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Inside look: How New Jersey’s colleges are operating this fall

As the University continues judging the spread of COVID-19 ahead of an anticipated early-December decision on the spring semester, The Daily Princetonian took a look at how the largest schools in New Jersey — most of which have adopted a hybrid model with some in-person learning — have fared.

As the University continues judging the spread of COVID-19 ahead of an anticipated early-December decision on the spring semester, The Daily Princetonian took a look at how the largest schools in New Jersey — most of which have adopted a hybrid model with some in-person learning — have fared.

NEWS | October 23

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Ressa ’86 discusses ‘cyber libel’ conviction at Press Freedom Defense Fund event

“I think what we’re seeing is death by a thousand cuts,” Ressa said. “You don’t quite realize how much you lose with each cut and you bleed out.”

The event, titled “It Won’t Stop with Me: Why the Current State of Press Freedom Should Alarm the World,” also featured NPR News Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept Betsy Reed, and Director of PFDF Jim Risen.

NEWS | October 22

Judge Amy Coney Barrett in 2018.
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Princeton professors talk Amy Coney Barrett, future of SCOTUS

We catalog a variety of University professors’ opinions on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in particular, as well as what they think the future of the courts may look like.

We catalog a variety of University professors’ opinions on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in particular, as well as what they think the future of the courts may look like.

NEWS | October 22

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MAE professor studies how far droplets, source of COVID-19 transmission, travel when we speak

Not wearing masks, especially indoors, is “very risky,” according to Stone. “Why would you do that?,” he asked.

By creating visuals of how far speech droplets can travel, the study offers visual evidence that wearing a mask can help reduce COVID-19 transmission. 

NEWS | October 21

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Over 250 Princeton parents call for spring reopening

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

NEWS | October 21

Venue Services managers Vin Stanley (far left) and Risa Lemkin (second from left) helped devise the new program. Campus Dining staff members Greg Michels (second from right) and Devin Carr (far right) will be among the 100 employees serving as Campus Advocates.
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U. employees promote health, safety guidelines as part of Campus Advocate Program

Under the new program, about 100 employees from Campus Dining, Building Services, and Performing Arts Services will now “educate faculty, staff and students about the University’s health and safety guidelines.”

Under the new program, about 100 employees from Campus Dining, Building Services, and Performing Arts Services will now “educate faculty, staff and students about the University’s health and safety guidelines.”

NEWS | October 20

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Nearly 4,500 students, faculty, and staff vaccinated at annual FluFest

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

NEWS | October 19

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U. to announce spring plan in first week of December, hopes to welcome ‘significantly more’ undergraduates to campus

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

NEWS | October 19

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Princeton police department appoints new police chief

The Princeton Council officially appointed former captain Christopher Morgan as the new police chief of the Princeton Police Department on a Sept. 30 Zoom call. Morgan replaced former chief Nicholas Sutter, who served in the role since 2014.

The Princeton Council officially appointed former captain Christopher Morgan as the new police chief of the Princeton Police Department on a Sept. 30 Zoom call. 

NEWS | October 18

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U. encourages community to install NJ Covid-19 app

Users receive exposure alert notifications when their phone’s underlying Bluetooth proximity detection systems have discerned that their phone has been about six feet away from a COVID-19-positive user’s phone for at least ten minutes. 

Users receive exposure alert notifications when their phone’s underlying Bluetooth proximity detection systems have discerned that their phone has been about six feet away from a COVID-19-positive user’s phone for at least ten minutes. 

NEWS | October 18

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U. Associate Professor of Chemistry Mohammad Seyedsayamdost named 2020 MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

NEWS | October 15

Princeton Mutual Aid ‘online storytelling’ fundraiser raises over $3.5K

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3500 for Princeton Mutual Aid.

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3.5 thousand for Princeton Mutual Aid. 

NEWS | October 14

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Graduate students, U. react to proposed DHS rule limiting student visas

“By taking their talent, labour and research agendas to US universities, international students contribute to the research output of the US and to its global reputation for educational excellence,” Gordon-Smith wrote. 

In an interview with the ‘Prince,’ PGSU expressed hopes that “the University steps up … not just rhetorically but materially” to “support international students right now, not by further marginalizing them or making this out to be an issue that can be dealt with through rhetoric, through emails and through statements, but by actually making this type of concrete commitment that treats international students as an equally integral part of this community as domestic students.”

NEWS | October 14

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U. reaches $1.175 million settlement over pay disparities involving female professors

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

NEWS | October 14

Wallace D. Best, Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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Best becomes first Black, first male director in Gender and Sexuality Studies program history

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

NEWS | October 13