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NJ to expand vaccine eligibility on April 5

As of April 5, the state of New Jersey will be expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to all educators and support staff at colleges and universities, including Princeton researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates who work on campus. 

As of April 5, the state of New Jersey will be expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to all educators and support staff at colleges and universities, including Princeton researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates who work on campus. 

NEWS | April 4

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Change Princeton Now demands more from SPIA

On March 26, students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

On March 2, graduate students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber ’83. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

PODCAST | April 4

The Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPIA).
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Professor Rory Truex ’07 on America’s scientific exchange with China

In light of the charges against an MIT faculty member, assistant professor Rory Truex ’07 — who specializes in Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule — discussed the United States’ educational relationship with Chinese citizens.

In light of the charges against an MIT faculty member, assistant professor Rory Truex ’07 — who specializes in Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule — discussed the United States’ educational relationship with Chinese citizens.

NEWS | April 1

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Princeton to continue cultural graduation ceremonies virtually

“These cultural graduations — for undergraduate and graduate students — aim to provide an opportunity for the graduates, family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class in a cultural and personal way,” wrote Victoria Yu, Program Coordinator for the Fields Center, in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

“These cultural graduations — for undergraduate and graduate students — aim to provide an opportunity for the graduates, family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class in a cultural and personal way,” wrote Victoria Yu, Program Coordinator for the Fields Center, in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | March 31

An installation by Divest Princeton and other student groups arose next to Whig Hall on March 21 as CPUC discussed divestment from fossil fuels in a general assembly. 
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‘Eyes on Eisgruber’: Art exhibition draws attention to activists’ demands

“The whole point of the project is to let activists know — be it current past, present, or future — that we see you, and that there is a community of change on campus,“ said Keely Toledo ’22, one of the leaders of PIAC.

“The whole point of the project is to let activists know — be it current past, present, or future — that we see you, and that there is a community of change on campus,“ said Keely Toledo ’22, one of the leaders of PIAC.

NEWS | March 31

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No Lawnparties this semester; USG to focus on small-group programming

Last semester, USG received backlash from students for spending $80,000 on a virtual Jason Derulo performance. This semester, after surveying students about social programming, USG determined that the student body would not be interested in a similar event. 

In the USG-sponsored survey, “small group activities” were ranked as the highest priority engagement type, on average, indicating the desire of the student body to participate in socially distant events on or around campus.

NEWS | March 31

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USG approves ASL referendum, will appear on spring ballot

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

NEWS | March 30

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‘We are not your model minority’: Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil takes to Hinds Plaza

“To be quite frank with you, it is terrifying to just be an Asian American woman right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23. “To those that uphold this system of oppression, may we remind you your silence is deafening.”

“To be quite frank with you, it is terrifying to just be an Asian American woman right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23. “To those that uphold this system of oppression, may we remind you your silence is deafening.”

NEWS | March 28

A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
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On-campus safety measures remain unchanged despite new CDC guidelines

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss expressed safety concerns as the primary reason for maintaining the same policy for all students regardless of vaccination status, writing that “currently [the University does] not think it safe or practical to apply different rules to individual students based on their vaccination status.” 

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss expressed safety concerns as the primary reason for maintaining the same policy for all students regardless of vaccination status, writing that “currently [the University does] not think it safe or practical to apply different rules to individual students based on their vaccination status.” 

NEWS | March 28

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Sarah-Jane Leslie ’07 steps down as Dean of Graduate School

“Sarah-Jane Leslie has been a dynamic and innovative leader for our Graduate School,” said Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in a press release. “I am grateful for her distinguished service to this University and, in particular, for her leadership on issues of graduate student diversity and professional development.”

“Sarah-Jane Leslie has been a dynamic and innovative leader for our Graduate School,” said Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in a press release. “I am grateful for her distinguished service to this University and, in particular, for her leadership on issues of graduate student diversity and professional development.”

NEWS | March 28

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Princeton researchers' new technology could create more effective vaccines

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

NEWS | March 25

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Rutgers University to divest from fossil fuels

“The committee discussed the importance of precedent in its deliberations, and its hope was that this balanced, collaborative approach would be a model for future committees and for other institutions,” Ballentine wrote in his email to The Daily Princetonian.

“The committee discussed the importance of precedent in its deliberations, and its hope was that this balanced, collaborative approach would be a model for future committees and for other institutions,” Ballentine wrote in his email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | March 25

A COVID-19 saliva test taken on campus
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COVID-19 cluster identified, athletes temporarily submit extra tests

In a message explaining the situation to affected students on March 19, the Global and Community Health and COVID-19 Testing Teams at University Health Services (UHS) described “a cluster of COVID-19 cases” and explained that the University would be requiring students “connected to that cluster” to submit more tests.

In a message explaining the situation to affected students on March 19, the Global and Community Health and COVID-19 Testing Teams at University Health Services (UHS) described “a cluster of COVID-19 cases” and explained that the University would be requiring students “connected to that cluster” to submit more tests.

NEWS | March 24

The Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPIA).
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Nolan McCarty to serve as interim SPIA Dean

Mark Watson will step down as interim Dean of Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and Nolan McCarty — a SPIA and politics professor and former chair of the Department of Politics — will serve as the new interim dean. 

Mark Watson will step down as interim Dean of Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and Nolan McCarty — a SPIA and politics professor and former chair of the Department of Politics — will serve as the new interim dean. 

NEWS | March 24

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Committee considering fossil fuel divestment to release recommendations this May

The University committee responsible for reviewing divestment proposals will submit its recommendation on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees this coming May, geosciences professor and Resources Committee chair Blair Schoene told attendees of this month’s CPUC meeting.

The University committee responsible for reviewing divestment proposals will submit its recommendation on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees this coming May, geosciences professor and Resources Committee chair Blair Schoene told attendees of this month’s CPUC meeting.

NEWS | March 22

Avi Wigderson, The Abel Prize Laureate 2021Andrea Kane - Institute for Advanced Study

Avi Wigderson GS ’83 awarded Abel Prize

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

NEWS | March 21

Professor Yibin Kang and his lab group. Professor Kang is located in the center, and Mark Esposito is located fifth from the right.   Courtesy of Maša Alečković

Kang lab discovers new organelle involved in cancer spread

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

NEWS | March 21