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‘Anything to not go home’: Forced out by COVID-19, some students face unsafe conditions

Dean of the College Jill Dolan announced that all students, save those who met the “strictest criteria” of need, had to return home and stay there. Missing from Dolan’s definition of need were students whose households endanger their safety and well-being. In recent weeks, such students have found themselves reeling — and  relying on each other for support. 

FEATURES | April 4

Professor H. Vincent Poor.
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U. researchers contribute to discovery of new way to track mutations of epidemics, like COVID-19

“As we have seen with COVID-19, the spread has been much more rapid than leaders expected,” Poor wrote. “To the extent that this can be attributed to mutations, this model could help give decision-makers a clearer picture of what to expect and thus take quicker action if needed.” 

NEWS | April 1

Hillel Furstenberg. 
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Q&A with 2020 Abel Prize laureate Hillel Furstenberg GS ’58

“Receiving the Abel Prize implies that others also see and appreciate the beauty in some of the phenomena I've found, particularly connecting ergodic theory with combinatorics and probability theory with group theory,” Furstenberg wrote to The Daily Princetonian. “I hope that the exposure given to my work as a result of the award will bring more mathematicians to look at my work and push it further.”

NEWS | March 31