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  • Spacecraft design could get to Titan in only 2 years using a direct fusion drive

    10/19/2020 11:02:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 10/19/2020 | by Andy Tomaswick, Universe Today
    Fusion power is the technology that is 30 years away, and always will be, according to skeptics, at least. Despite its difficult transition into a reliable power source, the nuclear reactions that power the sun have a wide variety of uses in other fields. The concept fusion drive, called a direct fusion drive (or DFD), is in development at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Though still under development, the engine itself exploits many of the advantages of aneutronic fusion, most notably an extremely high power-to-weight ratio. The fuel for a DFD drive can vary slightly in mass and contains...
  • Morning Joe Regular: Preferring Trump On Economy Is 'Selfishness'

    09/09/2020 9:55:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are you worried that—given his support for higher taxes and the economy-nationalizing Green New Deal—Joe Biden could jeopardize your retirement and ability to provide for your family? Do you therefore support President Trump? Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. wants you to know that your attitude is nothing less than "selfishness." On today's Morning Joe, Princeton prof and Morning Joe regular Glaude said that the Trump campaign has a double-edged strategy: appealing to non-college educated whites with "grievance and fear," and to suburbanites "because Joe Biden and the radical left will jeopardize their economic well-being, their 401(k)s and the like" who would...
  • "Preferring Trump Economy Is Selfish" [semi-satire]

    09/17/2020 9:55:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 September 2020 | John Semmens
    Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude warned viewers of MSNBC's Morning Joe show not to allow selfishness to lure them into voting for Trump. "I know a lot of you are tempted to place your own prosperity ahead of social justice and vote for Trump's reelection," Glaude said. "Well, DON'T DO IT!" "Granted, Trump's economic policies of deregulation and tax cuts have helped spur a booming economy," the Professor admitted. "Unemployment was at historic lows for minorities before the pandemic and the lockdowns hit. Likewise, stock prices have rallied back to where they were in January—enriching every person who has an IRA...
  • Cut the Chaff

    09/20/2020 8:08:42 AM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 20, 2020 | Clarice Feldman
    In all the perfervid reporting this week (Victor Davis Hanson calls this “concocted melodramas”) there are only three big stories to my mind: The President’s stunning success in the Middle East, Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos’ brilliant parlay to Princeton’s virtue-signaling president and the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Each of these are likely to further tip Trump toward an election victory in which according to Rasmussen he’s already reached 53% approval among likely voters.No one has better described the significance of the Abraham Accord than Spengler (David Goldman). The President, defying the conventional wisdom of decades of...
  • Education Department opens investigation into Princeton University after president deems racism 'embedded' in the school

    09/17/2020 2:12:45 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/2020 | Tiana Lowe
    The Department of Education has informed Princeton University that it is under investigation following the school president's declaration that racism was "embedded" in the institution. President Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that "racism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton" and that "racist assumptions" are "embedded in structures of the University itself." According to a letter the Department of Education sent to Princeton that was obtained by the Washington Examiner, such an admission from Eisgruber raises concerns that Princeton has been receiving tens of millions of dollars of federal funds...
  • Hilarious: Princeton President Brings a DOE Investigation Down on His Own School

    09/17/2020 12:06:35 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 18 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    This story is almost too good to be true. The federal Department of Education notified Princeton University today that it was placing the school under a civil rights-related investigation. The hilarious reason for the investigation is due to virtue-signaling remarks made during the Democrat-sponsored summer of rioting by the University’s own President. I kid you not. As reported by the Washington Examiner today, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber published an open letter earlier this month claiming that “[r]acism and the damage it does to people of color persist at Princeton” and that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in structures of the...
  • Ex-Princeton Professor: Black Lives Matter Only Helps Democrats, NOT Black People

    08/22/2020 9:08:58 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 35 replies
    NN ^ | 08-22-20 | Jay Greenberg
    A former Princeton University professor has blasted Black Lives Matter (BLM), arguing that the radical-left organization is a tool used to help Democrats win votes that has nothing to do with helping black people.Prof. Carol Swain slammed the newly empowered Black Lives Matter as she spoke with Mark Levin during an interview on his Fox News show, "Life, Liberty & Levin."
  • The Princeton Faculty’s Anti-Free-Speech Demands. Some of the signers of a controversial open letter don’t stand behind its most alarming demand.

    08/09/2020 8:07:46 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2020 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Princeton university is consumed from top to bottom with what seems to be the question of the moment: How should it reorder itself to fight racism? The school’s president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, ordered 23 of the institution’s most senior academic and administrative leaders to focus on how to marshal Princeton’s teaching, research, operations, and partnerships in service of “eliminating racism” on and off campus. By August 21, they are to report on what specifically can be done “to identify, understand, and combat” it. The university is also giving $1,500 grants to students who want to fight racism, and has made...
  • Democrat Party may have a date with cancel culture, Princeton professors argue

    07/17/2020 12:45:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Two professors from Princeton University co-authored a column published Thursday that took apart the country’s current “cancel culture” movement that they consider to be based on “twisted logic,” but they said if the trend continues—to be fair—the mob should consider relegating the Democrat Party to “the dustbin of history.” Sergiu Klainerman, a mathematics professor, and John Londregan, a professor of politics and international affairs, co-authored the piece titled, “A Modest Proposal for a Name Change,” which appeared on the National Review’s website. They point out that there is a clear movement afoot in the country that aims to erase the...
  • How Affirmative Action Screwed Up Michelle Obama

    07/14/2020 7:09:53 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Jul, 2020 | Jack Cashill
    In 1985, Michelle Obama presented her senior thesis in the sociology department of Princeton University. Although Michelle drew no such conclusion, the thesis is a stunning indictment of affirmative action. Those who benefited from it, Michelle most notably, may never recover from its sting. Her thesis reads like a cry for help. "I have found that at Princeton no matter how matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me," she writes, "I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as I really don't belong." She didn't. Michelle should never have been...
  • PRINCETON FACULTY LETTER DEMANDS END TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM

    07/08/2020 5:27:22 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8 July 2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    On July 4, a group of more than 400 Princeton faculty members and (from the look of it) hangers-on sent a letter the college’s president and other leaders on the subject of “anti-black racism.” After a few perfunctory and unsupported allegations about this phenomenon, the authors proceed to the business at hand. They present several dozen “demands.” Each demand seems more outlandish than the last until, finally, we get to the apogee: Constitute a committee composed entirely of faculty that would oversee the investigation and discipline of racist behaviors, incidents, research, and publication on the part of faculty, following a...
  • Princeton faculty accuse school of rampant ‘anti-blackness,’ issue list of 48 demands

    07/07/2020 3:27:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 48 replies
    The College Fix ^ | July 6, 2020 | Jennifer Kabbany
    More than 200 Princeton University faculty have signed a letter demanding nearly 50 initiatives to address what the scholars contend is rampant anti-blackness and racism that festers at the Ivy League institution. “At this moment of massive global uprising in the name of racial justice, we the faculty—Black, Latinx, Asian, and members of all communities of color along with our white colleagues—call upon the University to take immediate concrete and material steps to openly and publicly acknowledge the way that anti-Black racism, and racism of any stripe, continue to thrive on its campus,” stated the demand letter. The letter is...
  • The Revolution Devours its Father

    07/03/2020 4:00:38 PM PDT · by edwinland · 17 replies
    New Boston post ^ | July 3, 2020 | Joseph Tortelli
    Left-wing demonstrators and rioters have managed to achieve in a matter of weeks what courteous conservative thinkers failed to accomplish in a century: Knock Woodrow Wilson off his progressive pedestal. More than any other figure in American history, President Wilson embodied and popularized the 20th Century ideology known as Progressivism. Wilson’s eight years in the presidency created the template for the modern administrative state: a powerful executive branch, an oversized bureaucracy, the increased centralization of government, an unending demand for so-called legislative reforms, and multiplying federal agencies regulating more aspects of life. In a sense, the Wilson program of 1913...
  • Board of Trustees’ decision on removing Woodrow Wilson’s name from public policy school and residential college- princeton

    06/27/2020 6:03:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    princeton ^ | 6-27-2020 | Office of Communications (Princeton)
    Student protests at Princeton in November 2015 called attention to Wilson’s racism, and we responded by forming an ad hoc committee, chaired by Brent Henry ’69, to study Wilson’s legacy at Princeton. The committee recommended valuable reforms to increase Princeton’s inclusivity and recount the University’s history more completely, but it left the names of the School and College intact. Student and alumni interest in those names has persisted, and we revisited them this month as the American nation struggled profoundly with the terrible injustice of racism.
  • Princeton University will remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from school, dorm building

    06/27/2020 11:19:49 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 83 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael Sol Warren
    After years of debate, Princeton University announced on Saturday that it would remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s revered school of public policy. The school, known as the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs since taking the former President’s name since 1948, will now be called The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. The decision, as well as a decision to remove Wilson’s name from one of the university’s residence halls, was made Princeton’s Board of Trustees at a meeting on Friday. “We have taken this extraordinary step because we believe that Wilson’s racist thinking...
  • New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative

    05/28/2020 10:23:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    The recent spate of protests against police brutality have changed the way the left thinks about rioting. The old liberal idea, which distinguished between peaceful protests (good) and rioting (bad), has given way to a more radical analysis. “Riots work,” insists George Ciccariello-Maher in Salon. “But despite the obviousness of the point, an entire chorus of media, police, and self-appointed community leaders continue to try to convince us otherwise, hammering into our heads a narrative of a nonviolence that has never worked on its own, based on a mythical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.” Vox’s German Lopez, while acknowledging...
  • Fearing coronavirus, Princeton U. orders some students to ‘self-isolate’ after China trips

    02/08/2020 11:49:52 AM PST · by DannyTN · 29 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | Updated Feb 04, 2020; Posted Feb 03, 2020 | Spencer Kent
    Princeton University has ordered some students, faculty and staff who recently traveled to China to self-isolate as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread worldwide. Fewer than 20 students — including undergraduate and graduate students — were in self-quarantine as of Monday evening, said Michael Hotchkiss, deputy university spokesperson. They must confine themselves for 14 days following their last visit to mainland China, according to a statement issued by the university. The mandate requires that they remain indoors and not attend classes or jobs on campus. As many as 108 Princeton students were ordered to self-quarantine as of Sunday, but that...
  • Princeton Historian: The NY Times' 1619 Project Is ‘Built On Partial Truths And Misstatements Of The Facts’

    01/22/2020 10:42:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2020 | John Sexton
    Princeton’s Sean Wilentz is one of five historians who sent a letter to the NY Times last month requesting that the paper address factual errors in the 1619 Project. In response, the NY Times published the letter along with a lengthy response denying that any corrections were necessary. Today, Wilentz has written a piece for the Atlantic in which he addresses three false claims in the 1619 Project in more detail. He begins with the claim by lead-author Nikole Hannah-Jones that “one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted...
  • Our Man In The Middle East: Andrew Peek '99

    01/19/2020 10:47:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Politico [PDF] ^ | prior to 2020 | Daniel Lippman '08
    Peek went on to major in international politics at Princeton, study Persian, and pursue a master's in international relations at Harvard before heading to D.C. as a foreign policy researcher for the conservative Heritage Foundation. He then became a foreign policy adviser to Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, a Republican. When Smith lost his next election, Peek went on to work for another Republican senator, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, on Syria and Lebanon policy, helping to draft a bill expanding sanctions on Hezbollah. In 2008, he enlisted as a reserve officer in the Army and spent a year in Afghanistan at...
  • Former Iranian Official, Pro-Tehran Lobbyist Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times

    01/23/2017 2:49:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Adam Kredo
    Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehran’s behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administration’s contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administration’s outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates. Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to...