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U. administrators donations heavily favor Kim over Menendez, Murphy in upcoming primary

The Daily Princetonian reviewed public filings to understand which political candidates and causes high-profile Princeton figures have contributed to during their time at the University.

The Daily Princetonian reviewed public filings to understand which political candidates and causes high-profile Princeton figures have contributed to during their time at the University.

NEWS | February 15

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In lieu of taxes, University increases voluntary contribution for second year

In lieu of property taxes, from which universities are exempt, Princeton University has announced its voluntary contribution to the town of Princeton. The University announced that it would give more than $50 million to the town over five years, which is an annual contribution of more than double its previous contribution of less than $4 million a year.

In lieu of property taxes, from which universities are exempt, Princeton University has announced its voluntary contribution to the town of Princeton. The University announced that it would give more than $50 million to the town over five years, which is an annual contribution of more than double its previous contribution of less than $4 million a year.

NEWS | February 15

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Labyrinth union holds demonstration as disagreements with management persist

About 20 people, including store employees and Princeton students, participated in a Feb. 13 demonstration inside Labyrinth Books. Newly-unionized employees presented complaints against the store’s management as the two parties prepare to begin collective bargaining towards a new contract.

About 20 people, including store employees and Princeton students, participated in a Feb. 13 demonstration inside Labyrinth Books. Newly-unionized employees presented complaints against the store’s management as the two parties prepare to begin collective bargaining towards a new contract.

NEWS | February 14

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Princeton Mayor seeks reelection, expresses worry over campus expansion

Princeton Mayor Mark Freda recently announced his intention to run for reelection during a virtual press conference on Jan. 19. In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, Freda talked about the strengthening relationship between the University and the town and his worries about campus expansion’s effects on student’s experience with the town. 

Princeton Mayor Mark Freda recently announced his intention to run for reelection during a virtual press conference on Jan. 19. In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, Freda talked about the strengthening relationship between the University and the town and his worries about campus expansion’s effects on student’s experience with the town.

NEWS | February 13

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USG approves fall budget in first meeting of Attar’s term

At the first USG meeting of the semester, USG President Avi Attar ’25 discussed his Presidents Report, Uma Fox ’26 detailed the semester budget, and new committee members voted on funding for the first time of their terms.

At the first USG meeting of the semester, USG President Avi Attar ’25 discussed his Presidents Report, Uma Fox ’26 detailed the semester budget, and new committee members voted on funding for the first time of their terms.

NEWS | February 13

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Asian affinity groups gather to celebrate Lunar New Year

Seven Asian affinity groups came together to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 8. While each respective culture has its own traditions, this event sought to highlight the shared “concept of eating together with your loved ones."

Seven Asian affinity groups came together to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 8. While each respective culture has its own traditions, this event sought to highlight the shared “concept of eating together with your loved ones."

NEWS | February 12

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In highly-selective year, over 80 percent of sophomores participate in Street Week

Street week 2024 boasts highest participation in at least a decade. Charter emerges highly selective, and Tiger Inn pulls in more bickerees than Cap & Gown for the first time since 2001.

Street week 2024 boasts highest participation in at least a decade. Charter emerges highly selective, and Tiger Inn pulls in more bickerees than Cap & Gown for the first time since 2001.

NEWS | February 12

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Pro-Palestinian protestors gather outside Nassau Hall to call for ceasefire

Last Friday, attendees of a pro-Palestine walkout in front of Nassau Hall continued calls for a ceasefire and for the University to divest its endowment from companies associated with Israel’s ongoing military campaign.

Last Friday, attendees of a pro-Palestine walkout in front of Nassau Hall continued calls for a ceasefire and for the University to divest its endowment from companies associated with Israel’s ongoing military campaign.

NEWS | February 12

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Theme Dinners celebrate cultural backgrounds of dining hall staff

Campus Dining staff cooked and served family meals for Theme Dinners held across residential dining halls on Thursday, Feb. 8. Menu options ranged from Jamaican Chicken Curry in Whitman-Butler Dining Hall to Guatemalan beef enchiladas in Forbes to Haitian fried chicken in Rocky-Mathey Dining Hall.

Campus Dining staff cooked and served family meals for Theme Dinners held across residential dining halls on Thursday, Feb. 8. Menu options ranged from Jamaican Chicken Curry in Whitman-Butler Dining Hall to Guatemalan beef enchiladas in Forbes to Haitian fried chicken in Rocky-Mathey Dining Hall.

NEWS | February 11

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Long-term future of Princeton test-optional policy unclear as Dartmouth reinstates requirement

Dartmouth announced this week that it will reinstate its standardized testing requirement for the upcoming college admissions cycle. Princeton remains test-optional for at least two more admissions cycles.

Dartmouth announced this week that they it reinstate its standardized testing requirement for the upcoming college admissions cycle. Princeton remains test-optional for at least two more admissions cycles.

NEWS | February 9

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Town Council consolidates three committees into one, sparking controversy

On Jan. 8, the Princeton Town Council announced plans to consolidate the Civil Rights Commission, Human Services Commission, and Affordable Housing Board into a single 11-member committee. In a subsequent Jan. 22 Council Meeting, over 30 Princeton residents expressed opposition and frustration with this decision. The Daily Princetonian interviewed three council members to shed light on the controversial decision.

On Jan. 8, the Princeton Town Council announced plans to consolidate the civil rights commission, human services commission, and affordable housing board into a single 11-member committee. In a subsequent Jan. 22 Council Meeting, over 30 Princeton residents expressed opposition and frustration with this decision. The Daily Princetonian interviewed three council members to shed light on the controversial decision.

NEWS | February 9

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Ahead of election season, Frist reinstates notifications for first-class mail

After months of student complaints, Print & Mail Services reinstated notifications for First-Class mail on Feb. 1. These changes have been supported by various students who note that notifications for checks and ballots are important and timely with the upcoming presidential election.

After months of student complaints, Print & Mail Services reinstated notifications for First-Class mail on Feb. 1. These changes have been supported by various students who note that notifications for checks and ballots are important and timely with the upcoming presidential election.

NEWS | February 9

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Two Princeton faculty awarded humanities research grant

History department chair Angela Creager and anthropology professor Ryo Morimoto have received grants from the National Endowment of Humanities to continue their research at the intersection of science and technology with the humanities.

History department chair Angela Creager and anthropology professor Ryo Morimoto have received grants from the National Endowment of Humanities to continue their research at the intersection of science and technology with the humanities.

NEWS | February 8

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Faith-based organizations utilize limited spaces in Murray-Dodge Hall

The Office of Religious Life offers interfaith meditation spaces and reservable meeting rooms, but some student groups outsource to host larger celebrations and meetings.

The Office of Religious Life offers interfaith meditation spaces and reservable meeting rooms, but some student groups outsource to host larger celebrations and meetings.

NEWS | February 8

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Students talk medical dietary needs, allergy accessibility at roundtable

Throughout this discussion, there was an emphasis on food inclusivity across all dining venues on campus and a general talk on strategies for improving wellbeing on campus for those with allergies.

Throughout this discussion, there was an emphasis on food inclusivity across all dining venues on campus and a general talk on strategies for improving wellbeing on campus for those with allergies.

NEWS | February 7

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NCO FAQs updated to reflect policy change following FIRE, ADL letter to Eisgruber

Following a Jan. 25 letter from the free speech group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Princeton University updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for No Communication Orders and No Contact Orders (NCOs) on Jan. 26.

Following a Jan. 25 letter from the free speech group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Princeton University updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for No Communication Orders and No Contact Orders (NCOs) on Jan. 26.

NEWS | February 6

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Medical examiner releases cause of death for Sophia Jones ’27

Content Warning: The following article includes mention of student death and suicide. University Counseling services are available at 609-258-3141, and the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 988 or +1 (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Content Warning: The following article includes mention of student death and suicide. University Counseling services are available at 609-258-3141, and the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 988 or +1 (800) 273-TALK (8255).

NEWS | February 5

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Third annual DEI report rebuts national anti-DEI sentiment, shows new and bolstered programs

The University published its third annual DEI report in late January. The report — broken into (1) climate, inclusion and equity, (2) academic experience, (3) access and outreach, and (4) demographic and climate data — shows minimal changes in student body makeup and a plethora of new programs focused on creating more courses that highlight historically-neglected voices and bolstering support for first generation and low income students.

The University published its third annual DEI report in late January. The report — broken into (1) climate, inclusion and equity, (2) academic experience, (3) access and outreach, and (4) demographic and climate data — shows minimal changes in student body makeup and a plethora of new programs focused on creating more courses that highlight historically-neglected voices and bolstering support for first generation and low income students.

NEWS | February 5