Local chapter of Represent.Us working to address government corruption

David Goodman, Princeton The effectiveness of local action and initiative to address vexing social and political challenges is clear. The two best examples are marriage equality and marijuana legalization. Neither was getting anywhere with the Congress so activists turned to grassroots campaigns in cities and states. The results haven’t always been uniform and the road …

GUEST OPINION: Working women and family managers

Libby Zinman Schwartz  This past week Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Princeton dean and currently CEO of the New America Foundation, discussed her new book, “Unfinished Business, Women, Men, Work, Family” on women, careers and family at the Woodrow Wilson School of Government. She has been a guest speaker at the WW School several times during …

AS I SEE IT: The shell game of affordable housing

By Anne Waldron Neumann  On Nov. 24, Princeton’s Council and Planning Board met to hear townspeople’s reactions to a 10-year affordable housing plan presented by Lee Solow, the Planning Board’s planning director. My own reaction was deep disappointment. The number of affordable housing units each town must add to meet its Mount Laurel obligations …

GUEST OPINION: It’s folly to remove the Wilson name from Princeton

By Maj. Peter M. Erickson  The ongoing attempt by some Princeton University students to remove the name and erase the legacy of Woodrow Wilson is misguided. Worse, should the university acquiesce to this demand, it would send an extraordinarily bad message — one that would diminish the role and significance of higher education, and …

SOLUTIONS: Seminary library enlivens and enlightens

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Huck Fairman, Princeton  Not only is the new Princeton Theological Seminary Library, which opened in May 2013, among the most handsome and interesting buildings in town but it is among the most environmentally friendly, in a number of ways. The staff has applied for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold certification. …

PRINCETON: A powerful example of truth and reconciliation

Linda Oppenheim and Larry Spruill, Princeton This week, Princeton witnessed a powerful example of truth and reconciliation. In connection with the 175th Anniversary of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Synod of the Northeast announced that it is retiring the mortgage of $175,000 on the Paul Robeson house, righting a wrong committed over 100 years …