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A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
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On-campus safety measures remain unchanged despite new CDC guidelines

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss expressed safety concerns as the primary reason for maintaining the same policy for all students regardless of vaccination status, writing that “currently [the University does] not think it safe or practical to apply different rules to individual students based on their vaccination status.” 

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss expressed safety concerns as the primary reason for maintaining the same policy for all students regardless of vaccination status, writing that “currently [the University does] not think it safe or practical to apply different rules to individual students based on their vaccination status.” 

NEWS | March 28

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Sarah-Jane Leslie ’07 steps down as Dean of Graduate School

“Sarah-Jane Leslie has been a dynamic and innovative leader for our Graduate School,” said Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in a press release. “I am grateful for her distinguished service to this University and, in particular, for her leadership on issues of graduate student diversity and professional development.”

“Sarah-Jane Leslie has been a dynamic and innovative leader for our Graduate School,” said Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 in a press release. “I am grateful for her distinguished service to this University and, in particular, for her leadership on issues of graduate student diversity and professional development.”

NEWS | March 28

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Princeton researchers' new technology could create more effective vaccines

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

A five-fold increase in the amount of mRNA administered within each vaccination would heighten immune responses, thus boosting the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccinations in conferring immunity and curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

NEWS | March 25

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Rutgers University to divest from fossil fuels

“The committee discussed the importance of precedent in its deliberations, and its hope was that this balanced, collaborative approach would be a model for future committees and for other institutions,” Ballentine wrote in his email to The Daily Princetonian.

“The committee discussed the importance of precedent in its deliberations, and its hope was that this balanced, collaborative approach would be a model for future committees and for other institutions,” Ballentine wrote in his email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | March 25

A COVID-19 saliva test taken on campus
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

COVID-19 cluster identified, athletes temporarily submit extra tests

In a message explaining the situation to affected students on March 19, the Global and Community Health and COVID-19 Testing Teams at University Health Services (UHS) described “a cluster of COVID-19 cases” and explained that the University would be requiring students “connected to that cluster” to submit more tests.

In a message explaining the situation to affected students on March 19, the Global and Community Health and COVID-19 Testing Teams at University Health Services (UHS) described “a cluster of COVID-19 cases” and explained that the University would be requiring students “connected to that cluster” to submit more tests.

NEWS | March 24

The Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPIA).
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Nolan McCarty to serve as interim SPIA Dean

Mark Watson will step down as interim Dean of Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and Nolan McCarty — a SPIA and politics professor and former chair of the Department of Politics — will serve as the new interim dean. 

Mark Watson will step down as interim Dean of Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), and Nolan McCarty — a SPIA and politics professor and former chair of the Department of Politics — will serve as the new interim dean. 

NEWS | March 24

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Committee considering fossil fuel divestment to release recommendations this May

The University committee responsible for reviewing divestment proposals will submit its recommendation on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees this coming May, geosciences professor and Resources Committee chair Blair Schoene told attendees of this month’s CPUC meeting.

The University committee responsible for reviewing divestment proposals will submit its recommendation on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees this coming May, geosciences professor and Resources Committee chair Blair Schoene told attendees of this month’s CPUC meeting.

NEWS | March 22

Avi Wigderson, The Abel Prize Laureate 2021Andrea Kane - Institute for Advanced Study

Avi Wigderson GS ’83 awarded Abel Prize

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

Wigderson’s research achievements mainly concern his contributions to the theory of computational complexity, which studies computational problems and tries to determine how difficult they are for algorithms to resolve.

NEWS | March 21

Professor Yibin Kang and his lab group. Professor Kang is located in the center, and Mark Esposito is located fifth from the right.   Courtesy of Maša Alečković

Kang lab discovers new organelle involved in cancer spread

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

NEWS | March 21

The Carl A. Fields CenterCandace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Reflection, support from Princeton community after Atlanta shootings

“Our Asian and Asian American communities are in so much pain right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23, co-president of Princeton’s Asian American Students Association.

“Our Asian and Asian American communities are in so much pain right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23, co-president of Princeton’s Asian American Students Association.

NEWS | March 18

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

Princeton-sponsored travel to remain largely suspended this summer

University-sponsored travel will remain suspended through the summer, according to newly-revised guidance announced today. However, the list of exceptions to the ban on travel will expand slightly when the new policies take effect on May 24.

University-sponsored travel will remain suspended through the summer, according to newly-revised guidance announced today. However, the list of exceptions to the ban on travel will expand slightly when the new policies take effect on May 24.

NEWS | March 18

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Common Application modifies questions on sex and gender

The revised application will include adding an optional question asking students for their preferred first name in addition to their legal name. It will also add an opportunity for students to multi-select or write in a set of pronouns that they use and will change a question asking for “sex” to “legal sex.”

The revised application will include adding an optional question asking students for their preferred first name in addition to their legal name. It will also add an opportunity for students to multi-select or write in a set of pronouns that they use and will change a question asking for “sex” to “legal sex.”

NEWS | March 17

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton announces summer thesis research to occur on campus, continuous housing available for select students

The memo stated that the Continuous Housing program will be available to students who will be enrolled next fall and “face significant financial hardship and/or other serious extenuating circumstances that make it impossible to secure alternative housing during the summer months.”

The memo stated that the Continuous Housing program will be available to students who will be enrolled next fall and “face significant financial hardship and/or other serious extenuating circumstances that make it impossible to secure alternative housing during the summer months.”

NEWS | March 17

Chisom Ilogu ’21, Sarah Kamanzi ’21, Leopoldo Solis ’21, and Lydia Spencer ’21, this year’s recipients of the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize.
Photos courtesy of Ilogu, Kamanzi, Solis, and Spencer.

Four seniors awarded $30K Labouisse Prize Fellowship

Seniors Chisom Ilogu, Sarah Kamanzi, Leopoldo Solis, and Lydia Spencer were awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Labouisse Prize Fellowship, which honors public service and civic engagement.

Seniors Chisom Ilogu, Sarah Kamanzi, Leopoldo Solis, and Lydia Spencer were awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Labouisse Prize Fellowship, which honors public service and civic engagement.

NEWS | March 16

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Princeton professors lead new alliance for free speech

The Academic Freedom Alliance is “committed to providing defense to members of the organization if they find themselves in a free speech or academic freedom controversy,” according to politics professor Keith Whittington.

The Academic Freedom Alliance is “committed to providing defense to members of the organization if they find themselves in a free speech or academic freedom controversy,” according to politics professor Keith Whittington.

NEWS | March 11

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Eddie Glaude wins 2021 Stowe Prize for ‘Begin Again’

Glaude said his inspiration for writing the book is deeply intertwined with activism and social justice causes. “I think it was the moment, the political moment, trying to come to terms with my own despair, my own disillusion that at least a portion of the country had voted for Donald Trump and I was like ‘here we go again.’”

Glaude said his inspiration for writing the book is deeply intertwined with activism and social justice causes. “I think it was the moment, the political moment, trying to come to terms with my own despair, my own disillusion that at least a portion of the country had voted for Donald Trump and I was like ‘here we go again.’”

NEWS | March 11

“Blind justice and plaza, Federal courthouse, Newark” by Ron Coleman / CC BY 2.0

Joshua Katz sues academic society, alleges ‘viewpoint discrimination’

Last July, Katz drew controversy when he published an op-ed in Quillette denouncing a letter signed by more than 350 Princeton faculty members calling on President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and senior administrators to enact 48 anti-racist demands. In the op-ed, Katz called a disbanded student activist group, the Black Justice League, a “local terrorist organization.”

Last July, Katz drew controversy when he published an op-ed in Quillette denouncing a letter signed by more than 350 Princeton faculty members calling on President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and senior administrators to enact 48 anti-racist demands. In the op-ed, Katz called a disbanded student activist group, the Black Justice League, a “local terrorist organization.”

NEWS | March 11