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In a letter filed on April 14 in the class action lawsuit of Elysee Nicolas v. The Trustees of Princeton University, Nicolas’ counsel informed the court that the parties had reached an agreement. The terms of the settlement have not yet been announced.
Most Princeton students in relationships plan for summers apart. Few plan for global pandemics. But less than a month after Valentine’s Day — just as the New Jersey winter began to thaw, trees began to blossom, and the temperature finally edged above 60 — the coronavirus crisis touched down on campus. In an instant, everything changed.
“Galya Katzovskaya. Born in 1938 in Kiev, killed in Babi Yar in 1941 — age three,” said Tali Pelts ’20, just after 9 p.m. on Monday evening.
Through a three-part speaker series entitled “Fixing Bugs in Democracy,” the Princeton Gerrymandering Project — in collaboration with the Pace Center, Service Focus, and Princeton Public Lectures — explored the issues plaguing modern American democracy.
Students remaining on campus will be relocated to Bloomberg Hall, Scully Hall, and rooms in Whitman College, according to “a new plan for housing through the semester’s end” outlined by Dean of the College Jill Dolan.
Last month, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, an over $2 trillion stimulus package that provides direct financial assistance to American citizens and legal permanent residents, entered into effect. Though they pay billions of dollars in taxes annually, undocumented immigrants will not receive a cent.
Jordan Thomas ’18 was just beginning a statistics course during his first spring semester at the University when he made a startling realization. Many of the other students in his class had already taken college-level statistics in high school.
On April 15, Malka Himelhoch ’21 was awarded the Truman Scholarship, making her one of 62 college students nationwide to join the 2020 cohort of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation’s prestigious annual fellowship.
Funding for senior thesis research requiring “international travel, domestic travel, or on-campus residency” this summer has been withdrawn in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an email sent to A.B. juniors from Pascale M. Poussart, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) on Friday, April 10.
The University Muslim Life Program’s weekly prayer service was interrupted on Friday, April 17 by “zoombombers” who crashed the meeting with offensive slurs and pornographic images.
In their April 18 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed the recent Class Government and U-Council elections and students’ questions regarding off-campus mental health resources.
It is officially the fifth week of attending Zoom University, and I will admit that I’m not as big of a fan of the online platform as I thought I would be. For some reason, I find that I am more tired, more stressed, and less motivated than when actually at Princeton. Attending classes from the comfort of my bed is turning into my academic Achilles heel.
Over the last few weeks many of us have seen significant parts of our lives upended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking forward, some of our peers have lost internships, but regardless of summer plans, the cancellation of a normal semester has hit us all quite hard. We can all attest to the fact that this transition can be quite difficult to manage. This disruption disturbs our life plans and expectations and can have detrimental effects on our well-being. The pain resulting from this disruption means that we need to exercise our capacities for empathy and understanding.
In an email sent to students on April 17, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced the results of the spring 2020 election for Class Government and U-Councilors.
Princeton Senior Bella Alarie was selected by the Dallas Wings on Friday night with the fifth pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Alarie, a three-time Ivy League Player of the Year, is the second Princeton player ever selected in the WNBA Draft.
Living in a global pandemic leaves you with little to do to keep yourself entertained. To help combat impending boredom, Prospect has launched a series in which our staff members recommend content and creative outlets to keep you occupied while you’re stuck in your home. This week, our writers and editors have been getting in touch with their artistic sides and sharing how they get their creative juices flowing, even when stuck inside. Here are the creative activities we recommend for you during quarantine.
The University Graduate School has announced a number of policy changes regarding graduate-level academic work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including allowing academic departments to adjust grading options and degree requirements and permitting for remote or delayed examinations.
Landis Stankievech ’08, a mechanical and aerospace engineering concentrator, was all set to apply for the Canadian Rhodes Scholarship by his senior year. He had excelled in his classes, received some academic awards, taught youngsters how to skate, and played on Princeton’s varsity hockey team.
While discussing his award-winning show “Chernobyl” with Princeton students and staff in a Zoom meeting last Thursday, Craig Mazin ’92 drew a marked difference between Communism and “communalism.” The former: a government system that historically failed in its implementation. The latter: a culture devoted to shared interests and well-being and committed to the idea that another person’s life is as important as one’s own.
In a statement from the Office of Communications on Tuesday, April 14, the University announced a number of changes to its financial aid program. The University trustees also “reaffirmed the University’s commitment to affordability despite the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”