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Rabbi Julie Roth, Executive Director of the University’s Center for Jewish Life (CJL) and Jewish Chaplain at the University, will be leaving Princeton at the end of this academic year to pursue a position as a Pulpit Rabbi at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, N.J. The announcement of her departure was made on March 2.
The University released its first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Annual Report, accompanied by a video, describing how the University has strived toward anti-racism and systemic change in the last year.
After earning a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard, Ellora Derenoncourt joined Princeton for her postdoc in 2019, then joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. This year, she joined the Princeton Department of Economics and the Industrial Relations section as an Assistant Professor of Economics. She is creating a research center within the department that will focus on economic inequality. Her research focuses on labor policy, with emphasis on the racial wealth gap and minimum wage policy.
At the first in-person meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) since the COVID-19 pandemic began, administrators discussed far-ranging plans for progress on fossil fuel dissociation, sustainable campus construction, and health updates.
In a unique Commencement ceremony distinctly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of University students, faculty, staff, and their families gathered at Princeton Stadium to celebrate the Class of 2021 on Sunday.
Inspired by a desire to better address the needs of current students, the University will launch a new center for gender and sexuality this fall.
Seated in popular Nassau Street restaurant Jammin’ Crepes on Monday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will provide $15 million in federal relief to struggling small businesses throughout the state.
Since mid-March, the University has expressed its intention to invite all students back for a fully in-person fall 2021 semester. At a town hall yesterday, administrators spoke in more detail about what that might look like.
Several buildings in Palmer Square were evacuated due to a gas leak caused by a construction accident at around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 4.
The University’s inaugural Wintersession culminated in an intimate keynote conversation titled “Beyond the Resume” with television star Jonathan Van Ness and media personality Ashlee Marie Preston.
Each November, Native American students at Princeton raise a tipi outside of Prospect House to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. This year, amid the pandemic and a reckoning with injustices on and off campus, the student group Natives at Princeton (NAP) designated November 2020 as Native American Activism Month.
The University has established a new professorship in Indigenous Studies, in recognition of students’ “strong and growing interest” in Native American and Indigenous Studies, according to a Dec. 3 announcement.
The University will invite all undergraduate students to campus this spring, according to a message from University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83. Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely.
Just a week after Princeton High School (PHS) reopened for the first time since March, one student and two teachers tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the district to cancel in-person classes at the high school until Nov. 9.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, Maria Ressa ’86, a 2018 Time Person of the Year and the University’s 2020 Baccalaureate speaker, joined three journalists for a panel discussion, hosted by the Press Freedom Defense Fund (PFDF) and attended by over 200 people, including many University alumni.
Following the announcement early last week that the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will spend $80,000 on a virtual Lawnparties to be held on Oct. 30, students took to social media to voice frustrations about how the University is spending money during an economic recession and global pandemic.
The University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) allocated $80,000 — 42 percent of USG’s fall budget — to the first-ever virtual Lawnparties.
Last week, over 140 students and community members attended a virtual book talk with University professors Imani Perry and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. GS ’97.
On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
Hundreds of people craned their necks from their restaurant tables on Nassau Street and Witherspoon Street to watch as dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters chanted and marched through Princeton on Saturday, Aug. 1.