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In May 2019, SPEAR led a walk-out protest.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

SPEAR calls for divestment from Prison Industrial Complex, transparency from PRINCO

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

NEWS | August 20

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Black Leadership Coalition compiles anonymous BIPOC experiences in report to administrators

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

NEWS | August 20

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

All students who requested deferrals or leaves of absence approved to return in one year, U. confirms

Using 5,300 as a typical undergraduate size, Dean of the College Jill Dolan wrote that the enrollment number for the 2020–21 academic year will be around 13 percent lower than usual.

Using 5,300 as a typical undergraduate size, Dolan wrote that the enrollment number for the 2020–21 academic year will be around 13 percent lower than usual.

NEWS | August 18

A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

NEWS | August 17

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PHS students singing the n-word, lack of disciplinary action prompt outrage

A video posted in late June of Princeton High School students saying the n-word while singing to a song at a party has reignited longstanding debate about the school system’s handling of racist incidents. 

A video posted in late June of Princeton High School students saying the n-word while singing to a song at a party has reignited longstanding debate about the school system’s handling of racist incidents. 

NEWS | August 17

An aerial view of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, including the Waikīkī skyline.
Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

Amid outrage from Hawaiʻi residents, plans for college ‘bubble’ popped

Two Princeton alumni garnered national attention last week for plans to create two ‘bubble’ campuses in Hawaiʻi and Arkansas, as many colleges across the country prepare for a virtual semester. After widespread backlash from local Hawaiʻi residents, they will not proceed at either property.

Two Princeton alumni garnered national attention last week for plans to create two ‘bubble’ campuses in Hawaiʻi and Arkansas, as many colleges across the country prepare for a virtual semester. After widespread backlash from local Hawaiʻi residents, they will not proceed at either property.

NEWS | August 16

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Dr. Adam Burrows
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Q&A with Astrophysics Professor, Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize winner Adam Burrows

“You really need to be connected to students, or you don’t get the energy that they provide. You need to collaborate with students, not only because that gives you a means to get work done, but also sparks ideas,” Burrows said of the connection between research and teaching. 

NEWS | August 11

Chris Eisgruber '83, Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez '18, and Brad Smith '81 speak to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Ball / The Daily Princetonian

U. ‘considering next steps’ as Trump administration defies court order, rejects DACA applications

The Trump administration is rejecting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, defying a federal court order. When asked if the University, which filed one of the first suits challenging DACA’s termination in 2017, plans to take action, a spokesperson said they are “evaluating the government’s latest action and considering next steps.”

NEWS | August 9

Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michelle Minter explains the basis of having two separate policies.

CPUC approves new sexual misconduct policies under revised federal Title IX regulations

During an Aug. 3 webinar open to the University community, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) voted to approve a revised Title IX policy to comply with federal guidance — as well as a separate “University Sexual Misconduct Policy” addressing incidents outside of Title IX’s recently-narrowed scope. 

NEWS | August 3

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Frist and Firestone to open, anonymous reporting for social distancing violations, gatherings of no more than five. Here's what you missed.

Students not invited back on campus, including athletes, cannot access campus buildings or attend practices, and social distancing violations can be reported anonymously, according to VP Calhoun.

NEWS | August 2