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Students organizing with Princeton Israeli Apartheid Divest (PIAD) met with the Resources Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Committee (CPUC) the afternoon of Thursday, May 23, and welcomed students arrested for pro-Palestine activism back onto campus this week as the school year draws to a close.

Students organizing with Princeton Israeli Apartheid Divest (PIAD) met with the Resources Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Committee (CPUC) the afternoon of Thursday, May 23, and welcomed students arrested for pro-Palestine activism back onto campus this week as the school year draws to a close.


A tree with a sign attached that reads "the aunties and uncles and cousins of greater Princeton give us life." On the same sign is a crocheted blanket with a peace symbol. In the background, people are walking around a green lawn strewn with blankets and tarps.

Princeton High School students walk out in support of ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment’

On the 15th day of the ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment’ and the seventh day of an associated hunger strike, students at Princeton High School walked out of school to the sit-in site at Cannon Green.

On the 15th day of the ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment’ and the seventh day of an associated hunger strike, students at Princeton High School walked out of school to the sit-in site at Cannon Green.

NEWS | May 10

A large brick building covered in ivy overlooks a courtyard. Tarps are placed on the ground, and in the center there are speakers and a microphone, along with a folding chair.

Students claim meeting with Eisgruber was unproductive, hunger strike will continue

On May 6, a small group of protesters met with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, Dean of the Graduate School Rodney Priestley, and Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs Amaney Jamal to discuss the demands of the ongoing sit-in on Cannon Green. According to protesters, the meeting was unproductive, and the hunger strike will continue.

On May 6, a small group of protesters met with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83, Dean of the Graduate School Rodney Priestley, and Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs Amaney Jamal to discuss the demands of the ongoing sit-in on Cannon Green. According to protesters, the meeting was unproductive, and the hunger strike will continue.

NEWS | May 6

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Finding an ‘academic home’: The push for Native American and Indigenous Studies at Princeton

Princeton University remains one of only three Ivy League schools without an official academic program in Native American and Indigenous Studies. After many years of advocacy, The Daily Princetonian spoke with professors and students on the path forward for Native American and Indigenous Studies at Princeton.

Princeton University remains one of only three Ivy League schools without an official academic program in Native American and Indigenous Studies. After many years of advocacy, The Daily Princetonian spoke with professors and students on the path forward for Native American and Indigenous Studies at Princeton.

FEATURES | May 6

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Annual May Day March stops at ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment’

On May 1, campus and local organizations came together to organize the annual May Day March, to celebrate workers and advocate for labor rights and social justice.

On May 1, campus and local organizations came together to organize the annual May Day March, to celebrate workers and advocate for labor rights and social justice.

NEWS | May 3

A man with a black shirt with white text that says "Jews say Ceasefire now" is in handcuffs.

Clio Hall occupation ends in 13 arrests, sit-in relocates to Cannon Green

In the late afternoon of Monday, April 30, the occupation of Clio Hall by pro-Palestinian protesters ended in 13 arrests. Afterwards, the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” relocated from McCosh Courtyard to Cannon Green.

In the late afternoon of Monday, April 30, the occupation of Clio Hall by pro-Palestinian protesters ended in 13 arrests. Afterwards, the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” relocated from McCosh Courtyard to Cannon Green.

NEWS | April 30

Students sit on lawn with picnic blankets and Palestinian red, green, white, and black flags. They lie in from of a Tudor Gothic building.

Faculty, students, and community members speak out in support for two arrested grad students

145 faculty and postdoctoral researchers sent a letter to top University administrators, calling for “the immediate and full reinstatement” of Achinthya Sivalingam GS and Hassan Sayed GS, the two graduate students arrested early Thursday morning at the beginning of the Gaza solidarity sit-in.

145 faculty and postdoctoral researchers sent a letter to top University administrators, calling for “the immediate and full reinstatement” of Achinthya Sivalingam GS and Hassan Sayed GS, the two graduate students arrested early Thursday morning at the beginning of the Gaza solidarity sit-in.

NEWS | April 27

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‘This feels like a 1968 moment’: Mobilization in a culture of apathy

Princeton University has a longstanding and recognized reputation for apathy, and it is often considered to be a veritable part of the institution's identity. The 'Prince' reflects on moments of disruption in recent history, and how the ongoing sit-in for Palestine may shake that reputation.

Princeton University has a longstanding and recognized reputation for apathy, and it is often considered to be a veritable part of the institution's identity. The 'Prince' reflects on moments of disruption in recent history, and how the ongoing sit-in for Palestine may shake that reputation.

NEWS | April 26

McCosh courtyard in the dark night, with various protestors and their belongings like bags and coats, as well as signs hung from trees that say "Free Free Palestine" and "Popular University for Gaza."

After 24 hours, Princeton sit-in for Gaza persists

The Princeton University sit-in in solidarity with Gaza has reached a full 24 hours. Students began the sit-in early Thursday morning, after planning documents leaked on Wednesday indicated that students were preparing for an encampment.

The Princeton University sit-in in solidarity with Gaza has reached a full 24 hours. Students began the sit-in early Thursday morning, after planning documents leaked on Wednesday indicated that students were preparing for an encampment.

NEWS | April 26

Students protest outside Nassau Hall holding signs.

Seeking change beyond the ‘proper channels’: The 1995 ethnic studies sit-in

In 1995, a multiracial coalition of students participated in a 36-hour long sit-in in Nassau Hall, pushing for “the hiring of faculty to teach Asian-American and Latino studies.” The ‘Prince’ spoke with the alumni who were involved in the protest to learn about their experiences with activism and their current reflections.

In 1995, a multiracial coalition of students participated in a 36-hour long sit-in in Nassau Hall, pushing for “the hiring of faculty to teach Asian-American and Latino studies.” The ‘Prince’ spoke with the alumni who were involved in the protest to learn about their experiences with activism and their current reflections.

FEATURES | April 26

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Princeton students to start ‘Gaza Solidarity Encampment,’ leaked documents say

According to documents leaked by the National Review, students at Princeton are planning an encampment similar to those that have been constructed in the past week at other universities, including Columbia and Yale. An email from administration pointed to suspension or expulsion for students who participate.

According to documents leaked by the National Review, students at Princeton are planning an encampment similar to those that have been constructed in the past week at other universities, including Columbia and Yale. An email from administration pointed to suspension or expulsion for students who participate.

NEWS | April 24

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Princeton Pro-Life revived post-Dobbs

The Princeton Pro-Life Club has experienced a resurgence in the 2023–24 academic year. The ‘Prince’ spoke with the president of the club and attended a reception to learn more about the club’s rebirth.

The Princeton Pro-Life Club has experienced a resurgence in the 2023–24 academic year. The ‘Prince’ spoke with the president of the club and attended a reception to learn more about the club’s rebirth.

NEWS | April 24

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Postdocs set to vote on unionization in May

Princeton postdoctoral researchers are set to vote on unionization on May 8 and 9, following an election agreement with the University. This comes after Princeton University Postdocs and Scholars (PUPS) announced that over 65 percent of postdocs had signed union cards.

Princeton postdoctoral researchers are set to vote on unionization on May 8 and 9, following an election agreement with the University. This comes after Princeton University Postdocs and Scholars (PUPS) announced that over 65 percent of postdocs had signed union cards.

NEWS | April 19