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U. issues ‘All Clear’ following bomb threat on Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Chapel, and Art Museum

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

NEWS | September 19

Raqs, the Princeton belly dancing company, performing in their winter show. Photos by Avanthi Cole

Most dance and a cappella groups won’t hold fall auditions

All 15 dance groups under the Performing Arts Council (PAC), as well as the eight a cappella groups of “acaprez,” have decided to cancel fall auditions. A few ensembles will continue to take new members, including the religious a cappella groups Koleinu and Kindred Spirit (KS), the non-audition group Acapellago, and several slam poetry and theater ensembles. 

All 15 dance groups under the Performing Arts Council (PAC), as well as the eight a cappella groups of “acaprez,” have decided to cancel fall auditions. A few ensembles will continue to take new members, including the religious a cappella groups Koleinu and Kindred Spirit (KS), the non-audition group Acapellago, and several slam poetry and theater ensembles. 

NEWS | September 17

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Department of Education to investigate University following Eisgruber’s letter on racism

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

NEWS | September 17

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Times reporter Astead Herndon talks newsroom diversity, 2020 election coverage

New York Times national political reporter Astead W. Herndon talked the 2020 election, the deficits of today’s political journalism, and the importance of forging his own path during a Whig-Clio Zoom event Tuesday.

New York Times national political reporter Astead W. Herndon talked the 2020 election, the deficits of today's political journalism, and the importance of forging his own path during a Whig-Clio Zoom event Tuesday.

NEWS | September 17

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. announces temporary expansion of employee child care assistance program

The purpose of the expansion is “helping employees pay for child care, Internet, computer and electronic equipment, or other related expenses necessary to support education at home for their children while they are working.”

The purpose of the expansion is “helping employees pay for child care, Internet, computer and electronic equipment, or other related expenses necessary to support education at home for their children while they are working.”

NEWS | September 15

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Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

U. professor to join Facebook and Instagram study on U.S. 2020 presidential election

Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, is one of 17 researchers working on a study initiated by Facebook and Instagram to analyze political attitudes and behaviors across hundreds of thousands of users.

Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, is one of 17 researchers across the country working on a study that analyzes the political attitudes and behaviors of hundreds of thousands of social media users.

NEWS | September 14

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. ranked No. 1 American university by U.S. News for 10th consecutive year

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

NEWS | September 14

Sam Kagan / Daily Princetonian

USG responds to backlash over Lawnparties

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres ’21 sent an email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding. Not all students are satisfied.

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres sent a follow-up email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding.

NEWS | September 13

Photo credit: Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

In second week of asymptomatic testing, first student tests positive for COVID-19 since March 31

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, none of the 267 tests administered to undergraduates and 1,918 administered to faculty and staff came back positive, according to statistics released by the University. One out of 1,922 tests administered to asymptomatic graduate students returned a positive result.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, none of the 267 tests administered to undergraduates and 1,918 administered to faculty and staff came back positive. One out of 1,922 tests administered to asymptomatic graduate students returned a positive result.

NEWS | September 13

Courtesy of Matthew M. Brzycki

Dillon Gym opens to students on campus by reservation only

“I’m excited to go back because it helps keep me grounded during the semester, but at the same time I want to be sure it’ll be safe,” one student living on campus told the ‘Prince.’ 

“I’m excited to go back because it helps keep me grounded during the semester, but at the same time I want to be sure it’ll be safe,” one student living on campus told the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | September 13

Courtesy of Adji Bousso Dieng

AI expert Adji Bousso Dieng to become first Black female faculty member at SEAS

Dieng, a researcher in generative modeling, is making history as Princeton’s first Black woman in the School of Engineering Applied Science (SEAS) and first Black faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.

Dieng, a researcher in generative modeling, is making history as Princeton’s first Black woman in the School of Engineering Applied Science (SEAS) and first Black faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.

NEWS | September 10

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

President Eisgruber releases initial priorities for response to systemic racism, student activists call for more specifics

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and the increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

NEWS | September 3

Courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

Four of 4,477 tests come back positive in U.’s first week of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which currently takes place at the University stadium concourse near Powers Field.

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which takes place at the University Stadium Concourse near Powers Field.

NEWS | September 3

The duplex at 15 Edwards Place now belongs in full to the Chabad House. Previously, Chabad occupied only half of the structure.
Courtesy of Scharf Family Chabad House

‘A house, not a building’: Chabad doubles its property near campus to accommodate growing demand

“The big house has become too small,” Rabbi Webb said, explaining that in recent years he has been forced to host Shabbat dinners outside of his home in a rented tent — “even in the dead of winter.”

“The big house has become too small,” Rabbi Webb said, explaining that in recent years he has been forced to host Shabbat dinners outside of his home in a rented tent — “even in the dead of winter.”

NEWS | September 3

Linh Nguyen / The Daily Princetonian

Fewer than 300 undergraduates return to campus for ROTC training, thesis research, secure housing

Two hundred students have housing precarity, 16 are Army ROTC participants, and 37 of 60 seniors approved for thesis research chose to live on campus. All on-campus students were required to complete online training, a COVID-19 risk assessment, and sign a social contract. 

All on-campus students were required to complete online training, a COVID-19 risk assessment, and sign a social contract.  

NEWS | September 3