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.
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.
In order to keep the Special Olympics athletes and student volunteers in contact with one another during the pandemic, Sanchez organized weekly Zoom workouts every Sunday for the spring semester.
“Nassau is near and dear to everyone’s hearts, and we want to make sure the Nassau we all love is the same when students come back,” said Sunny Sandhu ’20, one of the founders of Tigers for Nassau.
Today, the Class of 2020 attended its virtual commencement. Tomorrow, it will enter a world plagued by uncertainty, fear, and a national unemployment rate of 14.7 percent.
This weekend, for the first time since 1945, the University’s campus will sit untouched by an orange-tinted tornado of fireworks, speeding golf carts, chants, bands, and beers.
Professor Carolyn Ureña always knew that the interdisciplinary study of infectious disease was important. Now, the rest of the world is catching on.
“At the end of the day, someone has to do this — and who better to do this than me, a young person with no complications which could put me at a higher level of risk,” said Brad Rindos ’23, who volunteers as an EMT and ambulance driver on a 12-hour night shift each Thursday.
Princeton students have been using their time inside to hone their skills — TikTok dances, recipes, handstands, original music videos and plays — and develop new passions.
Ani Liu, an artist whose work imagines the future, could not have imagined this present.
Many Princeton professors now find themselves balancing their roles as educators with their new ones as full-time parents, forced to fill both roles at all hours of the day and night.
Without access to their holy spaces, Princeton’s faithful have been forced to redefine traditions, adapt holidays, foster virtual community, and organize remote weekly prayer.
Undocumented immigrants are ineligible for state unemployment benefits and federal stimulus bill payouts. As the coronavirus pandemic — blind to citizenship status — continues to ravage communities, local organizations have stepped in to fill the void and aid families in need.
In this series, The Daily Princetonian sits down with University professors who study the same discipline but whose views on coronavirus diverge. We began by speaking separately with senior economics lecturer Elizabeth Bogan and professor of economics and public affairs Alan Blinder.
As a 12-year-old working at Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company, Alex Ruddy had many dreams for the future. Most of them included food; none of them included saving her family’s restaurant in the wake of a global pandemic.
No matter the research, from measuring the virus’ surface stability to mapping the availability of key medical supplies, they share a common cause: to work in the nation’s service, and in the service of humanity.
All clubs, all extracurriculars, have had to adjust not only their meetings and projects to make them possible remotely. And without performances, conferences, and competitions to attend, most student organizations face the same challenges — it seems there’s nothing for which to prepare, no reason to keep working.
The life of a Division I athlete is one of rigor and routine. Preseason. Competition season. Postseason. Repeat. The goal of a Division I athlete is to be game-ready, race-ready, match-ready by the time the season’s first whistle blows — and to be even better by the time the season’s last buzzer sounds. Two tweets in 25 hours and 18 minutes upended the rhythms, the lifestyles, and the dreams of 20 teams.