Bob Surace:Working Through First Fall Without Football in Memory, PU Coach Surace Keeping Disciplined, Upbeat Approach (Town Topics) 
Christopher Sims:‘Selfish and reckless.’ More than 700 economists strongly oppose Trump’s reelection (CNN Business) 
Alan S. Blinder:The Trump ‘Jobs Boom’ Is a Convenient Myth (The Wall Street Journal)
Julian Zelizer:  

Andrew Reynolds: What Pope Francis’s comments about gay families could mean for LGBTQ people worldwide (The Washington Post) 
Elsa Voytas, PhD candidate: Chileans vote this weekend whether to rewrite the Pinochet-era constitution. (The Washington Post)
Talia Young, postdoctoral research associate:Meet Philadelphia’s First “Community-Supported Fishery” (Next City) 
Christina Riehl:Vicious Woodpecker Battles Draw an Avian Audience (Scientific American)  
Orley Ashenfelter:How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines (The New York Times) 
M. Christine Boyer: Apartment Rents Are Plunging in the World’s Richest Cities. It’s Time For You to Negotiate (Bloomberg) 

Princeton and Mpala scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes

Researchers gathered at the Mpala Research Centre in 2019.

A new study led by Princeton’s Julien Ayroles and Mpala’s Dino Martins supports the “mismatch” hypothesis. They found that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses increased among Turkana people whose diet changed from animal-based to carbohydrate-based.

Robots and humans collaborate to revolutionize architecture

Professor Stefana Parascho and Isla Xi Han standing beneath a concrete and glass brick prototype built at the Embodied Computation Lab (ECL) in Princeton University’s School of Architecture, in January 2020.

Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, dreamed of using robots to simplify construction, even when building complex forms. So the professors partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March.

Princeton professors talk Amy Coney Barrett, future of SCOTUS

From The Daily Princetonian: The Daily Princetonian has cataloged a variety of University professors’ opinions on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in particular, as well as what they think the future of the courts may look like.

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Participates in Princeton University Study About Air Flow

From Opera Wire: The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra participated in a Princeton University study that indicated surprising findings about air flow in trained opera singers. The orchestra opted to do the study as a means of actively pursuing ways to get back to work safely.

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Tweet by Princeton featuring Maddie Wu '21 and her family

High school and college students sign up to be poll workers

From Today: On the Today show Princeton students and their Poll Hero colleagues talk about how — and why — they’ve recruited more than 30,000 poll workers for the 2020 presidential election in the wake of COVID-19.

ABPA hosts alumni panel on voter suppression, stakes of 2020 election

From The Daily Princetonian: On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA) hosted “Countdown to Election 2020,” a panel discussion that centered around the importance of voting in the Nov. 3 election and examined voter suppression in the United States.

Annamie Paul GS ’01 named first Black woman to lead Canadian Green party

From The Daily Princetonian: Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul GS ’01 was elected head of the Green Party of Canada. Through this election, Paul, a graduate of the University’s Master of Public Affairs program, became the first Black leader and first female Jewish leader of a national party in Canada.

Princeton Mutual Aid ‘online storytelling’ fundraiser raises over $3.5K

From The Daily Princetonian: Over 100 Princeton community members and students attended the event on Tuesday over Zoom. The panel, moderated by Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence Deborah Amos, featured a diverse array of seven speakers who shared stories about immigration and community and raised over $3500 from about 100 individual donors in the process. The proceeds from the storytelling event will go directly to utilities, food, and medicine for community members in Princeton.

Quantum chemist Leslie Schoop wins 2020 Packard Fellowship

Leslie Schoop

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Thursday, Oct. 15 that quantum chemist Leslie Schoop is one of 20 researchers to receive a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, targeted to innovative, early-career scientists and engineers.

Tali Mendelberg: ‘Mr. Vice President, I’m Speaking.’ What Research Says About Men Interrupting Women—And How to Stop It (TIME) and What Kamala Harris put up with (USA Today) 

Jacob N. Shapiro: Are influence campaigns trolling your social media feeds? (The Washington Post) 

Kevin M. Kruse: Republican voter suppression efforts were banned for decades. Here’s what changed. (MSNBC) 

Julian Zelizer: Desperate Trump is putting democracy at risk (CNN) and Politics has way of finding Supreme Court eager to avoid it (Associated Press) 

Jakub Kastl: The $120 Billion Idea Behind This Year’s Nobel Prize in Economics (Bloomberg) 

Patrick Sharkey: Crime rose unevenly when stay-at-home orders lifted. The racial disparity is the widest in years. (The Washington Post) 

Bryan Schonfeld and Sam Winter-Levy, PhD candidates: After this summer’s protests, Americans think differently about race. That could last for generations. (The Washington Post)