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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.
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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.
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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

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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

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A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
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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

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
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Resources Committee recommends criteria for fossil fuel divestment

In Monday’s meeting, the CPUC Resources Committee announced that it will recommend to the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Finance to dissociate and divest from fossil fuel companies with the highest-emissions sectors of the industry, as well as from those that currently either deny climate change or spread climate disinformation.

In Monday’s meeting, the CPUC Resources Committee announced that it will recommend to the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Finance to dissociate and divest from fossil fuel companies with the highest-emissions sectors of the industry, as well as from those that currently either deny climate change or spread climate disinformation.

NEWS | May 3

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Princeton hosts on-campus vaccination clinic

After weeks of advising students to look elsewhere for the COVID-19 vaccine, the University opened its vaccination clinic on Thursday to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students. In interviews with the ‘Prince,’ students who received the vaccine at Jadwin Gym and elsewhere in the state reflected on their experience.  

After weeks of advising students to look elsewhere for the COVID-19 vaccine, the University opened its vaccination clinic on Thursday to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students. In interviews with the ‘Prince,’ students who received the vaccine at Jadwin Gym and elsewhere in the state reflected on their experience.   

NEWS | May 2

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Students hold protest in solidarity with MOVE

This week, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved to a West Philadelphia funeral home.

This week, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved to a West Philadelphia funeral home.

NEWS | May 2

Nassau Hall through a chain-link fence as it undergoes construction to make it more accessible.
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Campus construction projects continue to make progress through pandemic

Executive Director of Construction Management William Bausmith said construction management is careful “to work closely with housing and public safety and a whole lot of campus facilities, campus stakeholders to stay in constant communication to be aware of where complaints or concerns are being raised and try to make smart decisions based on those messages.” 

Executive Director of Construction Management William Bausmith said construction management is careful “to work closely with housing and public safety and a whole lot of campus facilities, campus stakeholders to stay in constant communication to be aware of where complaints or concerns are being raised and try to make smart decisions based on those messages.” 

NEWS | May 2

1879 Hall and the lawn in front of Frist Campus Center.
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Dean’s Date postponed until May 10 amid student mental health crisis

The extension will move Dean’s Date from May 5 to May 10, although the final examination period will remain unchanged. The announcement comes following repeated student calls for action on mental health.

The extension will move Dean’s Date from May 5 to May 10, although the final examination period will remain unchanged. The announcement comes following repeated student calls for action on mental health.

NEWS | April 30

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Princeton community mourns the death of Kevin Chang ’23

A memorial service was held over Zoom at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel Rev. Alison Boden hosted the event, which was attended by over 140 people. An in-person vigil took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday for students to gather and reflect.

A memorial service was held over Zoom at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel Rev. Alison Boden hosted the event, which was attended by over 140 people. An in-person vigil took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday for students to gather and reflect.

NEWS | April 29