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Editor’s Note: At 7:05 p.m. on June 23, Electrical Engineering concentrators received an email stating, “for sure all teaching will be on-line” in the fall. At around 8:40 p.m., after receiving comment from the University, the ‘Prince’ published this piece with the following headline: ‘All teaching will be online’ in the fall, writes ELE director of studies to students; U. maintains, ‘Planning continues in real time.’ At 10:05 p.m., James C. Sturm, the professor who had sent the email, responded to a request for comment from the ‘Prince,’ clarifying that he had no inside information about fall planning and had overstated the situation. This story — and its headline — have been comprehensively updated to reflect this response.
In support of Trenton-based community organizations and in solidarity with nationwide demonstrations against systemic racism, the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC), a network of campus Black student organizations, raised almost $14,000 from University students in less than a week. The BLC’s fundraising now totals more than $18,000.
Former University Chaplain Father Gabriel Zeis, who resigned in September 2019 amid a sexual abuse allegation dating back to 1975, was cleared of the charge on June 16 by an independent investigation, which found the allegation “not credible,” the Diocese of Trenton has announced.
In light of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has instructed the University Cabinet — a group of senior academic and administrative leaders — “to identify specific actions that can be taken in their areas of responsibility to confront racism.”
Several University-affiliated economists — including Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School Cecilia Rouse — have signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to pass an economic relief bill in the wake of the “parallel health and economic crises” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As fall draws near, colleges and universities across the country are determining how they will offer higher education amid the pandemic. Some, such as Duke and the University of Illinois, have publicly committed to in-person instruction, while others, such as the California State University system and Harvard Law School, will rely on remote instruction.
The University is “considering the possibility of allowing a limited number of seniors back to campus” for the fall term, according to an email sent Friday, June 19, to faculty members who advise rising seniors in the Neuroscience department.
On Friday, June 19, the University will commemorate Juneteenth by providing faculty and staff with a “fully paid day off,” according to a statement from the Office of Communications posted on Thursday.
On Thursday, the University announced that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is suspending its requirement for standardized test scores for applicants to the Class of 2025, and eliminating the Early Action application option for the 2020–2021 admissions cycle.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the University, blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
General Mark Milley ’80, the United States military’s highest-ranking officer, has issued an apology for appearing in his combat uniform in a June 1 photo-op with President Donald Trump. Police forcefully dispersed peaceful protestors before Trump, Milley, and other aides walked from the White House to St. John’s Church on June 1.
This story was last updated on June 18 at 4:39 p.m. to reflect the Governor’s executive order.
Dr. Joshua Guild, a professor in Princeton's Departments of History and African American Studies, tells The Daily Princetonian's Ergene Kim about his experience with protests in New York City following the killing of George Floyd. The interview touches on how violence originates at protests, the inequities that brought about these demonstrations, the role of the media in covering movements, and what changes might be on the horizon.
The 'Prince' talks to Sonny Yimer '23, a St. Paul resident, regarding the protests that broke out worldwide over the killing of George Floyd, just across the city from him. Then (8:05), we ask five other students to describe their experiences with the protests and the movement that looks to bring about structural change in America. Hear from Douglas Robins '23 of Baton Rouge, LA; Camille Reeves '23 of New Albany, OH; Uche Ndukwe '22 of Natick, MA; Andrew Hama '22 of Duluth, GA; and Jovan Aigbekaen '23 of Dracut, MA.
Panera Bread on Nassau Street has permanently shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. A sign on the door now redirects customers to the West Windsor and Plainsboro Township locations.
Update: Since the publication of this piece, the University has dropped its requirement for applicants to the Class of 2025 to submit standardized test scores. Read our coverage of the June 18 announcement.
During a Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting on June 13, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter said new Title IX regulations imposed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last month “are problematic in a number of ways.”
Maria Ressa ’86, a journalist and CEO of Rappler, an online news network, has been found guilty of cyber libel charges in the Philippines, in what many critics have called a blow to freedom of the press in the Southeast Asian country.
Eight years ago, Anna Salvatore ’24, age 10, was reporting live from the scene of her family vacation, interviewing family members and crafting headlines like “Uncle Glenn went whitewater rafting” and “Mom lip synced in the kitchen.” On June 5, she appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press: College Roundtable,” a weekly feature Chuck Todd’s flagship broadcast is running this month.
'Prince' Assistant News Editor Evelyn Doskoch '23 interviews Dean of the College Jill Dolan, discussing the decision-making process this spring, following up on some lingering questions from last week's open discussion with her and VP Calhoun, and looking forward to what September might bring for Princeton undergraduates.