Princeton Points Students to National Condom Day, Hosts Contraceptive Arts and Crafts – Opinion

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and Princeton University has something special planned.

For students who are feelin’ frisky, the alma mater of John F. Kennedy and Jeff Bezos is celebrating National Condom Day.

It lands coincidentally on February 14, 2012.

According to an announcement from University Health Services, the school’s even hosting LatEXHIBITION, a condom art contest.

Teachers are invited to participate:

Create beautiful educational art using expired latex condoms by working in teams of two to four people, including faculty and students. We will supply you with the expired condoms in increments of 50, and we’ll have a Latexhibition with judging and prizes the evening of February 14 (National Condom Day) at Campus Club.

The site doesn’t make clear whether balloon animals qualify as art.

Princeton’s positioned itself more progressively over the last year.

In June — amid an effort to end racism — the college axed Latin and Greek from course requirements for classics majors.

“[T]he COVID Crisis and horrific incidents of racist, especially anti-Black, violence have exposed anew the systemic inequities of our society,” the Classics Department explained. “The history of our own department bears witness to the place of Classics in the long arc of systemic racism.”

Thus, there is a renewed focus on politics, religion, classics, and other areas.

Per the Princeton Alumni Weekly, “Politics added a track in race and identity.”

Thanks to my coverage of the event:

According to [Politics Department Associate Chair Professor Frances Lee]The idea of a new undergraduate track in identity and race fits into a larger campus effort to combat systemic racism.

Lee stated that the goal of this track is to provide a clear pathway for those students interested in this topic as well as set them up to do future academic research in this field.

The way Frances sees it, if you want to understand American political history, there’s “a wide array of intellectual questions as well as subjects that you need to understand if you want to understand politics at its core.”

For those exploring the wide world of race and identity, there’ll be three main requirements:

  • Take the introductory “Race and Politics in the United States” course
  • Three of the 14 courses that focus on identity and race should be completed
  • Completion of a Senior Thesis that incorporates the topic

“The politics of race underlies so much of U.S. political history,” Frances said.

In the area of religion, students were given more flexibility to study Asian faiths and Islam, along with the option to “pair religion with media, art, philosophy, or politics.”

A lot of old college conventions are being axed.

It’s a new day:

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So language can’t be taught due to racism, and math and science are racist, too.

If learning is racist, all that’ll eventually be left is classes on how learning is racist.

Those will eventually go as well, because that’s also learning.

It is a shame for the racists that they have heard of it.

Princeton’s jubilee for jimmy hats hits the bullseye — colleges have contemporary aims other than education:

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Harvard University Creates an App To Help Students with BGLTQ Find Inclusion Restrooms

University President Sends a Letter Announcing the School’s Top Priority: Racial Justice and Equity

National Condom Day embodies this message; they emphasize that awareness is key.

And if we continue to edge out academics, it seems to me…we’re screwed.

-ALEX

 

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