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The South West entrance to Morrison Hall, home of the Office of Admissions.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Spring semester final exams to “default” to take-homes — but professors retain scheduled option

Exams will default to take-homes available throughout the final exam period to avoid increased conflicts, though professors will retain the option to hold Registrar-scheduled exams.

Exams will default to take-homes available throughout the final exam period to avoid increased conflicts, though professors will retain the option to hold Registrar-scheduled exams.

NEWS | February 1

Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness talks authenticity and self-acceptance

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically.

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically. 

NEWS | February 1

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Major snowstorm on first day of classes causes campus closure

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

NEWS | February 1

Morrison Hall, home of the U. undergraduate admissions office.
Courtesy of Nick Donnoli and the Office of Communications.

Dropping standardized testing requirements is changing the face of college admissions

The University should remember that although testing may serve as a barrier to many, it also allows students who succeed in testing environments to showcase their academic potential. While testing need not play the essential role it once did, the University should not disregard it altogether.

The University should remember that although testing may serve as a barrier to many, it also allows students who succeed in testing environments to showcase their academic potential. While testing need not play the essential role it once did, the University should not disregard it altogether.

OPINION | February 1

How to Get Into Princeton in 2020: Miscellaneous

College admissions processes across the country have changed significantly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series, we meet with first years to discuss what it takes to get into Princeton in these unprecedented times and to hear their best advice on various parts of the application. 

College admissions processes across the country have changed significantly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series, we meet with first years to discuss what it takes to get into Princeton in these unprecedented times and to hear their best advice on various parts of the application. 

VIDEO | February 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton Reunions 2021 goes virtual, in-person ’20 Commencement canceled

Despite the events being held virtually, the Office of Alumni Affairs noted in an email to alumni that they are “working with the class [of 2020] to find ways to honor their achievements and foster a strong sense of community with each other and the University.”

Despite the events being held virtually, the Alumni Office noted in an email to alumni that they are “working with the class [of 2020] to find ways to honor their achievements and foster a strong sense of community with each other and the University.”

NEWS | February 1

Dean Cecilia Rouse at the virtual hearing. 
Karolen Eid / The Daily Princetonian 

Former SPIA Dean Rouse undergoes virtual nomination hearing for Biden's CEA chair

In a virtual confirmation hearing, former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse, President Biden’s nominee to chair the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), discussed the COVID-19 pandemic economy and fielded questions on wealth inequality in the United States. 

In a virtual confirmation hearing, former SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse, President Biden’s nominee to chair the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), discussed the COVID-19 pandemic economy and fielded questions on wealth inequality in the United States. 

NEWS | January 31

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Discussing D.C. Statehood with Professor Paul Frymer

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Democrats began citing the slow response by the D.C. National Guard as a new argument for D.C. Statehood. Politics professor Paul Frymer discusses this movement.

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Democrats began citing the slow response by the D.C. National Guard as a new argument for D.C. Statehood. Earlier this month, Daybreak's Jack Anderson sat down with Princeton politics professor Paul Frymer to discuss the D.C. statehood movement — why it’s important, what precedent it has, and what chance it stands in Congress. 

PODCAST | January 31

Morrison Hall, where the Admissions Office is located. 
Courtesy of the Office of Communications

Princeton postpones admissions decision date

According to a statement from the University, the Ivy League will announce results this year at 7 p.m. EST on April 6. Admitted students have until May 3, two more days than the usual deadline, to accept or decline their offers. 

According to a statement from the University, the Ivy League will announce results this year at 7 p.m. EST on April 6. Admitted students have until May 3, two more days than the usual deadline, to accept or decline their offers. 

NEWS | January 31

Michael Vadon / Wikimedia Commons

Students demand Princeton preemptively bar Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 from on-campus recognition

The petition, titled “Demand that Princeton University Condemn & Bar Honorary Titles to Senator Ted Cruz ('92)”, states, “We, the writer and undersigned, believe that Senator Cruz’s support of lies alleging voting fraud not only undermines these basic egalitarian practices and values but is also directly linked to the attack on the Capitol.”

The petition, titled “Demand that Princeton University Condemn & Bar Honorary Titles to Senator Ted Cruz ('92)”, states, “We, the writer and undersigned, believe that Senator Cruz’s support of lies alleging voting fraud not only undermines these basic egalitarian practices and values but is also directly linked to the attack on the Capitol.”

NEWS | January 31

Vice President Kamala Harris
Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons

It’s pronounced “comma-la”. Get it right.

Quite frequently during the Biden-Harris campaign did I hear one of my friends mispronounce Harris’ name; I am sure Princeton’s ears will be no strangers to the occasional “Ka-MA-la” over the next four years. I believe we have a civic and moral duty to kindly correct this mistake when we hear it.

Quite frequently during the Biden-Harris campaign did I hear one of my friends mispronounce Harris’ name; I am sure Princeton’s ears will be no strangers to the occasional “Ka-MA-la” over the next four years. I believe we have a civic and moral duty to kindly correct this mistake when we hear it.

OPINION | January 31

Cover art courtesy of Janielle Dumapit

Q&A with Janielle Dumapit ’23 on her EP and inspiration behind it

Janielle Dumapit ’23 released her extended play (EP), “Rose Colored Glasses,” on Jan. 30. Dumapit, a concentrator in the School of Public and International Affairs, wrote, performed, produced, and distributed the EP by herself. The Daily Princetonian sat down with her to discuss her songwriting process and the EP release.

Janielle Dumapit ’23 released her extended play (EP), “Rose Colored Glasses,” on Jan. 30. Dumapit, a concentrator in the School of Public and International Affairs, wrote, performed, produced, and distributed the EP by herself. The Daily Princetonian sat down with her to discuss her songwriting process and the EP release. 

THE PROSPECT | January 31

Novogratz Bridge Year participants in Indonesia.
Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Bridge Year announces proposed reforms, still finalizing plans for 2021-22 program

Once students arrive, the “action plan” proposes that conversations around identity continue through an “on-site training series.” Additionally, the process for reporting discrimination will be further emphasized in orientation, and staff on the ground will be given more guidance as it relates to “supporting students of targeted identities.” 

Once students arrive, the “action plan” proposes that conversations around identity continue through an “on-site training series.” Additionally, the process for reporting discrimination will be further emphasized in orientation, and staff on the ground will be given more guidance as it relates to “supporting students of targeted identities.” 

NEWS | January 31