- Friday, Oct 16, 2020Mellody Hobson and the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation have made the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. Hobson College will be the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman and will be built on the site of First College, formerly known as Wilson College.
- Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020As cocreators of the #8ToAbolitioncampaign, here we expand on the invitation of abolition by responding to some typical questions posed to abolitionists and by offering some examples of the work communities are doing to create a world in which we can all be safe.
- Friday, Nov 22, 2019
What does it mean to belong to the African American intellectual tradition?
Professors Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry asked this question as we sat in the first session of “AAS 500: African-American Intellectual Tradition.” It has stuck with me. And in September, when I begin a fellowship at the University of Michigan, with an appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, it will be my turn to help others explore this question.
- Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019In Stanhope, our professors, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate colleagues push us to ask normative questions about power. More than what is, we ask what should be. The department’s multidisciplinary approach teaches us that reforms of broken systems are not enough, that some of the best solutions come from the imagined worlds of fiction or artwork, and that history often repeats itself and has effects that ripple globally.
- Thursday, Oct 10, 2019More than 1,200 Princeton alumni and guests came to campus Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5, for “Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni.” The gathering featured discussions with alumni, faculty and students, networking and social opportunities, performing arts showcases, entrepreneurship workshops and a startup showcase, and many ways to celebrate the Princeton community.