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Prud'homme and students working on the Gates project. Courtesy of Robert Prud'homme.

Robert Prud’homme named inaugural winner of Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation

“Professor Prud’homme has consistently found creative ways of applying his fundamental research in complex fluids to the solution of important practical problems, such as finding more efficient ways of delivering therapeutic drugs to the body, ” Debenedetti wrote.

“Professor Prud’homme has consistently found creative ways of applying his fundamental research in complex fluids to the solution of important practical problems, such as finding more efficient ways of delivering therapeutic drugs to the body, ” Debenedetti wrote.

NEWS | November 4

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Election Updates: Booker, Watson Coleman win reelection, N.J. votes to legalize marijuana, races from Princeton Public Schools to presidency too close to call

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and NJ-12 Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman have won reelection, and three state ballot initiatives involving tax deductions, redistricting, and the legalization of marijuana are expected to pass. Still, many races have not been called. Here’s what we know so far.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and NJ-12 Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman have won reelection, and three state ballot initiatives involving tax deductions, redistricting, and the legalization of marijuana are expected to pass. Still, many races have not been called. Here’s what we know so far.

NEWS | November 4

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Princeton Small Business Resiliency Fund opens second round of grant applications

The fund was designed to help small businesses in the Princeton community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has already provided $5,000 grants to 70 local businesses.

The fund was designed to help small businesses in the Princeton community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has already provided $5,000 grants to 70 local businesses.

NEWS | November 2

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Grading policies for each Princeton department this fall.
Anika Maskara / The Daily Princetonian

Departments largely split on PDF policy for departmental requirements and prerequisites

Unlike in the spring, however, the University no longer requires that departments accept courses taken on a PDF basis, either to fulfill departmental requirements or prerequisites.

Unlike in the spring, however, the University no longer requires that departments accept courses taken on a PDF basis, either to fulfill departmental requirements or prerequisites.

NEWS | November 1

22 Chambers Street houses the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO).
Ben Ball / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton endowment grows to $26.6 billion, earning a smaller return rate than previous years

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned a 5.6 percent return for the 2020 fiscal year, a drop from last year’s 6.2 percent. Among the Ivy League, it ranks 5th in return rates for the fiscal year. 

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned a 5.6 percent return for the 2020 fiscal year, a drop from 6.2 percent last year. Among the Ivy League, it ranks 5th in return rates for the fiscal year. 

NEWS | October 30

Beto O’Rourke talks voting rights, students explain tools to combat gerrymandering

“I’m encouraged,” O’Rourke said. “Doesn’t mean that we get the results we want on election night, but I feel they are possible in a way I haven’t in past years.”

In a conversation with Neuroscience professor Sam Wang, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke talked voting rights and his efforts to increase voter engagement in the upcoming election. The event, hosted by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, also put on display two redistricting tools created to combat partisan gerrymandering.

NEWS | October 28

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck ’81.
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Rep. Ken Buck ’81, Prof. Sergiu Klainerman criticize removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name

Buck opened the event with a discussion on the rise of “cancel culture” in today’s political society, saying, “I’m really concerned about the cancel culture that we see in the country right now and on campuses, and really, it has permeated into the larger society.”

Congressman Buck opened the event with a discussion on the rise of “cancel culture” in today’s political society, saying, “I’m really concerned about the cancel culture that we see in the country right now and on campuses, and really, it has permeated into the larger society.” 

NEWS | October 27

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Eisgruber, administrators talk free speech, DOE investigation, and Indigenous representation at town hall

The event began with discussion of the Department of Education’s (DOE) civil rights investigation into the University.

The night began with discussion of the Department of Education (DOE)'s civil rights investigation into the University. One student, inquiring about the ongoing probe, asked whether there were indeed allegations of racism at Princeton and whether they are complying with the investigation in a manner that protects student privacy.

NEWS | October 27

A marmoset.
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U. study finds that monkeys may have self-domesticated like humans

“All of the sudden we find that the rate of white patch development is totally related to how much parental feedback they got,” Ghazanfar said. “What that’s telling us is that this affiliated behavior, that we saw a correlation with the size of their white patch, is also developmental linked. And that was, I mean, it was just totally incredible.” 

NEWS | October 27

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Public Safety convenes advisory committee as part of University-wide call to address systemic racism

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph.

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph, who researches police violence against Black and brown people. It consists of three faculty members, three graduate students, three undergraduate students, three administrators, and three staff from PSAFE.

NEWS | October 25

Jason Derulo. Courtesy of Flickr. 

USG announces Jason Derulo as Fall Lawnparties headliner

The University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced today that the headliner for this year’s virtual Lawnparties will be Jason Derulo. Derulo started his solo career in 2009 and has since achieved eleven Platinum singles.  

The University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced today that the headliner for this year’s virtual Lawnparties will be Jason Derulo. 

NEWS | October 23