Connect with us

Education

Inside The Ivy: Pentagrams and Protests at Princeton

The one with Princeton, Harvard, UPenn and Cornell.

Published

on

Princeton grad students protest for International Women’s Day

Princeton grad students from multiple disciplines interrupted eight classrooms on Thursday to protest for International Women’s Day.

The Daily Princetonian reports, “’We’re making an action here in Princeton where we live and work, so we could take part in the March 8 International Women’s Strike in this space without needing to go to New York or Philadelphia. We wanted something on campus and with the community, we’re trying to build here,’ said Sophia Nuñez, a third graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department.”

The protesters wanted to create disruptions as a way to draw awareness to the issue they felt was not given enough attention on campus.

Harvard University president meets lawmakers in D.C. to discuss higher education

University president Drew G. Faust met with Democratic lawmakers in D.C. last week to discuss her concerns over the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act currently making its way through Congress.

The Harvard Crimson reports, “The Higher Education Act, originally passed in 1965, authorizes the federal student financial aid program and includes provisions that fund and structure programs like Pell Grants, the Federal Work-Study Program, and loan repayment plans for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.”

Republicans have proposed an overhaul which would restructure loan repayment plans and eliminate Federal Work-Study and public service loan forgiveness for graduate and professional students, among other changes.

Randoms:

Prep for midterms like a Princetonian: warning – pentagrams involved

Embrace your inner cat lady and read one of these books on UPenn’s Spring Break list

Quote of the Week:

“To be frank… I think we should have a woman in every single race.”

– Sharice Davids, Cornell Law alumna seeking to be first female Native American Representative in Congress

Tweet of the Week:

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

Natalia is a recent graduate of George Mason University where she studied Communication (Journalism concentration) and Global Affairs (Environment concentration) in Fairfax, Virginia. She's looking to enter the media field as a writer and combine her passion of journalism and the environment.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Academics5 days ago

Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill Faces More Trouble Over U.N. Speech

The Temple University professor is under fire from Temple for a U.N. speech critical of Israel.

by , The Catholic American University
National News3 weeks ago

Michigan State University Ex-President Charged in Larry Nassar Case

The investigation continues.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Food3 weeks ago

CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak

If you were planning on having a side salad this Thanksgiving, think again.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Academics3 weeks ago

Michael Bloomberg Donates $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University

Bloomberg's gift is one of the largest ever donations to higher education, but it hasn't garnered the praise that the...

by , University of Pittsburgh
Education3 weeks ago

Betsy DeVos Reinterprets Title IX: Victims Must Bear the Burden of Proof

Opponents of the policy say that it would favor the accused over the accuser.

by , University of Pittsburgh
In the Hot Seat3 weeks ago

This Heartwarming Story Turned out to be too Good to be True

Couple who decided they wanted to do the right thing by raising money for a homeless man turned out to...

by , Mercy College
National News3 weeks ago

Trump Administration to Restore Acosta’s Press Pass

CNN file a lawsuit against President Trump

by , Mercy College
History3 weeks ago

Judge Rules CNN’s Jim Acosta Must be Granted Previous Press Credentials

A win for journalistic freedom...as the saga continues.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent

Top Reads