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Essay by SOF Alumn Dan-el Padilla: “An immigrant in the time of Trump”

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In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency, I spent several weeks attempting to sort out which obligations and responsibilities would need to take precedence in my personal and professional lives moving forward. I had come of age in a community that had been singled out for particular opprobrium and vilification by the Trump campaign: the 11 million undocumented. It was in the pages of PAW 11 years ago that I presented, for the first time in my own voice, my journey to Princeton as a Dominican-American without papers. I now return to these pages even more determined in light of recent events to affirm that these 11 million belong in the United States... >>

Litigating Executive Power and Islamophobia

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Attorney Thomas A. Durkin and Professor Bernard E. Harcourt are representing pro bono Dr. Al Homssi who was adversely affected by the Executive Order banning Muslims entered on January 29, 2017, and have challenged the constitutionality of the EO under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Columbia Law School student Laura Baron (CLS '18) is the associate on this case and is providing extraordinary assistance.  The case is featured in The New Yorker Here. >>

Forgery Fiction by Maggie Cao in Public Books

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FORGERY FICTION MAGGIE CAO (SOF 2014 - 2015) in Public Books October 1, 2016 — Even Michelangelo was guilty of forgery. As the story goes, the young artist buried a sleeping Cupid he carved from marble so that it would pass as a Greco-Roman antiquity. Upon learning of its true maker, the buyer, Cardinal Raffaello Riario, returned the piece to his dealer for a full refund. The unfortunate Cardinal, though a few hundred ducats wealthier, will forever be remembered in the annals of art history as aesthetically clueless, unable to recognize Michelangelo as the first modern sculptor to surpass the celebrated ancients he was trying to imitate. SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE   >>