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By March 10, the student-run contemporary and hip-hop dance company diSiac had spent six weeks planning its spring show. The 46 members had agreed on “Illusion” as the theme; they’d spent 20 hours on the casting alone; they’d haggled their way to using the Berlind Theater for their performances; they’d pored over their publicity photos for hours, striving for perfection.
Facing economic upheaval from COVID-19 disruptions, the University announced yesterday new policies regarding faculty, including a salary freeze. However, the University is the only Ivy League university not to have yet granted tenure clock extensions to junior faculty, although proposals for such a plan are being prepared.
Students who had previously committed to summer internships through the University’s International Internship Program (IIP) and Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) were informed via email on April 7 and April 8 respectively that both programs’ in-person internships had been cancelled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Among the 1,232 courses currently offered for Fall 2020, 41 will count towards the new “Culture and Difference” (CD) distribution requirement announced last spring.
Throughout the month of April, students admitted to the Class of 2024 will meet with University faculty, spend time with current students, and take tours of the University — all online.
As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe and onto the University’s campus, many students were surprised to see unprecedented action taken to halt its spread. While this may be true, the nearly 300-year-old University has weathered multiple pandemics in the last century alone.
Like many venues across the country, McCarter Theatre Center, which lies adjacent to the University, has been forced to cancel all performances, including the Princeton Triangle Club’s annual Reunions performance, through June 30.
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.
In a meeting on April 6, Princeton’s Town Council heard COVID-19 updates and a presentation on the University’s construction by Kristin Appelget, Director of Community and Regional Affairs at the University.
Sirad Hassan ’20 appeared on the Jeopardy! College Championship on Monday, April 6, competing against Emma Farrell, a senior at Carnegie Mellon University, and Marshall Comeaux, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin.
A study co-authored by a University research scholar that predicted as many as 250 million people in India could become infected with COVID-19 has gained attention in Indian media outlets.
A group of Canadian, Italian, and U.S. physicists and engineers, including University Professor of Physics Cristiano Galbiati, have designed and produced a prototype mechanical ventilator that may have the potential to be mass-produced for COVID-19 patients.
Seventeen of the 29 students running for Undergraduate Student Government (USG) positions this spring will be doing so unopposed.
As COVID-19 cases have surged past 320,000 and more than 9,300 people have died in the United States alone, the University’s Office of the Dean for Research has called for research proposals to address the pandemic’s scientific and socioeconomic facets.
In an email sent out on Tuesday, March 31, on-campus students residing in Butler College’s 1967 Hall, 1976 Hall, and Yoseloff Hall were asked to relocate to Bloomberg Hall by Friday, April 3, in order to “secure spaces for self-isolation.”
During the April 4 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed a resolution to extend the 2020 Spring Election voting period by 24 hours and to limit the number of campaign emails that can be sent to listservs to two per campaign for the entirety of the election cycle.
The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announced the town’s first confirmed death from COVID-19 in a statement from the municipality released on Thursday.
Nicholas A. Christakis is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University and a well-known public health expert. He is also the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science and the director of the Institute’s Human Nature Lab.
University alumni serving in Congress on both sides of the aisle are working together to pass legislation to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly two weeks have passed since University students began taking online courses on Zoom.