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In the eye of the storm: Princeton professor’s research may hold the key to predicting hurricanes

Princeton professor Dr. Gabriel A. Vecchi gave a talk regarding his research about hurricane frequency in the North Atlantic, expressing that the abnormal increase in hurricanes can be contributed to a phenomenon called aerosol forcing. 

Princeton professor Dr. Gabriel A. Vecchi gave a talk regarding his research about hurricane frequency in the North Atlantic, expressing that the abnormal increase in hurricanes can be contributed to a phenomenon called aerosol forcing. 

NEWS | February 23

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Q&A with 2021 Nobel Laureate, chemistry professor David MacMillan

Professor of Chemistry and 2021 Nobel Prize award-winner David MacMillan sat in an interview with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his upbringing, research, and Princeton’s continued influence on his work.

Professor of Chemistry and 2021 Nobel Prize award-winner David MacMillan sat in an interview with The Daily Princetonian to discuss his upbringing, research, and Princeton’s continued influence on his work.

NEWS | February 22

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Feb. 15, Feb. 21 mark two highest single-day COVID-19 case tolls among undergraduates at University

Feb. 15 marked the highest single-day spike among undergraduates this academic year, with 104 students testing positive for COVID-19.  

Feb. 15 marked the highest single-day spike among undergraduates this academic year, with 104 students testing positive for COVID-19.  

NEWS | February 22

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Princeton honors Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa ’86, Julia Wolfe GS ’12 at Alumni Day 2022

The 2022 Princeton University Alumni Day event took place on Saturday, Feb. 19 in Richardson Auditorium. Awards were given to Princeton alumni, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students.

The 2022 Princeton University Alumni Day event took place on Saturday, Feb. 19 in Richardson Auditorium. Awards were given to Princeton alumni, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students.

NEWS | February 21

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Princeton professor Bonnie Bassler awarded the Wolf Prize in chemistry

Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Department Chair of Molecular Biology, was recently awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for her work surrounding quorum sensing and cellular communication in bacterial organisms. 

Dr. Bonnie Bassler, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Department Chair of Molecular Biology, was recently awarded the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for her work surrounding quorum sensing and cellular communication in bacterial organisms. 

NEWS | February 21

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USG discusses mental health focus for the upcoming term

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed their increased focus on student mental health for the upcoming term as well as approved funding and new student organization requests.

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed their increased focus on student mental health for the upcoming term as well as approved funding and new student organization requests.

NEWS | February 21

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‘We’re creating what the world is’: On the record with Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa ’86

On the day prior to the Alumni Day ceremony, Ressa took a trip to her former high school, Toms River High School North, in a visit coordinated by the University Office of Communications. A reporter for The Daily Princetonian accompanied her during the visit and sat down with her for an interview in the car ride back to Princeton.

On the day prior to the Alumni Day ceremony, Ressa took a trip to her former high school, Toms River High School North, in a visit coordinated by the University Office of Communications. A reporter for The Daily Princetonian accompanied her during the visit and sat down with her for an interview in the car ride back to Princeton.

NEWS | February 21

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Writer and director Angela Barnes talks career, inclusivity at event hosted by LCA

Angela Barnes, who has directed for “Blindspotting” and has worked on “Atlanta” and “Being Mary Jane,“ spoke about her career and inclusivity in television at an event hosted by the Lewis Center for the Arts. 

Angela Barnes, who has directed for “Blindspotting” and has worked on “Atlanta” and “Being Mary Jane,“ spoke about her career and inclusivity in television at an event hosted by the Lewis Center for the Arts. 

NEWS | February 20

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After a year of low enrollment, Princeton sees a spike in competition for seats in classes

After an academic year with unusually low undergraduate enrollment at Princeton amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students faced a course registration cycle starkly more competitive than the previous year. The heightened academic selectivity brought an array of challenges for students, especially for those concentrating in or pursuing certificates in popular departments and programs.

After an academic year with unusually low undergraduate enrollment at Princeton amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students faced a course registration cycle starkly more competitive than the previous year. The heightened academic selectivity brought an array of challenges for students, especially for those concentrating in or pursuing certificates in popular departments and programs.

NEWS | February 17

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Eisgruber fields questions related to Palestine, gender accommodations, COVID-19 policy at CPUC meeting

At a meeting of the Council of Princeton University Community on Feb. 14, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 presented on campus expansion and increased admissions capacity, as well as long-term COVID-19 policy expectations. 

At a meeting of the Council of Princeton University Community on Feb. 14, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 presented on campus expansion and increased admissions capacity, as well as long-term COVID-19 policy expectations.  

NEWS | February 17

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Divest Princeton files legal complaint to N.J. Attorney General

The complaint alleges that the University has violated New Jersey state law, specifically the New Jersey Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, by continuing to invest in fossil fuels.

The complaint alleges that the University has violated New Jersey state law, specifically the New Jersey Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, by continuing to invest in fossil fuels.

NEWS | February 16

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Maria Ressa ’86 prevented from leaving the Philippines on her way to be honored at Princeton Alumni Day

Maria Ressa ’86 is scheduled to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, and to speak at a panel hosted by the University’s Program in Journalism on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Maria Ressa ’86 is scheduled to receive the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 19, and to speak at a panel hosted by the University’s Program in Journalism on Thursday, Feb. 17.

NEWS | February 16

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Princeton Town Council lays out plans for second phase of Witherspoon Street construction

The construction must be approved by March 2022 and will renovate the section of Witherspoon Street between Green Street and Franklin Avenue. 

The construction must be approved by March 2022 and will renovate the section of Witherspoon Street between Green Street and Franklin Avenue. 

NEWS | February 16

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Princeton Public Library Black History Month event discusses Paul Robeson’s legacy and Black activism

In an event titled “Black Activism, Then and Now,” hosted by the Princeton Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 15, panelists discussed the local, national, and international activism of Paul Robeson, a musician, athlete, and prominent activist for racial equality. Robeson was born in the town of Princeton and his legacy of sustained student activism at Princeton is still salient today.

A panel held by the Princeton Public Library discussed the legacy of activist, musician, and athlete Paul Robeson.

NEWS | February 16

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Street Week in Review: Over 1070 sophomores participate in eating club sign-in and bicker, yielding most competitive rates in a decade

For the fourth consecutive year, the Interclub Council reported that all sophomores who participated were placed into an eating club, and the number of students who participated increased by 12 percent from last year.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Interclub Council reported that all sophomores who participated were placed into an eating club, and the number of students who participated increased by 12 percent.

NEWS | February 16

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Princeton Astrophysics researchers find new way to detect coronal mass ejections

New research by Stephen Majeski, a graduate student in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and Professor Hantao Ji of the Astrophysics department helps to detect potential coronal mass ejections and learn more about their behaviors to prevent them before they reach Earth.

New research by Stephen Majeski, a graduate student in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and Professor Hantao Ji of the Astrophysics department helps to detect potential coronal mass ejections and learn more about their behaviors to prevent them before they reach Earth.

NEWS | February 15

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USG hears Lawnparties Review Committee Report, approves task forces for the upcoming year

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) heard several recommendations from the Lawnparties Review Committee and approved eight task forces for the upcoming year. 

At its most recent meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) heard several recommendations from the Lawnparties Review Committee and approved eight task forces for the upcoming year. 

NEWS | February 14

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Potter, Wayner awarded Pyne Prizes, to be recognized on Alumni Day

Hailing from McLean, Va., Potter is concentrating in the School of Public and International Affairs. Wayner is a Civil and Environmental Engineering concentrator from Baltimore, Md., earning certificates in environmental studies and sustainable energy. 

Hailing from McLean, Va., Potter is concentrating in the School of Public and International Affairs. Wayner is a Civil and Environmental Engineering concentrator from Baltimore, Md., earning certificates in environmental studies and sustainable energy. 

NEWS | February 14