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Since the emergence of the new coronavirus in China and declaration of a global health emergency, we have taken the situation seriously and have redoubled our efforts to fulfill a core responsibility we have as an administration: to ensure the health and safety of every member of the University community.
Beginning next year, the University will be replacing its three offered “Block” meal plans for a single option — one that is less expensive and costs less per meal than all currently offered dining options.
Dear Princeton campus community members,
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert has announced that she will not seek reelection in November, after serving two four-year terms in office.
In a break from long-standing tradition, reading period and finals for the fall semester of the 2020–21 calendar year will be held prior to winter break. According to an email memo sent to the student body on Tuesday, Feb. 4 by Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, the first day of classes will take place on Sept. 2, and Dec. 22 will mark the final day of exams.
Princeton men’s hockey (3–14–4 overall, 1–10–3 conference) faced a tough 5–3 defeat in a home game against No. 1 Cornell (15–2–4, 10–2–2) on Saturday, Feb. 1. Junior defender Mark Paolini, first-year forward Spencer Kersten, and senior forward Liam Grande all scored for the Tigers, with junior defender Matthew Thom tacking on two assists. Princeton scored all of its goals on the man advantage, going 3–5 overall for the game.
The men’s swimming and diving team defeated Yale but came up short against Harvard at the HYP Championships, held at DeNunzio Pool on the night of Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1. Meanwhile, the women’s team prevailed over both the Bulldogs and the Crimson, emerging from the electric two-day meet as undeniable victors.
As the spring semester commences, I want to reflect on the end of my first semester, particularly on final exams. For the first — and final — time, I returned to campus after winter break for one-and-a-half weeks of reading period, followed by another week and a half of final exams.
Here’s how head wrestling coach Chris Ayres would describe his season’s first half: “hard.”
In his fourth annual letter to the University community, President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 discussed upcoming construction projects that will improve facilities and expand the undergraduate student body.
In February 2019, Dr. Vanessa Tyson ’98 publicly came forward accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. More than 150 University students and community members signed a letter standing with her in solidarity and calling for Fairfax’s resignation. Sadly, one year later, Fairfax is still in office.
After almost 35 years in the foreign service, former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch ’80, a key witness during the House impeachment inquiry and a pivotal figure in the Senate’s ongoing trial, has retired from the U.S. State Department. Her exit comes after weeks of hostile impeachment proceedings, which have given rise to fresh allegations regarding her firing.
During the 2018 Princeton football season, senior quarterback John Lovett ’19 was a force to be reckoned with. He led the Ivy League in passing touchdowns at 18 and helped his offensive team earn the distinction of the #2 scoring offense in the country. The co-captain led the Tigers to their first perfect season since 1984, concluding the season 10–0.
Last week, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (17–4–1, 12–3–1 ECAC) entered the final push of its season with three road games in five days, played against Quinnipiac (15–10–3, 7–7–2), Yale (13–10–0, 10–6–0), and Brown (3–18–2, 2–13–1). Princeton swept all three games, winning by a combined 9–4 to maintain its position at second in the ECAC standings.
In response to the global 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the University is assessing five students who have traveled to mainland China within the last two weeks. The University has also banned all students, faculty, and staff from traveling to mainland China on University business or as part of University-sponsored programs.
We are the team of students responsible for the Charter Co-op Eating Club proposal. While we were initially hesitant to address Charter’s decision to go Bicker publicly, many of our supporters have urged us to share our thoughts. We’d like to acknowledge that some of us personally know leaders of the winning proposal team and have nothing but love and respect for them as individuals. However, we believe they and the Charter Board of Governors have made a mistake in replacing the club’s longstanding sign-in policy with bicker.
Thirty years ago this Friday, more than 600 students and University personnel gathered to demand that Tiger Inn and Ivy Club — the last two all-male eating clubs — allow women to become members. On the steps of Robertson Hall, class president Erica Fox ’91 declared, “The male-only admissions policies create a situation which, by preventing us from being whole people, hurts all of us.”
Women’s basketball (15–1, 3–0 Ivy League) posted wins over Dartmouth (7–10, 1–3 Ivy) and Harvard (11–6, 2–2 Ivy) over the weekend to sweep the team’s first Ivy League road trip of the season.
Alice Lin ’20 was announced as one of the 15 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which will fund one year of study of mathematics at Cambridge University.
Princeton men’s basketball’s (8—8, 3—0 Ivy League) most complete defensive outing of the season helped propel the Tigers to their third straight Ivy League win.