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U. encourages community to install NJ Covid-19 app

Users receive exposure alert notifications when their phone’s underlying Bluetooth proximity detection systems have discerned that their phone has been about six feet away from a COVID-19-positive user’s phone for at least ten minutes. 

Users receive exposure alert notifications when their phone’s underlying Bluetooth proximity detection systems have discerned that their phone has been about six feet away from a COVID-19-positive user’s phone for at least ten minutes. 

NEWS | 10/18/2020

Princeton Mutual Aid ‘online storytelling’ fundraiser raises over $3.5K

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3500 for Princeton Mutual Aid.

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3.5 thousand for Princeton Mutual Aid. 

NEWS | 10/14/2020

A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
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Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

NEWS | 08/17/2020

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

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 | 08/06/2020

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NJ executive order rolls out new guidelines for colleges, says ‘hybrid system’ of online and in-person most ‘realistic’

On Wednesday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the N.J. Office of the Secretary of Higher Education would release guidelines for reopening colleges. Universities must submit their restart plans to the Office at least 14 days before any students or staff return to campus, according to Murphy.

NEWS | 06/17/2020

Former University President Shirley Tilghman.
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Former U. president Shirley Tilghman to co-chair NJ commission on reopening economy

“The role of the commission is to provide the best possible advice that we can to Gov. Murphy as we begin to plan for the relaxation of the sheltering order that has been in place for some time now, and the steps that need to be taken to re-establish the economy in the state,” Tilghman said.

NEWS | 04/28/2020