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An interview with Eisgruber and Governor Phil Murphy on a new AI hub

The Daily Princetonian spoke with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Governor Phil Murphy before the announcement of the establishment of a new artificial intelligence hub at Princeton University.

The Daily Princetonian spoke with University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Governor Phil Murphy before the announcement of the establishment of a new artificial intelligence hub at Princeton University.

NEWS | December 20

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Princeton affirms commitment to DEI after information about several employees shared

“We have been in touch with those affected by this incident to offer [our] support,” Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter wrote in a statement to The Daily Princetonian.

“We are very concerned about the increasing use of doxing as a strategy to harass members of our community. We have been in touch with those affected by this incident to offer to support,” University spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | December 19

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Princeton’s town council formalizes town ban on scooters amid safety concerns

During its meeting on Dec. 18, 2023, Princeton’s town council passed an ordinance formally prohibiting people from riding scooters on sidewalks in the “Central Business District.” This includes a stretch of Nassau Street from Bayard Lane to Maple Street, a stretch of Witherspoon Street from Nassau Street to Paul Robeson Place, and the Palmer Square area.

During its meeting on December 18, 2023 the Princeton town Council passed an ordinance formally prohibiting people from riding scooters on sidewalks in the “Central Business District.” This includes a stretch of Nassau Street from Bayard Lane to Maple Street, a stretch of Witherspoon Street from Nassau Street to Paul Robeson Place, and the Palmer Square area.

NEWS | December 19

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Friends and family remember Sophia Jones ’27, ‘incandescent spirit’ and accomplished ballerina

A prospective molecular biology major and a member of Yeh College, Jones was a lifelong dedicated and passionate ballerina who had a love for animals, teaching, and hoped to pursue pediatric medicine after graduating from Princeton.

A prospective molecular biology major and a member of Yeh College, Jones was a lifelong dedicated and passionate ballerina who had a love for animals, teaching, and hoped to pursue pediatric medicine after graduating from Princeton.

NEWS | December 19

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Early action decisions released, marking next phase of student body expansion

Princeton admitted students to the Class of 2028 on Dec. 14 as part of its Single-Choice Early Action round. Princeton's next class, admitted during a time of change for admissions offices across the country, will arrive on campus amidst significant changes to campus infrastructure as the student body continues to expand.

Princeton admitted students to the Class of 2028 on Dec. 14 as part of its Single-Choice Early Action round. Princeton's next class, admitted during a time of change for admissions offices across the country, will arrive on campus amidst significant changes to campus infrastructure as the student body continues to expand.

NEWS | December 18

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International students highlight challenges with flying home after finals period

All five of the students interviewed expressed that the final exam schedule should be released earlier, and two suggested the semester should finish a week earlier.

All five of the students interviewed expressed that the final exam schedule should be released earlier, and two suggested the semester should finish a week earlier.

NEWS | December 14

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Temporary parking banned on Witherspoon Street amid pedestrian transformation

Changes to parking and traffic density, two longtime concerns of Princeton residents, students, and professors, were addressed at the town council’s Dec. 11 meeting.

Changes to parking and traffic density, two longtime concerns of Princeton residents, students, and professors, were addressed at the town council’s Dec. 11 meeting.

NEWS | December 13

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Eisgruber issues statement in response to congressional hearings on antisemitism

In the statement, Eisgruber condemned antisemitic speech on campus, highlighted Princeton’s robust free speech protections, and emphasized the responsibility of the institution to push back on hateful speech.

In the statement, Eisgruber condemned antisemitic speech on campus, highlighted Princeton’s robust free speech protections, and the responsibility of the institution to push back on hateful speech.

NEWS | December 12

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Charter prepares for expansion as interest in eating clubs rises

The club’s proposed expansion project addresses various challenges the current membership faces including “limited dining space,” a lack of female restrooms downstairs, and “inaccessib[ility] to students and alumni with mobility challenges.”

The club’s proposed expansion project addresses various challenges the current membership faces including “limited dining space,” a lack of female restrooms downstairs, and “inaccessib[ility] to students and alumni with mobility challenges.”

NEWS | December 12

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Lawsuit from former employee against Princeton’s COVID-19 masking policies ends in dismissal

The University defeated former employee Kate McKinley for the second time in a case alleging harassment and wrongful termination due to religious objection to COVID-19 policies. This decision will not allow for further amendments.

The University defeated former employee Kate McKinley for the second time in a case alleging harassment and wrongful termination in response to her claimed religious objection to COVID-19 policies. This decision will not allow for further amendments.

NEWS | December 11

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Several texts removed from Western HUM syllabus amid changes in program leadership

Several texts were removed from the syllabus for the upcoming spring semester of the Western Humanities (HUM) Sequence, including “Beloved” by Toni Morrison, “The Complete Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass, and “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” by Mary Wollstonecraft. 

Several texts were removed from the syllabus for the upcoming spring semester of the Humanities (HUM) Sequence, including Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Complete Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, and A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft. 

NEWS | December 6

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Nearly a year after salary petition, postdocs launch unionization effort

Nearly a year after the University increased the minimum salary for postdocs to $65,000 from $54,840 after they had petitioned for an increase to $68,500, postdocs rallied outside of SPIA to announce their card campaign, which marks the first step towards a union for the University’s roughly 700 postdocs.

Nearly a year after the University increased the minimum salary for postdocs to $65,000 from $54,840 after they had petitioned for an increase to $68,500, postdocs rallied outside of SPIA to announce their card campaign, which marks the first step towards a union for the University’s roughly 700 postdocs.

NEWS | December 6

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Student captures her own raccoon attack on film

On Monday night, a student was attacked by a raccoon, which based on its behavior is believed to be rabid. The student who was attacked recorded the entire encounter with the raccoon and submitted the video with audio to the @barstoolprinceton Instagram account.

On Monday night, a student was attacked by a raccoon, which based on its behavior is believed to be rabid. The student who was attacked recorded the entire encounter with the raccoon and submitted the video with audio to the @barstoolprinceton Instagram account.

NEWS | December 6

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Scooters banned from campus after August restrictions found ineffective

Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) will be fully banned on campus starting Jan. 25, 2024. The policy is stricter than current rules, which restrict PEV use during hours and at specific speeds within the restricted zone.

Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) will be fully banned on campus starting Jan. 25, 2024. The policy is stricter than current rules, which restrict PEV use during hours and at specific speeds within the restricted zone.

NEWS | December 5

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After barn-raising event on a chilly Saturday, 3 out of 4 remain standing

At 1:16 p.m., the critical wood centerpiece of one of the barns cracked causing the barn to collapse. Despite initial attempts to materially reinforce the center piece, the barn could not be raised by the end of the event. 

At 1:16 pm, a critical center piece of wood in the cupcake barn cracked, resulting in the structure collapsing. Despite initial attempts to materially reinforce the center piece, the barn could not be raised by the end of the event. 

NEWS | December 5

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As admissions changes debated, Princeton admits students through QuestBridge

Students accepted to the class of 2028 through QuestBridge received application decisions on Friday. QuestBridge reported that, out of 20,800 applicants and 6,683 finalists, 2,242 students were matched with QuestBridge partner universities this year. 

Students accepted to the class of 2028 through QuestBridge received application decisions on Friday. QuestBridge reported that, out of 20,800 applicants and 6,683 finalists, 2,242 students were matched with QuestBridge partner universities this year. 

NEWS | December 5

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