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Misrach Ewunetie ’24, a junior in the Department of Sociology from Euclid, Ohio, died on Oct. 20 on Princeton University’s campus. Described by family and friends as a “precious, beautiful soul,” and a “role model, tutor, and best friend,” Ewunetie was remembered by those who knew her as a “great listener.” She was 20 years old.
During the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on Nov. 14, Nakia White Barr, the assistant vice president in the Office of the President and the secretary of the CPUC Committee on Naming, announced that the Committee is considering a proposal to remove or replace the statue of John Witherspoon.
Voting machines are down on Election Day in Mercer County “due to a printing and scanning issue with the ballots,” according to county officials. Mercer County residents can vote by completing their ballots and placing them at the top of the scanning machine in the slot where the emergency ballots are placed, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello said in a statement to NJ.com.
The University updated its policies for students seeking No Communication Orders (NCO) from August 2022 onwards.
The 2022 midterms election is fast approaching, with voting coming up next Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The University sold the majority of its stake in the Lithium Americas Corporation during the second quarter of 2022, according to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings released over the summer. As of last filing, the University’s holdings in the company are around $4.5 million, down from $92 million earlier this year.
In the wake of the recent expansion in Princeton’s financial aid policy, campus community members look toward the future and the work still to be done in attracting and supporting low- and middle-income students at the University.
From Colonial to Cloister, the Class of 2026 were found roaming Prospect Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 15, the first night that eating clubs officially invited the first-year class to attend parties on “the Street.”
Thirty people from the Princeton area became naturalized citizens of the United States as they took the Oath of Allegiance in the Arthur Lewis Auditorium at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) this week.
Beginning Sept. 12, late meal allowances for students will increase to nine dollars each for lunch and dinner, up from an allowance of eight dollars per meal. In an email to The Daily Princetonian, University Director of Retail & Catering Cristian Vasquez said that the change meant that “students can order an entrée from any station,” including a fountain beverage, and stay within the allowance.
Princeton University found allegations of research misconduct against Princeton Gerrymandering Project (PGP) Director and neuroscience professor Sam Wang to be “without merit,” a University spokesperson told The Daily Princetonian. The University has officially completed and closed all internal investigations regarding Wang, the spokesperson said.
On Aug. 1, Princeton University joined 13 colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief that asks the Supreme Court to uphold Grutter v. Bollinger, which allows admissions policies to consider race and ethnicity as one factor among many in the holistic admissions process. Amici urged the Supreme Court to uphold four decades of the precedent established in Grutter v. Bollinger.
In a majority opinion penned by University alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the U.S. Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion, overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.
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The University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families for Reunions from Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22. The long weekend festivities marked the first Reunions since 2019 and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wendy Kopp ’89, Founder of Teach for America and CEO of Teach for All, spoke at the University’s Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2022 — dubbed by her “an activist generation” — on service and the importance of searching for impactful post-graduate pursuits. Throughout the address, she urged graduating seniors to pursue “deep impact” over “impressive resumes.”
Princeton-affiliated journalists Jennifer Senior ’91 and Marie-Rose Sheinerman ’23 have been awarded 2022 Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism. The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, and literature and musical composition within the United States.
On May 2, Politico published a leaked draft majority opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization written by Justice Samuel Alito ’72. The opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminate national legal protection for abortion, and restore reproductive rights to the states.
The University launched an internal investigation of Princeton Gerrymandering Project (PGP) Director and neuroscience professor Sam Wang for research misconduct and toxic workplace issues, the New Jersey Globe first reported on April 28.
A proposal submitted by the Faculty Committee on the Course of Study to allow for academic minors was approved by faculty on April 25, according to a University statement.