Letter from the Publisher

This issue will find you mired in exams in what is doubtless one of the more stressful stretches of your year. And of course in the following weeks you will be lost on a beach somewhere for dead week and then back on campus for graduation and reunions and then on your way to your…

Earning Their Stripes: Athletes and Academics at Princeton

February 28th, 2015. Senior Night for the fourteenth-ranked Princeton women’s basketball team. The Tigers were aiming to set a new single-season wins mark versus the Brown Bears just one night after head coach Courtney Banghart set a program record for coaching wins. Going for their 27th straight victory, the Tigers started their four seniors who were…

The Fact of Fatherhood

It is no secret that in the United States today, single motherhood has become increasingly common. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 12 million single-parent households in 2014 —over 80 percent of which were headed by single mothers. This phenomenon has already sparked widespread discussion centered on the economic hardships of these mothers,…

The Box Must Be Abolished

This spring, Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) will be once again be asking Princeton’s administration to take a stand in favor of increased access to higher education by ceasing to consider the criminal histories of prospective students in making admissions decisions.  The initiative at Princeton—the Admissions Opportunity Campaign—is part of an emerging campaign…

The Box Must Stay

On April 5, 1986, Lehigh University student Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dormitory by a fellow student who was in the process of robbing her. He had entered the dormitory through unlocked doors, a common occurrence in the days before campus crime statistics were reported. There was a national outcry against the…

Will Hong Kong Stay Free?

“If you want to see how the free market really works, this is the place to come.” Milton Friedman thus declared Hong Kong’s proudest boast, paying homage to what future commentators would deem the world’s freest economy. It all began with Sir John Cowperthwaite, a British civil servant who was commissioned as colonial Hong Kong’s…