Daily Newsletter: April 8, 2021
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Daily Newsletter: April 8, 2021
Princeton has its first NBA player since Steve Goodrich ’98.
May Tieu, a sophomore fencer on the Princeton women’s fencing team, was named women’s foil Junior World Champion on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. The Junior World Fencing Championships are held annually and are open to athletes around the world who are up to 20 years of age, and who meet certain selection criteria.
Two University graduate alumni and longtime collaborators, Alfred Aho GS ’67 and Jeffrey Ullman GS ’66, received the 2020 ACM A. M. Turing Award, widely considered to be the highest technical distinction in the field of computer science.
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.
On Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. EDT, the University formally extended offers of admission to 1,498 students for the class of 2025 amid a historic application cycle upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented disruptions to high school coursework.
USG Senate reviews student surveys; New Jersey COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to expand April 19
In 2019, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch ’80 was thrust into the national spotlight when she testified in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial.
Beginning on April 19, all New Jersey residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed the results of its most recent surveys regarding social engagement and sustainability for the rest of the semester.
N.J vaccine eligibility expands to educators and support staff, The Daily Princetonian Editorial Board speaks out on recent violence against Asian Americans.
On April 2 at 1 p.m., approximately 20 people gathered in a masked and socially-distanced demonstration at FitzRandolph Gate to support the delivery of a petition demanding that the University extend access to COVID-19 resources to the local community.
As of April 5, all educators and support staff at colleges and universities in New Jersey will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Campus Community COVID-19 update on April 2. This includes all University researchers and students who work on campus.
Proposal for the Princeton Community Center (PCC) ; Truex ’07 on America's scientific exchange with China
On March 26, students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and University President Eisgruber ’83. The protesters, who were made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, called for the University to pay reparations, divest from the prison industrial complex, abolish the police, implement an anti-racist curriculum, increase Black faculty lecturers and practitioners, establish a center for anti-racist policy, and increase Black student enrollment.
Princeton residents have proposed the establishment of a new community center to provide services to “vulnerable Princetonians, whose ages span from infant to senior,” including grade school tutoring, a community garden, and emergency housing support services.
Rory Truex ’07 is an assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the University. His research specializes in Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule. In light of the charges that the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently made against MIT faculty member Gang Chen, Truex wrote in The Atlantic about the dangers of harming America’s open environment of scientific research in a crackdown on possible Chinese espionage.
Princeton Lawnparties canceled for the spring; Campus art installation calls for change
Six virtual graduation ceremonies for students of various ethnic and socioeconomic communities are scheduled to take place this May. These cultural ceremonies, some of which have been conducted for more than 20 years, are optional and supplementary to the main Commencement day ceremonies.