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King discusses her upcoming spring seminar “Black and Indigenous Feminist Survival and Experimentation in the Americas,” her work within the intersecting fields of Black, Native/Indigenous, and Feminist studies, and her 2019 book “The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies.” 

King discusses her upcoming spring seminar “Black and Indigenous Feminist Survival and Experimentation in the Americas,” her work within the intersecting fields of Black, Native/Indigenous, and Feminist studies, and her 2019 book The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies. 


Zoom screenshot of Dorian Abbot and Robert George in the lecture “Climate and the Potential for Life on Other Planets”
Izzy Jacobson / The Daily Princetonian

James Madison Program hosts geophysics professor Dorian Abbot after MIT cancels lecture

The event was hosted by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions after it was canceled by the MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Professor Robert P. George said the Madison program considers the disinvitation from MIT “to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech.”

The event was hosted by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions after it was canceled by the MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Professor Robert P. George said the Madison program considers the disinvitation from MIT “to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech.”

NEWS | October 26

Students enrolled in the Vietnamese course, which is taught live at Brown University, attend class virtually from a classroom in East Pyne.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Students participate in Princeton’s first-ever Vietnamese course through Brown University

Two Princeton students have enrolled and are virtually attending a Vietnamese course offered by Brown University, after students have pushed the Princeton Center for Language Study to offer such a course in previous years.

Two Princeton students have enrolled and are virtually attending a Vietnamese course offered by Brown University, after students have pushed the Princeton Center for Language Study to offer such a course in previous years.

NEWS | September 19

The flooded towpath on Thursday morning. 
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Some classes revert to Zoom after severe weather strikes NJ

After Princeton experienced severe weather on the evening of Sept. 1, the first day of fall classes, widespread flooding and downed trees caused several classes to return to a virtual format on Thursday — after just one day of in-person classes.

After Princeton experienced severe weather on the evening of Sept. 1, the first day of fall classes, widespread flooding and downed trees caused several classes to return to a virtual format on Thursday — after just one day of in-person classes.

NEWS | September 2

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton announces policies on masks in classrooms

Students will be required to wear masks in the classroom, but fully vaccinated instructors may remove their mask for all or part of the class “at their own discretion,” according to new guidance from the University on Monday.

Students will be required to wear masks in the classroom, but fully vaccinated instructors may remove their mask for all or part of the class “at their own discretion,” according to new guidance from the University on Monday.

NEWS | August 23

Johnson, an undergraduate transfer student, with his wife and young daughter.
Thomas Johnson ’22 for The Daily Princetonian

Princeton faculty, students with unvaccinated children prepare for an uncertain fall

“On the one hand, I’m really happy because I miss teaching in-person,” Alberto Bruzos Moro told The Daily Princetonian. “On the other hand, I’m worried because, you know, having a kid at home who is immunocompromised, it is a little concerning. At least until he can get the vaccine.”

On Princeton’s campus, Alberto Bruzos Moro is the director of the Spanish language program, slated to teach two seminars this fall. Off campus, he’s a father to an immunocompromised nine-year-old son.

NEWS | August 20

McCosh Health Center
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

When the ‘really easy and fun parts of Princeton disappear’: A student mental health crisis and Princeton’s response

Princeton prides itself on its high academic standards, and even in a normal year, some students have difficulty managing these expectations while taking care of their mental health. But this semester, students experienced these challenges on a much more universal scale. Undergraduates and administrators reflect on what intensified mental health struggles this past semester, how students navigated those struggles, and how the University responded. 

Princeton prides itself on its high academic standards, and even in a normal year, some students have difficulty managing these expectations while taking care of their mental health. But this semester, students experienced these challenges on a much more universal scale. Undergraduates and administrators reflect on what intensified mental health struggles this past semester, how students navigated those struggles, and how the University responded. 

FEATURES | July 16

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Sameer A. Khan / Office of Communications

Amaney Jamal named next SPIA Dean

Jamal’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace former Dean Cecilia Rouse, who is currently serving as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, and her appointment as SPIA Dean comes at a time of renewed focus on Palestinian lives, narratives, and scholarship with the latest iteration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

Jamal’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace former Dean Cecilia Rouse, who is currently serving as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, and her appointment as SPIA Dean comes at a time of renewed focus on Palestinian lives, narratives, and scholarship with the latest iteration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

NEWS | June 21

Students in McCosh 50 while Professor David Miller teaches on Zoom
John Raulston Graham / The Daily Princetonian

This semester, Business Ethics teaches another lesson: how to succeed at hybrid learning

Professor David Miller's class, EGR 219: Business Ethics — Succeeding without Selling Your Soul, is one of fifteen courses to have adopted a hybrid format this semester. It's far from perfect, but students agree this special class is worth the extra effort. “Gee, if we're part of the Keller Center and we're all about innovation, I might as well innovate," Miller said.

Professor David Miller's class, EGR 219: Business Ethics — Succeeding without Selling Your Soul, is one of fifteen courses to have adopted a hybrid format this semester. It's far from perfect, but students agree this special class is worth the extra effort. “Gee, if we're part of the Keller Center and we're all about innovation, I might as well innovate," Miller said. 

FEATURES | May 2

1879 Hall and the lawn in front of Frist Campus Center.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Dean’s Date postponed until May 10 amid student mental health crisis

The extension will move Dean’s Date from May 5 to May 10, although the final examination period will remain unchanged. The announcement comes following repeated student calls for action on mental health.

The extension will move Dean’s Date from May 5 to May 10, although the final examination period will remain unchanged. The announcement comes following repeated student calls for action on mental health.

NEWS | April 30

Taishi Nakase ’21 and Lucy Wang ’21, who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2021.
Office of Communications

Nakase ’21, Wang ’21 named valedictorian, salutatorian

Both have won the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and plan to attend medical school. Nakase concentrated in operations research and financial engineering. Wang concentrated in chemistry and is pursuing a certificate in classics with a focus on Ancient Roman language and culture. 

Both have won the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and plan to attend medical school. Nakase concentrated in operations research and financial engineering. Wang concentrated in chemistry and is pursuing a certificate in classics with a focus on Ancient Roman language and culture. 

NEWS | April 26

Students working in Blair Courtyard on a sunny afternoon.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Faculty may host in-person classes, office hours outdoors

In a memo to faculty, Deputy Dean of the College Elizabeth Colagiuri announced that classes and office hours can be held in person and outdoors as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

In a memo to faculty, Deputy Dean of the College Elizabeth Colagiuri announced that classes and office hours can be held in person and outdoors as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

NEWS | April 20

A student signing ASL, the abbreviation for American Sign Language.
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Proposal for ASL sequence approved by Committee on the Course of Study

The Faculty Committee on the Course of Study has unanimously approved a proposal for an American Sign Language (ASL) Sequence that will fulfill the University’s language requirement. 

The Faculty Committee on the Course of Study has unanimously approved a proposal for an American Sign Language (ASL) Sequence that will fulfill the University’s language requirement. 

NEWS | April 19

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG approves ASL referendum, will appear on spring ballot

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

NEWS | March 30

Chisom Ilogu ’21, Sarah Kamanzi ’21, Leopoldo Solis ’21, and Lydia Spencer ’21, this year’s recipients of the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize.
Photos courtesy of Ilogu, Kamanzi, Solis, and Spencer.

Four seniors awarded $30K Labouisse Prize Fellowship

Seniors Chisom Ilogu, Sarah Kamanzi, Leopoldo Solis, and Lydia Spencer were awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Labouisse Prize Fellowship, which honors public service and civic engagement.

Seniors Chisom Ilogu, Sarah Kamanzi, Leopoldo Solis, and Lydia Spencer were awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Labouisse Prize Fellowship, which honors public service and civic engagement.

NEWS | March 16