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Maria Ressa ’86 awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

She was awarded the prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for their mutual “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

She was awarded the prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for their mutual “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

NEWS | October 8

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Two Princeton professors, two alumni appointed to serve on White House science committee

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.”

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.” 

NEWS | October 5

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Q&A with Po-Shen Loh GS ’10, mathematics professor and COVID-19 app developer

In a video interview, Loh spoke with The Daily Princetonian about his unique teaching style, how math instruction in America might be improved, and NOVID, his pandemic-response app.

In a video interview, Loh spoke with The Daily Princetonian about his unique teaching style, how math instruction in America might be improved, and NOVID, his pandemic-response app.

NEWS | September 23

A view of the New York City skyline shortly after the Towers fell.

Remembering the day the Towers fell

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

THE PROSPECT | September 12

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On 20th anniversary of 9/11, Princeton community gathers to honor alumni lost

Community members gathered early Saturday to honor the 14 Princetonians whose lives were lost 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Community members gathered early Saturday to honor the 14 Princetonians whose lives were lost 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

NEWS | September 12

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Andrew Bruck ’05 named Acting NJ Attorney General, marking LGBTQ+ milestone

While at Princeton, Bruck was a student in the School of Public and International Affairs, at the time called the Woodrow Wilson School. As a senior, Bruck’s thesis advisor was now-President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, then a professor in SPIA and, starting in the middle of Bruck’s senior year, the University’s provost.

While at Princeton, Bruck was a student in the School of Public and International Affairs, at the time called the Woodrow Wilson School. As a senior, Bruck’s thesis advisor was now-President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, then a professor in SPIA and, starting in the middle of Bruck’s senior year, the University’s provost.

NEWS | September 7

A panel discussion on disability representation in the media

On June 21, the ‘Prince’ and the Princeton Disability Collective held a panel focused on the importance of media representation on issues related to disability and how to create accessible and inclusive newsroom environments. Click here to watch the full event.

On June 21, the ‘Prince’ and the Princeton Disability Collective held a panel focused on the importance of media representation on issues related to disability and how to create accessible and inclusive newsroom environments. Click here to watch the full event.

VIDEO | 06/30/2021

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‘Our moment in the sun’: Transgender alumni reflect on representation, activism, pride

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960–2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

The Daily Princetonian met with seven transgender and non-binary Princeton alumni who graduated Princeton between 1960-2000. Their accounts shed light on how they explored their identities and navigated the University in their time as undergraduates, as well as how they have renegotiated their relationships with the institution in their time away from it.

FEATURES | 06/07/2021

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One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on virtual commencement

Faced with dire circumstances near the start of the pandemic, the University opted for a live-streamed virtual graduation celebration for the Class of 2020, postponing the class’ more traditional in-person ceremony to 2021. But in February this year, the University reversed course and canceled the event altogether. One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on their virtual commencement.

Faced with dire circumstances near the start of the pandemic, the University opted for a live-streamed virtual graduation celebration for the Class of 2020, postponing the class’ more traditional in-person ceremony to 2021. But in February this year, the University reversed course and canceled the event altogether. One year later, the Class of 2020 reflects on their virtual commencement.

FEATURES | 05/30/2021

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Keith Whittington, Gerken ’91, Pildes ’79, and Ross GS ’03 appointed to Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court

They will be part of a bipartisan group of legal and other scholars who will create a report with arguments for and against Supreme Court reform.

They will be part of a bipartisan group of legal and other scholars who will create a report with arguments for and against Supreme Court reform.

NEWS | 04/15/2021

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Jackson-Akiwumi ’00 to be nominated to 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi ’00 has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. She has previously served as an attorney for the Federal Defender Program, as well as a director for the Princeton Club of Chicago.

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi ’00 has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. She has previously served as an attorney for the Federal Defender Program, as well as a director for the Princeton Club of Chicago.

NEWS | 04/08/2021

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Avi Wigderson GS ’83 awarded Abel Prize

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

NEWS | 03/21/2021

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Charlie Volker's journey from Princeton track and football to Team USA bobsledding

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

PODCAST | 03/21/2021

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When a headline proposal works, sort of

Zach Wahls GS ’18 and Chloe Angyal ’09 tell the 'Prince' about their rom-com worthy relationship story, which all began with a deceivingly innocuous headline on a feminist blog.

Zach Wahls GS ’18 and Chloe Angyal ’09 tell the 'Prince' about their rom-com worthy relationship story, which all began with a deceivingly innocuous headline on a feminist blog.

THE PROSPECT | 03/18/2021

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Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’42 dies at 100

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

NEWS | 02/15/2021