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We looked at waitlist acceptance rates for Princeton and seven highly selective schools. Here’s what we found.

Waitlist acceptance rates have varied greatly at the University and many of its peer institutions in recent years. In the last five years alone, Princeton has admitted as many as 101 students from their waitlist and as few as zero.

Waitlist acceptance rates have varied greatly at the University and many of its peer institutions in recent years. In the last five years alone, Princeton has admitted as many as 101 students from their waitlist and as few as zero.

NEWS | February 2

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All student employees receive 50 cent wage increase per NJ bill

University students with jobs in the lowest pay-bracket will receive a 50 cent hourly raise this semester from $12.50 to $13 following New Jersey legislation aimed at increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

University students with jobs in the lowest pay-bracket will receive a 50 cent hourly raise this semester from $12.50 to $13 following New Jersey legislation aimed at increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

NEWS | February 2

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PGSU, Princeton Disability Collective petition Princeton to provide remote learning options

The petition, which was posted to the front doorway and stairs of Nassau Hall and sent out to students and staff, had 363 signatures as of Jan. 23.   

The petition, which was posted to the front doorway and stairs of Nassau Hall and sent out to students and staff, had 363 signatures as of Jan. 23.  

NEWS | February 1

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USG Senate confirms new members, passes position paper for midterm grading referendum

The Undergraduate Student Government held its first senate meeting of the term, with President Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Vice President Hannah Kapoor ’23 taking the lead.

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its first senate meeting of the term, with President Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Vice President Hannah Kapoor ’23 taking the lead.

NEWS | January 31

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With the spring semester in full swing, campus positivity rate declines

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

NEWS | January 31

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As dining halls, Murray-Dodge Café return to in-person, students express anticipation

As campus dining returns to allow in-person dining on Jan. 31, Murray-Dodge Café is also slated to open on Jan. 31, and Coffee Club has been open since Jan. 24. All other retail locations — aside from the C-Store and Witherspoon’s, which remained open — will open on Feb. 7.  

As campus dining returns to allow in-person dining on Jan. 31, Murray-Dodge Café is also slated to open on Jan. 31, and Coffee Club has been open since Jan. 24. All other retail locations — aside from the C-Store and Witherspoon’s, which remained open — will open on Feb. 7.  

NEWS | January 31

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Princeton-based academic freedom group backs Amy Wax as UPenn starts review process over anti-Asian remarks

Princeton faculty members involved with the Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) have expressed support for law professor Amy Wax’s academic freedom, after the University of Pennsylvania announced it had initiated a review process that could sanction her for her anti-Asian remarks.

Princeton faculty members involved with the Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) have expressed support for law professor Amy Wax’s academic freedom, after the University of Pennsylvania announced it had initiated a review process that could sanction her for her anti-Asian remarks.

NEWS | January 27

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Princeton international students react to Biden announcement on STEM visa expansions

The new policy adds 22 new disciplines in the Optional Practical Training (OPT), permitting students in those degree programs to remain in the United States for as long as three years after graduation. 

The new policy adds 22 new disciplines in the Optional Practical Training (OPT), permitting students in those degree programs to remain in the United States for as long as three years after graduation.  

NEWS | January 26

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Princeton stands by policy to preserve in-person learning

On a campus dominated by the evolving realities of the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has emerged as a flashpoint for students and administrators.

On a campus dominated by the evolving realities of the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has emerged as a flashpoint for students and administrators.

NEWS | January 26

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Seminary ‘disassociates’ chapel from Samuel Miller amid protest by Association of Black Seminarians

The Princeton Theological Seminary Board of Trustees voted unanimously to disassociate Samuel Miller’s name from the chapel on Jan. 25 following a demonstration by the Association of Black Seminarians a week earlier.   

The Princeton Theological Seminary Board of Trustees voted unanimously to disassociate Samuel Miller’s name from the chapel on Jan. 25 following a demonstration by the Association of Black Seminarians a week earlier. 

NEWS | January 26

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Town Council disbands advisory board and announces new testing site

The town of Princeton voted to disband the Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) and announced a new COVID-19 testing site. Members of the public voiced their concerns about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and an upcoming ordinance.

The town of Princeton voted to disband the Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) and announced a new COVID-19 testing site. Members of the public voiced their concerns about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and an upcoming ordinance.

NEWS | January 25

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University announces largest one-year increase in graduate student stipend rates

The University will significantly increase graduate student fellowship and stipend rates during the coming 2022–2023 academic year by an average of 25 percent to about $40,000 for doctoral candidates, according to a statement released by the Office of Communications on Jan. 25. It is the University’s largest one-year increase in graduate student stipend rates.

The University will significantly increase graduate student fellowship and stipend rates during the coming 2022–2023 academic year by an average of 25 percent to about $40,000 for doctoral candidates, according to a statement released by the Office of Communications on Jan 25. It is the University’s largest one-year increase in graduate student stipend rates.

NEWS | January 25

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3 professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants promoting digital scholarship

Three University Professors, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Christina Lee, Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova, and Associate Professor of History Wendy Warren, were awarded funding from the NEH, which seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

The funding seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

NEWS | January 25

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel ’79 fired for inappropriate relationship

University of Michigan and Princeton Alumni ’79 Mark Schlissel was fired for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. UMich’s Board of Regents released a 118-page document containing email communications between Schlissel and the subordinate.  

University of Michigan and Princeton Alumni ’79 Mark Schlissel was fired for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. UMich’s Board of Regents released a 118-page document containing email communications between Schlissel and the subordinate.   

NEWS | January 25

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Long-time Princeton professor and researcher Jacques Robert Fresco dies at 93

Fresco was considered a pioneer in the study of nucleic acids and biochemistry. In 1960, he and his student Bruce Albert, working in Paul M. Doty’s lab at Harvard University, published a paper which outlined a structure for RNA.

Fresco was considered a pioneer in the study of nucleic acids and biochemistry. In 1960, he and his student Bruce Albert, working in Paul Doty’s lab at Harvard, published a paper which outlined a structure for RNA.

NEWS | January 25

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New study conducted by Princeton bioengineers holds promise for future artificial lung synthesis

The team of researchers, comprised of students and professors across several University departments, successfully replicated the lung development of the brown anole lizard in order to achieve this milestone.

The team of researchers, comprised of students and professors across several University departments, successfully replicated the lung development of the brown anole lizard in order to achieve this milestone.

NEWS | January 24

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Director of Transfer, Veteran, and Non-Traditional Student Programs Keith Shaw recognized with Rising Star Award

Shaw, who has directed the program since its founding in 2017, was recognized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for creating initiatives that promote the admission of transfer students.

Shaw, who has directed the program since its founding in 2017, was recognized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for creating initiatives that promote the admission of transfer students.

NEWS | January 23

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Olympian Allyson Felix discusses career, advocacy at Wintersession ‘Beyond the Resume’ event

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

NEWS | January 23