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“George Shultz in 2017 at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco” by Christopher Michel / CC BY-SA

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’42 dies at 100

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

NEWS | February 15

Paige Allen ’21, Amy Jeon ’21, and James Packman ’21 (left to right)
Courtesy of Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy and Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

Princeton University seniors Allen, Jeon, Packman win Pyne Prize

Paige Allen ’21, Amy Jeon ’21, and James Packman ’21 have won the University’s highest general undergraduate distinction — the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. This honor is granted to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership skills.

Paige Allen ’21, Amy Jeon ’21, and James Packman ’21 have won the University’s highest general undergraduate distinction — the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. This honor is granted to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership skills.

NEWS | February 11

Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

ELE department renamed as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

“Including both ‘Electrical’ and ‘Computer’ in the title better reflects what our department does,” Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha noted. 

“Including both ‘Electrical’ and ‘Computer’ in the title better reflects what our department does,” Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha noted. 

NEWS | February 10

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Admins discuss campus dining, vaccines, racial equity at CPUC Q&A

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other administrators addressed a range of topics at Monday’s CPUC meeting, including updates on vaccination, dining options, efforts to fight systemic racism, contact tracing, and fall 2021 campus plans.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other administrators addressed a range of topics at Monday’s CPUC meeting, including updates on vaccination, dining options, efforts to fight systemic racism, contact tracing, and fall 2021 campus plans.

NEWS | February 8

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG approves budget, two new task forces in first spring semester meeting

The 2021 budget was approved and the Technology Task Force and Dining and Nutrition Task Force were proposed during the meeting, in addition to four existing task forces. 

The 2021 budget was approved and the Technology Task Force and Dining and Nutrition Task Force were proposed during the meeting, in addition to four existing task forces. 

NEWS | February 8

A food truck outside of Dodd Hall. 
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Following 10-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers receive employment offer through spring

In early January, following a ten-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers were invited to work on campus temporarily to help distribute meals in food trucks and bring food to students’ rooms during arrival quarantine. They have now been offered employment throughout the spring semester. 

In early January, following a ten-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers were invited to work on campus temporarily to help distribute meals in food trucks and bring food to students’ rooms during arrival quarantine. They have now been offered employment throughout the spring semester. 

NEWS | February 7

Jeff Bezos in 2018.
Courtesy of Grant Miller / The George W. Bush Presidential Center

Jeff Bezos ’86 steps down as Amazon CEO

Now that his leadership role in one of the world’s most highly valued companies has drawn to a close, Bezos has affirmed his desire to continue investing in the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and the Day One Fund, the latter of which strives to reduce the burdens of homelessness and establish preschools in low-income communities. 

Now that his leadership role in one of the world’s most highly valued companies has drawn to a close, Bezos has affirmed his desire to continue investing in the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and the Day One Fund, the latter of which strives to reduce the burdens of homelessness and establish preschools in low-income communities. 

NEWS | February 7

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Chitra Parikh ’21 reflects on year of service as USG president

The Daily Princetonian asked Chitra Parikh ’21 and those who worked with her to look back on her time as USG President and how the goals laid out in her campaign platform were adjusted to fit the needs wrought by the pandemic.

The Daily Princetonian asked Chitra Parikh ’21 and those who worked with her to look back on her time as USG President and how the goals laid out in her campaign platform were adjusted to fit the needs wrought by the pandemic.

NEWS | February 7

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Annual State of the University letter addresses free speech, institutional racism

In addition to outlining Princeton's expectation for full in-person instruction in the fall, President Eisgruber focused and reflected on Princeton’s institutional values in the wake of racial reckoning and political turmoil.

In addition to outlining Princeton's expectation for full in-person instruction in the fall, President Eisgruber focused and reflected on Princeton’s institutional values in the wake of racial reckoning and political turmoil.

NEWS | February 5

Fire trucks on Nassau Street.  
Candace Do / Daily Princetonian

Patrons and shop workers evacuate after gas leak in Palmer Square

The leak was at 1 Palmer Square, which houses PNC Bank, Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, and J.Crew. The immediate area was initially cleared once the leak was discovered, and no one was injured.

The leak was at 1 Palmer Square, which houses PNC Bank, Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, and J.Crew. The immediate area was initially cleared once the leak was discovered, and no one was injured.

NEWS | February 5

East Pyne Hall, home to Princeton’s classics department, at dusk.
Jonathan Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Alumni allege history of inappropriate conduct with female students by Princeton professor Joshua Katz

A ‘Prince’ investigation has uncovered allegations that Katz, a classics professor who spent more than two decades at the University, crossed professional boundaries with three of his female students.

A ‘Prince’ investigation has uncovered allegations that Katz, a classics professor who spent more than two decades at the University, crossed professional boundaries with three of his female students.

NEWS | February 4

The South West entrance to Morrison Hall, home of the Office of Admissions.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Spring semester final exams to “default” to take-homes — but professors retain scheduled option

Exams will default to take-homes available throughout the final exam period to avoid increased conflicts, though professors will retain the option to hold Registrar-scheduled exams.

Exams will default to take-homes available throughout the final exam period to avoid increased conflicts, though professors will retain the option to hold Registrar-scheduled exams.

NEWS | February 1

Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness talks authenticity and self-acceptance

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically.

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically. 

NEWS | February 1