The Princeton Alumni Weekly reports that Graduate School applicants will now be asked to disclose if they have been convicted of a crime, but that acts of civil disobedience need not be disclosed. I am grateful that Princeton offers that exception, while also noting that many of those committing civil disobedience feel that what they have done is no crime and should be recognized as a legitimate action. I wonder if I hold a Princeton record for most arrests of any Princeton graduate. I believe it’s 21 at the moment. On Aug. 6 (Hiroshima Day) I intend to carry a copy of the U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty to the workers of the nation’s largest nuclear-weapons contractor. Make the number 22 if I don’t get all the way up the driveway.
In Response to: Undergraduate Application Revised; Criminal-History Question Extended to Graduate School Applicants