A Princeton freshman argues that the university has lost its reputation as a WASP bastion hostile to Jews and other minorities:
The acceptance of the Jewish community by the greater student body was made most evident to me over the course of Hanukkah, where various parties were hosted by eating clubs, the historic epicenter of Princetonian elitism and exclusion. An image that will likely stick with me is a room full of Cloister Inn members gathered around a table playing with dreidels (spinning-tops) while eating traditional holiday foods such as latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts). Princeton’s changing diversity-related trends, while old news, are only now being realized by the religious Jewish community. An immediate manifestation of this awareness is evidenced by more than a dozen Israel-seminary-bound Jewish students who will help make up the Class of 2015.