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The contested races in the USG election, explained

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) races this winter are unusually crowded following a last-minute appeal from the current administration for more candidates. The Daily Princetonian sat down with candidates in key races to discuss their platforms.

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) races this winter are unusually crowded following a last-minute appeal from the current administration for more candidates. The Daily Princetonian sat down with candidates in key races to discuss their platforms.

NEWS | November 30

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The faculty hiring process, explained

The ‘Prince’ corresponded with the chairs of multiple departments on the faculty hiring process. Appointment of University faculty is an elaborate process with several actors, including faculty within each department, the Dean of the Faculty, and other members of the administration.

The ‘Prince’ corresponded with the chairs of multiple departments on the faculty hiring process. Appointment of University faculty is an elaborate process with several actors, including faculty within the department, the Dean of the Faculty, and other members of the administration.

NEWS | November 17

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What is the state of campus construction projects?

There are no fewer than 11 construction projects currently underway on Princeton University campus. All are expected to be completed between the fall of 2023 and the spring of 2027 according to the construction timeline.

There are no fewer than 11 construction projects currently underway on Princeton University campus. All are expected to be completed between fall 2023 and spring 2027 according to the construction timeline. The projects which affect the student body en masse are, however, just four: Hobson College, the development of Dillon Gym, the renovation of the Art Museum, and the work on Poe Field.

NEWS | October 5

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The students in the committee room where it happens

The Daily Princetonian analyzed the leadership and impact of three significant campus committees — the Honor Committee, the President’s Advisory Committee on Architecture, and the Committee on Naming.

The Daily Princetonian analyzed the leadership and impact of three significant campus committees — the Honor Committee, the President’s Advisory Committee on Architecture, and the Committee on Naming.

NEWS | September 29

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Community Living Advisors, explained

This year — for the first time — there is a new set of advisors on the scene: Community Living Advisors (CLAs). Unlike RCAs, CLAs focus primarily on helping upperclass students, namely sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Daily Princetonian is here to help you better understand their role. 

This year — for the first time — there is a new set of advisors on the scene: Community Living Advisors (CLAs). Unlike RCAs, CLAs focus primarily on helping upperclass students, namely sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Daily Princetonian is here to help you better understand their role. 

NEWS | September 7

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TigerTransit, explained

For many trips around the periphery of campus, TigerTransit is as fast as or faster than walking. The Daily Princetonian looked at TigerTransit’s schedules and routes to find the best routes for students to take to save time.

For many trips around the periphery of campus, TigerTransit is as fast as or faster than walking. The Daily Princetonian looked at TigerTransit’s schedules and routes to find the best routes for students to take to save time.

NEWS | September 3

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The Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action, explained

The Daily Princetonian breaks down the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, and what it means for the future of admissions at the University. 

The Daily Princetonian breaks down the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, and what it means for the future of admissions at the University. 

NEWS | June 30

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Peer Reps, explained

Peer Representatives support and defend students accused of violating the Honor Code. The organization was officially established in 2003, but informal forms of representation have long existed at the University. The ‘Prince’ explains the Peer Rep program and its historical foundations on campus.

Peer Representatives support and defend students accused of violating the Honor Code. The organization was officially established in 2003, but informal forms of representation have long existed at the University. The ‘Prince’ explains the Peer Rep program and its historical foundations on campus. 

NEWS | April 25

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Accommodations on campus, explained

The ‘Prince’ spoke to administrators who supervise the accommodation process and students who have experienced the process themselves to understand the Office of Disability Services’ (ODS) ability to meet students’ needs. While the process can be difficult and complicated, affected students felt that the ODS adequately supports them. 

The ‘Prince’ spoke to administrators who supervise the accommodation process and students who have experienced the process themselves to understand the Office of Disability Services’ (ODS) ability to meet students’ needs. While the process can be difficult and complicated, affected students felt that ODS adequately supports them. 

NEWS | March 29

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The tenure process, explained

The Daily Princetonian breaks down the tenure process for University professors amidst ongoing efforts to diversify the faculty. However, significant demographic gaps remain between tenured and non-tenured members.

The Daily Princetonian breaks down the tenure process for University professors amidst ongoing efforts to diversify the faculty. However, significant demographic gaps remain between tenured and non-tenured members.

NEWS | March 2