Princeton paper dissolves conservative-leaning Editorial Board

(From Campus Reform)

The majority-conservative Editorial Board of Princeton University’s official student newspaper has been dismissed and reorganized after publishing a string of conservative-leaning articles.

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Sakha announced in a September 12 open letter that she—in conjunction with the Managing Board, the Board of Trustees, and the staff of The Daily Princetonian—had dismissed the paper’s Editorial Board in order to “revise its process for publishing unsigned editorials.”

The decision, however, comes after the Board published a number of conservative-leaning pieces, as reported by The College Fix, including one criticizing the university’s Women*s Center.

Other conservative-leaning op-eds included a defense of free speech, a case against private prison divestment, a call for freshman orientation to include a presentation on engaging with differing viewpoints, and a proposal for several due-process reforms to the university’s handling of cases of alleged sexual assault.

That Princeton had a student newspaper with an editorial staff that trended generally “conservative” is a surprise to me.


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