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Princeton lifts indoor mask mandate, reduces testing frequency to monthly for fully vaccinated individuals

Those identified as close contacts for a COVID-19 positive individual will still be required to wear masks, and any individual who has received a vaccine exemption or has not yet received a booster dose but is eligible to do so will be required to continue to test weekly.

Those identified as close contacts for a COVID-19 positive individual will still be required to wear masks, and any individual who has received a vaccine exemption or has not yet received a booster dose but is eligible to do so will be required to continue to test weekly.

NEWS | March 2

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Princeton Town Council approves Special Improvement District

After three hours of debate and public comments, the Council unanimously voted for the creation of a Special Improvement District (SID) in Princeton. A SID is a self-governed and managed nonprofit organization that is a coalition of businesses and property owners in town with the purpose of helping those businesses.  

After three hours of debate and public comments, the Council unanimously voted for the creation of a Special Improvement District (SID) in Princeton. A SID is a self-governed and managed nonprofit organization that is a coalition of businesses and property owners in town with the purpose of helping those businesses.   

NEWS | March 2

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USG report highlights effects of 'Princeton Plague' on student health, academic performance

Of the students surveyed, a vast majority responded that the quality of their academic work suffered (84.7 percent) and that their illnesses impeded their ability to effectively learn material (75.3 percent). 

Of the students surveyed, a vast majority responded that the quality of their academic work suffered (84.7 percent) and that their illnesses impeded their ability to effectively learn material (75.3 percent). 

NEWS | March 1

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USG creates Viewpoint Diversity Task Force, hears updates on budget, spring elections

In Sunday’s USG meeting, the Senate convened for a budget update and spring elections overview, and to approve student organization events and a Viewpoint Diversity Task Force. Twelve USG members voted in favor of creating the new Task Force, while four abstained and four opposed. 

In Sunday’s USG meeting, the Senate convened for a budget update and spring elections overview, and to approve student organization events and a Viewpoint Diversity Task Force. Twelve USG members voted in favor of creating the new Task Force, while four abstained and four opposed. 

NEWS | March 1

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Undergraduate COVID-19 cases hit all-time high as positivity rate increases slightly

On Feb. 28, campus saw the highest single-day positive cases of the pandemic, with the campus-wide COVID-19 positivity rate rising to 2.59 percent during the week ending on Feb. 25, a slight increase from the 2.32 percent reported the week prior. 

On Feb. 28, campus saw the highest single-day positive cases of the pandemic, with the campus-wide COVID-19 positivity rate rising to 2.59 percent during the week ending on Feb. 25, a slight increase from the 2.32 percent reported the week prior. 

NEWS | March 1

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Princeton inadvertently publishes, then retracts, shift in COVID-19 testing protocol from weekly to monthly

The inadvertent update had stated that testing for fully vaccinated individuals would be reduced to once per month. A University spokesperson stated that the University has not announced any changes to testing protocol at this point.

The inadvertent update had stated that testing for fully vaccinated individuals would be reduced to once per month. A University spokesperson stated that the University has not announced any changes to testing protocol at this point.

NEWS | March 1

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We looked at trends in financial aid across the Ivy League. Here’s what we found.

While the total cost of attending college has increased across the Ivy League, financial aid packages have grown even more quickly. In 2020, 66 percent of Princeton undergraduates applied for financial aid, and the University’s average aid grant covered 86 percent of total costs.

While the total cost of attending college has increased across the Ivy League, financial aid packages have grown even more quickly. In 2020, 66 percent of Princeton undergraduates applied for financial aid, and the University’s average aid grant covered 86 percent of total costs.

NEWS | February 27

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Q&A with Ilya Kaminsky, Ukrainian-American poet, translator, and professor

In an interview with the ‘Prince’ following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kaminsky discussed the war in Ukraine, suffering and joy, and the role of poetry and translation in times of crisis. 

In an interview with the ‘Prince’ following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kaminsky discussed the war in Ukraine, suffering and joy, and the role of poetry and translation in times of crisis. 

NEWS | February 27

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‘Such a pivot’: Students express concern following Princeton memo on uptick in COVID-19 cases

Some students felt frustrated by the Feb. 18 memo from Dean Dolan and VP Calhoun, arguing it was insensitive towards students’ health. Other students supported the University’s seeming shift toward non-reactive policy on COVID-19.

Some students felt frustrated by the Feb. 18 memo from Dean Dolan and VP Calhoun, arguing it was insensitive towards students’ health. Other students supported the University’s seeming shift toward non-reactive policy on COVID-19.

NEWS | February 27

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Princeton students, faculty, and community demonstrate in support of Ukraine amid Russian invasion

The demonstration called for an end to the Russian invasion and included speeches from Ukrainian students whose families are impacted by the conflict.

The demonstration called for an end to the Russian invasion and included speeches from Ukrainian students whose families are impacted by the conflict.

NEWS | February 26

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‘He was both a resident of a reasonably small town and also a global citizen’: Q&A with Professor Michael Gordin on Albert Einstein

A look at “how Einstein's life can help us understand an extremely turbulent period of world history ... how he managed to touch upon and influence a large number of different intellectual, political and scientific movements.”

A look at “how Einstein's life can help us understand an extremely turbulent period of world history ... how he managed to touch upon and influence a large number of different intellectual, political and scientific movements.”

NEWS | February 25

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Princeton Committee on Palestine protests outside CJL against University-affiliated internships in Israel

In lieu of signs with slogans, counter-demonstrators waved Israeli flags. Harshini Abbaraju ’22, one of the PCP organizers, said to the ’Prince’ that the PCP was told by the University to expect a counter-demonstration. Three free speech facilitators and two public safety officers were present.

In lieu of signs with slogans, counter-demonstrators waved Israeli flags. Harshini Abbaraju ’22, one of the PCP organizers, said to the ‘Prince’ that the PCP was told by the University to expect a counter-demonstration. Three free speech facilitators and two public safety officers were present.

NEWS | February 24

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Princeton community members share reactions to Russian invasion of Ukraine

Following the movement of Russian troops into secessionist regions of Ukraine, Ukrainian members of the University community share concerns about their home country and discuss the possibility of war. 

Following the movement of Russian troops into secessionist regions of Ukraine, Ukrainian members of the University community share concerns about their home country and discuss the possibility of war. 

NEWS | February 23