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Art Museum holds Day With(out) Art to commemorate the contribution of artists who died from AIDS

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On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Princeton University Art Museum commemorated Day With(out) Art with an event that shined light on the works of artists whose lives have been affected or cut short by AIDS. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the first Day With(out) Art, an annual event held to commemorate the contributions of artists who have died from AIDS and to spur positive action in response to the AIDS crisis. On the first Day With(out) Art in 1989, hundreds of museums closed or removed certain works from view. Today, museums have introduced programming to bring awareness to contemporary AIDS challenges. Dec. 1 is also World AIDS Day, conceived of by the World Health Organization’s global program on AIDS in 1987, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic. About 37.9 million people around the world live with HIV today. Caroline Harris, Associate Director of Education at the University’s museum, curated a talk about the AIDS epidemic and the artists affected by it. During the talk, Harris emphasized that within the United States, AIDS disproportionately affects African-Americans and poor Americans. She explained that globally, Sub-

Saharan Africans account for 66 percent of all new HIV infections. Open to community members, the talk focused on works made in the first decade of the AIDS crisis by Mary Berridge, Marcus Leatherdale, and David Wojnarowicz. “Wojnarowicz’[s] art … even before the advent of the AIDS crisis, his work focused on depicting people and stories that he felt were silenced by homogenic and heteronormative society,” Harris said. According to Harris, Day With(out) Art seeks to remember the artistic work of those who passed away from AIDS. “It’s banal to say today, but you can’t help but wonder, like when you go to see his retrospective, what he might have done with the last 25 years,” Harris said. Harris has planned the World Aids Day programs at the art museum for over a decade. Each year, the museum curates a different exhibition to honor lives lost to AIDS and raise awareness at the University. “What younger people don’t realize is what a human and civil rights issue this was in this country,” Harris explained. “The fact that the government was not responding quickly to the epidemic, the fact that because the epidemic had first See ART page 2

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On Nov. 29, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced candidates for 2019 Winter Elections in an email to the student body. Out of nine positions up for election this winter, four will be attained without opposition. Voting will open on Dec. 9 at noon. There are six candidates for the Class of 2023 senator position and two for each of the other contested positions: President, Vice President, Academics Chair, and Undergraduate Life Chair.

Rachel Hazan ’21, Christal Angel Ng ’22, Sophie Torres ’21, and Turquoise Brewington ’22 ran unopposed for the positions of Treasurer, Campus and Community Affairs Chair, Social Chair, and Class of 2022 Senator respectively. Two candidates, David Esterlit ’21 and Chitra Parikh ’21 are seeking the position of USG President. Parikh, an architecture concentrator, previously served as USG Executive Secretary and Vice President, which her platform notes “prepared [her] to take on this role with both passion and

dedication.” If elected, Parikh’s platform notes that she will “develop channels to easily access information not already available” including preceptor-specific course reviews, “advocate for more inclusive initiatives” including “meal exchange for independent students and subsidized airport transportation,” and “create opportunities for students to engage with administrators.” Esterlit’s platform notes that “Most Princeton students are apathetic about USG,” demonstrated by “embarrassingly low” turnout for past elections. He believes this apathy is well deserved, writing that USG “is more ‘government club’ than Undergraduate Student Government” and is not designed to represent students’ concerns when they do not align with what University administration wants. “While USG spends around half of its budget on party planning and movie nights, students and their families are suffering from real economic stress,” he wrote. “The USG of today has abdicated its responsibility, and, on election day, with your help, I mean to restore it.” Last winter, three sophomores ran for Class Senator, a position that Brewington will assume without opposition. Six first year students are running for Class of 2023 Senator, compared to the 15 Class of 2022 senate candiSee USG page 2

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Q&A with artist, jazz aficionado H. Alonzo Jennings GS ‘72 Contributor

On Sunday, Oct. 20, H. Alonzo Jennings GS ’72 was awarded the Expression Award for Radio at the third annual Cammy Awards, which commended his program, “Jazz from an Eclectic Mind.” The ceremony recognized several television and radio producers at PhillyCAM, a non-profit community media center in Philadelphia. The Daily Princetonian spoke with Jennings about the award, his show, and his passion for jazz.

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H. Alonzo Jennings GS ’72 accepts his award at the Cammy’s on Sunday, Oct. 20.

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Senior columnist Leora Eisenberg encourages students to form relationships with their professors, while guest contributor Tali Shemma encourages the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

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The Daily Princetonian: Tell me about your love story with jazz. When did it start? H. Alonzo Jennings: I have been in love with jazz, I think sometimes, as long as I can remember. I grew up with a single mom and spent time with my grandparents down in Georgia, and my uncle had a gospel group, and my mother loved gospel. She loved the blues ... in Georgia, back in the ’40s and the ’50s, you really didn’t hear jazz. About the only time you could hear it was at night from, I guess they would call it a superstation right now, broadcast out of Chicago, and they would play jazz tunes throughout the South.

There [were] no local radio stations that broadcast jazz music … When I came north … that’s sort of when my love affair with jazz really began, when we came back north, and I was inundated with Count Basie and Duke Ellington … And I started buying records. As soon as I could, you know, I mean, I would pass up lunch to buy a jazz album, and we shared them. There were a couple of friends of mine who were more knowledgeable. I didn’t play, but they played, a lot of them played ... So that’s where my, my love came from. And it’s only grown the older I’ve gotten. [I] appreciate that I was alive, you know, when Coltrane was alive and Clifford Brown was alive, you know, and all or some of the greats who have passed like Art Blakey and so forth, to have heard them ... So, it’s been a long affair. DP: It sounds like you grew up in a few different places, but how would you describe the community that you grew up in? HAJ: I guess that would be Patterson. Patterson, New Jersey … My mom took me south, I guess, when I was about three or four, and I stayed there until I think

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the second grade. But when I was in Patterson, well, two things happened when I came north from the south. They automatically would take black folks and put them back a year. So I was, I came at the midterms, I was put back almost two years … The assumption was that the schools were inferior; there was no testing or anything like that. You just, you know, you just [were] put back. And Patterson was a great environment because I was surrounded by thousands of people [who] had migrated in the late ’40s and early ’50s … The neighborhood that I grew up in Patterson, it was a poor neighborhood, but it was an integrated neighborhood … and the thing that we all had in common is we didn’t have anything. We were all poor. If you lived in this building, if you lived in that neighborhood, you were poor, but we had libraries. And I lived across the street from a school … and my mother only had a third grade education, but she knew that I needed more, and she did everything she could to make sure that I got a good education, that I got good grades, See JAZZ page 4

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dates last winter. The candidates for Class of 2023 senator are Julio Cezar ’23, Ryan Cho ’23, Trevor Holmes ‘23, Rahul Jain ’23, Allyson McCormick ’23, and Sarina Rahman ’23. Cezar proposed changing University policy and allowing the Financial Aid Office to implement case by case analyses when determining award. Cezar said he based this idea off of his own experience of working four jobs because of his father’s unwillingness to contribute to his

education. Cho, McCormick, and Rahman mentioned working on ways to improve transparency and communication between students and the University. Among other proposals, both Holmes and Jain mentioned working to increase sustainability efforts on campus. Two former Class of 2022 senators, Andres Larrieu ’22 and Jasman Singh ’22 are running for USG Vice President. In his platform, Larrieu mentioned the referendum he is currently sponsoring which hopes to establish Sustainability Chair as a USG committee. Singh mentioned “restoring faith in student

leadership and enabling activism on campus — whether that be supporting Title IX protestors or SPEAR [Students for Prison Education and Reform] activists.” Christian Potter ’22 and Shaffin Siddiqui ’22 are running for USG Academics Chair. Potter, in his platform, noted that he “hope[s] to fight for the implementation of a retroactive P/D/F option, joint concentrations, a more flexible add/drop period, and a review of the certificate programs to lower barriers, reduce variability, and increase offering.” Siddiqui’s platform empha-

sized “RELAXIN’.” In addition to five comedic rhetorical questions about students’ workloads, Siddiqui wrote he “will push this University to reconsider the mental limits of its students.” Jeremy Bernius ’22 and Aaron Leung ’23 are candidates for USG Undergraduate Life Chair. Bernius’ platform notes that he wants to work on “implementing Title IX reform,” “bettering housing,” and “highlighting all needs and desires of the student body!” Leung’s platform includes a four point — eight subpoint — plan for reducing stress, increasing inclusiv-

ity, improving campus dining, and consolidating the student body’s voice. Under these points, Leung plans to demand “higher quality and quantity toilet paper,” extend late meal hours, create informal peer support groups, and develop an anonymous platforms for students to voice concerns to USG. Campaigning will begin on Dec. 2 at 12 p.m., one week before voting opens. This story is breaking and will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

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really hit in the LGBTQI community and also the community of intravenous drug users, there was a stigma that became attached to it that seemed to adversely affect response … It’s those stories we feel strongly shouldn’t be forgotten.” Harris suggested that students who wish to learn more about the myriad of issues surrounding AIDS visit the museum’s current exhibition, “States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing,” which “investigates the manifold ways that suffering, care, and healing are represented in the visual arts,” according to the exhibition’s introduction. The exhibition will be on display until Feb. 2, 2020.

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“This exhibition, which is really about the way that art helps us understand and confront illness and healing globally, is a great way to start, because it puts this epidemic in the context of others,” Harris said. The exhibit also features University faculty voices speaking about how disease is regarded and treated in different cultures. A quote from Writing Program lecturer Carolyn Ureña reads, “Although most people tend to think of contagion as a purely biological phenomenon, when diseases spread, so does information about how we view the world … Contagion demands that we interrogate the sometimes deadly, sometimes salutary, yet always revealing results of the clash of culture and biology.”

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and then also preparing myself to work. I mean, she never thought of college. I was the first person in my family to graduate high school, so college was never even a thought … And I grew up with this passion for the music and for poetry and a few other things, like history. And that’s, I guess, how I arrived at Princeton. DP: Congratulations on your award! How does this award reflect the way that you envision and create your radio program? HAJ: My show is called “Jazz from an Eclectic Mind.” And because of my upbringing — the blues, gospel, jazz — the family that my mother worked for, the Burrs, were very generous to us. And so not only did I have coloring books and fans, because they had two daughters ... they also gave us an old record player and they gave us records and so forth that they had gotten tired of. So, I grew up listening to Perry Como … and comedy albums and things like that, and a good dose of classical music. Bach and Beethoven — Stravinsky was my favorite above all. So I grew up not only listening to jazz, but also listening to classical music, folk music, and, because of my living in the South for so long, I grew up with a very healthy appreciation of bluegrass and country music … And I started collecting albums, I guess I got five or six thousand albums here, it’s a very eclectic collection … When the station was starting, when they were branching off, and including a radio along with the TV station, they asked a guy that I grew up with to do a show … He said, “Why don’t you come on? I’ll give you 15, 20 minutes and you come

on to play some music.” ... That’s how I started. And I did that for about six months, and they liked what I did, and they gave me my own show. And again, it’s “Jazz from an Eclectic Mind,” because I try to include all of my taste. I see jazz in everything … The reason the show is so enjoyable to me is I play my own music. No one tells me what to play — I only play music that I own. I do interviews of people that are carrying on the tradition of jazz and then those young people who are radical, who are taking it to another level … So that’s, that’s what it does. It’s very fulfilling, and I don’t get paid. It’s a passion. DP: What are you listening to right now? Who are your top artists at the moment? HAJ: A constant in my life since 1960 has been John Coltrane. I listen to John Coltrane all the time ... right now Kurt Elling is my favorite jazz singer ... There’s Esperanza Spalding, a young female bass player, who is extraordinary … The Julian Hartwell project, a young white dude out of Philadelphia … Branford Marsalis in particular, but his drummer Justin Faulkner … Philadelphia is one of the great jazz cities in the world. It’s smaller than New York, I think smaller than Boston, smaller than Paris, but it is filled with neighborhoods that offer music in the synagogues, music in churches, music in neighborhood centers, music in the summertime on the streets. Every park in Philadelphia has its own small jazz festival. These young kids get a chance to come in and play surrounded by the masters … My wife and I are out sometimes three or four

nights a week listening to some kid [who’s] 12 years old that’s, like, blowing the socks off of a saxophone or trumpet … In this radio station, I get these folks on and I expose them … I have listeners all over the country, you know, I get emails and likes on Facebook and whatnot from people in California and Louisiana that listen to the show. It’s not a lot, but you know, even if there’s only one I’ll give them everything I have. DP: Is there anything else that you would like to include? HAJ: The only thing I can say is I’ve been blessed to have a wife [who] has been with me for, Jesus, when did we get married? … 1971, I think it is. And she traveled, you know, with me, to, you know, we lived in Africa for a couple of years in Nigeria and Ethiopia. And what has happened is ... there’s certain things in my life that I have not had to worry about because I always knew that she was there … As an employee of the radio station, quite often I’ll go to a venue and they’ll go, “Oh, why don’t you just come on in?” because I had my press pass, but I always pay my own way … This way I feel free and unencumbered to write what I want to write. But beyond that … all of these organizations need support and they need people buying tickets. You know, they need people, the musicians need people buying CDs. And musicians need people to spread the word and bring friends to come and engage them and hear play. And so that’s why I pay my own way. And it’s just what I, you know, part of what I do … It’s a simple life.

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More than just office hours Leora Eisenberg

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As I near the end of my undergraduate career, I have some advice to pass on to other students: make meaningful friendships with people who share your values and (at least some) interests, explore classes outside your comfort zone, and apply for cool Princeton funding opportunities that allow you to go abroad. Nothing here is revolutionary — others will certainly tell you the same things during your time at Princeton — but neither is my biggest piece of advice: get to know your professors. I’ve had somewhere between 20 and 30 professors over the course of my time here. And while I don’t know all of them equally well, I can certainly say I’ve made an effort. I try to go to office hours, and I never miss Take-YourProfessor-to-Dinner Night at Rocky. This is in addition to,

of course, participating in class and doing my best work, as we all do. Some say that this is all an effort to secure a letter of recommendation or a good grade — but getting to know the people who teach you is much more than that. Before they are academics, professors are people — often particularly interesting ones. At Princeton, professors are people at the forefront of their fields, whether they be biology, French history, or economics. It’s hard to imagine this now, but we may never again have the opportunity to interact with so many brilliant people who are so generous with their time. Developing personal relationships with professors offers a glimpse into a subject we might know little about — or, in my case, a glimpse into a subject I hope to spend the rest of my life studying. Ta k e -Yo u r-P r o fe s s o rto-Dinner night changed my major. When I started college, I was convinced that I would major in Near Eastern Studies, but a professor in a different

department (and a world expert in Soviet history) saw my love for her class and convinced me to major in Slavic Languages and Literatures, where I would be able to pursue this interest. If I hadn’t tried to develop a relationship with her, I’m not sure we would have had that conversation — and I’m not sure I’d be majoring in Slavic Languages and Literatures or studying Soviet history as much as I do today. But professors are also sources of useful information — and are generally happy to provide it. Whether it be about the job search or applications for grad school, they’re usually very generous with their time in offering you guidance and advice. Now that I’m applying for post-graduation opportunities, I’ve spoken with several professors about what graduate schools they think are a good fit and what fellowships would be best for me. Each person, regardless of department, has taken the time to consider my situation and give me

their honest opinion. I realize that this is harder in some departments than in others; STEM majors tend to have bigger classes, where it can be hard to connect with your professors. Other times, professors are just intimidating. These situations either discourage you from getting to know them or make it difficult to do so. I’ve been in both, albeit only a handful of times. On one occasion, I went to office hours religiously, to the extent that the professor knew me by name in a massive lecture. In the other situation, I invited the professor to TakeYour-Professor-to-Dinner Night, despite the fact that he remains the person at Princeton of whom I am most afraid. It’s easy to excuse a lack of a relationship with a professor by saying that classes are big or that academics are scary, but we need only make a small effort. Leora Eisenberg is a senior from Eagan, M.N. She can be reached at leorae@princeton.edu.

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Divest Princeton: revoking the fossil fuel industry’s social license Tali Shemma

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With a groundswell of activism igniting climate change protests all over the world, it seemed inevitable that the Fossil Fuel Divestment campaign in Princeton would roar back to life — and it has, propelled by the release of the IPCC’s 2018 report, which asserts that we must reach global carbon neutrality by mid-century, and the rise Greta Thunberg. Demands for Princeton to divest from the fossil fuel industry began in Spring 2014 under the leadership of the Princeton Sustainable Investment Initiative, which operated until 2016. Spurred by the increased urgency for climate change action, the movement resurfaced this fall with a name that leaves no room for confusion: Divest Princeton. The global divestment movement is based on two premises. Firstly, the movement affirms that climate change is caused by anthropogenic burning of fossil fuels; in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the near and far future, greenhouse gas emissions must be drastically curbed (i.e. the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves must be kept in the ground, unburned).

Secondly, the movement contends that by giving money to an entity (in this case, the fossil fuel industry), one provides both the monetary resources necessary for that entity to continue its activities and an ethical endorsement of what those activities entail. To fund an industry and profit from it is to be supportive of and complicit in its actions. Given these facts, and given what we now know about the causes, effects, and necessary actions to mitigate climate change, it is logical, just, and necessary to stop investing in the fossil fuel industry. The proper question facing institutions is not whether to divest, but how to divest — how to get it right ethically and practically. But with $5 trillion currently invested globally in oil, gas, and coal companies, what impact can a single university — even one as wealthy as Princeton — actually have? If the divestment movement’s immediate goal was to financially run the fossil fuel industry out of business, the movement would certainly come up short. Divest Princeton and the divestment movement at large, however, aim to do something simpler: deprive the fossil fuel industry of its social license and legitimacy. The longer elite,

well-regarded institutions like Princeton continue to defend fossil fuel companies by investing in them, the longer such companies can continue their actions, leading the world on a downhill trajectory towards a climate catastrophe. Divestment is often dismissed as an overly confrontational and radical political movement. With politics often comes polarization and the fear of “losing” potential allies to the “divisive,” “partisan” nature of divestment — allies who might ordinarily support climate action. It is true that the climate movement needs as many people as possible in order to make meaningful change. But in this case, where the science and the logical reasoning behind divestment are so definitive, it seems dubious to argue that such people are truly lost to the politics of divestment and to vested interests in maintaining the status quo. It is even more questionable given the fact that, in today’s climate, supporting continued fossil fuel extraction is extremely political. Divestment is the necessary condemnation of the most damaging and polluting companies in the world; it is a necessary collective action that goes far beyond personal

politics. In order for Princeton’s divestment to have true integrity, the decision must come with full transparency about the reinvestment of the divested assets and full disclosure of a comprehensive timeline for its achievement. Reinvestment ought to prioritize companies whose products, services, and conduct align with global climate change mitigation goals, as well as the general improvement of society. Little would be gained by divesting from some types of fossil fuels only to re-invest in other types of fossil fuels, and just as little would be gained by divesting from fossil fuels only to re-invest that money in entities responsible for other social inequities and harms. Some have argued that it is hypocritical for Princeton to divest from fossil fuels when, currently and for the near future, the University will continue to be powered, at least partially, by fossil fuels. But Princeton has proudly committed to carbon neutrality by 2046 and has set clear steps by which that progress will be made. A similar approach could be taken with divestment, where reinvesting the assets that are currently invested in fossil fuels would tie into the Uni-

versity’s overarching path towards decarbonization. This step should happen long before 2046, especially considering that a significant portion of the fossil fuel industry’s activity consists of searching for new fossil reserves. Thus, money invested in the industry today is, in fact, funding its existence in the future, as there is a time lag between the investment and its full carbon impact. While Princeton’s research and teaching in the areas of climate change, decarbonization, and sustainability are commendable, the fact remains that Princeton’s investments do not align with the values and imperatives that arise from the knowledge it produces and disseminates. Beyond being a basic moral necessity, it would be a moral victory for Princeton to lead its Ivy League peers — and to join institutions of higher education the world over — in withdrawing investments from the fossil fuel industry and using those funds to do right by the world of today and tomorrow. Tali Shemma is a sophomore from Herzliya, Israel. She can be reached at tshemma@princeton. edu.

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Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker to ASU, beats Bucknell to win first game By Ben Burns Contributor

Sophomore guards Jaelin Llewellyn and Ryan Schwieger each dropped 17 points as Princeton (1–5) picked up its first win of the season 87–77 at Bucknell (3–6). Jimmy Sotos lead the way for the Bison with 20 points and Avi Toomer was right behind him with 19 points and seven boards. For the Tigers, first-year forward Tosan Evbuomwan played a large role with 10 points and eight rebounds. The teams went back and forth in the first half, with senior center Richmond Aririguzoh carrying the Tigers with 11 points. Llewellyn struggled in the first half, going 1–7 from the field with just 2 points at the break and Princeton trailing 43–39. The heat picked up in the second half, as the Tigers started off on a 28–7 run that saw them go up 67–50 with 13:06 to go. Llewellyn had 12 of those points, including two makes from behind the arc. Bucknell answered with a run of their own, scoring 16 of the next 19 points to cut the deficit to four with 8:23 to play. However, that would be as close as they would get. Schwieger scored eight points down the stretch, including two threes, to close out the Bison and help get the Tigers a much-needed first win. Princeton received a

huge boost from Schwieger, who was playing his first game since the beginning of the season and finished with an efficient 6–9 shooting from the field. Llewellyn, meanwhile, found his game in the second half and was a big reason they were able to gain a double digit lead early in the second half. A wide variety of contributions elsewhere, including 15 points from Aririguzoh, were essential to the Tigers’ win, and Princeton will look to replicate that balance going forward. The win came several days after Princeton suffered a last-second loss at home to Arizona State when Khalid Thomas hit a game-winning three with 3.2 seconds left. Arizona State’s Remy Martin dominated the entire game, with his 33-point effort leading the way for the Sun Devils. Aririguzoh led the way for the Tigers with 16 points and 18 boards, while sophomore forward Drew Friberg chipped in 11 points and Llewellyn added 10 points. Princeton started out strong, building a 26–14 lead in the first half after a layup Evbuomwan with 7:40 to go in the half. Arizona State would ramp up their attack, however, and the gap closed to 31–26 at halftime. Martin led the way with 10 points on 4–9 shooting at the break, while Romello White chipped in eight points on

3–7 from the field. The second half was an absolute dog fight, with no team going up by more than seven. The teams went back and forth, answering each other’s runs. This time it was the Sun Devils who started strong, going on 20–8 run to start the half, taking a 46–39 after a Remy Martin fast break three. The Tigers would respond, going on a 17–3 run that was capped off with 7:55 to go by Friberg’s three that put them up 56–49. From that point on, however, Arizona State took

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Jaelin Llewellyn scored 17 points to lead Princeton past Bucknell.

over. Down 60–54 with 6:19 left, Martin scored seven straight points to give the Sun Devils a one-point advantage. After a Princeton time out, Thomas drilled a big three to extend the lead to 64–60 with 1:10 remaining. Friberg immediately answered with a three over his own to cut the deficit back to one. Princeton would take a 65–64 lead with 20 seconds left after an Evbuomwan layup. On the ensuing Sun

Devils possession, Martin drove left, spun into the paint, and found Thomas by himself in the corner, who drilled the open three with 3.2 left. With no timeouts left, senior guard Jose Morales had one last shot that bounced harmlessly off the backboard to ensure the 67–65 win for Arizona State. Princeton will travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday looking to build a winning streak against Drexel.

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Women’s basketball uses defense, depth to beat St. Francis Brooklyn By Jack Graham Head Sports Editor

Princeton women’s basketball improved to a 6–1 season record Sunday afternoon, after earning a 76–44 win over St. Francis Brooklyn (2–5). Though the Tigers played without senior forward Bella Alarie, they received a valuable contribution from first-year forward Ellie Mitchell, who scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for her first career doubledouble. Princeton also benefited from a stellar offensive performance from sophomore guard Abby Meyers, who scored 17 points in 15 minutes. After missing all of last season, Meyers also missed the first four games of this season with an injury. She has yet to play more than 15 minutes since returning against Iowa, but she shot 7–12 from the field and 3–5 from three against St. Francis-Brooklyn.

And it wasn’t just Meyers and Mitchell — Princeton had eight players score at least five points. The Tigers got out to a strong start; they didn’t allow St. Francis Brooklyn to score a point for over six minutes and leapt out to a 13–0 run. Princeton’s defense to start the second quarter was just as strong as its defense to open the game. After the Terriers scored nine points at the end of the first quarter, cutting the deficit to 19–9, Princeton held them to two points over the first seven minutes of the second quarter. In the meantime, an and-one layup from sophomore guard Maggie Connolly, a pair of layups from Meyers, and a layup from Mitchell helped the Tigers extend their lead to 34–11. After taking a 42–18 lead into halftime, Princeton scored the first four points of the second half to make the score 46–18. The Tigers continued to

hold onto the large lead as the clock ran down, and the Princeton bench players helped the team secure the 76–44 win. The win was the second straight game in which the Tigers held their opponent to under 50 points — Princeton allowed just 40 points to Monmouth in its 52–40 win on Sunday, Nov. 24. This Sunday, the Tigers held St. Francis Brooklyn to 15–53 (28.3 percent) shooting from the field, and 6–19 (31.6 percent) from three. In addition to Meyers’ 17 points and Mitchell’s 11 points, junior guard Carlie Littlefield recorded nine points, five rebounds, and three assists, and sophomore guard Grace Stone scored seven points. Princeton will look to continue its non-conference success this Saturday at Marist, before returning to Jadwin on Tuesday, Dec. 10 to play Hartford. BEVERLY SCHAEFER / GOPRINCETONTIGERS

Abby Meyers scored a season-high 17 points against St. Francis Brooklyn.

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