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Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Amid uncertainty, an opportunity for growth

Over the last several months, something new has taken hold within and around us. It’s not just uncertainty about what lies ahead. It’s a sort of meta-uncertainty: an unstable framework of constantly shifting time horizons that offers a poor foundation for decision-making. A long and uncomfortable silence in response to the question, “when do we finally get to know again?”

OPINION | November 19

Seats in McCosh 50, one of the largest lecture halls at the University.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova / The Daily Princetonian

Competitive strugglers: Why we need to stop the contest for misery

The solution is simple but requires deep introspection: In order to prevent such divisions in our own community, we need empathy and understanding. We must simply be willing to acknowledge the problems that the other faces. Mutual recognition of one another’s difficulties will help advance understanding in a divided environment; it can help create a dialogue and a discussion, rather than a competition.

OPINION | November 19

Dockx '18 at the 2020 World Series and during her time at Princeton.

Courtesy of GoPrincetonTigers.com

Princeton in the Pros: Danielle Dockx ’18

Danielle Dockx ’18 knew she wanted to go into medicine and that she wanted to work in the sports industry. However, she was told that she could only put her two passions together if she put medicine first and sports second. This wasn’t an option for Dockx. Instead, she put her passion for sports first, making it her number-one priority, and landed a job with the Tampa Bay Rays.

SPORTS | November 19

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Members of Divest Princeton after submitting their proposal to the CPUC Resources Committee in February. 
Courtesy of Anna Hiltner 

Divest Princeton accumulates 62 faculty and staff, 161 alumni endorsements ahead of referendum

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

NEWS | November 18

Harsimran Makkad /  The Daily Princetonian

COVID-19 and ‘code red’: understanding the pandemic’s toll on frontline health care workers

Rather than watching the case count on The New York Times or other news outlets, I track the number of cases by the times we are what my family calls “code red,” when we handle clothing with gloves and disinfectant and maintain distance until my mother, an anesthesiologist, has showered.

THE PROSPECT | November 18

Harvard University’s campus.
Joseph Williams / Wikimedia Commons

Princeton will release spring plans next month. Here’s what the other Ivies are thinking.

At the time of publication, all seven other Ivy League schools are planning to bring at least one class year back to campus in the spring. Princeton, however, is still awaiting a decision in early December.

At the time of publication, all seven other Ivy League schools are planning on bringing at least one class year back to campus in the spring. Princeton, however, is still awaiting a decision announcement set for the first week of December.

NEWS | November 17

NJ voted to legalize marijuana. What comes next?

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors).”

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors)."

NEWS | November 17

Dormitories on campus.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton alters emergency housing criteria amid concerns from LGBTQ+ students

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

NEWS | November 16