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President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 has selected “This America: The Case for the Nation,” as the Pre-read for the Class of 2024, according to a press release from the University Office of Communications. Jill Lepore, a professor of American History at Harvard University, published the book in 2019.
For the last two months, Jeongmin “JM” Cho ’21 has documented his experience living on campus during the coronavirus pandemic to over 650 followers on the anonymous Instagram account @lonelycovidtiger. With the school year wrapping up, Cho agreed to speak with The Daily Princetonian — opening up about documenting on-campus life amid COVID-19, the nature of anonymous photography, and his hopes for the future.
In a nondescript, red-brick building off Chambers Street, less than a quarter-mile from FitzRandolph Gate, the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) oversees a staggering $26.1 billion—the largest per-student endowment of any college in the United States.
Unable to find flights out of Morocco, Michaela Daniel ’21 and Aisha Tahir ’21 spent several days in March thinking they would be stranded abroad, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated. While other study abroad students managed to return home with an overpriced plane ticket and a frantic day of packing, Daniel and Tahir — by virtue of Morocco’s fully closed borders — believed such options would not be available to them.
The University will add the pass/D/fail (PDF) option to all undergraduate courses, according to an announcement from Dean of the College Jill Dolan. Decisions to move individual classes to PDF-only will be made on a course-by-course basis.
In the past week, students have been gradually finding out which classes they can take for a grade and which classes they cannot — whether by Blackboard post, email, or casual mention over Zoom. Some are still waiting on concrete answers.
The University mandated that all undergraduates studying abroad “return to their permanent residence by March 23” in an email to the affected students on Saturday. The policy shift comes amidst rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 across the globe and the University’s recent decision to conduct undergraduate classes remotely for the duration of the spring semester.
In response to the University’s suggested “social distancing techniques,” a number of community spaces across campus have closed. Nonetheless, students still expressed concerns about the feasibility of such measures, especially in tightly-packed classrooms and lecture halls.
A potential case of COVID-19 in Mercer County has tested negative, according to state health officials. Of the four cases that underwent testing this weekend, two patients tested positive, bringing the total number of cases in New Jersey to six, as of March 8.
Sarah Kliff, an investigative reporter at The New York Times, stands as one of America’s preeminent health policy experts. On March 4, Kliff participated in a discussion, which was sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, entitled “Obamacare Turns 10: Where Does Healthcare Go Next?” The next day, she sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss COVID-19, the price of healthcare, and former President Barack Obama.
The logo of the University’s Center for International Security Studies (CISS) depicts a world map cast as an orange oval. The image features a clear outline of six world continents, prominently displaying North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, as one might expect.
National Football League (NFL) running back Marshawn Lynch has been chosen to speak at Class Day on June 1, according to an email sent to the Class of 2020.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Chris Lu ’88, former Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama. Lu discussed his time at Princeton, his days with Obama at Harvard Law School, and 2020 Democratic Candidates.
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A new, two-floor Undergraduate Admissions Information Center has officially opened at 36 University Place, nestled alongside the University Store. Beginning on Monday, Orange Key tours will start from this location.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, & Education (SHARE) and the Interclub Council (ICC) announced the creation of the SHARE Council for Eating Clubs (SCEC).
William Cox ’22 fancies himself a “normal” Princeton student. He misses the old Tigerbook, never eats fewer than five cookies at Murray-Dodge Cafe, and often enjoys a night out on Prospect Avenue at Campus Club.
In 1998, University professor Sean Wilentz drafted a letter — signed by over 400 historians — opposing the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one years later, Wilentz has penned another statement, which offers a very different message on impeaching a president.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, former presidential candidate and lifelong activist Ralph Nader ’55 addressed assembled members of the University community in the Whig Senate Chamber. Rising to prominence after authoring “Unsafe at Any Speed” — a highly influential text in promoting regulation of the automotive industry — Nader’s later work influenced the passage of various laws, such as the Freedom of Information Act, and reform within the Federal Trade Commission.
Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader ’55 addressed roughly 70 people in the Whig Senate Chamber on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at an event hosted by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, touching on matters of citizen activism, political power, and his time at the University during an hour-long talk.