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Six SINSI internship recipients announced By Isabel Ting Contributor

The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative Internship Program selected six Class of 2019 students to participate in its public service program this summer. Michael Asparrin, Mikaela Gerwin, Julia Herrle, Tylor-Maria Johnson, Aaron Sobel, and Sophie Troyka were selected as the newest SINSI interns. The SINSI Internship Program funds six 8- to 10-week summer internships with the federal government, granting students exposure to public service either domestically or abroad. Students can receive up to $500 per week to cover their living and travel expenses during the unpaid internship. While this year’s interns are all juniors, the internships are open to all Princeton undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years. In addition to receiving funding, the interns receive guidance from the SINSI directors in selecting internships and bypassing security clearances or background checks. The directors also serve as mentors throughout the internship. Past internships have included positions at the White House; U.S. Embassies; Departments of Treasury, State, Education, Energy, Justice; and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Asparrin, from Ewing, N.J., interned at the nonprofit organization Make the Road New Jersey in summer 2017 through the Princ-

eton Internships in Civic Service program, where he worked with working-class and low-income immigrants in Elizabeth, N.J. On campus, Asparrin is concentrating in the Wilson School, focusing on conflict and cooperation, and pursuing certificates in History and the Practice of Diplomacy and Spanish Language and Culture. He is also the chair of the Association of Latinx Activism and Service, serves on the Princeton Latinos y Amigos executive board, and is a student representative on the Priorities Committee in the Office of the Provost. Gerwin, from New York, N.Y., interned with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless during the summer of 2016, where she worked with doctors and case managers to ensure that homeless individuals received primary care and housing services. Before coming to Princeton, Gerwin spent a gap year in Peru teaching English and working on community health programs. In spring of 2018, she will study abroad at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. On campus, Gerwin is a history concentrator, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She has served as a student leader at the Center for Jewish Life, a weekly ESL teacher at El Centro in Trenton, and a peer academic adviser in Forbes College, among other leadership positions. Herrle, from Wexford, Pa., conducted research on the effects of See SINSI page 3

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Feinberg talks Pixar art, ‘Coco’ By Ivy Truong Contributor

Officially, Danielle Feinberg is the Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios. Unofficially, she helps bring imagined worlds to life. Feinberg started her career at Pixar in 1997 when she worked on “A Bug’s Life.” Since then, she has worked on multiple feature films, such as “Toy Story 2,” “Ratatouille,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “WALLE,” and “Brave.” Her most recent film, “Coco,” was released this fall. She also mentors girls to try to get them interested in coding. In a lecture on Wednes-

day entitled “The Art and Science of Pixar,” Feinberg discussed the intersection of art and technology in computeranimated films. Feinberg shared clips and animations in films that she has worked on, attempting to show the complexity and the care that go into each film. For instance, the care it took to create the detailed landscape and setting in “Brave” required the creation of new technology that would display the details of the vegetation in the most efficient way possible for the computer to render. “Normally what happens is you do something that’s much more compli-

cated than pressing a button,” Feinberg explained. Though each film is reliant on innovative technology and software, Feinberg emphasized that heart is just as important. “It wouldn’t be a Pixar movie without imbuing the whole thing with heart,” she said. In one example, Feinberg explained what it took to “humanize” the robot in WALL-E. Her team found it hard to depict emotion in WALL-E’s “binocular” eyes, which were animated as finely detailed camera lenses. “We’re trying to make a movie where we’re trying to convince you guys as an audience that this See PIXAR page 2

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Students walk out University establishes partnership after professor says with BioLabs start-up project N-word in lecture Contributor

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Several students walked out of an anthropology lecture Tuesday afternoon when a professor allegedly asked a question in which he used the word “n****r,” according to several students in the class. Another student said he intends to drop the class due to the professor’s remarks. Recordings of the incident were also provided to the ‘Prince.’ According to students, during lecture for the course ANT 212: Cultural Freedoms, anthropology professor Lawrence Rosen asked students, “What is worse, a white man punching a black man, or a white man calling a black man a n****r?” The lecture focused on the topic of oppressive symbolism. “He was describing what is acceptable as free speech and what is not,” explained Devyn Holliday ’18 in an interview with The Daily Princetonian. According to students,

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Rosen allegedly said the word “n****r” twice more as part of discussions after his original question. Rosen was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. “All the black students were looking at each other, as if asking whether he actually said that,” said Destiny Salter ’20. There were about six black students in the lecture, Holliday said. According to Holliday, E Jeremijenko-Conley ’20, who identifies as white, responded to Rosen by saying, “I’m not comfortable with a white professor using the N-word.” Holliday told the ‘Prince’ that Malachi Byrd ’19 allegedly asked Rosen, “So are you just going to keep using the N-word?” According to Salter, Rosen allegedly responded, “Yes, if I think it’s necessary.” After this, Byrd walked out of lecture. Later on, three more students also walked out, according to Jeremijenko-Conley. Byrd did not respond to See LECTURE page 5

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The University has partnered with BioLabs — a national network of shared labs and office facilities — to open a business incubator for science startups on the James Forrestal Campus, less than three miles away from the main campus. Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs will be a 31,000 square-foot-facility that can hold up to 25 startups and contains 68 lab benches, private offices, and hot desks. The business incubator and coworking space are part of an effort by the University to support innovation and research. “We believe entrepreneurship enhances our capacity for societal service and global leadership,” said Paul LaMarche, vice provost for space programming and planning. Co-founder and CEO of BioLabs Johannes Fruehauf explained that coworking spaces attract people who are inspired to develop their idea into something that affects the world with tangible benefits. “These centers act as

catalysts,” Fruehauf continued. “At the very least, they are locations for people to get together who are inspired and who want to create something with the findings that they developed.” Because of costs of labs and permits, development of these companies is usually expensive, Fruehauf explained. BioLabs’ model relies on sharing space and lab facilities among dozens of users. “The coworking model can reduce science startup costs by a factor of 10 and accelerate the timeline for setting up a lab facility by six to nine months,” Fruehauf said. BioLabs’ primary goal, however, is only to get the start-up off the ground. The intention, according to Fruehauf, is to prioritize the project’s start and maximize the startup’s chances for success. Therefore, the start-ups would be more likely to stay in the area. Once they prove the science behind their idea, most start-ups at BioLabs eventually raise more money and “outgrow” BioLabs, Fruehauf explained. According to one case study based on a BioLabs

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location in Cambridge, many of the start-ups launched ended up within four miles of the center. Fruehauf and Nishta Rao, site director for the location in Princeton, attribute this success to the variety of resources offered to the start-ups that can make staying near a BioLabs location very attractive. “You don’t need to put the handcuffs on,” Fruehauf said. “You just have to make it easy and logical for them to stay, and then they will stay.” Working at BioLabs will not only provide access to necessary technology and lab space but will also help cultivate connections between entrepreneurs and start-ups, building a network of mentors and advisers. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can receive help to meet with lawyers and learn more about intellectual property and patent law. “When we say coworking space and state-of-theart resources, that’s really just the first layer,” Rao said. In addition to Cambridge and Princeton, the company also has centers See BIOLABS page 4

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is a robot with a soul inside that is going to fall in love,” Feinberg said. “Glassy-eyed is pretty much the antithesis of that.” Her team kept working with the lighting and reflections, while trying to work within the limitations of how actual camera lenses would reflect. The “moment of wonder” was accidental when one of her team members shadowed something accidentally, allowing more light to leak into the second, gray layer of the camera lens. His eyes then became more akin to human than binoculars. “We maintained these materials so he’s a believable robot,” she said, “but meanwhile we found a way to get the soul inside.” Feinberg also touched on the impact of combining both art and technology successfully. In another example, she showed the process of designing both the Marigolds Bridge and Land of the Dead for “Coco,” in which the director of the film, Lee Unkrich, wanted his team to “create a world like no one has seen before.” Her team spent a year and a half working on the Land of the Dead, wanting to create a sense of a

bustling city while staying true to Mexican culture on which the movie is based. They consistently looked at the research photos of Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico, that inspired much of the final animation for the Land of the Dead. The vertical towers in the city also served to represent Mexican history and culture, with each level being comprised of buildings that symbolize particular events and time periods, such as Spanish colonialism and the Mexican Revolution. “‘Coco’ was this very special movie where we were trying to depict a culture that mostly wasn’t ours,” Feinberg said. When the film was released, she and the others who worked on “Coco” worried if the movie would do justice to the culture. Her fears were allayed when she received a Facebook message from a teacher in Mexico. “Watching ‘Coco’ reminds us of how our culture, our history, and traditions allow us to have the power to continue fighting for what’s good, to keep positive in hard times, and to live the present to its fullest for our actions today inform the future,” Feinberg read from his message. The lecture was held in Maeder Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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agrobiodiversity on ecosystem services during an internship in Nepal with Bioversity International, a global agriculture research-fordevelopment organization, during the summer of 2017. The previous summer, Herrle taught English in Paris, France. On campus, she is a Wilson School concentrator and is pursuing certificates in Environmental Studies and Values and Public Life. Additionally, she is a supervisor for TigerCall and the Big Sibs coordinator for Community House Big Sibs, a program that aims to foster relationships between local elementary students and Princeton undergraduate mentors. Tylor-Maria Johnson, from New York, N.Y., interned at Harlem Community Justice Center during the summer of 2016, where she planned and facilitated community events for incoming parole

court clients and their families. This past summer, she interned at the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest, Hungary, where she researched Romani school segregation. On campus, Johnson is a sociology concentrator and a certificate candidate in African American Studies and American Studies. She is also a member of the Black Student Union Executive Board and sings with the University’s Gospel Ensemble. Johnson believes that the internship will grant her exposure to the government system. She also hopes to see how the Department of Education, her preferred internship placement, will use policy and law in conjunction with grant writing. Johnson also wants to gain a better sense of the U.S. legal process for her senior thesis. Sobel, who lives in Fairfax, Va., but spent most of his life in southeast Asia, interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia this past summer, where he conducted legal research

and wrote motions, findings, and sentencing memoranda. On campus, Sobel is concentrating in the Wilson School and is a certificate candidate for History and the Practice of Diplomacy and Values and Public Life. He is also the team captain for Princeton Mock Trial and chargé d’affaires (formerly undersecretary-general) of the Princeton Model United Nations Conference. Troyka, of Saline, Mich., interned in a software start-up in Tel Aviv in 2016. During the summer of 2015, she studied French in Aix-en-Provence and interned for a law firm. On campus, she is concentrating in the Wilson School department and pursuing a certificate in Environmental Studies. She is also the marketing lead for TigerLaunch, the University’s national entrepreneurship competition, an ecology representative for the Office of Sustainability, which promotes the integration of sustainability into campus life, and the co-captain of the University’s Equestrian Team.


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in New York, San Diego, Boston, and San Francisco. The location in Princeton is expected to open in April. Both the University and BioLabs hope to cultivate and spark innovative ideas. Though the center is partnered with the University, the opportunity to work at the center is open to every qualified applicant in order to grow an “ecosystem” of new ideas. Faculty, students, and alumni of the University are also encouraged to turn their ideas into start-

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ups. Applications to the center are evaluated by their underlying science, viability of their business plan, the promise of the team and its members, and the ability of the start-up to attract investors. Already, the location at Princeton has received attention from pharmaceutical companies and other organizations who may want to capitalize on the developing talent and end products. Since 2009 — the company’s founding — BioLabs has helped launch over 230 companies and has helped created over 800 jobs.

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............. request for comment. Byrd later returned to class and allegedly confronted Rosen using an expletive, according to an anonymous source. According to Holliday, Rosen did not directly address the students’ concerns. Instead, he walked around the question, and defended his use of language. Rosen allegedly said, “It’s supposed to deliver a gut punch, so that’s why I used it.” “Every single time he used the N-word, he used the word in its entirety,” said Salter. “He said ‘you need to suspend your disbelief for the sake of this

class.’” Byrd eventually re-entered the hall and asked if the professor would continue to use the word n****r in lecture. Students began to argue with Rosen, demanding he apologize. Holliday and Salter both said that the students argued with Rosen for the duration of lecture, because he would not give an apology. According to Salter, Rosen allegedly said in the class, “I don’t think I need to apologize; I did not oppress anyone.” Holliday expressed concern that before changing the topic of the lecture to pornograhic images, he said to students, “I’m going to give you the option of whether you’d like to see

them.” However, this option was not provided before Rosen said the N-word, according to Holliday. Jeremijenko-Conley and Salter said that they filed a complaint with Justine Levine, director of studies for Rockefeller College. Levine said in an email that she will work with the students to resolve the issue, according to Jeremijenko-Conley and Salter. Kevin Ramos ’21 said he plans to drop the class in light of the incident. “The professor saw how uncomfortable the students were with his language,” said Ramos. “If he doesn’t respect the students’ opinion, then it’s not worth learning from him.”


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ne year ago, I asked a sophomore friend about eating club initiations. I questioned him further about the specifics of the centuries-old rites and rituals surrounding these infamous events, so he showed me firsthand what they were like by whipping out his iPhone and scrolling through posts on social media. As he flipped through them, I was appalled at what I saw. His friends had posted photos of themselves doing illicit drugs, playing drinking games, and engaging in other debaucherous activities. While I don’t intend to cast judgement on any of these acts, we shouldn’t post them online. Anything can go viral at the click of a button. Posting pictures like these can have grave consequences in someone’s future professional and personal lives. Just four years ago, a lewd photo from a Tiger Inn party created a national scandal for two Princeton students. As the Street’s holiest weekend approaches, I urge all of my classmates to exercise caution when posting about their late-night escapades on

social media. Employers increasingly use the Internet to evaluate job applicants. A 2017 survey by CareerBuilder found that 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring them. Over half of employers have found something on applicants’ social media accounts that caused them to not hire the candidates. With statistics like these, students should think twice before posting their beer pong photos. Director of Career Services Evangeline Kubu said in an interview that the practice of using social media to screen applicants “is a trend for recruiters in all industries. They are starting to use artificial intelligence and predictive analytics and algorithms to source candidates and build a strong pool of applicants.” She emphasized that while having a strong résumé is still good, positive social profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, and across the internet are also needed in professional life. Even after an applicant is hired, employers are still screening their social media to determine if they should keep them on staff. In 2009, a school district fired a teacher after a parent complained

about her posting pictures of herself drinking alcohol and playing an obscene game. Two years later, nobody could stop talking about how Representative Anthony Weiner tweeted a vulgar photo that forced him to resign from Congress. The repercussions from embarrassing pictures don’t stop at one’s professional life. They can affect private life, too. The online identity protection agency BrandYourself found that 43 percent of singles have Googled their dates before going out with them. Beyond Google, I know of people who dig through their dates’ social media accounts. Students send all kinds of outrageous photos through Snapchat, believing that the app will permanently delete their embarrassing pictures after a few seconds. But nothing ever dies on the Internet. A photo recipient could easily take a screenshot and forward the picture to dozens of other people or repost it with a tag. If students are worried about their online presence, they should take advantage of Career Services’ one-on-one appointments with career advisers. They can give advice on cleaning up accounts and creating good media for recruitment. Additionally, Princeton

Social Media Day on April 13 will provide further tips, consultations, and resources for positive usage of social media. Kubu tells students, “A lot of people will Google you. How do you want to project yourself online?” Students should ask themselves this question before putting any picture online. If one would be uncomfortable sharing a picture to a grandmother or McKinsey recruiter, then it shouldn’t be posted on social media. Instead, make posts about your interests, hobbies, or interactions with new people. Eating club initiations jump-start the beginning of new social lives for many students. But don’t let social media pictures from them to put a brake on the beginning of our careers. April 13 will provide further tips, consultations, and resources for positive usage of social media. Eating club initiations jump-start the beginning of new social lives for many students. But let’s not allow their social media pictures to put a brake on the beginning of our careers. Liam O’Connor is a sophomore from Wyoming, Delaware. He can be reached at lpo@princeton.edu.

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Men’s basketball struggles to find rhythm in tough loss to Quakers By David Xin Head Sports Editor

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he men’s basketball team conceded its second game to the University of Pennsylvania this season after a tough 82–65 defeat. Penn’s victory puts them at the top of the Ivy League with a perfect 6–0 record. Princeton is now tied with Columbia with a 3–3 record. The top four teams in the Ivy League will qualify for the Ivy League tournament. The Quakers took control of the game with a strong start, breaking into an 11–0 run for the early advantage. Penn and Princeton exchanged blows until halfway through the first period. A three-pointer from senior Amir Bell would spark an offensive explosion for the Tigers that would see the Orange and Black tie the game at 30 apiece. However, as would be the narrative for the evening, the Quakers seemed to have an answer for every Princeton run. Responding with a 10–3 run, Penn quickly found its rhythm, widening the gap to seven points. However, a tipin by junior Myles Stephens in the dying moments of the first half cut the lead to a manageable five points. The second half, however, would take a turn for the worse for Princeton. The team struggled to find its rhythm, shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 28 percent from beyond the arc. In contrast, the Quakers shot an impressive 53.6 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three-point range. While the team played strong defense

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at times, Penn seemed to find a way to attack when it needed to. Forward AJ Brodeur was particularly dominant for Penn, scoring all 17 of his points in the second half. Five Quakers scored in double digits with senior Darnell Foreman leading all scorers with 21 points. Three minutes into the second half, Penn took off with nine unanswered points to increase the lead to 11. While the Tigers rallied, Penn managed to fend them off each time. The Tigers were never able to draw within six points for the

remainder of the game. With six minutes to go, the Quakers went on a 13–2 run, opening the lead to 21. This would prove to be enough cushion as Penn took the win at Jadwin Gymnasium. Despite the tough loss, Princeton showed some strong individual performances. Stephens led Princeton’s offense with 20 points and dominated the boards with 12 rebounds for his second career doubledouble. His first came against Penn as well during the Ivy League tournament semi-final

last year. The Tigers set the bar high for themselves after a perfect Ivy League season last year, which was part of a 19-gamewinning streak. However, Princeton graduated three starters: Ivy League Player of the Year Spencer Weisz, All-Ivy League starter Stephen Cook, and forward Pete Miller. Princeton is still undoubtedly trying to fill these gaps in the midst of a tougher schedule this season. Many of the players have stepped up this season, including junior duo Devin Cannady

and Stephens, and the Tigers have shown much potential in the face of stiff competition. The Tigers will continue their Ivy League campaign this weekend with games against Harvard and Dartmouth. The Crimson is second in the Ivy League with a 5–1 record while the Big Green sits at the bottom of the table still searching for their first win. Princeton will start the weekend in Massachusetts. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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fter sweeping Temple University 7–0, the women’s tennis team entered the weekend slated to face off against the University of Delaware and No. 12 Auburn University. The doubleheader began on an auspicious note as the Tigers swept Delaware 7–0, taking two of three in the doubles point and sweeping the singles. However, Princeton awaited nationally ranked Auburn fresh off a sweep of Cornell University. The Tigers

would knock of Auburn 4–2 improving their dual-meet record to 3–0. Princeton opened the weekend with its match against Delaware’s Blue Hens. Replicating its result from a couple days ago, it swept Delaware to maintain its perfect 2–0 dualmeet record. The duo of senior Sara Goodwin and freshman Nathalie Rodilosso got the Tigers off to a strong start with a doubles win. The double pair of sophomore Clare McKee and senior Katrine Steffensen would continue the team’s hot streak, winning in both sin-

gles and doubles to help lift the Tigers to victory. Princeton would follow the victory with a match against Auburn. The Auburn Tigers had just come off a clean sweep of Cornell, giving them a 6–0 record. This was the second match between the two teams since 1981. Princeton won the initial meeting between the two teams, but at first it appeared to be the underdogs this time around. Again, the duo of Goodwin and Rodilosso gave Princeton the start they needed, winning the first doubles set 6–0. Auburn would quickly re-

spond by taking the next doubles set. However, McKee and Steffensen would steal the doubles point for the Orange and Black with a 6–4 victory. Princeton would once again get to a quick start in singles play. Junior Nicole Kalhorn took the first set. Sophomore Gaby Pollner kept the momentum rolling with another win, putting Princeton within one set of victory. However, Auburn would rally with two consecutive wins. This put the heat on sophomore Tiffany Chen and Steffensen to decide the match. Despite losing the first set 3–6

to Auburn’s Alannah Griffin, Chen showed her resilience by bouncing back to win the next two sets 6–4 and 6–3. The comeback victory sealed the game for Princeton, leaving it undefeated at 3–0 so far this season. The Tigers continue their campaign this coming weekend, hosting the ECAC Championships. Princeton split its two matches in the ECAC Championships at Harvard last year, defeating Columbia but falling to Cornell. The tournament begins Friday, Feb. 9, and will be hosted in Jadwin Gymnasium.

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