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Equity Management

This week, Goldman Sachs, one of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world, made headlines for a new policy refusing to underwrite the initial public offering (IPO) of private companies in the United States and Europe that lacked at least one “diverse board member, with a special emphasis on the representation of women in leadership roles.”

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Playing the Believing Game

I find myself somewhat amused to realize that my biggest learning experience of 2019 has its roots in Dr. Von’s Intro to Ethics course—before we even cracked open the textbook. Rather, it was the first homework assignment, a relatively short reading titled “The Believing Game—Methodological Believing” by Peter Elbow.

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A Crossroads in Iran

Be it through the news, discussion around campus, or the barrage of memes fortelling an impending draft for a third world war, you would be hard pressed to have missed the situation that has been developing in Iran over the past week.

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Honoring Philanthropy, Not Funds

This year, Shelby M.C. Davis ’54 GP ’07 ’15 ’18, distinguished philanthropist and founder of Davis Selected Advisors, returned to Lawrenceville to receive the Aldo Leopold Award, also known as the Lawrenceville Medal. At school meeting on January 17, he spoke about his journey after Lawrenceville and shared practical experiences that we will face in the real world—bursting the Lawrenceville bubble, in effect.

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What's Political and What's Not

On January 22, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the temporary implementation of President Trump’s new policy regarding transgender members of the military. This policy, which completely bans any people who identify as transgender or have undergone transition from serving in the U.S. armed forces, had been blocked by lower federal courts since July 2017.

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The New Authoritarianism

After 12 long hours of restless sleep and a whole season of Modern Family, I looked out the right plane window to see the pink hue of the sun rising over an endless stretch of golden sand. As we continued to descend, the flatness became a rolling stretch of dunes until finally, the gleaming, futuristic Dubai skyline emerged. The slim, streamlined Burj Khalifa was instantly recognizable, towering above the rest of the city, a symbol of Dubai’s wealth, glamour, and grandeur.

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A Closer Look at the 2018-2019 Student Council

When Student Council first succeeded at reforming the Visitations Policy at the beginning of the year, I felt that it was actually fulfilling its intended purpose: to serve as “the liaison between the students and the administration.” From its extensive use of all-school emails to its hosting a town hall meeting, the Council worked tirelessly to help students throughout the resolution process. More importantly, I felt confident that this year’s Student Council, unlike many of its predecessors, clearly had the ability to deliver on its promises.

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What We Value, Who We Venerate

As our school community gathered in the Kirby Arts Center on Thursday, January 17 to congratulate Shelby M.C. Davis ’54 GP’06 ’07 ’15 ’18 on becoming this year’s recipient of the Aldo Leopold award, I was excited to hear what he had to say.

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