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The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Divest Princeton organizes virtual climate strike

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Close to 100 students, alumni, and other supporters flooded University social media pages with messages in support of divestment. 

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry.

NEWS | September 27

FluFest offers free vaccines to on-campus and off-campus students

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus for ROTC or research purposes will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest to receive a free immunization. 

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off-campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest. 

NEWS | September 27

McCosh Health Center.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

PHAs adjust annual Safer Sexpo to COVID-19 realities with ‘emphasis on solo sex’

“With a virtual semester and the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make sure to reflect the reality that people are engaging less frequently (if at all) in in-person sex behaviors and that COVID transmission is a potential risk if people do engage in person, and to cover safer alternatives,” University Health Services Health Promotion Specialist Janine Mascari wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

“With a virtual semester and the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make sure to reflect the reality that people are engaging less frequently (if at all) in in-person sex behaviors and that COVID transmission is a potential risk if people do engage in person, and to cover safer alternatives,” University Health Services Health Promotion Specialist Janine Mascari wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | September 24

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. issues $500M in bonds to help finance campus expansion

To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020.

To help finance it's 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020. Purchasers of these types of bonds generally include large institutionalized asset managers, insurance companies, and a significant minority consists of international buyers, according to Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University Jim Matteo.

NEWS | September 23

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Dept. of Religion and PIPS suspend graduate school admissions for 2021

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

NEWS | September 23

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. admin talks anti-racism, COVID-19 at first fall CPUC meeting

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester. 

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester, ranging from online teaching innovations and research continuity to community support and campus operations. 

NEWS | September 22

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Courtesy of Kwanza Jones ’93 and José Feliciano ’94

Jones ’93, Feliciano ’94 make U. history with $20M donation

For Jones and Feliciano, their gift is about making clear to students and alumni that “Princeton is a place for all of us.”

For Jones and Feliciano, the gift was sparked by a change they saw in the University’s culture of inclusivity. “As we saw the University embrace the whole alumni body, we felt more enthused and excited about reciprocating,” Feliciano explained.

NEWS | September 21

Robertson Hall, home of the School of Public and International Affairs.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

U. affiliated U.S. Crisis Monitor reports 93% of summer BLM protests were peaceful

A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor — a joint project led by SPIA and the ACLED — shows that 93 percent of BLM demonstrations over the summer have been peaceful, with net national support for the movement.

A new report from the U.S. Crisis Monitor shows that 93 percent of BLM demonstrations over the summer have been peaceful, with net national support for the movement.

NEWS | September 20

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. issues ‘All Clear’ following bomb threat on Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Chapel, and Art Museum

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

NEWS | September 19

Raqs, the Princeton belly dancing company, performing in their winter show. Photos by Avanthi Cole

Most dance and a cappella groups won’t hold fall auditions

All 15 dance groups under the Performing Arts Council (PAC), as well as the eight a cappella groups of “acaprez,” have decided to cancel fall auditions. A few ensembles will continue to take new members, including the religious a cappella groups Koleinu and Kindred Spirit (KS), the non-audition group Acapellago, and several slam poetry and theater ensembles. 

All 15 dance groups under the Performing Arts Council (PAC), as well as the eight a cappella groups of “acaprez,” have decided to cancel fall auditions. A few ensembles will continue to take new members, including the religious a cappella groups Koleinu and Kindred Spirit (KS), the non-audition group Acapellago, and several slam poetry and theater ensembles. 

NEWS | September 17

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Department of Education to investigate University following Eisgruber’s letter on racism

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

NEWS | September 17

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Times reporter Astead Herndon talks newsroom diversity, 2020 election coverage

New York Times national political reporter Astead W. Herndon talked the 2020 election, the deficits of today’s political journalism, and the importance of forging his own path during a Whig-Clio Zoom event Tuesday.

New York Times national political reporter Astead W. Herndon talked the 2020 election, the deficits of today's political journalism, and the importance of forging his own path during a Whig-Clio Zoom event Tuesday.

NEWS | September 17

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. announces temporary expansion of employee child care assistance program

The purpose of the expansion is “helping employees pay for child care, Internet, computer and electronic equipment, or other related expenses necessary to support education at home for their children while they are working.”

The purpose of the expansion is “helping employees pay for child care, Internet, computer and electronic equipment, or other related expenses necessary to support education at home for their children while they are working.”

NEWS | September 15

Robertson Hall, home of the School of Public and International Affairs.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

U. professor to join Facebook and Instagram study on U.S. 2020 presidential election

Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, is one of 17 researchers working on a study initiated by Facebook and Instagram to analyze political attitudes and behaviors across hundreds of thousands of users.

Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and public affairs, is one of 17 researchers across the country working on a study that analyzes the political attitudes and behaviors of hundreds of thousands of social media users.

NEWS | September 14

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. ranked No. 1 American university by U.S. News for 10th consecutive year

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

NEWS | September 14

Sam Kagan / Daily Princetonian

USG responds to backlash over Lawnparties

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres ’21 sent an email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding. Not all students are satisfied.

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres sent a follow-up email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding.

NEWS | September 13

Photo credit: Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

In second week of asymptomatic testing, first student tests positive for COVID-19 since March 31

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, none of the 267 tests administered to undergraduates and 1,918 administered to faculty and staff came back positive, according to statistics released by the University. One out of 1,922 tests administered to asymptomatic graduate students returned a positive result.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, none of the 267 tests administered to undergraduates and 1,918 administered to faculty and staff came back positive. One out of 1,922 tests administered to asymptomatic graduate students returned a positive result.

NEWS | September 13

Courtesy of Matthew M. Brzycki

Dillon Gym opens to students on campus by reservation only

“I’m excited to go back because it helps keep me grounded during the semester, but at the same time I want to be sure it’ll be safe,” one student living on campus told the ‘Prince.’ 

“I’m excited to go back because it helps keep me grounded during the semester, but at the same time I want to be sure it’ll be safe,” one student living on campus told the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | September 13