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Members of Divest Princeton after submitting their proposal to the CPUC Resources Committee in February. 
Courtesy of Anna Hiltner 

Divest Princeton accumulates 62 faculty and staff, 161 alumni endorsements ahead of referendum

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

NEWS | November 18

Harvard University’s campus.
Joseph Williams / Wikimedia Commons

Princeton will release spring plans next month. Here’s what the other Ivies are thinking.

At the time of publication, all seven other Ivy League schools are planning to bring at least one class year back to campus in the spring. Princeton, however, is still awaiting a decision in early December.

At the time of publication, all seven other Ivy League schools are planning on bringing at least one class year back to campus in the spring. Princeton, however, is still awaiting a decision announcement set for the first week of December.

NEWS | November 17

NJ voted to legalize marijuana. What comes next?

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors).”

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors)."

NEWS | November 17

Dormitories on campus.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton alters emergency housing criteria amid concerns from LGBTQ+ students

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

NEWS | November 16

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

COVID-19 cases in Princeton municipality rise to highest levels since pandemic peak

This increase in cases, according to Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser, confirms that “Princeton is officially in our next peak of cases or second surge.” 

This increase in cases, according to Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser, confirms that “Princeton is officially in our next peak of cases or second surge.” 

NEWS | November 15

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Ans Nawaz for The Daily Princetonian

Princeton begins partially redensifying campus labs

The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant.

The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant. Researchers must continue to use personal protective equipment, as well as follow strict social distancing guidelines.

NEWS | November 12

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Spanish and Portuguese Dept. cancels summer abroad programs, as IIP and PICS begin accepting applications

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

NEWS | November 11

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to pay fourth payment under settlement agreement to local lower-income homeowners

Homeowners who received a homestead benefit under the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act will receive aid payments. From this year’s payments, each eligible household will receive around $2,100, according to a statement from the University.

Homeowners who received a homestead benefit under the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act will receive aid payments. From this year’s payments, each eligible household will receive around $2,100, according to a statement from the University.  

NEWS | November 10

Researchers submerge a single SOCCOM robotic float into the Southern Ocean. Several floats constitute an array that communicates collected biogeochemical data with satellites that hover over the Southern Ocean. Courtesy of SOCCOM Project, Princeton University

U. to receive part of $53 million NSF grant for development of ocean health-monitoring robots

The SOCCOM Project, located at the University and overseen by the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, describes its mission as seeking “to drive a transformative shift in the scientific and public understanding of the role of the vast Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.”

The SOCCOM Project, located at the University and overseen by the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, describes its mission as seeking “to drive a transformative shift in the scientific and public understanding of the role of the vast Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.”

NEWS | November 10

Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Princeton to support hybrid teaching this spring, Dolan tells faculty

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

NEWS | November 10

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McCarter Theatre announces plans for anti-racist action

The statement partially responded to the “We See You, White American Theater” demands released over the summer, which detail BIPOC thespians’ “concerns, approaches, and needs” to combat systemic racism in the theater industry.

The move comes partially in response to the “We See You, White American Theater” demands released over the summer, which detail the “concerns, approaches, and needs” of BIPOC thespians in combating structural racism in the theater industry.

NEWS | November 9

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Biden, Harris win the 2020 presidential election

Senator Kamala Harris will be the first woman, first Black American, and first South Asian American to hold the office of vice president. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the oldest president-elect in American history.

Senator Kamala Harris will be the first woman, first Black American, and first South Asian American to hold the office of vice president. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the oldest president-elect in American history.

NEWS | November 7

Protesters in Hinds Plaza.
Elizabeth Parker / The Daily Princetonian

Protesters in Princeton condemn Trump at ‘Protect the Results’ rally

A crowd of about a hundred people gathered in downtown Princeton to condemn calls from President Donald Trump and his campaign to stop counting mail-in and absentee votes in a rally on Wednesday in Hinds Plaza. 

A crowd of about a hundred people gathered in downtown Princeton to condemn calls from President Donald Trump and his campaign to stop counting mail-in and absentee votes in a rally on Wednesday in Hinds Plaza. 

NEWS | November 5

Lucy Sanders / Wikimedia Commons

Whitney Hermandorfer ’09 selected to clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Whitney Downs Hermandorfer ’09, a graduate of George Washington University Law School and former clerk for Justice Samuel Alito ’72, was chosen as one of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s four clerks.

Whitney Downs Hermandorfer ’09, a graduate of George Washington University Law School and former clerk for Justice Samuel Alito ’72, was chosen as one of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s four clerks. 

NEWS | November 5

A screenshot of the Zoom watch party.
Ashley Fan / The Daily Princetonian

At Whig-Clio watch party, students follow nail-biter election

“The chat has been lively and the officers have been doing a good job with the raffles, in my opinion,” Drew Hopkins ’24 noted. “You take the victories that you can get.”

On Nov. 3, The American Whig-Cliosophic Society (Whig-Clio) hosted an Election Night Watch Party. Attended by 230 students from 9:30 to 11:30 ET as the first results of election night rolled in, students shared reactions to the election and participated in prize raffles. 

NEWS | November 5

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

PEI renamed the ‘High Meadows Environmental Institute,’ following large gift

The University is renaming the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from High Meadows Foundation. It is the largest gift that the environmental institute has received to date.  

The University is renaming the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from High Meadows Foundation. It is the largest gift that the environmental institute has received to date.  

NEWS | November 5