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Major snowstorm on first day of classes causes campus closure

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

NEWS | February 1

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Princeton Reunions 2021 goes virtual, in-person ’20 Commencement canceled

Despite the events being held virtually, the Office of Alumni Affairs noted in an email to alumni that they are “working with the class [of 2020] to find ways to honor their achievements and foster a strong sense of community with each other and the University.”

Despite the events being held virtually, the Alumni Office noted in an email to alumni that they are “working with the class [of 2020] to find ways to honor their achievements and foster a strong sense of community with each other and the University.”

NEWS | February 1

Dean Cecilia Rouse at the virtual hearing. 
Karolen Eid / The Daily Princetonian 

Former SPIA Dean Rouse undergoes virtual nomination hearing for Biden's CEA chair

In a virtual confirmation hearing, former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse, President Biden’s nominee to chair the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), discussed the COVID-19 pandemic economy and fielded questions on wealth inequality in the United States. 

In a virtual confirmation hearing, former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse, President Biden’s nominee to chair the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), discussed the COVID-19 pandemic economy and fielded questions on wealth inequality in the United States. 

NEWS | January 31

Morrison Hall, where The Office of Admission is located. 
Courtesy of the Office of Communications

Princeton postpones admissions decision date

According to a statement from the University, the Ivy League will announce results this year at 7 p.m. EST on April 6. Admitted students have until May 3, two more days than the usual deadline, to accept or decline their offers. 

According to a statement from the University, the Ivy League will announce results this year at 7 p.m. EST on April 6. Admitted students have until May 3, two more days than the usual deadline, to accept or decline their offers. 

NEWS | January 31

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Students demand Princeton preemptively bar Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 from on-campus recognition

The petition, titled “Demand that Princeton University Condemn & Bar Honorary Titles to Senator Ted Cruz ('92)”, states, “We, the writer and undersigned, believe that Senator Cruz’s support of lies alleging voting fraud not only undermines these basic egalitarian practices and values but is also directly linked to the attack on the Capitol.”

The petition, titled “Demand that Princeton University Condemn & Bar Honorary Titles to Senator Ted Cruz ('92)”, states, “We, the writer and undersigned, believe that Senator Cruz’s support of lies alleging voting fraud not only undermines these basic egalitarian practices and values but is also directly linked to the attack on the Capitol.”

NEWS | January 31

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Novogratz Bridge Year participants in Indonesia.
Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Bridge Year announces proposed reforms, still finalizing plans for 2021-22 program

Once students arrive, the “action plan” proposes that conversations around identity continue through an “on-site training series.” Additionally, the process for reporting discrimination will be further emphasized in orientation, and staff on the ground will be given more guidance as it relates to “supporting students of targeted identities.” 

Once students arrive, the “action plan” proposes that conversations around identity continue through an “on-site training series.” Additionally, the process for reporting discrimination will be further emphasized in orientation, and staff on the ground will be given more guidance as it relates to “supporting students of targeted identities.” 

NEWS | January 31

The Princeton Public Library
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Princeton Public Library closed due to COVID-19 case

All in-person services and contactless hold pickups will be suspended for the first time since the library’s reopening in August. In addition, all three drop-off sites around town for returned materials have closed and due dates have been extended two weeks.

All in-person services and contactless hold pickups will be suspended for the first time since the library’s reopening in August. In addition, all three drop-off sites around town for returned materials have closed and due dates have been extended two weeks.

NEWS | January 28

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Dean of Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni resigns, will return to teaching

Kulkarni, who joined the University faculty in 1991 and holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, will return to teaching and research.

Kulkarni, who joined the University faculty in 1991 and holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, will return to teaching and research. 

NEWS | January 28

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Prospect Student Ventures receives $110k for investment in entrepreneurship

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

NEWS | January 28

A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

2,887 undergraduates return to campus, begin mandatory testing and quarantine

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

NEWS | January 28

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton historians condemn Trump administration’s 1776 commission report

Princeton professors denounce former President Trump’s 1776 Commission, a project to promote “patriotic education,”  as an ill-informed backlash to The New York Times’ 1619 project. 

Princeton professors denounce President Trump’s 1776 Commission, a project to promote “patriotic education,”  as an ill-informed backlash to The New York Times’ 1619 project. 

NEWS | January 24

Mitchel Charles ’18, the new Program Coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
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Mitchel Charles ’18 named new ODUS Program Coordinator

Charles will serve as a liaison between student leaders and University offices, offering advice and support to student-led organizations and ensuring that events led by student organizations comply with University policies. 

Charles will serve as a liaison between student leaders and University offices, offering advice and support to student-led organizations and ensuring that events led by student organizations comply with University policies. 

NEWS | January 24

Eating clubs line Prospect Avenue.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

USG discusses virtual Street Week, referenda process at penultimate meeting

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

NEWS | January 21

The flag of the People's Republic of China. 
Kathy Smail / Pixy

Amid digital crackdown, Chinese Politics professor recommends students in China avoid his class

Professor Rory Truex ’07 explained that since the course “includes material that is banned in China,” he didn’t “want anyone to feel that they were in a position where they had to access banned material in order to succeed in my course.”

Professor Rory Truex ’07 explained that since the course “includes material that is banned in China,” he didn’t “want anyone to feel that they were in a position where they had to access banned material in order to succeed in my course.”

NEWS | January 15