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As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike, calling for the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Close to 100 students, alumni, and other supporters flooded University social media pages with messages in support of divestment.
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In early October, University Health Services (UHS) will offer students, faculty, and staff free flu shots at its annual FluFest, held in Jadwin Gymnasium.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, University organizations and mentor groups are exploring how best to adjust annual programming and resources to fit the nature of the virtual environment. For this year’s online Safer Sexpo, Peer Health Advisers (PHAs) presented a COVID-adjusted curriculum that navigated personal desire in a socially distant context, with a new “emphasis on solo sex,” according to PHA and Safer Sexpo coordinator Maricar Almeda ’22.
To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds this June. The sale brought the University’s total debt close to $3 billion.
The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support current graduate students.
On Monday, Sept. 21, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) resumed its regular meetings via Zoom. During the meeting, administrators commented on the Department of Education’s recently-announced investigation into the University, gave an update on campus COVID-19 protocols, and spoke briefly about plans for the spring semester.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, the University made public what The Daily Princetonian reported in June: With a $20 million donation, Kwanza Jones ’93 and José E. Feliciano ’94, a married couple, have given the largest gift by Black and Latino alumni in the University’s 274-year history.
A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor shows that despite disproportionate media coverage of lootings and violence associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, an overwhelming 93 percent of BLM demonstrations this summer were peaceful.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.
Although the position of Peer Academic Advisor (PAA) has been historically unpaid, the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) originally offered a $360 stipend at the beginning of the semester to offset an unexpected increase in workload due to the online semester. In light of concerns about PAAs being unfairly overworked, the stipend has increased to $960 for the entirety of the fall semester.
This fall, many of Princeton’s a cappella, dance, and other campus performing arts groups will not have auditions or accept new members.
In an open letter outlining the University’s efforts to combat racism early this month, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 wrote, “Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persist at Princeton” and racist assumptions “remain embedded in structures of the University itself.”
Monte McNair ’06 has been hired as the Sacramento Kings’ new general manager, the team announced in a press release on its website on Thursday.
New York Times national political reporter Astead W. Herndon joined around 40 students over Zoom on Tuesday night for a wide-ranging conversation on his experience covering the 2020 election, newsroom diversity and representation, and political journalism’s blind spots.
On Sept. 8, the University announced a new financial benefit package intended to assist employees with unprecedented child care costs over the next four months. The package is a temporary expansion of the Employee Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) and grants a one-time lump payment to faculty and staff members who meet certain requirements.
For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University as the top university in the nation. The 2021 rankings — released Sunday night — list a total of 389 schools.
In an email to undergraduates on Sept. 13, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Vice President Andres Larrieu, now a member of the Class of 2023, announced he was taking a leave of absence and had resigned from his position, effective immediately.
On Monday, Sept. 14, Dillon Gymnasium, the primary fitness and recreation facility on campus, will re-open for student use for the first time since its mid-March closure. Access to the gym will be by reservation only and restricted to undergraduate and graduate students approved to reside on campus, according to a Campus Rec announcement.
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.
Late last month, Facebook announced that a number of external academics, including Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the University, will help the social media giant better understand its impact on the 2020 election.