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It’s been over a year since students called on the University to make Election Day a holiday. What happened?

“By canceling or shortening classes, the University could ensure that each and every Princetonian has a chance to make their voice heard. Not only students, but faculty and staff should be guaranteed enough time to cast a ballot.” 

“By canceling or shortening classes, the University could ensure that each and every Princetonian has a chance to make their voice heard. Not only students, but faculty and staff should be guaranteed enough time to cast a ballot.”  

OPINION | 4 days ago

Professor of African American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor spoke at Duke University on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
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Prof. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

Professor of African American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in an excerpt from her keynote address at Duke University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration, reflects on the effort to turn Dr. Martin Luther King from a social reformer with complicated and evolving politics into an inoffensive national hero.

Professor of African American Studies Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in an excerpt from her keynote address at Duke University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration, reflects on the effort to turn Dr. Martin Luther King from a social reformer with complicated and evolving politics into an inoffensive national hero.

OPINION | 6 days ago

The Princeton University Graduate College.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

After virtual town hall, some graduate students push back on University's COVID-19 plans

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

NEWS | January 15

Bright gold leaves blanket the lawn in front of Nassau Hall. 
Guanyi Cao / The Daily Princetonian

Travel guidelines lifted for undergraduate students to allow domestic travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

NEWS | January 15

McCosh Health Center
Abby de Riel / The Daily Princetonian

Isolation for vaccinated students reduced to 5-day minimum in COVID-19 policy update

Students will also be asked to alert their close contacts as the University focuses its contact tracing protocol on “populations that are at the highest risk of transmission on campus.”

Students will also be asked to alert their close contacts as the University focuses its contact tracing protocol on “populations that are at the highest risk of transmission on campus.”

NEWS | January 13

Meet the 146th Managing Board of the 'Prince'

It’s a new year, and with it comes a new set of editors for The Daily Princetonian. Today, we introduce you to the upper management of the 146th managing board of the ‘Prince.’

It’s a new year, and with it comes a new set of editors for The Daily Princetonian. Today, we introduce you to the upper management of the 146th managing board of the ‘Prince.’

PODCAST | January 13

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For a safe semester, N95 masks must be free, accessible, and required indoors

Guest Contributor Christopher Lugo argues that the University must mandate N95 masks and make them free and accessible to combat the rising prevalence of the infectious omicron variant.

Guest Contributor Christopher Lugo argues that the University must mandate N95 masks and make them free and accessible to combat the rising prevalence of the infectious omicron variant.

OPINION | January 12

The men’s basketball team celebrates after Matt Allocco secures the win against Cornell for the Tigers.
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Sports Recap: Basketball sweeps the league, WIH splits, WRE suffers tough home opener

Head Sports Editors Sreesha Ghosh and Julia Nguyen break down the Tigers’ wins and losses this past week: basketball secures wins in the league, WIH battles against Long Island and Clarkson, and Wrestling takes on North Carolina. 

Head Sports Editors Sreesha Ghosh and Julia Nguyen break down the Tigers’ wins and losses this past week: basketball secures wins in the league, WIH battles against Long Island and Clarkson, and Wrestling takes on North Carolina. 

SPORTS | January 12

Students in McCosh 50 while Professor David Miller teaches on Zoom
John Raulston Graham / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton Disability Collective: Online learning and teaching options must be available to all

Guest contributors representing the Princeton Disability Collective and Princeton Graduate Student United Coordinating Committee demand remote options for teaching and learning when classes resume, arguing that the desire for a “normal semester” shouldn’t outweigh the health risks of in-person classes.

Guest contributors representing the Princeton Disability Collective and Princeton Graduate Student United Coordinating Committee demand remote options for teaching and learning when classes resume, arguing that the desire for a “normal semester” shouldn’t outweigh the health risks of in-person classes.

OPINION | January 12

Lewis Thomas Laboratory, where COVID-19 tests are processed on campus.
Daily Princetonian Staff / The Daily Princetonian

Cases among faculty, staff, undergraduates rise ahead of students’ return to campus

According to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, faculty and staff cases have tripled and cases among undergraduate students have more than doubled in the past week.

According to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, faculty and staff cases have tripled and cases among undergraduate students have more than doubled in the past week.

NEWS | January 12

The Town Council meets via Zoom on Monday, Jan 10.
Photo Credit: Charlie Roth

Town Council announces indoor mask mandate effective Jan. 13

The town of Princeton announced the re-implementation of the indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This policy change comes in the wake of rising cases in the town of Princeton and in the state, as the omicron variant reaches its surge.

The town of Princeton announced the re-implementation of the indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This policy change comes in the wake of rising cases in the town of Princeton and in the state, as the omicron variant reaches its surge.

NEWS | January 12

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton's personal travel restrictions don't make sense

Guest Contributor Aidan Hintermaier argues that restrictions on personal travel needlessly impact students’ mental health while doing nothing to maintain a protective COVID bubble.

Guest Contributor Aidan Hintermaier argues that restrictions on personal travel needlessly impact students’ mental health while doing nothing to maintain a protective COVID bubble.

OPINION | January 12

Kevin O’Toole against Fairfield at Sherrerd Field on September 15, 2021.
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Kevin O’Toole ’22 selected by New York City FC in Major League Soccer SuperDraft

On Tuesday evening, Princeton men’s soccer captain Kevin O’Toole ’22 was selected with the 34th overall pick by New York City FC in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. 

On Tuesday evening, Princeton men’s soccer captain Kevin O’Toole ’22 was selected with the 34th overall pick by New York City FC in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. 

SPORTS | January 12

Hua Qu, Xiyue Wang’s wife, speaks during a vigil in October 2019, as Michael McGovern GS, President of “Free Xiyue Wang,” looks on.

Graduate student Xiyue Wang sues Princeton over actions during his Iranian imprisonment

Wang and his family claim personal injury due to the University’s negligence, with the University set to respond in court on Jan. 14. In an email to the 'Prince,' Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss said, “We are surprised and disappointed by this complaint and believe it is without merit.”

Wang and his family claim personal injury due to the University’s negligence, with the University set to respond in court on Jan. 14.

NEWS | January 12

A box of papers outside of the Student Publication Center at 48 University Place.
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Letter to the Editor: Why is the ‘Prince’ so negative?

Alumnus Jorge Aguilar critiques the tone of The Daily Princetonian Opinion section as excessively critical of the University and suggests there are other topics that should capture the interest of Princeton students.

Alumnus Jorge Aguilar critiques the tone of The Daily Princetonian Opinion section as excessively critical of the University and suggests there are other topics that should capture the interest of Princeton students.

OPINION | January 12

Dean of the College Jill Dolan speaks at USG Town Hall on Jan. 5
Lia Opperman / The Daily Princetonian

University administrators discuss return to campus and COVID-19 protocols during Town Hall

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

NEWS | January 5

A COVID-19 testing site during the University’s first week of asymptomatic testing in August 2020.
Courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

We're triple-vaxxed and masked. It's time to end asymptomatic testing.

“We are stuck in a mind-numbing cycle of restrictions any time there are a few dozen of mostly asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on campus and will likely remain so for a long time, unless the administrators seriously reorient their approach to the virus and our wellbeing.”

“We are stuck in a mind-numbing cycle of restrictions any time there are a few dozen of mostly asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on campus and will likely remain so for a long time, unless the administrators seriously reorient their approach to the virus and our wellbeing.”

OPINION | January 5

The writer’s desk.
Gabriel Robare / The Daily Princetonian

How to be productive

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, so each day choose carefully to produce what you find most valuable.”

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, so each day choose carefully to produce what you find most valuable.”

THE PROSPECT | January 5