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On March 16, President Trump began referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus.” Other xenophobic varieties officials have used include: “the Chinese flu,” “the Wuhan coronavirus,” and my personal favorite, “Kung-Flu.” Many who have faced criticism for using such names have offered the defense that previous diseases have also been named after places, such as the Spanish flu and Ebola.
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.
In the midst of this global crisis, everything feels uncertain. From anxiety about the health of family and friends and the state of the economy to uncertainties over summer jobs and trying to adjust to online classes, the entire world has been turned upside down.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m scared and stressed. Many of us are. Things are happening right now that make me angry and uncertain, but more than that, I’m worried about my future. Every day I hear higher numbers of COVID-19 infections. I see more instances of racism towards my people. I count the weeks until summer and until our fall semester, and I worry.
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.
Recently, my mother asked me what I miss most from my incomplete first year as a Princeton student. I immediately wondered how she could expect me to answer such a seemingly impossible question. How could I recall seven of the best months of my life and choose only one favorite memory, person, or place? She was expectant, so I tried.
Students across the University community continue to discuss and debate how to properly address the financial aftermath of an early departure from campus due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The University has begun to refund students for the unexpected disruption of the semester.
A new model developed by researchers at the University, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, improves upon existing methods for tracking epidemics, including COVID-19. The model may become essential for understanding how the disease spreads, aiding world leaders in evaluating the impact of countermeasures like social distancing and quarantine.
Content Warning: The nature of the scholars’ research, and thus the content of this Q&A, concerns suicide.
Students staying in the Main Inn of Forbes College have been relocated to Bloomberg Hall and various buildings in Whitman College so that the Main Inn’s first floor can house students who must undergo self-isolation due to COVID-19.
Dear Dean Dolan,
After Peru closed its borders to international travel on Sunday, March 15, six students participating in the University’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program, a nine-month experience of cultural immersion and service abroad, and a third year Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) graduate student found themselves stranded in the South American nation.
Hillel Furstenberg GS ’58, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been awarded the 2020 Abel Prize, widely considered one of the highest honors in mathematics and analogous to the Nobel Prize. He shares the award with Gregory Margulis, the Erastus L. DeForest Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus at Yale University, “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory, and combinatorics.”
With students sent home for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester, the University Student Government’s (USG) spending on social events planned for the rest of the term is going unused and will be returned to USG’s general budget.
With quarantining and all, I suddenly have a lot of time to spend inside my own head. No doubt, in another world, I’d rather spend that time picnicking on Poe Field, studying in the Trustee Reading Room, and drinking Friday night wine in my friend’s dorm. At the end of the day, though, my own head isn’t such a bad place to be. It’s chock-full of the one source of entertainment and comfort no self-isolation can ever take away: memories.