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Following Class of 2025 admissions, a look around campus

Welcome to the Great Class of 2025! We take you around campus to show you some of our favorite spots, including Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Frist Campus Center, and other places that you could make your home at Princeton. 

Welcome to the Great Class of 2025! We take you around campus to show you some of our favorite spots, including Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Frist Campus Center, and other places that you could make your home at Princeton. 

VIDEO | 04/08/2021

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Change Princeton Now demands more from SPIA

On March 26, students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

On March 2, graduate students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber ’83. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

NEWS | 04/04/2021

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Book-ish reviews "The Footnote" by Anthony Grafton

Anthony Grafton’s book, “The Footnote”, digs into the history of citation. I sat down with him to talk about his book, how history is made, how we understand the past, and the nature of truth. The humble little footnote is behind it all. Listen in. 

Anthony Grafton’s book, “The Footnote”, digs into the history of citation. I sat down with him to talk about his book, how history is made, how we understand the past, and the nature of truth. The humble little footnote is behind it all. Listen in.  

PODCAST | 04/03/2021

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Visual Essay: CONTACT Training

Wendy Ho discusses CONTACT, a student volunteer group that works with mental health and suicide prevention hotlines, and helping people undergoing difficult times. 

Wendy Ho discusses CONTACT, a student volunteer group that works with mental health and suicide prevention hotlines, and helping people undergoing difficult times.  

PROJECTS | 04/01/2021

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This Week in Photos: March 22–28

This week, students and the Princeton community responded to the killings in Atlanta and called on the University to divest from fossil fuels. Students stood up to verbally abusive street preachers on Washington St. Finally, the arrival of spring brought some nicer weather to campus. 

This week, students and the Princeton community responded to the killings in Atlanta and called on the University to divest from fossil fuels. Students stood up to verbally abusive street preachers on Washington St. Finally, the arrival of spring brought some nicer weather to campus.  

VISUAL ESSAY | 03/28/2021

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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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Book-ish reviews "How to Live " by Sarah Bakewell

Innumerable writers since the 1580s have been influenced by Montaigne and saw themselves in his Essays, as Sarah Bakewell writes in her biography of him, How to Live. Ever since the book came out, Montaigne has been an extremely relatable figure in contemporary society. After having read Montaigne, Stefan Zweig said “Here is a ‘you’ in which my ‘I’ is reflected; here is where all distance is abolished.” More simply — Bernard Levin said “How did he know all that about me?” In this next episode of Book-ish, I’ll tell you how.

Innumerable writers since the 1580s have been influenced by Montaigne and saw themselves in his Essays, as Sarah Bakewell writes in her biography of him, How to Live. Ever since the book came out, Montaigne has been an extremely relatable figure in contemporary society. After having read Montaigne, Stefan Zweig said “Here is a ‘you’ in which my ‘I’ is reflected; here is where all distance is abolished.” More simply — Bernard Levin said “How did he know all that about me?” In this next episode of Book-ish, I’ll tell you how.

PODCAST | 03/20/2021

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With the Ivy League season cancelled, Princeton track athletes turn elsewhere

On February 18, the Ivy League announced that it will not be holding spring athletic competitions. Today, sports reporter Wilson Conn speaks to junior pole vaulter Hanne Borstlap and senior triple jumper Kara Steele, two athletes on the women’s track team, about their reactions to the cancellation, and how they are planning to stay competitive without a season.

On February 18, the Ivy League announced that it will not be holding spring athletic competitions. Today, sports reporter Wilson Conn speaks to junior pole vaulter Hanne Borstlap and senior triple jumper Kara Steele, two athletes on the women’s track team, about their reactions to the cancellation, and how they are planning to stay competitive without a season.

PODCAST | 03/07/2021

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Book-ish reviews "American Primitive" by Mary Oliver

Today I come to you with a ballad, a song of seasons passing, of nature, and of our place in it, to warm you when Princeton’s climate surely won’t. I’ll tell you about Mary Oliver and American Primitive, her Pulitzer Prize-winning book of poems. And together we will learn what it is to live in nature. 

Today I come to you with a ballad, a song of seasons passing, of nature, and of our place in it, to warm you when Princeton’s climate surely won’t. I’ll tell you about Mary Oliver and American Primitive, her Pulitzer Prize-winning book of poems. And together we will learn what it is to live in nature.

PODCAST | 03/06/2021

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Alone in 1967 Hall: What it's like to test positive on Princeton's campus

Over 50 percent of the student body has resided on or near campus for the past month and a half. In that time, the University testing program has been in full swing. But what happens to students if they test positive for the coronavirus? We talked to Malcolm Blinder, a member of the class of 2022 who had that misfortune, to find out.  

Over 50 percent of the student body has resided on or near campus for the past month and a half. In that time, the University testing program has been in full swing. But what happens to students if they test positive for the coronavirus? We talked to Malcolm Blinder, a member of the class of 2022 who had that misfortune, to find out.  

PODCAST | 02/28/2021

Princeton Mayor Mark Freda discusses campaign, term goals, and finding balance

Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey '24 sits down with new Princeton Mayor Mark Freda to discuss his campaign, goals for his term, and balancing work, family, and service. Edited by Daniel Drake '24.

Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey '24 sits down with new Princeton Mayor Mark Freda to discuss his campaign, goals for his term, and balancing work, family, and service.

VIDEO | 02/22/2021

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What happened in Texas? Prof. Jesse Jenkins explains

Millions of Texans are spending days without power as an unanticipated cold snap brought deadly outages to the state’s electrical grid. We speak with professor Jesse Jenkins, a macro-scale energy systems engineer focused on the electricity sector, about what went wrong.

Millions of Texans are spending days without power as an unanticipated cold snap brought deadly outages to the state’s electrical grid. We speak with professor Jesse Jenkins, a macro-scale energy systems engineer focused on the electricity sector, about what went wrong.

PODCAST | 02/21/2021

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Book-ish reviews "A Mathematician's Apology" by G.H. Hardy

G. H. Hardy, one of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, would agree with you: math is useless. You’ll never need it. And yet: Hardy still thinks math is worth your while. Why? Listen in to our newest episode of Book-ish to find out. 

G. H. Hardy, one of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, would agree with you: math is useless. You’ll never need it. And yet: Hardy still thinks math is worth your while. Why? Listen in to our newest episode of Book-ish to find out. 

PODCAST | 02/20/2021

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