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As Biden pardons cannabis offences, Princeton town refuses to welcome dispensaries

“This was the opportunity for the town of Princeton to lead, to address the long history of racial inequities and cannabis prohibition,” Professor Udi Ofer told the ‘Prince.’ “And they just decided to do nothing, which is very disappointing.”

“This was the opportunity for the town of Princeton to lead, to address the long history of racial inequities and cannabis prohibition,” Professor Udi Ofer told the ‘Prince.’ “And they just decided to do nothing, which is very disappointing.”

NEWS | 12 hours ago

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Princeton sells most holdings in Lithium Americas, Protect Thacker Pass argues not enough

As of the last quarter SEC filings, the University’s holdings in Lithium Americas Corporation are around $4.5 million, down from $92 million earlier this year. Still, Protect Thacker Pass, a Nevada-based coalition of activists, has argued that the University’s holdings in the company remain unacceptable.

As of the last quarter SEC filings, the University’s holdings in Lithium Americas Corporation are around $4.5 million, down from $92 million earlier this year. Still, Protect Thacker Pass, a Nevada-based coalition of activists, has argued that the University’s holdings in the company remain unacceptable.

NEWS | 1 day ago

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Student leaders propose counterplan to administration-backed dining pilot

In an Oct. 4 email to college listservs, campus student leaders proposed an alternative to the dining pilot program in the works by the University after students raised concerns about the financial ramifications of its implementation.

In an Oct. 4 email to college listservs, campus student leaders proposed an alternative to the dining pilot program in the works by the University after students raised concerns about the financial ramifications of its implementation.

NEWS | 2 days ago

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As Nassau Starbucks faces staff shortages, unionization pressures mount

“With all the other baristas that I've talked to who work in New Jersey, not just at this location, this location has had the most difficult customers to deal with,” Nubia Morales ’25, an employee at the Nassau Street location, told the ‘Prince.’

“With all the other baristas that I've talked to who work in New Jersey, not just at this location, this location has had the most difficult customers to deal with,” Nubia Morales ’25, an employee at the Nassau Street location, told the ‘Prince.’

NEWS | 2 days ago

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Public policy experts, New York Times journalists discuss value of narrative case studies

Two New York Times journalists spoke with professors from Princeton and Harvard at an event hosted by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Two New York Times journalists spoke with professors from Princeton and Harvard at an event hosted by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

NEWS | 3 days ago

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USG confirms passage of elections management amendment, hears reports on Lawnparties

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) unanimously passed the second of two votes on a resolution to amend the USG Constitution and establish a Deputy Elections Manager position. The USG Senate also heard a variety of committee updates and Fall 2022 Lawnparties feedback. 

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) unanimously passed the second of two votes on a resolution to amend the USG Constitution and establish a Deputy Elections Manager position. The USG Senate also heard a variety of committee updates and fall 2022 Lawnparties feedback. 

NEWS | 3 days ago

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Increased student body size prompts excess enrollment in introductory STEM courses

As the University welcomes two new residential colleges and its largest first-year class in history, introductory course enrollment has increased, leading to classroom and teaching practice changes for some classes. Some faculty and students have expressed concern.

As the University welcomes two new residential colleges and its largest first-year class in history, introductory course enrollment has increased, leading to classroom and teaching practice changes for some classes. Some faculty and students have expressed concern.

NEWS | 3 days ago

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Some faculty, students look toward the future of the United Kingdom after Queen Elizabeth's death

Following the end of the official mourning period for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, students and faculty reflected on the change of leadership and its implications for international politics. 

Following the end of the official mourning period for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, students and faculty reflected on the change of leadership and its implications for international politics. 

NEWS | 4 days ago

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‘When I was convicted, I felt like my country hated me’: SPEAR hosts discussion on women's experiences in prison

In the interview, Cynthia Alvarado, an activist and formerly incarcerated woman, explained that education is a crucial step toward abolition and implored students to attend events like SPEAR’s to get involved with prison and criminal justice reform.

In the interview, Cynthia Alvarado, an activist and formerly incarcerated woman, explained that education is a crucial step toward abolition and implored students to attend events like SPEAR’s to get involved with prison and criminal justice reform.

NEWS | 4 days ago

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University releases annual fire safety and security report

Under the Clery Act, the University is required to publish a report of crime on campus annually. The Sept. 29 report found that crime trends have returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. 

Under the Clery Act, the University is required to publish a report of crime on campus annually. The Sept. 29 report found that crime trends have returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. 

NEWS | 4 days ago

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CBE professor Clifford Brangwynne earns Breakthrough Prize in revolutionary cellular research

Brangwynne received the award for research he completed on phase separation of RNA droplets in cells. He will be awarded $3 million to share with his research partner Anthony Hyman.

Brangwynne received the award for research he completed on phase separation of RNA droplets in cells. He will be awarded $3 million to share with his research partner Anthony Hyman.

NEWS | September 30

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Farmers’ market moves closer to campus, making produce more accessible to University community

The market was first established in 2009 by a cooperative of restaurants in the Princeton area. Now in its 13th year of operation, the farmers’ market partners with 21 local and regional vendors.

The market was first established in 2009 by a cooperative of restaurants in the Princeton area. Now in its 13th year of operation, the farmers’ market partners with 21 local and regional vendors.

NEWS | September 29

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen crashes International Center Ice Cream Social

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made a surprise appearance at a social event organized by the Davis International Centre on Sept. 23.  

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made a surprise appearance at a social event organized by the Davis International Centre on Sept. 23.  

NEWS | September 29

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Princeton to dissociate from 90 fossil fuel companies, including Exxon Mobil

The University announcement lists all 90 companies from which it will be divesting, all of which are “active in the thermal coal or tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry.”

The University announcement lists all 90 companies from which it will be divesting, all of which are “active in the thermal coal or tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry.”

NEWS | September 29

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Princeton after latest financial aid expansion: ‘We still have work to do’

“While it’s good to get people in by having these changes to financial aid, I do still think Princeton has a lot of work to do for their students and for the incoming classes,” one first-year student said.

“While it’s good to get people in by having these changes to financial aid, I do still think Princeton has a lot of work to do for their students and for the incoming classes,” one first-year student said.

NEWS | September 28

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Princeton advises to ‘plan ahead’ for COVID-19 scenarios as students express frustration

One month into the fall semester, some students — particularly those who have had roommates test positive — expressed confusion and concern about the University’s COVID-19 isolation policies.

One month into the fall semester, some students — particularly those who have had roommates test positive — expressed confusion and concern about the University’s COVID-19 isolation policies.

NEWS | September 28

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Princeton files motion for dismissal of religious discrimination suit brought by ex-employee

The University filed a motion on Sept. 20 requesting that a religious discrimination lawsuit, brought forward by former University budget analyst Kate McKinley, be dismissed. The lawsuit, filed on Aug. 16, alleged that the University fired McKinley due to her religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine employee requirement and other pandemic protocols.

The University filed a motion on Sept. 20 requesting that a religious discrimination lawsuit, brought forward by former University budget analyst Kate McKinley, be dismissed.

NEWS | September 27