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Professor Keith Wailoo
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Keith Wailoo wins Dan David Prize for work in the history of medicine

Wailoo was specifically recognized for his historical scholarship centered in race, science, and health equity and the links between social structures and disease. Wailoo has served on health policy committees and actively discusses health equity using a historical lens to guide his work. 

Wailoo was specifically recognized for his historical scholarship centered in race, science, and health equity and the links between social structures and disease. Wailoo has served on health policy committees and actively discusses health equity using a historical lens to guide his work. 

NEWS | February 24

By Jennifer Martin / CC BY-SA 4.0

N.J. officially legalizes marijuana, town of Princeton proposes Cannabis Task Force

Marijuana use is now officially legal in New Jersey, making it the 13th state to pass such legislation. In response to the legalization, the University is “analyzing these new laws and their impact at the University,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian.

Marijuana use is now officially legal in New Jersey, making it the 13th state to pass such legislation. In response to the legalization, the University is “analyzing these new laws and their impact at the University,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | February 23

Paul McCartney performs.
 “Paul McCartney.jpg” by Jerzy Bednarski / CC BY-SA 4.0

“Who wants to present first?”: Sir Paul McCartney pays surprise visit to songwriting class

Sir Paul McCartney paid a visit to Professor Paul Muldoon’s ATL496 class, titled “How To Write A Song.” Joining under the name ‘Test Student,’ McCartney offered thorough feedback on each student’s work, often incorporating anecdotes from his time as a Beatle.

Sir Paul McCartney paid a visit to professor Paul Muldoon’s ATL496 class, titled “How To Write A Song.” Joining under the name “Test Student,“ McCartney offered thorough feedback on each student’s work, often incorporating anecdotes from his time as a Beatle. 

NEWS | February 23

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Classics chair asks Princeton to ‘urgently’ review department culture after Katz misconduct comes to light

The department has also created an alternate section of Katz’s course on Homer and allowed students to switch into the new section.

The department has also created an alternate section of Katz’s course on Homer and allowed students to switch into the new section. 

NEWS | February 23

East Pyne Hall
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Katz releases statement on misconduct allegations, acknowledging relationship with undergraduate student and past discipline

In a statement published on Friday morning, Katz said he had a relationship with a student that violated the University’s rules and was suspended as a result.

In a statement published on Friday morning, Katz said he had a relationship with a student that violated the University’s rules and was suspended as a result.

NEWS | February 19

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The Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPIA).
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

SPIA administrator retires to serve on Rouse's Council of Economic Advisors

Associate Dean for Public Affairs and Communication Elisabeth Donahue has been nominated to serve as the Chief of Staff for President Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) under the incoming chair of the CEA and former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse.

Associate Dean for Public Affairs and Communication Elisabeth Donahue has been nominated to serve as the Chief of Staff for President Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) under the incoming chair of the CEA and former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse.

NEWS | February 18

Students line up outside of the Rockefeller College Dining Hall on Feb. 1.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Socially distant Campus Dining faces mixed reviews from student body

While many individuals who spoke with the ‘Prince’ offered praise for servers, janitors, and other employees in the dining halls, many expressed frustration with the quality, variety, and quantity of the food, viewing current offerings as a decline  from years past.

While many individuals who spoke with the ‘Prince’ offered praise for servers, janitors, and other employees in the dining halls, many expressed frustration with the quality, variety, and quantity of the food, viewing current offerings as a decline from years past.

NEWS | February 18

Cottage Club, one of the eating clubs at Princeton
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian 

70 percent of sophomores participate in Street Week

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

NEWS | February 17

Un camión de comida afuera de Dodd Hall. 
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Después de una suspensión de diez meses, trabajadores subcontratados por Restaurant Associates reciben una oferta para empleo hasta la primavera

A principios de enero, trabajadores suspendidos fueron invitados a volver a trabajar temporalmente para ayudar a distribuir comida en camiones de comida y traer comida a los cuartos de estudiantes durante su cuarentena. Ahora han sido invitados a volver al trabajo hasta la primavera.

A principios de enero, trabajadores suspendidos fueron invitados a volver a trabajar temporalmente para ayudar a distribuir comida en camiones de comida y traer comida a los cuartos de estudiantes durante su cuarentena. Ahora han sido invitados a volver al trabajo hasta la primavera.

NEWS | February 17

A protest outside FitzRandolph Gate on Saturday, Feb. 13 called for Princeton University to share its COVID-19 testing resources with residents of the town of Princeton and nearby communities. 
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Protestors demand expansion of Princeton COVID-19 community resources

Protestors demanded that the University expand free testing, contact tracing, and quarantine housing to all Princeton residents and that when vaccines become available, the University distribute them to county residents.

Protestors demanded that the University expand free testing, contact tracing, and quarantine housing to all Princeton residents and that when vaccines become available, the University distribute them to county residents.

NEWS | February 16

“George Shultz in 2017 at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco” by Christopher Michel / CC BY-SA

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’42 dies at 100

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

Elder statesman George P. Shultz, who served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and helped bring an end to the Cold War, died at his home in Stanford, California on February 6. He was 100 years old.

NEWS | February 15

Paige Allen ’21, Amy Jeon ’21, and James Packman ’21 (left to right)
Courtesy of Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy and Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

Princeton University seniors Allen, Jeon, Packman win Pyne Prize

Paige Allen ’21, Amy Jeon ’21, and James Packman ’21 have won the University’s highest general undergraduate distinction — the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. This honor is granted to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership skills.

Paige Allen ’21, Amy Jeon ’21, and James Packman ’21 have won the University’s highest general undergraduate distinction — the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. This honor is granted to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership skills.

NEWS | February 11

Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

ELE department renamed as Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

“Including both ‘Electrical’ and ‘Computer’ in the title better reflects what our department does,” Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha noted. 

“Including both ‘Electrical’ and ‘Computer’ in the title better reflects what our department does,” Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Niraj Jha noted. 

NEWS | February 10

Evelyn Doskoch / The Daily Princetonian

Admins discuss campus dining, vaccines, racial equity at CPUC Q&A

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other administrators addressed a range of topics at Monday’s CPUC meeting, including updates on vaccination, dining options, efforts to fight systemic racism, contact tracing, and fall 2021 campus plans.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other administrators addressed a range of topics at Monday’s CPUC meeting, including updates on vaccination, dining options, efforts to fight systemic racism, contact tracing, and fall 2021 campus plans.

NEWS | February 8