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A screenshot of a Humanities Sequence precept.
Gabe Robare / The Daily Princetonian

‘How to be Human’: The Humanities Sequence in quarantine

This summer, HUM professors and students expressed their desire to see the course engage more fully with the current moment; as the first semester nears its close, The Daily Princetonian looked into what’s been done so far. Three HUM professors told the ‘Prince’ how they planned for this remarkable semester to replicate the class, to build the community, and to react to the moment. Two current students grade them on their success. All considered what it means to be human and what the humanities still has to teach us, even — perhaps especially — in a moment of crisis. 

THE PROSPECT | November 16

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

COVID-19 cases in Princeton municipality rise to highest levels since pandemic peak

This increase in cases, according to Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser, confirms that “Princeton is officially in our next peak of cases or second surge.” 

This increase in cases, according to Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser, confirms that “Princeton is officially in our next peak of cases or second surge.” 

NEWS | November 15

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Princeton begins partially redensifying campus labs

The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant.

The University announced that laboratories are allowed to partially re-densify, now requiring a minimum of 125 square feet per occupant. Researchers must continue to use personal protective equipment, as well as follow strict social distancing guidelines.

NEWS | November 12

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

It’s past time for Princeton to advocate for Native students

Standing up for Native students does not just mean rhetoric or symbolic representation. Princeton students and faculty yearn for a dedicated space to come together and develop our growing and vibrant community. Princeton needs to dedicate institutional support, specifically funding, physical space, staff, and faculty, to ensure that this community and this field flourish.

OPINION | November 12

James Hartley ’23 via GoPrincetonTigers.com

Tiger Time-Out: James Hartley ’23

James Hartley ’23, an outside hitter for the men’s volleyball team looking to major in CEE, took a leave of absence after his first year at Princeton, a decision he was initially unsure of. Now, Hartley has come to realize how great of a decision it was, as he has found new jobs, activities, and opportunities to keep him busy.

SPORTS | November 12

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

Texting home

Before leaving home, my phone history with my parents was sparse, to say the least. Now that I’m thousands of miles away, of course I’m texting my parents more. But as a high schooler, I would never have guessed just how often I would find myself, in college, reaching for the phone to contact my mom. 

THE PROSPECT | November 12

Sentient satellites? Futuristic football? Jon Bois’s longform speculative fictions “17776” and “20020” push the boundaries of imagination while reflecting on familiar questions.
Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

The surprising poignancy of futuristic football: Jon Bois’ ‘17776’ and ‘20020’

What will football look like in the future? Jon Bois explores this question and much more in his long-form multimedia speculative fiction narratives “17776” and “20020.” Staff writer Molly Cutler ’23 reviews these works and reflects on their surprising power, even for those who aren’t sports enthusiasts.

THE PROSPECT | November 11