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In a majority opinion penned by Princeton University alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.


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Architecture professor fired last year blames ‘cancel culture’ as Princeton cites ‘neglect of duty’

On July 19, 2021, an eight-year saga came to a climax when Alejandro Zaera-Polo was terminated from the Princeton faculty. In the time since, the former dean of the School of Architecture has framed the story of his dismissal as a tale of “identity politics,” “academic authority,” and “codes of silence.” University administrators see it differently: The professor repeatedly failed to comply with policies, they say, and “damaged the educational interests” of students.

On July 19, 2021, an eight-year saga came to a climax when Alejandro Zaera-Polo was terminated from the Princeton faculty. In the time since, the former dean of the School of Architecture has framed the story of his dismissal as a tale of “identity politics,” “academic authority,” and “codes of silence.” University administrators see it differently: The professor repeatedly failed to comply with policies, they say, and “damaged the educational interests” of students.

NEWS | June 7

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Alumni discuss national mental health crisis, failings of insurance system at Reunions panel

Panelists included Larry Arata ’82, the co-founder of the Opioid Crisis Action Network (OCAN), Carinthia Bank ’17, who works as a therapist, Jennifer Balink ’87, the executive director of Kindred Place, Neha Uberoi ’12, a psychotherapist who counsels athletes, and Oona Miller Hanson ’97, who works with young people suffering from eating disorders.

Panelists included Larry Arata ’82, the co-founder of the Opioid Crisis Action Network (OCAN), Carinthia Bank ’17, who works as a therapist, Jennifer Balink ’87, the executive director of Kindred Place, Neha Uberoi ’12, a psychotherapist who counsels athletes, and Oona Miller Hanson ’97, who works with young people suffering from eating disorders.

NEWS | June 1

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‘I felt like I had to be here’: Looking back at the first Reunions since start of COVID-19 pandemic

The University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunions for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notable events include “The One and Only P-Rade,“ alumni-faculty panels and after-hours social events.  

Princeton University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunions for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notable events include “The One and Only P-Rade,“ alumni-faculty panels and after-hours social events. 

NEWS | May 29

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Wendy Kopp ’89 speaks on activism, service, impact at 2022 Baccalaureate Ceremony

“For your generation that is more aware of and passionate about tackling injustice than any before, my hope is that you will recognize that your time is your biggest asset, and that driven by your values and the purpose of shaping a better future, you’ll be intentional and conscious about where to put your energy,” Kopp said. 

“For your generation that is more aware of and passionate about tackling injustice than any before, my hope is that you will recognize that your time is your biggest asset, and that driven by your values and the purpose of shaping a better future, you’ll be intentional and conscious about where to put your energy,” Kopp said. 

NEWS | May 27

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Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers keynote address at 2022 Class Day

Fauci, who has become a national figure during his time as an advisor to the U.S. government during the COVID-19 pandemic, spoke on the pandemic, the nation’s response to it, and racial equity.

Fauci, who has become a national figure during his time as an advisor to the U.S. government during the COVID-19 pandemic, spoke on the pandemic, the nation’s response to it, and racial equity.

NEWS | May 27

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275th Commencement ceremony celebrates the Class of 2022

1,234 undergraduate degrees and 655 graduate degrees were awarded; the graduates represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries. Approximately 18 percent of the class are first-generation college students.

1,234 undergraduate degrees and 655 graduate degrees were awarded; the graduates represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries. Approximately 18 percent of the class are first-generation college students.

NEWS | May 25

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Princeton dismisses professor Joshua Katz ‘effective immediately’ after U. investigation finds policy violations

The decision follows last week’s reported recommendation for dismissal by University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and two separate University investigations into Katz’s misconduct.

The decision follows last week’s recommendation from University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and two separate University investigations into Katz’s misconduct.

NEWS | May 23

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Eisgruber defends free speech policy, discusses mental health crisis in annual alumni address

University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 also spoke on fossil fuel divestment, as well as possible future growth of University financial aid policy, in his speech. 

University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 also spoke on fossil fuel divestment, as well as possible future growth of University financial aid policy, in his speech. 

NEWS | May 22

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Eisgruber recommends Joshua Katz’s dismissal after University investigation finds violations of faculty rules: reports

Eisgruber made the recommendation to the University Board of Trustees in a letter dated May 10 based on a November report by Dean of the Faculty Gene Jarrett, according to a copy of his letter reviewed by the Journal.

Eisgruber made the recommendation to the University Board of Trustees in a letter dated May 10 based on a November report by Dean of the Faculty Gene Jarrett, according to a copy of his letter reviewed by the Journal.

NEWS | May 20

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Princeton campus mourns the deaths of two undergraduate students, Jazz Chang ’23 and Justin Lim ’25, within one week

Students were informed of the passing of Jazz Chang '23 on May 13 and, only five days later, the passing of Justin Lim '25 on May 18. 

Students were informed of the passing of Jazz Chang '23 on May 13 and, only five days later, the passing of Justin Lim '25 on May 18. 

NEWS | May 19

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Princeton Committee on Palestine holds Nakba Day vigil for Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Organizers gathered in front of Nassau Hall, held a Palestinian flag, and several wore keffiyehs. President of the Princeton Committee on Palestine Eric Periman ’23 spoke and invited community members to  mourn Abu Akleh’s death. 

Organizers gathered in front of Nassau Hall, held a Palestinian flag, and several wore keffiyehs. President of the Princeton Committee on Palestine Eric Periman ’23 spoke and invited community members to  mourn Abu Akleh’s death. 

NEWS | May 17

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