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Students hold protest in solidarity with MOVE By Benjamin Ball

Managing Editor Emeritus

On Wednesday, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. Both Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania have been the center of controversy since local Philadelphia newspaper BillyPenn, along with an opinion piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer, revealed on April 21 that the remains of the children who were victims of the 1985 MOVE police bombings sat in the University of Pennsylvania Museum for decades. The remains, which were identified as belonging to 14-year-old Tree Africa and 12-year-old Delisha Africa,

were in the custody of Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Alan Mann and former Visiting Professor Janet Monge, curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s physical anthropology section. The reports also revealed that Monge used the remains in a public online forensics course offered by Princeton entitled, “Real Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology.” As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved from Mann’s home to a West Philadelphia funeral home. In May of 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb from a helicopter on the rowhouse where members of the communal group MOVE lived. The bomb started a fire and police ordered firefighters to let it burn. Eleven people, including five children, were killed, and over 60 houses were destroyed. According to the University of


Pennsylvania Museum spokesperson, the remains were given to Mann — a professor at the University of Pennsylvania at

the time — for examination. They have been in his and Monge’s custody for 36 years. Mann became a professor

at the University in 2001. The University wrote in a statement to The Daily Princetonian that See NEWS for more


Princeton hosts on-campus vaccine clinic By Bhoomika Chowdhary Staff Writer


The Princeton Health Department, in partnership with University Health Services (UHS), held a student COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Jadwin Gymnasium on Thursday, April 29. Spots were originally offered to international students, but the clinic was eventually opened to all undergraduate and graduate students eligible under state guidelines. As of April 19, all individuals ages 16 years or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine was admin-


istered at Jadwin Gymnasium to students who scheduled an appointment through MyUHS. Students reported having no issues with getting an appointment despite a limited number of available doses. At Jadwin, students arriving at their scheduled time were directed to a line by the entrance and handed a clipboard with some paperwork. Jack Bound ’22 explained that “it was pretty efficient. All you had to do is sign a few papers, which is relatively painless as far as things go.” A number of other students were pleasantly surprised that the vaccination took approximately 15 seconds and found

the process to be “swift” and “efficient.” Bound explained that after the vaccine was administered, students were kept for a 30 minute observation period to ensure they had no adverse or allergic reactions. Students expressed a number of reasons for getting vaccinated on campus. Almost all of them cited the University’s policy requiring proof of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination in order for students to return to campus in the fall of 2021. Ivan Ruiz Leon ’23 explained that he believes “it’s our responsibility as a community for herd immunity and everySee NEWS for more


This Week in Photos By Staff Photographers


Jad Bendarkawi ’24 (l.) and Faraz Awan ’24 enjoy Iftar together in the Frist South Lawn tent.

Choosing community: Muslim students gather to eat, worship, and mourn during Ramadan By Liana Slomka

Features Staff Reporter

The sun has set on Thursday night, and dinner is over in the campus dining halls. In the big white tent on Frist South Lawn, students sit two to a table, shouting over each other, and eating like they haven’t had food since early in the morning. Well, they haven’t. After a semester of solitary prayers and virtual community, Muslim students on campus are enjoying the opportunity to gather in person for evening meals during the month of Ramadan. “You can feel that people re-

In Opinion

ally care about the community and they really want to make it feel like home,” Saareen Junaid ’23 said. In order to foster community among students observing Ramadan and help ease their month of fasting, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) has arranged for students to meet on Wednesday nights in the Frist Multipurpose Room and on Thursdays in the tent for Iftar, the meal eaten after sunset. The MSA also sponsors weekly Tigers In Town events so that Muslim students can break their fast together at various restaurants or dessert places around Nassau Street.

Numerous RCAs urge the University administration to take more substantive action to address student mental health this semester and beyond.

“Everyone’s just kind of excited to eat the food and just talk. That’s what I’ve enjoyed the most, being able to go get ice cream with all these people and start meeting frosh,” Emre Cakir ’21 said. “It’s a very nice community space, and it’s a lot of fun, being able to eat together and break your fast,” Sameer Riaz ’24 added. “And then usually afterward we just end up hanging out. Sometimes until the morning when it’s time to eat again.” Hifsa Chaudhry ’22, co-president of MSA, explained the importance of providing shared spaces for students. See FEATURES for more

In Features


Trees near Guyot Hall have dropped most of their blossoms as the end of the spring semester nears.


Alexander Hall as seen through Blair Arch in the early morning.

Professor David Miller’s class, EGR 219: Business Ethics — Succeeding without Selling Your Soul, is one of 15 courses to have adopted a hybrid format this semester. It’s far from perfect, but students agree this special class is worth the extra effort.

In Prospect

Contributing writer Kristiana Filipov is a selfdescribed spicy food lover. In her inaugural piece she identifies five local, culturally diverse restaurants that she believes are the best places to get spicy food as a Princeton student.

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