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Professor Keith Wailoo
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Keith Wailoo wins Dan David Prize for work in the history of medicine

Wailoo was specifically recognized for his historical scholarship centered in race, science, and health equity and the links between social structures and disease. Wailoo has served on health policy committees and actively discusses health equity using a historical lens to guide his work. 

Wailoo was specifically recognized for his historical scholarship centered in race, science, and health equity and the links between social structures and disease. Wailoo has served on health policy committees and actively discusses health equity using a historical lens to guide his work. 

NEWS | 9 hours ago

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Classics chair asks Princeton to ‘urgently’ review department culture after Katz misconduct comes to light

The department has also created an alternate section of Katz’s course on Homer and allowed students to switch into the new section.

The department has also created an alternate section of Katz’s course on Homer and allowed students to switch into the new section. 

NEWS | 1 day ago

Paul McCartney performs.
 “Paul McCartney.jpg” by Jerzy Bednarski / CC BY-SA 4.0

“Who wants to present first?”: Sir Paul McCartney pays surprise visit to songwriting class

Sir Paul McCartney paid a visit to Professor Maul Muldoon’s ATL496 class, titled “How To Write A Song.” Joining under the name “Test Student,“ McCartney offered thorough feedback on each student’s work, often incorporating anecdotes from his time as a Beatle.

Sir Paul McCartney paid a visit to professor Maul Muldoon’s ATL496 class, titled “How To Write A Song.” Joining under the name “Test Student,“ McCartney offered thorough feedback on each student’s work, often incorporating anecdotes from his time as a Beatle. 

NEWS | 1 day ago

“Peter Singer no Fronteiras do Pensamento Porto Alegre” by Fronteiras do Pensamento / CC BY-SA 2.0

Reading Peter Singer's ‘Famine, Affluence, and Morality’ 50 years later

“Famine, Affluence, and Morality” confronts the reader with their own complacency regarding global suffering, and the passage of time has not led to a heartening perspective. Half a century later, the world is in the midst of a refugee crisis, wars and famines continue to afflict millions, and society is still rife with poverty and inequality.  A modern frame of reference provides a new understanding of what may be necessary to goad the world into action, but we’ll start by reexamining Singer’s reasoning regarding the affluents’ duty to help those in need. 

“Famine, Affluence, and Morality” confronts the reader with their own complacency regarding global suffering, and the passage of time has not led to a heartening perspective. Half a century later, the world is in the midst of a refugee crisis, wars and famines continue to afflict millions, and society is still rife with poverty and inequality.  A modern frame of reference provides a new understanding of what may be necessary to goad the world into action, but we’ll start by reexamining Singer’s reasoning regarding the affluents’ duty to help those in need.  

THE PROSPECT | 6 days ago

Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

ELE department renamed as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

“Including both ‘Electrical’ and ‘Computer’ in the title better reflects what our department does,” Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha noted. 

“Including both ‘Electrical’ and ‘Computer’ in the title better reflects what our department does,” Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha noted. 

NEWS | February 10

East Pyne Hall, home to Princeton’s classics department, at dusk.
Jonathan Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Alumni allege history of inappropriate conduct with female students by Princeton professor Joshua Katz

A ‘Prince’ investigation has uncovered allegations that Katz, a classics professor who spent more than two decades at the University, crossed professional boundaries with three of his female students.

A ‘Prince’ investigation has uncovered allegations that Katz, a classics professor who spent more than two decades at the University, crossed professional boundaries with three of his female students.

NEWS | February 4

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The South West entrance to Morrison Hall, home of the Office of Admissions.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Spring semester final exams to “default” to take-homes — but professors retain scheduled option

Exams will default to take-homes available throughout the final exam period to avoid increased conflicts, though professors will retain the option to hold Registrar-scheduled exams.

Exams will default to take-homes available throughout the final exam period to avoid increased conflicts, though professors will retain the option to hold Registrar-scheduled exams.

NEWS | February 1

The flag of the People's Republic of China. 
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Amid digital crackdown, Chinese Politics professor recommends students in China avoid his class

Professor Rory Truex ’07 explained that since the course “includes material that is banned in China,” he didn’t “want anyone to feel that they were in a position where they had to access banned material in order to succeed in my course.”

Professor Rory Truex ’07 explained that since the course “includes material that is banned in China,” he didn’t “want anyone to feel that they were in a position where they had to access banned material in order to succeed in my course.”

NEWS | January 15

Professor Robert George.
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Prof. Robert George’s views on gender come under fire after controversial Twitter poll

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

NEWS | December 21

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

RCAs and PAAs struggle with zee engagement in a virtual semester

The online semester has drastically changed the job of being an RCA or PAA, and produced a host of new challenges. Whereas in normal years RCAs might simply see their zees in the dining hall or knock on their doors, building the community in a virtual space is not that simple. RCAs and PAAs discuss how their positions are different this year, describe the pitfalls of online engagement, and celebrate their successes.

The online semester has drastically changed the job of being an RCA or PAA, and produced a host of new challenges. Whereas in normal years RCAs might simply see their zees in the dining hall or knock on their doors, building the community in a virtual space is not that simple. RCAs and PAAs discuss how their positions are different this year, describe the pitfalls of online engagement, and celebrate their successes.

FEATURES | December 20

Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova

PDF grading policy will remain largely unchanged this spring

Courses that students elect to PDF during the spring 2021 semester will not count towards the four course limit, as has been the case for the past two semesters. Departments, however, may require students to take departmental prerequisites or requirements for a grade.

Courses that students elect to PDF during the spring 2021 semester will not count towards the four course limit, as has been the case for the past two semesters. Departments, however, may require students to take departmental pre-requisites or requirements for a grade.

NEWS | December 10

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton establishes professorship of Indigenous Studies with $5 million gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines,” according to the announcement. 

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines” according to the announcement. 

NEWS | December 4

Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Faculty for ‘about 60 courses’ have expressed interest in hybrid teaching

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince’ this afternoon.

NEWS | November 25

Currie and Tom Barron ‘74, pictured at their home in Colorado.
Photo courtesy of Currie and Tom Barron via the Office of Communications

Barron '74 establishes Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

NEWS | November 25

Aaron Burr Hall, home of the Anthropology department.
Jonathan Schilling / Wikimedia Commons

Program in Ethnographic Studies no longer accepting certificate students

The elimination of the certificate was due to a “significant increase in the number of anthropology majors” and a need for prioritization of these students.

The elimination of the certificate was due to a “significant increase in the number of anthropology majors” and a need for prioritization of these students.

NEWS | November 23

Professor Rob Pringle in the water near his house.
Courtesy of Professor Rob Pringle

Outdoor lectures, themed suits, and the ecology of egg rolls: Professor Pringle gets inventive with online teaching

EEB students face the challenge of engaging in outdoor exploration during this online semester. But Associate Professor Rob Pringle is determined to bring the outdoors to his students. He delivers every EEB 321 lecture outside — rain or shine. 

FEATURES | November 22

Grading policies for each Princeton department this fall.
Anika Maskara / The Daily Princetonian

Departments largely split on PDF policy for departmental requirements and prerequisites

Unlike in the spring, however, the University no longer requires that departments accept courses taken on a PDF basis, either to fulfill departmental requirements or prerequisites.

Unlike in the spring, however, the University no longer requires that departments accept courses taken on a PDF basis, either to fulfill departmental requirements or prerequisites.

NEWS | November 1