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Marcia Brown / The Daily Princetonian

RISE program holds symposium focusing on students’ racial justice efforts

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

NEWS | October 4

Traditional materials will be used in the new building, as seen in this rendering of the museum’s planned Grand Hall.
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

U. reveals new Art Museum plans, designed by Sir David Adjaye

Princeton University Art Museum unveiled plans for its new building, designed by Sir David Adjaye. The new museum, which spans three floors and includes nine interlocked pavilions, will be built with stone, bronze, and glass, and can accommodate up to 2,000 people. The project will break ground in May 2021, with an expected completion date of 2024.

Princeton University Art Museum unveiled plans for its new building, designed by Sir David Adjaye. The new museum — which spans three floors and includes nine interlocked pavilions — will be built with stone, bronze, and glass, and can accommodate up to 2,000 people.

NEWS | October 4

Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State

U. researcher finds COVID-19 infections in South India driven by superspreaders in largest contact tracing study to date

“No secondary infections were linked to 71% of cases whose contacts were traced and tested,” the researchers found. Rather, 8 percent of those infected accounted for 60 percent of new cases.

“No secondary infections were linked to 71% of cases whose contacts were traced and tested,” the researchers found. Rather, 8% of those infected accounted for 60% of new cases.

NEWS | October 4

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. suspends study abroad for spring 2021

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,” Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,”  Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

NEWS | October 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Vote100 commits to Ivy League Voting Challenge

The first main initiative in the challenge, which concluded this past Monday, asked students to use an app called Outvote to reach out to friends and family by text to share information about voting. The university with the highest amount of texts will  win a Zoom conversation with Damien Chazelle, the director of the award-winning film “La La Land.”

The first main initiative in the challenge, which concluded this past Monday, asked students to use an app called Outvote to reach out to friends and family by text to share information about voting. The university with the highest amount of texts will  win a Zoom conversation with Damien Chazelle, the director of the award-winning film “La La Land.”

NEWS | October 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Entryways program attendance fluctuates as first-years face Zoom fatigue

Entryways events have had varying degrees of success, with each weekly colloquia attended by approximately a quarter of the Class of 2024 and and zee group meeting attendance varying. Justin Yan ’21, a PAA for Whitman, said, “If I get half the zee group to show up, that’s a lot, even to the weekly meetings.”

Entryways events have had varying degrees of success, with each weekly colloquia attended by approximately a quarter of the class of 2024 and and zee group meeting attendance varying. Justin Yan ’21, a PAA for Whitman, said, “If I get half the zee group to show up, that’s a lot, even to the weekly meetings.”

NEWS | October 1

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Photo credit: Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

U. unveils COVID-19 dashboard, decentralizes testing

The University’s new COVID-19 Dashboard on the official Fall 2020 website reports that 14 University community members have tested positive since the beginning of the semester. No new cases were reported in the past week. 

The University’s new COVID-19 Dashboard on the official Fall 2020 website reports that 14 University community members have tested positive since the beginning of the semester. No new cases were reported in the past week.  

NEWS | September 30

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Joint Base Andrews, MD on Dec. 20, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya.

Rep. Watson Coleman, 90 college presidents condemn DOE investigation, as community weighs in

On Sept. 22, U.S. House Representative of New Jersey Bonnie Watson Coleman released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as University students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

On Sept. 22, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-N.J.-12] released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s (DOE) investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as university students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

NEWS | September 30

José Pablo Fernández García / The Daily Princetonian

First-year Class Council candidates adjust to virtual campaigning

Twenty-seven first-years are running for five 2024 Class Council positions this semester. New rules allow candidates to collect signatures via an electronic petition and send messages to large group chats and listservs, which were not allowed previously.

Twenty-seven first-years are running for five 2024 Class Council positions this semester. New rules allow candidates to collect signatures via an electronic petition and send messages to large group chats and listservs, which were not allowed previously.

NEWS | September 29

Princeton Footnotes at their 2018 Holiday Jam.
Photo Credit: Nicolas Chae ’21 for Princeton Footnotes

Princeton Footnotes compete to win over $10,000 for social justice organizations

The Footnotes have announced that if they win the competition, all of their money, including personal earnings, will go to both the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

As a top 32 group in the competition, the Princeton Footnotes have the chance to win over $10,000 to both support a social justice charity of the group’s choice and keep for themselves. However, the group has announced that if they win the competition, all of their money, including personal earnings, will go to both the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

NEWS | September 29

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Divest Princeton organizes virtual climate strike

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Close to 100 students, alumni, and other supporters flooded University social media pages with messages in support of divestment. 

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry.

NEWS | September 27

FluFest offers free vaccines to on-campus and off-campus students

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus for ROTC or research purposes will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest to receive a free immunization. 

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off-campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest. 

NEWS | September 27

McCosh Health Center.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

PHAs adjust annual Safer Sexpo to COVID-19 realities with ‘emphasis on solo sex’

“With a virtual semester and the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make sure to reflect the reality that people are engaging less frequently (if at all) in in-person sex behaviors and that COVID transmission is a potential risk if people do engage in person, and to cover safer alternatives,” University Health Services Health Promotion Specialist Janine Mascari wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

“With a virtual semester and the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make sure to reflect the reality that people are engaging less frequently (if at all) in in-person sex behaviors and that COVID transmission is a potential risk if people do engage in person, and to cover safer alternatives,” University Health Services Health Promotion Specialist Janine Mascari wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | September 24

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. issues $500M in bonds to help finance campus expansion

To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020.

To help finance it's 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020. Purchasers of these types of bonds generally include large institutionalized asset managers, insurance companies, and a significant minority consists of international buyers, according to Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University Jim Matteo.

NEWS | September 23

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Dept. of Religion and PIPS suspend graduate school admissions for 2021

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

NEWS | September 23

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. admin talks anti-racism, COVID-19 at first fall CPUC meeting

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester. 

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester, ranging from online teaching innovations and research continuity to community support and campus operations. 

NEWS | September 22

Courtesy of Kwanza Jones ’93 and José Feliciano ’94

Jones ’93, Feliciano ’94 make U. history with $20M donation

For Jones and Feliciano, their gift is about making clear to students and alumni that “Princeton is a place for all of us.”

For Jones and Feliciano, the gift was sparked by a change they saw in the University’s culture of inclusivity. “As we saw the University embrace the whole alumni body, we felt more enthused and excited about reciprocating,” Feliciano explained.

NEWS | September 21

Robertson Hall, home of the School of Public and International Affairs.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

U. affiliated U.S. Crisis Monitor reports 93% of summer BLM protests were peaceful

A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor — a joint project led by SPIA and the ACLED — shows that 93 percent of BLM demonstrations over the summer have been peaceful, with net national support for the movement.

A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor shows that 93 percent of BLM demonstrations over the summer have been peaceful, with net national support for the movement.

NEWS | September 20