hard to believe that a new cohort of admitted students will soon be visiting campus for Princeton Preview and hopefully joining us next fall. I imagine their Freshman Orientation will be, as mine was, a blur of activities highlighting important aspects of Princeton’s culture and values. As the post-Orientation survey suggested, the Opening…

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The Problem With Title IX and Why It Matters

The epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses and the often-shockingly inept manner in which universities handle allegations are much-discussed—and rightly so. But while the practices of specific institutions are often inspected in minute detail, the policy that currently regulates how universities deal with assault on a general level has escaped the critical commentary it…

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The Eating Clubs and Princeton University

In the first of a series of articles, the Tory examines the status of Princeton’s eating clubs and their relationships with the University. Introduction When Princeton undergraduates decided to break themselves off University sustenance in the late nineteenth century and form their own dining communities, they began a system that has lasted until today: the…

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King v. Burwell: Obamacare’s Greatest Threat

Ever since the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a constitutional exercise of Congress’ power to tax in NFIB v. Sebelius (2012), opponents of the law have sought other legal avenues to overturn or cripple parts of the law. This has included a common…