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Dormitories on campus.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Three-quarters of Princeton undergraduates submit intent to live on campus in spring

Approximately 3,400 students have submitted their intentions to reside on campus this spring semester — out of 4,700 currently enrolled undergraduates. Around 1,200 students have opted to continue learning remotely at their off-campus residence, with only a dozen students requesting a leave of absence.

Approximately 3,400 students have submitted their intentions to reside on campus this spring semester — out of 4,700 currently enrolled undergraduates. Around 1,200 students have opted to continue learning remotely at their off-campus residence, with only a dozen students requesting a leave of absence.

NEWS | December 6

Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Students engaged in renaming Princeton Unified Middle School

“When they charged us with developing a committee in a program, they asked to engage and make this a learning experience for the youngsters,” Barry Galasso, Interim Superintendent of the Princeton Public Schools, told Princeton public school leaders in a Board of Education meeting. 

“When they charged us with developing a committee in a program, they asked to engage and make this a learning experience for the youngsters,” Barry Galasso, Interim Superintendent of the Princeton Public Schools, told Princeton public school leaders in a Board of Education meeting. 

NEWS | December 6

Sarah Lee ’22 participated in the Vote100 campaign while still on campus, urging students to stop by and contact their representatives.
Karolen Eid / The Daily Princetonian

After helping Princetonians vote, Vote100 interns look ahead

Ever since COVID-19 sent most undergraduates home in early March, the student- and staff-led organization has expanded beyond straightforward get-out-the-vote marketing and has virtually helped thousands of students register to vote and stay informed about national and local elections.

Ever since COVID-19 sent most undergraduates home in early March, the student- and staff-led organization has expanded beyond straightforward get-out-the-vote marketing.

NEWS | December 6

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Incumbents Tuck-Ponder, Behrend, and newcomer Durbin officially elected to Princeton Board of Education

In response to the recent University decision to invite back all undergraduate students, the recently re-elected incumbent member Michele L. Tuck-Ponder expressed cautious optimism. “I look at the University as part of our larger community, and so I don’t really look at it as a school issue — I look at it as a community challenge,” Tuck-Ponder told the ‘Prince.’ “I think [the students] lend an energy and a vibrancy to the town and I’ve missed them … but that’s not without some concern about how we’re going to manage introducing the thousands of undergraduate students back into our midst and continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

NEWS | December 6

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton establishes professorship of Indigenous Studies with $5 million gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines,” according to the announcement. 

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines” according to the announcement. 

NEWS | December 4

The entrance to McCosh Health Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Delivered meals, hybrid teaching, and quarantine policy in flux: Key takeaways from last night’s parent town hall

The University may alter aspects of the spring 2021 move-in and quarantine process, pending guidance from the New Jersey government. 

The University may be altering aspects of the spring 2021 move-in and initial quarantine process, awaiting guidance from the state after the CDC shortened the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days on Wednesday. Housing will push back its launch of a move-in sign-up site to bide time for a potential state policy shift.

NEWS | December 3

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McCosh Health Center: Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Administrators discuss vaccine preparedness, socially-distant spring at USG town hall

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

NEWS | December 2

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton expects to keep student organization facilities closed throughout the spring

Though noting that prox access “is expected to remain inactive throughout the term,” the announcement left the door open for adjustment if public health guidelines permit.

Though noting that prox access “is expected to remain inactive throughout the term,” the announcement left the door open for adjustment if public health guidelines permit.

NEWS | December 2

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Cited in election lawsuit, Princeton professor Andrew Appel ’81 says ex-Trump attorney’s claims have little merit

Appel has pushed back against the suit’s use of his past testimony and affirmed the 2020 election’s technological security. 

University computer science professor Andrew Appel has been cited alongside one of his studies as an “industry expert” in a Georgia lawsuit contesting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The lawsuit is the latest in a series filed by ex-Trump campaign manager Sidney Powell. Appel has publically pushed back against the use of his scientific papers in this suit, and has signing a statement affirming the technological security of the 2020 election. 

NEWS | December 1

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

Eating clubs will remain closed for spring semester

"The Eating Clubs have agreed to remain closed for the spring semester to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection among students, faculty, University administration/staff and Club employees,” wrote Graduate Inter-Club Council president Hap Cooper ’82 and Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun. The University will provide "budgetary support" to the clubs in the spring "to help offset the financial impact of the closure" 

The University will provide "budgetary support" to the clubs in the spring "to help offset the financial impact of the closure" 

NEWS | December 1

SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse. 
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Biden to nominate SPIA Dean Rouse as CEA chair

Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), will be named by President-elect Joe Biden as his pick for Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, The Wall Street Journal reported. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman of color to chair the Council.

Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), will be named by President-elect Joe Biden as his pick for Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, according to reporting from the Wall Street Journal. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman of color to chair the Council.

NEWS | November 29

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Sophomore sues Princeton for spring 2020 tuition refund

Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution is unfairly charging full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring. Tuition reimbursement lawsuits have now been filed against all eight Ivy League institutions.

Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution is unfairly charging full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring. Tuition reimbursement lawsuits have now been filed against all eight Ivy League institutions.

NEWS | November 28

Courtesy of Christian Potter ’22

Potter ’22 elected President, USG referenda on divestment and Election Day pass

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu ’22, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

NEWS | November 27

An artist rendering of The Hub
Courtesy the New Jersey Governor's Office

As The Hub’s first tenant, Princeton hopes to catalyze New Jersey’s tech industry

Rodney Priestley, Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, said the University is committed to nurturing New Jersey’s tech ecosystem.

At the online announcement of the partnership, Rodney Priestley, the Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, expressed commitment to nurturing the New Jersey tech ecosystem through projects like The Hub and with the help of other research institutions in the state, including Rutgers University. 

NEWS | November 25

Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Faculty for ‘about 60 courses’ have expressed interest in hybrid teaching

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince’ this afternoon.

NEWS | November 25

Currie and Tom Barron ‘74, pictured at their home in Colorado.
Photo courtesy of Currie and Tom Barron via the Office of Communications

Barron '74 establishes Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

NEWS | November 25

Princeton invites all undergraduate students to campus for spring 2021 — Rapid Reactions on Zoom

On Tuesday, November 24, President Eisgruber announced that all undergraduate students would be invited back to campus for the spring 2021 semester. Students will have the choice to return or to continue school at home or off-campus. We spoke with undergraduates to hear their initial thoughts and reactions to the reopening plan.

NEWS | November 25