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In a candid and personal conversation, Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton, open up about their experiences as Indigenous students on campus. Additionally, the table discusses the issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed.
In a newly-announced change to financial aid policy at Cap and Gown Club, all members on University financial aid will now receive a grant for club membership, and members on full financial aid will pay “no out-of-pocket costs.” Previously, the Cap financial aid policy was based on a yearly application process.
This October, three first-year students sat down with hot beverages and interview questions, prepared for a casual conversation with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83. But Eisgruber is only one of many high-profile guests these students — who have yet to experience an in-person semester — have spoken with over the past few months.
“We are not optimistic about University-sponsored international travel in summer 2021,” Associate Provost for International Affairs and Operations Aly Kassam-Remtulla wrote to students earlier this week.
Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences.
At a Princeton Council meeting on Dec. 14, Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun told local officials that the University will begin a “community walk program” this spring to help monitor public health compliance for students living locally.
Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of New Jersey.
Students will again be able to take any class on a pass/D/fail (PDF) basis during the spring 2021 semester, and individual departments will still have the final decision about which prerequisites and departmental requirements they will require to be taken for a grade.
At a parent town hall last night, administrators said the University may alter aspects of its spring 2021 move-in and quarantine process, pending guidance from the state of New Jersey. This news comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days on Wednesday.
The University will be able to distribute a vaccine to faculty, staff, students, and their households as soon as it is available beyond top-priority populations like health care workers, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo told students at a town hall last night.
All 11 of Princeton’s eating clubs will remain closed for the spring semester, according to a Tuesday afternoon announcement from the University.
Christian Potter ’22, who currently serves as Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Academics Chair, will serve as USG President this year. Referenda calling for fossil fuel divestment and an Election Day holiday also passed overwhelmingly.
Sophie Li ’21 was named one of two Rhodes Scholars for Hong Kong on Nov. 22, joining 32 winners from the United States and nearly five dozen more from other countries.
The University will invite all undergraduate students to campus this spring, according to a message from University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83. Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely.
Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution unfairly charged full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring 2020 semester.
This time last year, Charter Club faced a crisis. Confronted with dwindling enrollment, its officer corps and graduate board solicited redesign plans from undergraduates. Several groups put forth proposals, including an idea to turn Charter into a co-op and the ultimately successful plan to reinstate Bicker.
In a letter sent earlier this week, over 100 first-year students urged the University to “do what it can” to bring first-year international students on campus this spring.
“I actually got the email 12 hours before my flight to the U.S.,” said Songtao Li ’24, recalling the moment he learned that his first college semester would be fully online. Ready to quarantine upon arrival, he had already booked a hotel in the U.S.
In a year of global reckoning around issues of racial equity, Novogratz Bridge Year Program administrators are contemplating their role in this realignment, as they respond to minority students’ claims of racial, gender, and sexuality-based discrimination and harassment during their time abroad.
Allen Liu ’22 and Christian Potter ’22 have begun campaigning for the position of Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President, with voting to begin next week.