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Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Domestic travel will be permitted for undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the new guidelines taking effect on Aug. 23. However, University-sanctioned international travel remains suspended for undergraduates, with one exception for those traveling to approved Study Abroad programs.

Domestic travel will be permitted for undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the new guidelines taking effect on Aug. 23. However, University-sanctioned international travel remains suspended for undergraduates, with one exception for those traveling to approved Study Abroad programs. 


Sameer A. Khan / Office of Communications

Amaney Jamal named next SPIA Dean

Jamal’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace former Dean Cecilia Rouse, who is currently serving as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, and her appointment as SPIA Dean comes at a time of renewed focus on Palestinian lives, narratives, and scholarship with the latest iteration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

Jamal’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace former Dean Cecilia Rouse, who is currently serving as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, and her appointment as SPIA Dean comes at a time of renewed focus on Palestinian lives, narratives, and scholarship with the latest iteration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

NEWS | June 21

An OA group on top of Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah Park, Virginia, in a non-pandemic year.
Thomas Morris ’20 for The Daily Princetonian

Orientation small group programs to occur in person, based on campus

Orientation’s small-group programs will be in-person and based on-campus this fall, according to an email sent to student leaders on Monday and obtained by The Daily Princetonian. 

Orientation’s small-group programs will be in-person and based on-campus this fall, according to an email sent to student leaders on Monday and obtained by The Daily Princetonian. 

NEWS | June 17

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

All Princeton employees must be vaccinated for fall semester

As of a June 8 announcement, all University employees will be required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, guidelines for the summer and fall pertaining to face coverings, in-person gatherings, testing, and social distancing have been updated.

As of a June 8 announcement, all University employees will be required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, guidelines for the summer and fall pertaining to face coverings, in-person gatherings, testing, and social distancing have been updated.

NEWS | June 9

Divest Princeton holds a rally in April 2021.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to divest from some sectors of the fossil fuel industry

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

NEWS | June 4

Rachel Spady / The Daily Princetonian

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 named next Dean of the Faculty

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 will take over as Princeton’s next Dean of the Faculty on Aug. 1, as well as the William S. Tod Professor of English. Jarrett has studied African American literary history, among other subjects, and is coming to Princeton from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 will take over as Princeton’s next Dean of the Faculty on Aug. 1 as well as the William S. Tod Professor of English. Jarrett has studied African American literary history, among other subjects, and is coming to Princeton from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

NEWS | May 29

Morgan Smith ’21
Sameer Khan / Office of Communications

Morgan Smith ’21 elected Young Alumni Trustee

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

NEWS | May 22

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Kevin Chang '23 with his family's Shih Tzu, Mimi.

Courtesy of David Jo Kung Chang 

Friends, family remember Kevin Chang ’23

The Kevin Chang ’23 Memorial Fund has been set up in Chang’s memory; all gifts will be made to Princeton’s Counseling and Psychological Services in support of student wellness and mental health. 

The Kevin Chang ’23 Memorial Fund has been set up in Chang’s memory; all gifts will be made to Princeton’s Counseling and Psychological Services in support of student wellness and mental health. 

NEWS | May 18

Princeton University 2021 Commencement
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Class of 2021 celebrates an in-person commencement

Thousands gathered in Princeton Stadium on Sunday to celebrate the commencement of the great Class of 2021. Speeches acknowledged the unique difficulty of the graduates’ time at the University and praised their resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands gathered in Princeton Stadium on Sunday to celebrate the commencement of the great Class of 2021. Speeches acknowledged the unique difficulty of the graduates’ time at the University and praised their resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NEWS | May 16

Trevor Noah speaks at the 2021 virtual Class Day ceremony.
Naomi Hess  / The Daily Princetonian

Trevor Noah discusses comedy and community at Class Day 2021

Earlier in the ceremony, President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 used the “new Zoom teleport object feature” to award virtual keys to the University to the class of 2021.

Earlier in the ceremony, President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 used the “new Zoom teleport objects feature” to award virtual keys to the University to the class of 2021.

NEWS | May 16

Ruth Simmons speaks at 2021 virtual Baccalaureate ceremony.
Evelyn Doskoch / The Daily Princetonian

Ruth Simmons speaks on diversity at 2021 Baccalaureate

During her Baccalaureate address to the Class of 2021, Prairie View A&M University President Ruth Simmons spoke of diversity as an asset in building mutually respectful, safe communities that care for one other through times of trial and adversity. 

During her Baccalaureate address to the Class of 2021, Prairie View A&M University President Ruth Simmons spoke of diversity as an asset in building mutually respectful, safe communities that care for one other through times of trial and adversity. 

NEWS | May 16

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

Divestment update, fall plans, and anti-racist efforts: Here's what you missed at this year's last CPUC meeting

There will not be an option for students to continue virtual instruction in the fall 2021 semester, except for extenuating circumstances, according to President Eisgruber.

There will not be an option for students to continue virtual instruction in the fall 2021 semester, except for extenuating circumstances, according to President Eisgruber.

NEWS | May 6

A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Over 200 students have faced disciplinary action for Social Contract violations this academic year

249 students have faced disciplinary action for violations of the Social Contract between Sept. 1 and April 22. Roughly half of the violations involved students who did not follow the University testing protocol.

249 students have faced disciplinary action for violations of the Social Contract between Sept. 1 and April 22. Roughly half of the violations involved students who did not follow the University testing protocol.

NEWS | May 6