While the heart is one of the most important organs in our bodies, we sometimes forget to give it love. In fact, according to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. An estimated 47 percent of Americans suffer from high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and/or smoke cigarettes, which, as we know, is bad for your heart.
Known for his expertise in ecology and evolutionary biology, Professor Henry Horn was also quite creative in other fields. He sang in the Chapel Choir and created artwork as a hobby.
“Henry’s art was different,” said Simon Levin, a colleague and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. For example, Horn “would take old bits of computers and create them into structures which told a story,” Levin said.
After Horn died unexpectedly last March, it seemed fitting to distribute his works.
Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. Some experts even say it’s a national epidemic. Factors including work, money, social life, appearance and other responsibilities are all culprits of the rapid rise—and that’s where supplements to help reduce stress and anxiety come in.
A few years ago, English professor Anne Cheng ’85 was visiting a Hello Kitty store in Pittsburgh when she noticed that those around her seemed enamored with the merchandise. Again and again, she heard people describe the character as cute.
“What is cuteness?” wondered Cheng, the only Asian American customer in the store at the time. “And why is it, in America, so deeply associated with femininity, smallness, and the Japanese?”
That moment would inspire a Princeton course titled “Too Cute!
Henry Urbach ’84 *95 was always known as a deep thinker and planner. He often questioned convention and perception — and he challenged those around him to do the same.
Although he became renowned for his big ideas as an architecture and design scholar and curator, his sister, Barbara Urbach Lissner, recalls the smaller moments, such as how he always found the perfect place to hang a new picture in her home. “He was very generous in his observations and in his thinking,” she says.
When we celebrated 19 Black women who rocked 2019 in our “Sisters of the Year” article, we knew there were so many more trailblazers to shout out. The ladies below will be making moves in 2020. Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which sisters inspire you to achieve greatness this year!
When you think about yoga, ideas of quiet spaces and deep breathing likely come to mind. Now take that idea and turn it up loud — real loud. Britteny Floyd-Mayo, aka the Trap Yoga Bae on Instagram, is turning the traditional yoga experience on it’s head with the creation of her Trap Yoga experience.
If you ate a burger on campus during the last year, did you notice anything new? Those juicy grilled patties are a blend of 60 percent grass-fed beef and 40 percent local portobello mushrooms — otherwise known as the Princeton Crafted Burger. All-beef burgers are no longer available on campus. The change is part of Princeton’s Sustainability Action Plan.
Toni Morrison gave her address “The Place of the Idea; The Idea of the Place” at Princeton’s 250th anniversary celebration in 1996 on the steps of Nassau Hall. On a gray Friday in November, a tour group of 25 stood on those steps to reflect on Morrison’s description of Princeton — “It is redolent with the breath of the emotional life lived here and the intellectual life made manifest here” — and to learn about her years as a University professor.
In 1969, seven undergraduate Princeton students moved off campus and created Community House in hope of making a difference in the community outside FitzRandolph Gate. A half-century later, the foundation they laid continues to benefit the community.
“They were my support,” said Ayesha Qureshi, who worked with Community House members on her college-application essay for Rider University, where she graduated in 2019.
Carlett Spike is a New Jersey-based writer and editor. Her work runs the gamut from race issues to health and food. She is a proud Rutgers alumna and earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been featured in Shondaland, New Jersey Monthly, and Good Company among other publications. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @CarlettSpike.
The holidays are a great time to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Whether you donate toys, coats or cash or choose to get more hands on by volunteering at a soup kitchen or wrapping collected gifts, no deed is too small.
Here, a list of volunteer and donation opportunities around the state:
Before 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to shout out 19 sisters who crushed 2019 and will certainly make bold moves in the new year. And since this short list couldn’t possibly recognize all the Black women doing amazing things, we’ll continue to celebrate standout sisters in 2020!