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Thousands of COVID-19 patients in New Jersey have no access to a communication device and are unable to message with family members and friends. Two University alumni are working to change that.
John M. Murrin, professor of history emeritus at the University, died on Saturday, May 2 at a hospital in Hamilton, N.J. Murrin, who succumbed to complications of the novel coronavirus, N.J., is survived by Mary Murrin, his wife of 52 years. He was 84.
Nine seniors and one junior have been named recipients of the Spirit of Princeton Award. Since 1995, the award has been given annually to recognize undergraduates for positive contributions to campus life.
Last week, 16 University faculty members were elected to two of the nation’s historic learned societies: 12 were among the newest class of members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and four were elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
This week, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) and the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) hosted the first-ever SophCon — a “virtual orientation program for rising sophomores.”
On Thursday, April 30, communications and information innovator Andrea Goldsmith became the first woman to receive the Marconi Prize, now in its 45th year. The Prize recognizes her “pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of adaptive wireless communications.”
Effective July 1, 2020, associate professor of sociology and public affairs Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong GS ’93 will begin her term as head of Butler College.
Grace Sommers ’20 was recently named the Latin salutatorian of the University’s Class of 2020. A resident of Bridgewater, N.J., Grace is concentrating in physics with certificates in applications of computing, applied and computational mathematics, and Ancient Roman language and culture. After graduation, Grace will return to the University to pursue a Ph.D. in physics.
Peru has launched a COVID-19 economic relief package in Latin America, easing tax burdens, subsidizing wages, and guaranteeing nearly $90M in funds for small business loans. But according to a recent University-affiliated survey, over 70 percent of small business owners have no idea.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) amended Title IX rules to require live hearings during which students accused of sexual assault will have the right to have their accuser cross-examined. As a recipient of federal funding, the University must amend its current investigative procedures to comply.
The University has accepted 13 transfer students out of 905 applicants for entry in fall 2020.
Facing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Novogratz Bridge Year Program sent an email to prospective applicants on April 28 informing them that the office plans to offer the program but expects a delayed start date.
Due to housing and enrollment constraints, students who take gap years this fall may not be guaranteed immediate return to the University, according to a response from Dean of the College Jill Dolan at the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on Monday, May 4.
Two University alumni and one faculty member received recognition from Columbia University’s Pulitzer Prize committee on Monday, May 4, garnering two wins and one finalist status. Given annually, the prizes seek to recognize “excellence in journalism and the arts.”
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics Britt Adamson was named a 2020 Searle Scholar for her project entitled “Mapping the Processes of Genome Editing in Human Cells.”
In an email to students on Monday, May 4, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 wrote that faculty members have been instructed to begin planning courses under the assumption that remote learning will continue into the fall. The ultimate decision of whether to hold the fall term on campus or online will not be announced until early July.
The University will proceed with the fall 2020 semester as scheduled, but will wait until July to decide whether instruction will be on-campus or virtual, according to an email from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 on Monday.
Two University students, Jessica Lambert ’22 and Claire Wayner ’22, have been selected as 2020 Udall Scholars; they will each receive up to $7000 for their leadership, service, and academic excellence on issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
Select positions with the International Internship Program (IIP) will now be offered virtually. The program had previously been canceled due to COVID-19.
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.