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University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and then-Trustee Brent Henry ’69 stand together at the dedication of “Double Sights” in Oct. 2019.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

‘Committee, committee, committee’: After five years, Princeton’s approach to institutional reform hasn’t changed

On Sept. 2, President Eisgruber laid out how his administration would “combat systemic racism” — announcing plans that resemble the University’s response to the Black Justice League in 2015. With insight from the students, alumni, and stakeholders who sat on the previous iteration of committees, The Daily Princetonian unravels a convoluted story of college governance, layers upon layers of committees, and the difficulties that impede institutional change.

FEATURES | September 24

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Two Princeton teams, one mission: the fight to create fairer election outcomes

As data collection for this year’s census draws to a close, focus is shifting towards the use of that data in determining electoral representation. Two Princeton-based groups, the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and Representable, are working to stop the threat of partisan redistricting, a practice commonly known as gerrymandering.

FEATURES | August 13

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Princeton businesses received over $200M in PPP loans. Some are still struggling.

The U-Store, Tower Club, McCarter Theatre,  Princeton Theological Seminary, Small World Coffee, Labyrinth Books, Jammin’ Crepes, and the Princeton Record Exchange all received loans of over $150,000. Several small business owners told the ‘Prince’ that this lifeline, while helpful, wasn’t enough. 

FEATURES | August 6

First annual CAARMS conference, held at the MSRI institute Berkley, California, 1995.
Courtesy of Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

‘Walking at the frontier’: professor William Massey ’77, trailblazing Black mathematician and mentor

Nineteen years ago, when Massey stood in front of a committee of white Princeton professors, waiting as they pondered his academic fate, no Black mathematician had ever been awarded tenure at an Ivy League university. When the committee was through, he had become the first.

FEATURES | June 28

Courtesy of Mia Beams ’24

‘It really seemed like we were in a movie’: Bridge Year Bolivia, political tumult, and COVID-19

After fleeing from Bolivia to Peru during a political uprising in November and being forced to evacuate to their homes in March due to the coronavirus, three members of the Novogratz Bridge Year Bolivia group spoke to The Daily Princetonian to discuss their unique experiences abroad and their adjustment to life back home. 

FEATURES | June 21