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In response to the University’s suggested “social distancing techniques,” a number of community spaces across campus have closed. Nonetheless, students still expressed concerns about the feasibility of such measures, especially in tightly-packed classrooms and lecture halls.
Last Thursday, Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential race, leaving two candidates in the Democratic field: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Since many had seen her as the last “diverse” candidate on the ballot, this was an expected, but still disappointing, moment.
Currently showing at the Princeton Garden Theatre, Céline Sciamma’s latest film “Portrait de la jeune fille en feu” (translated as “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”) explores the dialectics of artist/subject, love/beloved, and viewer/viewed, presenting them as fluid and reciprocal. In the act of viewing, the film posits, oneself is viewed.
Update from March 11
The Ivy League announced on March 9 that the Ivy League Presidents have made the decision to cancel the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The tournament was originally set to take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.
Welcome to The Daily Princetonian’s central coronavirus page, which features everything you need to know about COVID-19’s effects on the University. Every piece we’ve published on COVID-19 is available below. This page will be regularly updated with new and breaking coverage. To receive updates directly, subscribe to the ‘Prince’ newsletter.
At 9:02 a.m. Monday morning, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 updated the University about next steps regarding COVID-19 preparations. Among other changes, the letter announced plans for virtual instruction starting the week of March 23, and encouraged students to remain at home during that time.
Late Sunday night into Monday morning, a University web page addressing the COVID-19 outbreak sparked confusion across campus. A University spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Princetonian that the information on this page was revealed inadvertently.
As of March 8, four Democrats have declared their candidacies for Princeton’s municipal primary election, which will be held on June 2.
Women’s Basketball at Columbia, Cornell: W 77–52, W 69–50
A potential case of COVID-19 in Mercer County has tested negative, according to state health officials. Of the four cases that underwent testing this weekend, two patients tested positive, bringing the total number of cases in New Jersey to six, as of March 8.
In its March 8 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) confirmed five members to its Movies Committee and further discussed its Ideas Incubator. The Senate also heard budget updates from Treasurer Rachel Hazan ’21.
Five students from the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022 have been announced as the newest recipients of the Arthur Liman Fellowships. The University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) announced its list of 2020 Arthur Liman Fellows on Feb. 25; this year’s cohort includes Daniela Alvarez ’21, Jackson Vail ’21, Daisy Torres ’22, Eric Periman ’22, and Sarah Lee ’22.
After 10 days of voting, the Class of 2020 elected three finalists for the position of Young Alumni Trustee (YAT). Chelsie Alexandre ’20, Jackson Artis ’20, and Nathan Poland ’20 will appear on the ballot in April.
Princeton was facing overtime for the third time in four games. In a tense back and forth fight, it looked like it may take awhile to see who would land the final blow. The Tigers had other plans; they landed their sucker punch less than a minute into the overtime period, and after the officials confirmed the goal, knocked out the nation’s best team and put the rest of their opponents on notice.
The few voices that were upset at the decision to bring Marshawn Lynch to speak for Class Day are not representative of all of Princeton campus, but they do succeed in reinforcing elitist stereotypes and cynical exclusivism. In fact, most people, including the Black community, student-athletes, and first-generation low-income students, are excited about the decision to have Lynch speak on Princeton’s campus. While some hold the opinion that he should not have been chosen, we want to make it clear that Lynch will add incredible value to Class Day and that we are grateful to Lynch for agreeing to take part in the ceremony. Not only does Lynch exemplify accomplishment, leadership, and dedication, but he also embodies the values that Princeton holds dear — those of achievement and service to humanity.
Four new possible cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey are awaiting test results, state officials told reporters on Saturday afternoon, according to Planet Princeton. One of the potential cases is a patient in Mercer County.
The No. 6 ranked Tigers (24–6–1, 17–4–1 ECAC) knew at the start of the year that this season could be historic. Now, in the final weekend before the NCAA Tournament, they have their chance to fill in new pages of the record books.
Sarah Kliff, an investigative reporter at The New York Times, stands as one of America’s preeminent health policy experts. On March 4, Kliff participated in a discussion, which was sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, entitled “Obamacare Turns 10: Where Does Healthcare Go Next?” The next day, she sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss COVID-19, the price of healthcare, and former President Barack Obama.