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Zagster shut down their bike share services in Princeton due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the business, according to an email sent to users on June 1. The company disabled rides, terminated all rider accounts, and will remove the bikes and stations in the Princeton community, including those on campus.
As members of the Princeton University undergraduate student body, we all stand in solidarity with the Black community. We condemn the violent mistreatment and senseless murder of Black individuals by the police and the systemic oppression and racism that has long targeted Black lives. We believe Black Lives Matter and know that the Black students within our classes are integral members of our campus community.
The Interclub Council stands in firm solidarity with our Black members, the Black Lives Matter movement, and all of those who oppose the systemic racism which pervades our society. We wholeheartedly condemn the unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all the other people whose names we must and will remember because they were taken too soon.
The locally-owned boutiques, gift shops, and restaurants that comprise the town of Princeton are facing the full economic consequences of COVID-19, as the University students on whom they depend are absent. A community that typically thrives has found itself struggling to survive.
The University is no longer seeking to extend civil immunity protections to Department of Public Safety (DPS, PSAFE) officers, according to Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss. Assistant Vice President for Public Safety Paul Ominsky testified last year before the New Jersey State Assembly in favor of expanding immunity protections for campus police officers.
The Trump administration will revoke the visas of certain graduate students and researchers with ties to entities which support Beijing's military strategy, according to a May 28 presidential proclamation. The move could affect “a large portion of Princeton's graduate student and post-doc community,” according to the Graduate Student Government (GSG).
Bonnie Watson Coleman is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 12th district, which includes Princeton, N.J. She has served since 2015 and is currently running for re-election, facing Republican challenger Mark Razzoli.
On a call with governors across the country on Monday, President Donald Trump said that chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley ’80 will be “in charge” of the response to nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.
Nicholas Johnson ’20, who made history as the University’s first black valedictorian, explored the importance of mentorship for underrepresented minorities at a virtual panel held on Wednesday.
Over 1000 protesters gathered outside FitzRandolph Gate on June 2 — chanting, kneeling, and listening — to protest the deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans, especially those at the hands of police.
Jeffrey Grosser is the Princeton Health Officer within the municipal health department responsible for promoting health, controlling disease, and protecting against environmental hazards in town, managing much of the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Grosser spoke with the ‘Prince’ about where the town stands in terms of reopening and what the University should consider for the fall.
This piece previously appeared in print, under the title “A disservice to the community: Against qualified immunity,” on March 5, 2020.
On Sunday, the University community bore witness to a fully virtual and remote commencement — the first such adaption of the ceremony in its 273-year history — as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Today, the Class of 2020 attended its virtual commencement. Tomorrow, it will enter a world plagued by uncertainty, fear, and a national unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Last September, the university’s seniors may have thought they had little to learn from members of the Class of 2009. Now, that class seems the one best equipped to offer them comfort, commiseration, and some creative coping strategies.
Following pledges from several Ivy League schools to divest from fossil fuels, students, alumni, academics, and activists met over Zoom on Friday to discuss where the University stands. The event was a part of virtual Reunions programming.
If the page doesn’t redirect automatically, the commemorative commencement issue can be found here.
This weekend, for the first time since 1945, the University’s campus will sit untouched by an orange-tinted tornado of fireworks, speeding golf carts, chants, bands, and beers.
Jackson Artis ’20 has been elected Young Alumni Trustee (YAT). He will serve a four-year term on the University’s Board of Trustees beginning on July 1.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ’75 discussed COVID-19’s impact on the United States economy and how the Fed hopes to slow the financial downturn during a virtual talk and question and answer (Q&A) session on Friday, May 29.
At an open Q&A with Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), uncertainty was a frequent response to students’ questions and concerns.