“How we behave is actually much more influenced by what other people think than by our own personal ideas,” Paluck said.
One group of Judaica scholars is taking crowdsourcing to a new level.
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Either society deems us too young to settle down or so ancient that we must marry the first person, house plant, that comes along.
— The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University denied the local chapter of J Street U space to hold an exhibition created by the left-wing Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. The J Street U chapter decided to go forward with the exhibit, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, in another campus space, despite…
White supremacist groups are ramping up outreach on college campuses.
— Fliers with anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant messages were posted on the campus of Princeton University. The fliers were discovered in at least four areas of the campus on Thursday, the Daily Princetonian student newspaper reported, including on the door to the main entrance of the campus Center for Jewish Life. The person posting the fliers…
— For Princeton’s Spencer Weisz, the Ivy League’s Player of the Year, his tweet said it all: “We’ve been waiting to wear our dancing shoes! #LetsDance #16-0.” Weisz, a senior forward and a Maccabiah Games gold medalist, played a crucial role in powering the Tigers to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that starts this week…
Jennifer Weiner, the massively popular popular-fiction writer who also has a column in the New York Times and a profile in the “New Yorker,” was disappointed at not also getting selected for Oprah’s Book Club. That disappointment, which Weiner expressed in a few since-removed Facebook posts (hereis the one she’s settled on, for now at least), inspired gentle mockery from some women-oriented blogs. In a Jezebel post whose title referred to Weiner’s response as “Wigging Out,” Aimée Lutkin notes that there’s a specific reason Oprah might have avoided picking Weiner: Weiner sometimes tweets unflattering things about Oprah. Then Heather Schwedel joined in on Slate’s women’s blog, spelling out what Lutkin’s headline and post’s subtext merely suggested: that complaining about this was, for Weiner, a bad look.
Princeton is thought of as the Ivy League school where the political discourse takes place at a more genteel volume. Logan Sander reports a raucous debate over Israel divestment has changed all that.