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Peter C. Bunnell, former Princeton University Art Museum director, dies at 83

Bunnell served two terms as director of the Princeton University Art Museum in addition to serving as the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, a professor of art and archaeology and author of the award-winning book “Minor White: The Eye That Shapes”. 

Bunnell served two terms as director of the Princeton University Art Museum in addition to serving as the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, a professor of art and archaeology and author of the award-winning book “Minor White: The Eye That Shapes”. 

NEWS | 13 hours ago

McCosh Health Center
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton inadvertently releases information on thousands of students, faculty, staff

Despite sharing information on employment status and COVID-19 testing status, the document did not reveal any vaccination data or COVID-19 test results.

Despite sharing information on employment status and COVID-19 testing status, the document did not reveal any vaccination data or COVID-19 test results.

NEWS | 3 days ago

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Princeton town council discusses whether to pedestrianize Witherspoon Street

Currently, the Council is deciding whether to add curb extensions and make permanent the change of Witherspoon Street from a two-way to a one-way. This construction plan would accommodate increased pedestrian space and outdoor dining. 

Currently, the Council is deciding whether to add curb extensions and make permanent the change of Witherspoon Street from a two-way to a one-way. This construction plan would accommodate increased pedestrian space and outdoor dining. 

NEWS | October 14

David Card, from his interview with U.C. Berkeley about his reception of half of the 2021 Nobel prize in economics
By Roxanne Makasdjian and Alan Toth for the University of California, Berkeley / Wikimedia Commons

Nobel-Prize-winning economist David Card GS ’83 discusses labor markets and Princeton influences

A graduate alumnus and former University faculty member, David Card was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his empirical contributions to labor economics.” He sat with the ‘Prince’ to discuss his prize, his career, and Princeton’s influence on his work.  

A graduate alumnus and former University faculty member, David Card was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his empirical contributions to labor economics.” He sat with the ‘Prince’ to discuss his prize, his career, and Princeton’s influence on his work. 

NEWS | October 14

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A COVID-19 saliva test taken on campus
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

COVID-19 risk status marked ‘Low,’ change to mask guidance possible

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard classified campus risk status for the virus as “Low.”  In an email sent Wednesday, University health officials noted that mask guidances may change in November if students remain “vigilant.”

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard classified campus risk status for the virus as “Low.”  In an email sent Wednesday, University health officials noted that mask guidances may change in November if students remain “vigilant.”

NEWS | October 14

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Classics professor’s lawsuit against academic society dismissed by New Jersey court

The judge found that the suit failed to meet the requisite standards for jurisdiction in federal court in New Jersey, but did not rule on the merits of Katz’s claims. The decision leaves the door open for Katz to refile his suit against the ACLS in New York, where the society is based.

The judge found that the suit failed to meet the requisite standards for jurisdiction in federal court in New Jersey, but did not rule on the merits of Katz’s claims. The decision leaves the door open for Katz to refile his suit against the ACLS in New York, where the society is based.

NEWS | October 12

Left: David Card GS ’83 discusses his work and receiving the Nobel Prize during an interview at UC Berkeley on Monday. Right: MIT economist and Nobel laureate Joshua Angrist GS ’89.
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Lillie Paquette

Card GS ’83, Angrist GS ’89 win Nobel Prize in Economics

Card and Angrist join fellow Nobel laureates Professor Syukuro Manabe, Professor David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.

Card and Angrist join fellow Nobel laureates Professor Syukuro Manabe, Professor David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.

NEWS | October 11

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Town Cannabis Task Force pulls Princeton Shopping Center as potential dispensary zone

The Oct. 7 Cannabis Task Force meeting involved discussions about the dispensary locations and the distribution of medical and recreational licenses. 

The Oct. 7 Cannabis Task Force meeting involved discussions about the dispensary locations and the distribution of medical and recreational licenses. 

NEWS | October 10

Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

USG announces 2025 Class Council results

Five new Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Class Councilors have been elected for the class of 2025: Kimberly Cross ’25, Gil Joseph ’25, Diya Kraybill ’25, Stephen Padlo ’25, and Ben Wachspress ’25. Results were announced via email on Oct. 8.

Five new Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Class Councilors have been elected for the class of 2025: Kimberly Cross ’25, Gil Joseph ’25, Diya Kraybill ’25, Stephen Padlo ’25, and Ben Wachspress ’25. Results were announced via email on Oct. 8.

NEWS | October 10

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, professor in the Department of African American Studies
Photo via the AAS Department website 

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor wins 2021 ‘Genius Grant’

Princeton African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. An award winning published author, she is currently working on an investigation of civil rights in the 1980s — among other projects.

Princeton African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. An award winning published author, she is currently working on an investigation of civil rights in the 1980s — among other projects.

NEWS | October 10

Maria Ressa ’86 visited The Daily Princetonian’s newsroom in 2019.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Maria Ressa ’86 awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

She was awarded the prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for their mutual “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

She was awarded the prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for their mutual “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

NEWS | October 8

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton launches Venture Forward campaign

“Venture Forward captures our intention to move into a new day for Princeton,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss continued. “And, as a University community, to pursue truth, serve humanity, pioneer solutions, explore the unknown and advance knowledge to help create a better world that champions inclusion, the humanities, science, art, public policy, and technology.”

“Venture Forward captures our intention to move into a new day for Princeton,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss continued. “And, as a University community, to pursue truth, serve humanity, pioneer solutions, explore the unknown and advance knowledge to help create a better world that champions inclusion, the humanities, science, art, public policy, and technology.”

NEWS | October 7

 David MacMillan speaks with media and well-wishers the morning of the announcement 
 Courtesy of Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite (2021) 

Princeton professor David MacMillan awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric organocatalysis.

David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric organocatalysis. 

NEWS | October 6

Princeton University researcher and 2021 Nobel laureate in physics Syukuro Manabe at his home in Princeton the morning of the Nobel Prize announcement.
Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

Princeton meteorologist Syukuro Manabe awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Syukuro Manabe was one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for his work in physical modeling of global climate with Klaus Hasselmann.

Syukuro Manabe was one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for his work in physical modeling of global climate with Klaus Hasselmann.

NEWS | October 5

The White House in Washington, D.C.
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Two Princeton professors, two alumni appointed to serve on White House science committee

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.”

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.” 

NEWS | October 5