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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.
In a world without COVID-19, students would be finished with their finals and free to celebrate the beginning of a well-deserved summer vacation. In a world without COVID-19, the memory of fireworks, beer, late nights, and old friends would still be fresh in the minds of the attendees of the Princeton 2020 Reunions. In a world without COVID-19, Princeton musicians such as Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 and Jack Shigeta ’23 would have had a season of spring concerts under their belts, and athletes such as lightweight rower Lauren Sanchez ’21 would have reached the end of their team’s season.
Eight years ago, Anna Salvatore ’24, age 10, was reporting live from the scene of her family vacation, interviewing family members and crafting headlines like “Uncle Glenn went whitewater rafting” and “Mom lip synced in the kitchen.” On June 5, she appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press: College Roundtable,” a weekly feature Chuck Todd’s flagship broadcast is running this month.
For the past several days, I’ve wrestled with whether or not I should voice my thoughts online. Activism on social media can often seem performative and masturbatory, each post a way for the user to publicly assert their wokeness. I don’t mean to undermine the power of social media. It’s an incredibly useful tool, and it would be foolish not to take advantage of the platform, but it would also be foolish to ignore the massive audience afforded by social media — for many of us, the largest captive audience we have access to. By racking up views, likes, and comments, social media taints anything we post with a self-lauding effect.
'Prince' Assistant News Editor Evelyn Doskoch '23 interviews Dean of the College Jill Dolan, discussing the decision-making process this spring, following up on some lingering questions from last week's open discussion with her and VP Calhoun, and looking forward to what September might bring for Princeton undergraduates.
Dr. Cornel West GS’75 GS’80 is a prominent philosopher, author, activist, and Professor Emeritus at the University.
With decreased air pollution in India, reduced carbon emissions in China, and improved water quality in Venice, much of the environmental rhetoric during the coronavirus pandemic has been about nature “healing” itself. Of course, there is value in the optimism gained by signs of nature’s capacity to heal, but now is not the time to ease up on environmental activism. The fight against climate change has not yet been won.