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A promotional flyer for the event.
Courtesy of Association of Black Princeton Alumni

ABPA hosts alumni panel on voter suppression, stakes of 2020 election

“Black lives matter, but history indicates that Black lives matter more in this country when we vote,” Roberts said.

The panel featured U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Craig Robinson ’83, Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. GS ’97, Andrea Campbell ’04, Tessa Kaneene ’07, Walter Jones ’85, Morgan Jerkins ’14, and Paul Roberts ’85, with Cheryl Scales ’84 as moderator.

NEWS | October 13

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Major gift from Mellody Hobson ’91 will establish new residential college on the site of First College

Hobson College, named after Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson ’91, will be the first residential college at the University named after a Black woman.

Hobson College, named after Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson ’91, will be the first residential college at the University named after a Black woman.

NEWS | October 8

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U. pays Carole Baskin to promote social distancing in #PrincetonPromise video

Baskin did not recall how much she was paid for the #PrincetonPromise video appearance, but speculated to the ‘Prince’ that her fee was around $299. According to Baskin, she will donate the money to “legislative issues” in support of her big-cat activism work.

Baskin did not recall how much she was paid for the #PrincetonPromise video appearance, but speculated to the ‘Prince’ that her fee was around $299. According to Baskin, she will donate the money to “legislative issues” in support of her big-cat activism work.

NEWS | October 6

Mooncakes, a food typically consumed during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Photo credit: Donald Trung / Wikimedia Commons

AASA celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival virtually

“One advantage of celebrating virtually was the breakout room format, which enabled us to more directly connect with first-years and other students in ways that would have been more difficult in a larger group on campus” Slater explained.  

“One advantage of celebrating virtually was the breakout room format, which enabled us to more directly connect with first-years and other students in ways that would have been more difficult in a larger group on campus” Slater explained.  

NEWS | October 6

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Five first-years elected to 2024 Class Council

Five first-years were elected to 2024 Class Council out of a crowded field of 28 candidates: Mariana Bravo ’24, Aisha Chebbi ’24, Elliott Hyon ’24, Sydney Johnson ’24, and Ive Jones ’24. The election saw a turnout rate of 66 percent, with 763 members of the Class of 2024 casting a vote.

Five first-years were elected to 2024 Class Council out of a crowded field of 28 candidates: Mariana Bravo ’24, Aisha Chebbi ’24, Elliott Hyon ’24, Sydney Johnson ’24, and Ive Jones ’24. The election saw a turnout rate of 66 percent, with 763 members of the Class of 2024 casting a vote.

NEWS | October 4

Lobby of the Lewis-Sigler Institute. LSI photo by Dante Tisi.

U. researchers outline five-year transmission landscape of COVID-19

COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol, University researchers found. The model presented in the study represents the range of pandemic outcomes on a sliding scale.

COVID-19’s five-year transmission landscape can range from “sustained epidemics” to “near-elimination” depending on the strength of immunity, vaccination rate and effectiveness, and social distancing protocol, University researchers found. 

NEWS | October 4

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RISE program holds symposium focusing on students’ racial justice efforts

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

NEWS | October 4

Traditional materials will be used in the new building, as seen in this rendering of the museum’s planned Grand Hall.
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

U. reveals new Art Museum plans, designed by Sir David Adjaye

Princeton University Art Museum unveiled plans for its new building, designed by Sir David Adjaye. The new museum, which spans three floors and includes nine interlocked pavilions, will be built with stone, bronze, and glass, and can accommodate up to 2,000 people. The project will break ground in May 2021, with an expected completion date of 2024.

Princeton University Art Museum unveiled plans for its new building, designed by Sir David Adjaye. The new museum — which spans three floors and includes nine interlocked pavilions — will be built with stone, bronze, and glass, and can accommodate up to 2,000 people.

NEWS | October 4

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U. researcher finds COVID-19 infections in South India driven by superspreaders in largest contact tracing study to date

“No secondary infections were linked to 71% of cases whose contacts were traced and tested,” the researchers found. Rather, 8 percent of those infected accounted for 60 percent of new cases.

“No secondary infections were linked to 71% of cases whose contacts were traced and tested,” the researchers found. Rather, 8% of those infected accounted for 60% of new cases.

NEWS | October 4

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

U. suspends study abroad for spring 2021

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,” Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,”  Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

NEWS | October 1

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Vote100 commits to Ivy League Voting Challenge

The first main initiative in the challenge, which concluded this past Monday, asked students to use an app called Outvote to reach out to friends and family by text to share information about voting. The university with the highest amount of texts will  win a Zoom conversation with Damien Chazelle, the director of the award-winning film “La La Land.”

The first main initiative in the challenge, which concluded this past Monday, asked students to use an app called Outvote to reach out to friends and family by text to share information about voting. The university with the highest amount of texts will  win a Zoom conversation with Damien Chazelle, the director of the award-winning film “La La Land.”

NEWS | October 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Entryways program attendance fluctuates as first-years face Zoom fatigue

Entryways events have had varying degrees of success, with each weekly colloquia attended by approximately a quarter of the Class of 2024 and and zee group meeting attendance varying. Justin Yan ’21, a PAA for Whitman, said, “If I get half the zee group to show up, that’s a lot, even to the weekly meetings.”

Entryways events have had varying degrees of success, with each weekly colloquia attended by approximately a quarter of the class of 2024 and and zee group meeting attendance varying. Justin Yan ’21, a PAA for Whitman, said, “If I get half the zee group to show up, that’s a lot, even to the weekly meetings.”

NEWS | October 1

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U. unveils COVID-19 dashboard, decentralizes testing

The University’s new COVID-19 Dashboard on the official Fall 2020 website reports that 14 University community members have tested positive since the beginning of the semester. No new cases were reported in the past week. 

The University’s new COVID-19 Dashboard on the official Fall 2020 website reports that 14 University community members have tested positive since the beginning of the semester. No new cases were reported in the past week.  

NEWS | September 30

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Joint Base Andrews, MD on Dec. 20, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya.

Rep. Watson Coleman, 90 college presidents condemn DOE investigation, as community weighs in

On Sept. 22, U.S. House Representative of New Jersey Bonnie Watson Coleman released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as University students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

On Sept. 22, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-N.J.-12] released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s (DOE) investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as university students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

NEWS | September 30

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First-year Class Council candidates adjust to virtual campaigning

Twenty-seven first-years are running for five 2024 Class Council positions this semester. New rules allow candidates to collect signatures via an electronic petition and send messages to large group chats and listservs, which were not allowed previously.

Twenty-seven first-years are running for five 2024 Class Council positions this semester. New rules allow candidates to collect signatures via an electronic petition and send messages to large group chats and listservs, which were not allowed previously.

NEWS | September 29

Princeton Footnotes at their 2018 Holiday Jam.
Photo Credit: Nicolas Chae ’21 for Princeton Footnotes

Princeton Footnotes compete to win over $10,000 for social justice organizations

The Footnotes have announced that if they win the competition, all of their money, including personal earnings, will go to both the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

As a top 32 group in the competition, the Princeton Footnotes have the chance to win over $10,000 to both support a social justice charity of the group’s choice and keep for themselves. However, the group has announced that if they win the competition, all of their money, including personal earnings, will go to both the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

NEWS | September 29