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The University recently named Pulitzer Prize-winning theater critic and writer Hilton Als an inaugural Presidential Visiting Scholar for the 2020–2021 academic year. The Visiting Scholars program brings leaders in academic or professional fields to the University to increase diversity among the University’s faculty.
In light of the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has instructed the University Cabinet — a group of senior academic and administrative leaders — “to identify specific actions that can be taken in their areas of responsibility to confront racism.”
This letter was submitted to administrators at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 22. The text appears verbatim below.
“All the workings of a bank should be as visible as the wheels and mainspring of a glass-enclosed French clock,” novelist John P. Marquand writes in “Point of No Return.” The public intrinsically mistrusts people who handle money, he says, so bank officers should conduct their business with “no deception, everything open and aboveboard.” John T. Osander ’57 thought that Marquand’s advice aptly applied to his own line of work as the University’s director of admission.
A year ago, the world seemed to be waiting for Mia Beams ’24, Chiara Vilna-Santos ’24, and Lauren “Flo” Fahlberg ’24. Tired of traditional education, the three freshly minted high school graduates resolved to spend a year learning outside the classroom, and the University’s Novogratz Bridge Year Program seemed a natural fit. All three were accepted, and all three spent the tail-end of their senior years anxiously preparing to spend nine months away from their families, living with strangers and immersing themselves in Bolivian culture and daily life.
Several University-affiliated economists — including Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School Cecilia Rouse — have signed a letter urging Congressional leaders to pass an economic relief bill in the wake of the “parallel health and economic crises” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As fall draws near, colleges and universities across the country are determining how they will offer higher education amid the pandemic. Some, such as Duke and the University of Illinois, have publicly committed to in-person instruction, while others, such as the California State University system and Harvard Law School, will rely on remote instruction.
The University is “considering the possibility of allowing a limited number of seniors back to campus” for the fall term, according to an email sent Friday, June 19, to faculty members who advise rising seniors in the Neuroscience department.
On Friday, June 19, the University will commemorate Juneteenth by providing faculty and staff with a “fully paid day off,” according to a statement from the Office of Communications posted on Thursday.
On Thursday, the University announced that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is suspending its requirement for standardized test scores for applicants to the Class of 2025, and eliminating the Early Action application option for the 2020–2021 admissions cycle.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the University, blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
General Mark Milley ’80, the United States military’s highest-ranking officer, has issued an apology for appearing in his combat uniform in a June 1 photo-op with President Donald Trump. Police forcefully dispersed peaceful protestors before Trump, Milley, and other aides walked from the White House to St. John’s Church on June 1.
This story was last updated on June 18 at 4:39 p.m. to reflect the Governor’s executive order.
Dr. Joshua Guild, a professor in Princeton's Departments of History and African American Studies, tells The Daily Princetonian's Ergene Kim about his experience with protests in New York City following the killing of George Floyd. The interview touches on how violence originates at protests, the inequities that brought about these demonstrations, the role of the media in covering movements, and what changes might be on the horizon.
The 'Prince' talks to Sonny Yimer '23, a St. Paul resident, regarding the protests that broke out worldwide over the killing of George Floyd, just across the city from him. Then (8:05), we ask five other students to describe their experiences with the protests and the movement that looks to bring about structural change in America. Hear from Douglas Robins '23 of Baton Rouge, LA; Camille Reeves '23 of New Albany, OH; Uche Ndukwe '22 of Natick, MA; Andrew Hama '22 of Duluth, GA; and Jovan Aigbekaen '23 of Dracut, MA.
Panera Bread on Nassau Street has permanently shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. A sign on the door now redirects customers to the West Windsor and Plainsboro Township locations.
On Monday, a Philippine judge found Maria Ressa ’86 — a world-renowned journalist and founder of the independent news site Rappler — and her colleague, Reynaldo Santos, Jr., guilty on spurious charges of “cyber libel.” Ressa’s conviction comes after four years of thinly veiled political persecution.
Update: Since the publication of this piece, the University has dropped its requirement for applicants to the Class of 2025 to submit standardized test scores. Read our coverage of the June 18 announcement.
During a Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting on June 13, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter said new Title IX regulations imposed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last month “are problematic in a number of ways.”
Maria Ressa ’86, a journalist and CEO of Rappler, an online news network, has been found guilty of cyber libel charges in the Philippines, in what many critics have called a blow to freedom of the press in the Southeast Asian country.