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Dean of Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni resigns, will return to teaching

Kulkarni, who joined the University faculty in 1991 and holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, will return to teaching and research.

Kulkarni, who joined the University faculty in 1991 and holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, will return to teaching and research. 

NEWS | January 28

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Prospect Student Ventures receives $110k for investment in entrepreneurship

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

NEWS | January 28

A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

2,887 undergraduates return to campus, begin mandatory testing and quarantine

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

NEWS | January 28

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Princeton historians condemn Trump administration’s 1776 commission report

Princeton professors denounce former President Trump’s 1776 Commission, a project to promote “patriotic education,”  as an ill-informed backlash to The New York Times’ 1619 project. 

Princeton professors denounce President Trump’s 1776 Commission, a project to promote “patriotic education,”  as an ill-informed backlash to The New York Times’ 1619 project. 

NEWS | January 24

Mitchel Charles ’18, the new Program Coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
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Mitchel Charles ’18 named new ODUS Program Coordinator

Charles will serve as a liaison between student leaders and University offices, offering advice and support to student-led organizations and ensuring that events led by student organizations comply with University policies. 

Charles will serve as a liaison between student leaders and University offices, offering advice and support to student-led organizations and ensuring that events led by student organizations comply with University policies. 

NEWS | January 24

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

USG discusses virtual Street Week, referenda process at penultimate meeting

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

NEWS | January 21

The flag of the People's Republic of China. 
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Amid digital crackdown, Chinese Politics professor recommends students in China avoid his class

Professor Rory Truex ’07 explained that since the course “includes material that is banned in China,” he didn’t “want anyone to feel that they were in a position where they had to access banned material in order to succeed in my course.”

Professor Rory Truex ’07 explained that since the course “includes material that is banned in China,” he didn’t “want anyone to feel that they were in a position where they had to access banned material in order to succeed in my course.”

NEWS | January 15

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Sen. Cruz ’92 pushes back after 400 classmates condemn his actions as attempt to “undermine democracy”

The petition, which has 400 signatories as of Monday evening, includes alumni on both ends of the political spectrum. “This is about democracy rather than any particular policy perspective,” Elise Harris ’92 said.

The petition, which has 400 signatories as of Monday evening, includes alumni on both ends of the political spectrum. “This is about democracy rather than any particular policy perspective,” Elise Harris ’92 said.

NEWS | January 12

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton will be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution point. The timeline remains unclear.

Vaccines will be administered at no cost to University “undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees and affiliates,” as well as household members of all groups except undergraduates. 

Vaccines will be administered at no cost to University “undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees, and affiliates,” as well as household members of all groups except undergraduates. 

NEWS | January 8

Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 sits for an official portrait.
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Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 alleges voter fraud shortly before mob attack on U.S. Capitol

On Jan. 6, Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas) formally objected to the certification of Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. Later that day, a mob of Trump supporters went on to attack the U.S. Capitol building and disrupt Congress’s confirmation of election results. Many in the Princeton community, including University President Eisgruber, condemned the events of the day. 

On Jan. 6, Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 (R-Texas) formally objected to the certification of Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. Later that day, a mob of Trump supporters went on to attack the U.S. Capitol building and disrupt Congress’s confirmation of election results. Many in the Princeton community, including University President Eisgruber, condemned the events of the day.

NEWS | January 8

Former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton begins search to replace SPIA dean, CEA chair nominee Cecilia Rouse

The committee will identify candidates, conduct the first round of interviews, and send recommendations of finalists to President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, who will appoint the new dean with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

The committee will identify candidates, conduct the first round of interviews, and send recommendations of finalists to President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, who will appoint the new dean with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

NEWS | December 24

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‘No out-of-pocket costs’ for full financial aid students under Cap and Gown Club’s new policy

For students on financial aid, the policy will cover the difference between Princeton’s upperclass board rate of $9,250 and Cap and Gown’s member charges, which were $9,470 for the 2019–20 academic year.

For students on financial aid, the policy will cover the difference between Princeton’s upperclass board rate of $9,250 and Cap and Gown’s member charges, which were $9,470 for the 2019–2020 academic year.

NEWS | December 21

Professor Robert George.
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Prof. Robert George’s views on gender come under fire after controversial Twitter poll

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

NEWS | December 21

Ashley Fan / The Daily Princetonian

Alumni discuss health inequity and racism at ‘Race in the COVID Era’ event

In a wide-ranging conversation covering health determinants, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, and solutions to health inequity, three alumni medical experts gathered on Friday to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities.

In a wide-ranging conversation covering health determinants, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine, and solutions to health inequity, three alumni medical experts gathered on Friday to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. 

NEWS | December 20