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Roughly a dozen Divest Princeton protesters push for ‘complete dissociation’ from fossil fuel companies

Four months after the University announced its plans to dissociate from 90 public fossil fuel companies, Divest Princeton held a demonstration in front of Blair Arch on Feb. 3, calling on the University to fully divest from fossil fuel companies and cut research funded by fossil fuel companies.

Four months after the University announced its plans to dissociate from 90 public fossil fuel companies, Divest Princeton held a demonstration in front of Blair Arch on Feb. 3, calling on the University to fully divest from fossil fuel companies and cut research funded by fossil fuel companies.

NEWS | 4 hours ago

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How does the AP African American Studies curriculum compare to courses at Princeton’s AAS Department?

Following Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to block the Advanced Placement African American Studies course from being taught in Florida high schools, Princeton faculty and African American Studies concentrators comment on the implications for students and universities. Some professors expressed concern over accepting credit for a course with a revised curriculum lacking content on topics like Black Lives Matter. 

Following Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to block the Advanced Placement African American Studies course from being taught in Florida high schools, Princeton faculty and African American Studies concentrators comment on the implications for students and universities. Some professors expressed concern over accepting credit for a course with a revised curriculum lacking content on topics like Black Lives Matter. 

NEWS | 5 hours ago

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Princeton unintentionally sends out information about over 200 students’ housing accommodations

Instead of sending individual request responses to each student, all 206 accommodation request responses were emailed to each student. The email included each student’s first name and the type of accommodation received. 

Instead of sending individual request responses to each student, all 206 accommodation request responses were emailed to each student. The email included each student’s first name and the type of accommodation received. 

NEWS | 3 days ago

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At SPIA event, friends reflect on the life and legacy of Maura Coursey

At a memorial for Maura Coursey GS, classmates and friends of Coursey filled Arthur Lewis Auditorium to shared memories and stories, celebrating her life. Classmates remembered Coursey’s profound presence everywhere from lectures to personal conversations.

At a memorial for Maura Coursey GS, classmates and friends of Coursey filled Arthur Lewis Auditorium to shared memories and stories, celebrating her life. Classmates remembered Coursey’s profound presence everywhere from lectures to personal conversations.

NEWS | 5 days ago

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University announces increased minimum salary for postdocs, postdocs say it’s not enough

Fifty postdoctoral researchers marched to Nassau Hall on Sunday, delivering a letter with demands for increased support from the University. The document, backed by 400 signatories, was issued in response to the University’s recent announcement to increase minimum salaries to $65,000 a year — a figure that fell short of the postdocs’ request in a petition from January.

Fifty postdoctoral researchers marched to Nassau Hall on Sunday, delivering a letter with demands for increased support from the University. The document, backed by 400 signatories, was issued in response to the University’s recent announcement to increase minimum salaries to $65,000 a year — a figure that fell short of postdocs’ request in a petition from January.

NEWS | 5 days ago

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Sofia Pauca ’21 discusses her original documentary, family, and disability at Princeton premiere

In the 80-minute documentary, Pauca shares the experiences of six families who have individuals with developmental disabilities, including her brother. 

In the 80-minute documentary, Pauca shares the experiences of six families who have individuals with developmental disabilities, including her brother. 

NEWS | 6 days ago

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‘Justice for Tyre’ march draws members of Princeton community

Princeton community members gathered in Palmer Square on Jan. 29, after body cam footage of Tyre Nichols’ killing was released. The event, hosted by Princeton Mutual Aid, included speakers, moments of silence, and a march through town in protest of police brutality.  

Princeton community members gathered in Palmer Square on Jan. 29, after body cam footage of Tyre Nichols’ killing was released. The event, hosted by Princeton Mutual Aid, included speakers, moments of silence, and a march through town in protest of police brutality.  

NEWS | 6 days ago

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Emmy award winner Michaela Coel discusses career, taking risks at Wintersession

Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actress Michaela Coel discussed imposter syndrome, artists’ rights, and taking risks in conversation with undergraduate student and vice president of the Society for African Internationals at Princeton (SAIP) Mutemwa Masheke ’23 for Wintersession’s third annual “Beyond the Resume” keynote event.

Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actress Michaela Coel discussed imposter syndrome, artists’ rights, and taking risks in conversation with undergraduate student and vice president of the Society for African Internationals at Princeton (SAIP) Mutemwa Masheke ’23 for Wintersession’s third annual “Beyond the Resume” keynote event.

NEWS | January 30

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Princeton alumni in Congress share thoughts on House speaker election

Alumni in Congress react to Representative Kevin McCarthy’s historic 15-round election as Speaker of the House this month. Democrats Ivey and Krishnamoorthi described it as “dysfunction” within the Republican party, while Republicans Buck and Gallagher celebrated the vote as a sign of democracy in action.

Alumni in Congress react to Representative Kevin McCarthy’s historic 15-round election as Speaker of the House this month. Democrats Ivey and Krishnamoorthi described it as “dysfunction” within the Republican party, while Republicans Buck and Gallagher celebrated the vote as a sign of democracy in action. 

NEWS | January 29

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Princeton graduate student found deceased at off-campus residence

Princeton graduate student Maura Coursey was found deceased at her off-campus residence on Jan. 26. Coursey was studying domestic policy at the School of Public and International Affairs. 

Princeton graduate student Maura Coursey was found deceased at her off-campus residence on Jan. 26. Coursey was studying domestic policy at the School of Public and International Affairs.

NEWS | January 27

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Significant changes to student dining expected as spring semester starts

Beginning in the fall of 2023 and for the duration of Hobson College construction, Whitman Residential College’s dining operations will be merged with Butler’s, leading to changes in seating and dining options in Community Hall. During the second week of February, the University’s upperclass student dining pilot is set to begin, offering students more “flexible” options.

Beginning in the fall of 2023 and for the duration of Hobson College construction, Whitman Residential College’s dining operations will be merged with Butler’s, leading to changes in seating and dining options in Community Hall. During the second week of February, the University’s upperclass student dining pilot is set to begin, offering students more “flexible” options.

NEWS | January 26

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Hecht lab proposes novel method of producing quantum dots

Frick’s Hecht laboratory reported a method of producing quantum dots — which are used in LED screens and solar panels — that requires lower temperatures and less toxic solvents than current processes. 

Frick’s Hecht laboratory reported a method of producing quantum dots — which are used in LED screens and solar panels — that requires lower temperatures and less toxic solvents than current processes. 

NEWS | January 26

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Dallas mayor discusses public service at SPIA event

Eric Johnson GS ’03, who is the second-ever Black mayor of Dallas, spoke at a Wintersession event about his career in public service and the lessons he takes from his SPIA education.

Eric Johnson GS ’03, who is the second-ever Black mayor of Dallas, spoke at a Wintersession event about his career in public service and the lessons he uses from his SPIA education.

NEWS | January 26

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University declines to ban ChatGPT, releases faculty guidance for its usage

Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Dean of the Graduate School Rod Priestley released a memo to the University faculty offering guidance for regulating the usage of AI as educators question the effects of chatbots like ChatGPT on higher education.

Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Dean of the Graduate School Rod Priestley released a memo to the University faculty offering guidance for regulating the usage of AI as educators question the effects of chatbots like ChatGPT on higher education.

NEWS | January 25

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‘Enormous shoes to fill’: Dean Dunne leaving Princeton after over 20 years with ODUS

After 22 years at Princeton, Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne is leaving the University to be Harvard’s next Dean of Students. Students and Administrators remember his work developing core elements of campus life, from Vote100 to Lawnparties.

After 22 years at Princeton, Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne is leaving the University to be Harvard’s next Dean of Students. Students and Administrators remember his work developing core elements of campus life, from Vote100 to Lawnparties.

NEWS | January 18

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Edward Tian ’23 creates GPTZero, software to detect plagiarism from AI bot ChatGPT

Edward Tian ’23, a computer science concentrator who is writing his thesis on artificial intelligence (AI) detection, coded a software, now named GPTZero, that detects writing produced by AI. The software has been downloaded by people in 40 U.S. states and 30 countries. 

Edward Tian ’23, a computer science concentrator who is writing his thesis on artificial intelligence (AI) detection, coded a software, now named GPTZero, that detects writing produced by AI. The software has been downloaded by people in 40 U.S. states and 30 countries. 

NEWS | January 18