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Ana Navarro lectures on election of Trump


By Audrey Spensley staff writer


Ana Navarro, a political commentator for news outlets including CNN, ABC, and Telemundo, and a Republican strategist who worked on presidential campaigns for John McCain and Jeb Bush, discussed the causes and implications of Donald Trump’s electoral victory during a lecture at the Woodrow Wilson School on Nov. 16. “Unless the Virgin Mary appeared to me on a piece

of toast, I would never support Donald Trump,” Navarro said. “This election was the first time in my life that I voted Democrat.” Navarro explained that she opposed Trump largely due to his statements, beliefs, and actions regarding immigrants, women, Hispanics, Catholics, prisoners of war, and disabled people. “I begrudgingly accept that Donald Trump is now the titular head of the Republican party,” Navarro said. “I do not accept that he is the head of

my Republican party.” Navarro went on to name the key factors contributing to Trump’s victory, such as his ability to self-fund his campaign, his well-known personal brand, his background in the entertainment industry and resultant knowledge of the media and popular culture, and his ability to produce attentiongrabbing and rating-boosting headlines. She stated that he also benefitted from a crowded field in the Republican See NAVARRO page 2


Myron, Ullman talk faith, business, and philanthropy staff writer

David Miller, associate research scholar and lecturer at the University, held a conversation with Myron Ullman on religion and the role it played in Ullman’s success in life, business, and philanthropy. Ullman is a businessman who has led several global enterprises to success, each based in various places across the globe. He retired from his job as CEO of JCPenny Company, and currently serves on the board of directors for Starbucks Corporation, and is the Chairman of Mercy Ships International. He discussed the lasting impact of religion and philanthropy on his entire career and life. Miller, who is also the Director of the Faith & Work Initiative, kicked off the talk by recounting their first meeting, during which Ullman was having a difficult time, having been diagnosed with neurological issues. He welcomed Ullman with a video introduction from the Woodrow Wilson Awards for Corporate Citizenship, one of which he received in 2014. In the video, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Head of the Board Search Committee at JCPenny, and the man who brought Ullman to the

company, described Ullman’s work ethic, saying “He would not be in the office. He would be in the store talking to the employees, talking to the customers… he understood [that] you cannot really appreciate what’s going on in JCPenny if you keep yourself closeted in the comfort of the CEO’s office.” Ullman discussed his childhood growing up in a small town without being able to read. He went on to study engineering and later changed course and obtained a business degree. Although Ullman grew up in a traditional church environment, it wasn’t until he attended a believer’s class with his wife that he really discovered his faith. “[My parents] don’t have a lot necessarily, but they’re always involved in something that’s helping and giving,” said Ullman when Miller asked about the influences that sculpted his generosity. When Miller read out the statistics that “nearly half [the population] give[s] nothing”, Ullman simply responded by saying that, “I think God has given me more for me to be able to give more.” Miller followed up with questions about Ullman’s generosity in the field of business, about how he handles his companies See ULLMAN page 3


News & Notes

Woman forcibly held in car on Nassau Street By Daily Princetonian Staff 22-year-old Benjamin Li of Stonewall Circle, Princeton, was arrested by local officials on Monday, Nov. 28 on charges of kidnapping, criminal restraint, and receiving stolen property, according to a ‘Princeton Patch’ report. At approximately 11:15 p.m., an officer on duty near the intersection of Nassau Street and Witherspoon pulled over Li’s vehicle after hearing a woman’s scream for help from within the Mercedes-Benz, according to police reports.

Reports identified the woman as a 20-year-old resident of Plainsboro. According to her testimony, she was allegedly held captive by Li in the car for hours, as he refused the woman’s requests to leave the vehicle. She was then driven through various towns for three hours before the vehicle was pulled over. Police reported that the two were prior acquaintances, but the extent of their relationship is unclear. Li is currently in custody and being held on $225,000 bail.



DPS responds to two reported sexual assaults, two reports of harassment By Alice Vinogradski staff writer

Between Nov. 9 and Nov. 19, 2016, the Department of Public Safety responded to two reports of assault as well as to two reports of harassment in the context of domestic violence on the University campus. The incident filed under the classification of “Domestic Violence: Harassment” in the Nov. 9 Clery Crime and Fire Log currently stands as an open case. As such, Director of Media Relations John Cramer declined to disclose additional details. However, the general location of the incident is listed as the Lawrence Apartments — a series of apartment units reserved for select University graduate students and their dependents. Reported at 1:32 p.m. on Nov. 9, the alleged harassment is claimed to have occurred within a twominute window between 1:30 and 1:32 p.m. that day.

The closed incident filed under the classification of “Sexual Assault” in the Nov. 18 log has been corroborated by an internal investigation, Cramer said. “Regarding the sexual assault reported in the Nov. 18 log, DPS received a report from a Campus Security Authority on Nov. 17 that an act of intimate relationship violence and an act of nonconsensual sexual contact occurred on campus during the prior year,” Cramer explained. The Department of Public Safety was informed of this case of alleged sexual assault and proceeded to conduct an investigation to ultimately confirm that between Jan. 1, 2016 and Nov. 17, 2016, the claimed acts of assault had taken place on the University’s main campus. Cramer added that further information regarding the crimes listed in the Nov. 18 log will not be released. In discussing the incident under the classification of “Do-

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mestic Violence: Harassment,” detailed in the Nov. 20 log, Cramer said that “DPS on Nov. 19 arrested Amelia Herb for domestic violence at 120 Prospect Ave.” As noted in the log, the incident occurred in the evening of the arrest. “The person arrested is not affiliated with the University, but the victim is a faculty member. We will not disclose the victim’s name nor the details of the incident,” Cramer explained. Regarding an incident classified as assault in the Nov. 21 Clery Crime and Fire Log Cramer said that “the assault still being investigated, so we can’t share details.” Listed as having occurred within the general vicinity of the University Art Museum, the event was reported at 1:01 p.m. on Nov. 21. The same time stamp reads for both the earliest and latest possible date and time at which the incident is reported to have transpired.


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Navarro: We must remain vigilant that Donald Trump accepts American values NAVARRO Continued from page 1


primaries. “There were sixteen other candidates trampling over each other’s messages, competing for a small fraction of votes,” Navarro said. “Donald Trump was what I call the perfect storm of a candidate. Maybe even a category 5.” Despite her convictions against Trump, Navarro said she still believes in the Republican party. Having fled the communist regime in Nicaragua, she remains a fervent supporter of Reagan ideology. She also expressed a belief that a strong two-party system is necessary for political efficacy. “Too many people have worked too long and too hard to make [the Republican party] a more inclusive party,” she noted. “I’m not going to leave them alone, I’m not going to abandon ship.” A Republican since she was eight years old, Navarro was conflicted over her eventual decision to vote for Hillary Clinton. “I pulled petals off daisies, I talked to friends, I drank heavily,” she said to laughter in the audience. “I didn’t want to run into [Clinton’s] arms just because she wasn’t [Trump]. I ended up doing that. It was called panic.” Navarro said that the election was a lesson for Democrats to acknowledge potential problems and resist complacency. “Voters relied on polls and thought they could not vote or cast symbolic third party votes because [Clinton] was so far ahead,” she said. She also urged the Republican-controlled Congress to both cooperate with Trump

and keep his policies in check. “We must remain vigilant that Donald Trump accepts American values and the Constitution,” she said. “Individuals have individual responsibility to try to do our part to make these divisions less of a problem, to become a less polarized country.” Navarro ended her comments on a powerful note, speaking directly to survivors of sexual assault and harassment as well as undocumented students. “You must speak up,” she said. “Do not be afraid. Put names and faces to your experiences.” Physics Graduate Student Sam Saskin GS said he attended the event because he enjoyed Navarro’s commentary during the election season. “She brought the same sense of humor here,” he said. Saskin added that it was interesting to hear a conservative voice speak against Trump, an opinion that other students in attendance agreed with. “She’s a very interesting figure,” Yihemba Yikona ’17 said. “I heard a lot over the campaign about how she was denouncing Trump. I didn’t realize at first that she was conservative.” “Living in Princeton especially, it’s sometimes difficult to get exposure to a variety of ideas,” Princeton High School junior Mike Meyer said. “It was interesting to hear [Navarro] explain why she is Republican.” The lecture, titled, “A Republican Reflects: Ana Navarro” took place in Robertson Hall Lecture Hall, with additional seating in Harold W. Dodds 100, at the Woodrow Wilson School at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 16.


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Ullman: These kids are hurt, and a lot of them just need an opportunity ULLMAN Continued from page 1


and organizations, and about how he gives out the organization’s money. Instead of spending the money that they use for donations on profitable things, “we want to be a socially responsible company that takes care of its people and its customers,” said Ullman. “It’s all about trust and integrity.” He recounted a time when JCPenny was on the verge of bankruptcy and needed $2.2 billion to save the company, and within two weeks, Ullman secured the funds from Starbucks simply on the basis of trust. In addition, when Ullman was first introduced to the JCPenny company as CEO, he emphasized the importance of trust and teamwork by being willing to admit his need for the team’s support while confirming his confidence and determination to help the company. In the leadership position, Ullman required that his teams understand four things: vision for

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the company, gender trust, transparency, and honesty. He stressed the importance of teamwork, which requires trust and honesty within the teams and between the employees and the leader. “You can’t run an organization with people having only their own goals,” he explained. After the conversation, the speakers opened up the floor to a Q&A session. “You don’t know how enthusiastic they were coming into work”, replied Ullman to one question about his organization’s campaigns to hire jobless young people. “These kids are hurt, and a lot of them just need an opportunity.” Miller concluded the talk with the importance of generosity and trust in not only just one’s business career but also the personal life, as shown by the many life stories shared by Ullman. The talk with Myron Ullman was part of the Doll Family Lectureship on Religion and Money, a gift established by Henry C. Doll ’58 and his family. It took place at 101 McCormick Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:00 p.m.

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Let’s talk about sex, baby

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Bhaamati Borkhetaria columnist


OW DO men get off? I have no doubt that even those of us who are less sexually experienced can answer this question just fine. Friction, socks, lotion, or something of that nature. Furthermore, we all have something of an idea of what male genitalia is supposed to look like from the condom demo our woefully embarrassed health teachers gave us before prom. How do women get off? Now this question is a little trickier. Porn suggests that a lot of penetration should do the trick. Something about penetration must be pleasurable enough for a woman to orgasm, right? As for what female genitalia looks like, I am at a slight advantage when it comes to visualizing it, but for the longest time (all throughout middle school actually) I couldn’t figure out which part of my body was supposed to give me pleasure. Certainly penetration would do it? There are also a great many other questions like: how do gay people do it? Or what type of genitalia does a sex change operation leave you with? Or how do you attain pleasure if your genitals don’t fit into the conventional gender binary? In today’s world, we are one Google search away from discovering the answers to all of these questions and many more, but the only problem with that is the Internet is full of contradicting information that confuses more than it informs. When we enter puberty, these questions become more than just products of idle curiosity. The answers to these questions become crucial in order to enjoy ourselves safely if we choose to engage in sexual activity. Yet, the words “sex” and “pleasure” in the same sentence make a taboo in our society. To enjoy sex is to be liberal. And even to learn about sex is to be liberal. Reeling from an election that has illuminated a deep chasm between the terms liberal and conservative, we see these two terms confine sexuality more and more. If we preserve this binary in the face of Trump’s

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own brand of sexist and ignorant conservatism, anyone who isn’t a heterosexual white male has a sexuality that is offensive to popular sensibilities. This past October, Ellen Heed led workshops on the Princeton campus about male, female, and intersex genitalia. These workshops were an opportunity for students on campus to voluntarily gain sex education from a credible source and learn one of patriarchy’s best kept secrets: sex can be pleasurable to different people in different ways. These workshops spawned many articles in The Daily Princetonian, including an article by Editorial Board. In the much-discussed article, the Board made statements about how the Women*s Center “over-emphasiz[es] issues related to sexuality at the expense of other valuable programming” and “has a long history of hosting politically charged and overwhelmingly liberal events.” While they may not have explicitly labelled sex education as liberal programming, the Board seems to link the two things together in their list of grievances against the Women*s Center. This is in line with which the media often depicts sex education as a liberal issue. It is well accepted that conservatives support abstinence-only education while liberals are more sex-positive. I would like to argue that sex education is actually about equality between men and women. There is nothing liberal about teaching basic anatomy in a way so that it evens the playing field for men, women, and those who do not fit into the gender binary. The value of workshops like Heed’s is immense: they promote knowledge about pleasure which in turn can help foster healthy relationships between people who are aware of their own bodies. Up to 80 percent of women fake orgasms during intercourse. Even some men are known to fake their orgasms. I am not going to attempt to neatly fit non-conventional sex into such clean statistics. The underlying point is that, although most

people know about condoms, IUDs, and HIV, pleasurable sex is still a big looming taboo when discussing “sex ed.” Why is pleasure considered so irrelevant in traditional sex education? The president of the Anscombe Society, Thomas Clark ’18, inadvertently answers this question in his opinion article (the first response to Heed’s workshops to be featured on the Prince’s opinion column). According to his article, he believes sex to be something that should be treated as a special act associated with parenthood and not consumed entirely by the hunt for pleasure. This is a perfectly valid way to approach sex in one’s personal life and I champion everyone’s right to define what sex means to them. I even commend him for acknowledging that the workshops “provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on this [what constitutes good and bad sex].” However, I think it’s problematic that the information divulged to high school and college students is controlled by people with similar beliefs to those of the Anscombe Society president. To clarify, I am not implying that he personally would choose to withhold the information — just that people who share his viewpoint do promote abstinence-only education. Because like-minded people believe that sex should be monogamous, heterosexual, and regarded as the prelude to pregnancy, many sexual education videos created by them demonize sex outside of the context of marriage. In my own high school health class, I was explicitly told to “wait until marriage until you become sexually active… abstinence is the only option that is acceptable to your family, your school and your community.” In many other high schools across the nation in which this particular message is imparted, sexual education has become equated with knowledge about contraception and STD prevention. In these contexts, information about pleasure is entirely taboo.

The question to ask here is: who is at the bigger disadvantage when information about pleasure is not explicitly distributed? In heterosexual relationships, one can imagine who experiences pleasure and who doesn’t. Boys aren’t discouraged by society from masturbating. Their anatomy is explained more thoroughly in health class. Their pleasure is more extensively discussed in popular media. They are more likely to know what feels good to them. On the other hand, for girls, it’s a wonder if we can manage to discover orgasms on our own. Even the act of masturbation is equated with “violating” our bodies. For girls, it’s a wonder if we can manage to discover orgasms on our own, only if we choose to “violate” our bodies by holding a claim to our own pleasure. So many myths abound about different types of orgasms and pleasure spots that it becomes hard for even women to find pleasure in their own bodies. It is even harder for men to discover how to pleasure women in a way that doesn’t remind us of the iconic “When Harry Met Sally” diner scene. It is extremely hypocritical for a man, any man, to state that pleasure is not the goal of sex when it is clear that men are much more likely to reach orgasm than women during intercourse (biologically speaking, there is no such thing as a vaginal orgasm — only a clitoral). Introducing sexual education into high schools and into college campuses in the form of workshops like Ellen Heed’s promotes female, male, and intersex pleasure. People should be armed with the knowledge to achieve pleasure. You can choose what you want to do with that knowledge — the knowledge itself is not inherently obscene. Sexual education merely puts men, women, and everyone else on an equal footing. There is nothing liberal about sexual equality. Bhaamati Borkhetaria is a sophomore from Jersey City, New Jersey. She can be reached

Building character Annie Lu

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s ad te conse facidui scilla at irit iriliquis autat, quamet, sumsandio dit ilis dolutpat, susto doloboreetum dit volor incipsum verat la feugueros am, cor sim volorer atummy nibh eu feuguer sum. Every so often, you might go to an academic honor society initiation or a religious gathering and hear some sort of exhortation to do good deeds or be of good character. It’s quite an interesting experience, and it sort of feels like you’ve been transported back in time to an era in which talking about moral values was the norm. Nowadays, er, there we tend is to be more pessione mistic of the about the reality of inghow south.the world works — do shuffling we really think exhortamytions eyes are going to change my anything? wristDo we really need undial, to focus I’ll our lives so much on being good people? At Princeton, maybe it’s or from that we’re just tired of doe reached ing at things right all the time. We’re already aiming for good grades, doing the extracurricular activities, contributing to our commu-

nities. Perhaps the disinterest I’ve observed in talking about character values is a sort of slight rebellion — it’s a way to proclaim that we are our own masters, that even though we grudgingly cave to the trend of doing all the right things and being successful, society can only dictate our outward actions and not our inner values. Nevertheless, we’re so fixated on success that when we see that our roommates have better GPAs, more friends, and more leadership talents than us, we’re caught up in our own incompetency rather than being happy for others’ success. Perhaps there might be a solution to this incompetence and hopelessness we’re feeling, if only we realign our values according to a different standard rather than the dominant standard of success. We might come to understand that education isn’t a competition, but rather an individual pursuit of intellectual satisfaction. That courage means being okay with not running the consulting and finance race when it’s the easy thing to

do, and opting instead to really dedicate our lives to public service. That love means not finishing the homework but rather sacrificing the time to comfort a distraught friend. If we saw these values as better and more important than being successful in the conventional sense, then we would be less concerned about fighting the battle of comparison and more concerned about fighting for each other. But these days, it seems that Princeton’s stated goal of serving humanity is increasingly at odds with our societal perceptions of what actually constitutes good goals. While we might hold certain moral convictions, it’s easy to favor options that seem “better” in the eyes of the public at large. While we acknowledge the importance of helping people, we don’t want it to come at too much of a cost to ourselves. But I’d argue that’s what we don’t understand about moral values and serving others in the first place. These things are not meant to be easy, but rather are

meant to challenge you as a person. Real sacrifice is involved, and it’s scary. But it’s something that’s ultimately rewarding when you realize that there is something better and more beautiful about helping someone else, even at a cost to yourself. That being said, it’s extremely hard to hold your moral convictions alone, or to develop convictions without any dialogue to help you explore the realm of possibilities. I wish we’d start more conversations about character building, because in doing this we might actually be able to encourage each other to become not just a community of considerate people who are willing to include and respect others, but a community of really virtuous people who are willing to make sacrifices for them. And we might find much more joy in running this race together rather than running the rat race of success alone. Annie Lu is a computer science major from Brandon, Mississippi. She can be reached at

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During Thanksgiving Break, Photo Editor Rachel Spady travelled to a wildlife reservation and photographed bisons and sunsets.

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Basketball turns seasons around Two weeks into their respective seasons, both Orange and Black basketball teams have seen highs and lows. On the women’s side (3-4 ovearll), the Tigers started the season on a brutal four-game skid, including an overtime loss to Dayton. This past weekend, however, the Tigers amended their losses with back-to-back wins over Rutgers and UMBC; adding to the forward momentum, the women’s team topped Seton Hall 94-67 just Wednesday night. Improved three-point shooting and defense proved instrumental in the three victories. Additonally, freshman forward Bella Alarie has proven to be an explosive asset, erupting for over 100 points already this season.

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On the men’s side, the Tigers have also experienced mixed results. Shouldering pressures and expectations, the team’s veteran senior starters made headway in turning the season around over Thanksgiving break. Most notably, the Tigers tore through the Rowan Profs by a score of 108-46, despite a close loss to a difficult VCU team Tuesday night. Looking ahead, the women’s team will protect home court against visiting Lafayette while the men’s team will travel far to Hawaii next week. These games will show whether the Tigers have truly turned their seasons around or if further changes need to be made.

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14.4 ppg Freshman Bella Alarie leads the women’s basketball offense in points scored per game.

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