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A line outside of a recent vaccine clinic on campus. 
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

When Princeton imposes a mandate, it should show its work

Engineering graduate student Evan Underhill argues that the University’s failure to cite their sources when announcing new restrictions and mandates represents a failure to educate and engage the community in COVID-related decisions 

Guest Contributor Evan Underhill argues that the University’s failure to cite their sources when announcing new restrictions and mandates undermines confidence, representing a failure to promote educated health decisions.

OPINION | January 5

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton recommends some staff work remotely until Jan. 31 as cases rise among faculty and staff

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

NEWS | January 5

Abby Meyers was recently honored as Ivy League Player of the Week.
Courtesy of GoPrincetonTigers.com

Princeton basketball games postponed amid omicron surge

The women’s basketball game scheduled for Dec. 29, 2021 against Central Florida was canceled due to current COVID-19 protocols in place while the men were unable to open their Ivy League season on the road in Cambridge. Cancellations and postponements will likely continue through the season.

The women’s basketball game scheduled for Dec. 29, 2021 against Central Florida was canceled due to current COVID-19 protocols in place while the men were unable to open their Ivy League season on the road in Cambridge. Cancellations and postponements will likely continue through the season.

SPORTS | January 5

The entrance to 48 University Pl., which houses The Daily Princetonian’s newsroom.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Reflecting on 2021: A message from the outgoing editors of the ‘Prince’

The outgoing Managing Editors and Editor-in-Chief reflect on a complicated year for the 'Prince' and highlight some of their favorite moments 

The outgoing Managing Editors and Editor-in-Chief reflect on a complicated year for the 'Prince' and highlight some of their favorite moments 

NEWSLETTER | December 31

The Prospect: 2021 year in review

In 2021, The Prospect saw Princeton’s arts and culture continue to flourish despite the difficulties of the year. As the year comes to a close, we look back on 25 articles, reviews, essays and much more that capture Princeton life over the past year.

In 2021, The Prospect saw Princeton’s arts and culture continue to flourish despite the difficulties of the year. As the year comes to a close, we look back on 25 articles, reviews, essays and much more that capture Princeton life over the past year.

PROJECTS | December 30

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Marcia Brown / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton postpones arrival date for Spring 2022, prohibits travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

Arrival to campus will be staggered between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23. From Jan. 8 to mid-February, students will be prohibited from traveling outside Mercer County and Plainsboro Township, unless under “extraordinary circumstances.” Wintersession 2022 will proceed with modifications.

Arrival to campus will be staggered between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23. From Jan. 8 to mid-February, students will be prohibited from traveling outside Mercer County and Plainsboro Township, unless under “extraordinary circumstances.” Wintersession 2022 will proceed with modifications.

NEWS | December 27

Pandemic Podcast | Episode 2: Speaking with International Students impacted by new policies; what it’s like in isolation

On this Daybreak special series, we’re taking you through the last few weeks of Princeton’s Fall 2021 semester. On this episode, International Email(s) and Isolation, we spoke with members of Princeton’s international student community about how the University’s emails about winter break policy impacted them. We also sat down with students in isolation housing to ask them about the experience. 

On this Daybreak special series, we’re taking you through the last few weeks of Princeton’s Fall 2021 semester. On this episode, International Email(s) and Isolation, we spoke with members of Princeton’s international student community about how the University’s emails about winter break policy impacted them. We also sat down with students in isolation housing to ask them about the experience. 

PODCAST | December 27

Pandemic Podcast | Episode 1: How a Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge changed the outlook of the semester

On this Daybreak special series, we’re taking you through the last few weeks of Princeton’s Fall 2021 semester. In Episode 1: Recalled to Reality, we retell the story of the pre-Thanksgiving uptick in campus COVID-19 cases, Dean Dolan’s email, and the return to campus. 

On this Daybreak special series, we’re taking you through the last few weeks of Princeton’s Fall 2021 semester. In Episode 1: Recalled to Reality, we retell the story of the pre-Thanksgiving uptick in campus COVID-19 cases, Dean Dolan’s email, and the return to campus. 

PODCAST | December 26

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

The Editorial Board misses the point: We don’t need admissions statistics to know Princeton doesn’t serve marginalized communities

“The Editorial Board’s response to the announcement focused on the potential discouraging effect that the actions of the Office of Admission can have on applicants. But if our primary concerns are discouraging prospective students, the Board is missing the point. We don’t need admissions statistics to know Princeton doesn’t serve marginalized communities.”

“The Editorial Board’s response to the announcement focused on the potential discouraging effect that the actions of the Office of Admission can have on applicants. But if our primary concerns are discouraging prospective students, the Board is missing the point. We don’t need admissions statistics to know Princeton doesn’t serve marginalized communities.”

OPINION | December 24

José Pablo Fernández García / The Daily Princetonian

Living, when surviving

“While the darkest times of this pandemic existence — the strictest isolation, the initial grave worry over getting sick or worse, and so on — have required existing in survival mode, I’ve also managed to find moments to be alive since then.”

“While the darkest times of this pandemic existence — the strictest isolation, the initial grave worry over getting sick or worse, and so on — have required existing in survival mode, I’ve also managed to find moments to be alive since then.”

THE PROSPECT | December 23

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

The time is now: Princeton, make African Studies a concentration

“Many students, including myself, want to further educate ourselves on the continent of Africa’s history, cultures, politics, and languages. The University urgently needs to expand African Studies into a department to not only benefit students of African descent but Princeton students as a collective.”

“Many students, including myself, want to further educate ourselves on the continent of Africa’s history, cultures, politics, and languages. The University urgently needs to expand African Studies into a department to not only benefit students of African descent but Princeton students as a collective.” 

OPINION | December 23

“Tsinghua University Pic 2” by denn / CC BY-SA 2.0

Three Princeton seniors and two alumni awarded Schwarzman Scholarship to study in Beijing

The five Princetonians will join a cohort of 151 students at Tsinghua University in Beijing and will pursue a one-year master’s degree in Global Affairs. The cohort includes students from 33 different countries and 106 universities.

The five Princetonians will join a cohort of 151 students at Tsinghua University in Beijing and will pursue a one-year master’s degree in Global Affairs. The cohort includes students from 33 different countries and 106 universities.

NEWS | December 23

Professor Shane Campbell-Staton and team taking samples from a tranquilized elephant in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.
Courtesy of Rob Pringle

Princeton lab’s research on elephant tusklessness brings public attention to human impact on evolution

More elephants in Mozambique have no tusks as a result of a painful, 15-year civil war. An ocean and thousands of miles away, assistant EEB professor Shane Campbell-Staton and his team are looking at why and how this example of remarkably fast evolution came to be. Their studies have attracted media attention from newspapers to Trevor Noah, and display how closely human activity can be tied up in the process of evolution.

More elephants in Mozambique have no tusks as a result of a painful, 15-year civil war. An ocean and thousands of miles away, assistant EEB professor Shane Campbell-Staton and his team are looking at why and how this example of remarkably fast evolution came to be. Their studies have attracted media attention from newspapers and Trevor Noah, and display how closely human activity can be tied up in the process of evolution.

FEATURES | December 23

2022 SINSI Interns
Sameer A. Khan and Tori Repp / Fotobuddy

Princeton names 14 SINSI Scholars in program’s 15th year

“Once again, we had a spectacular group of candidates, deeply committed to service here and in their home communities. Their range of interests and experiences will be of great value to the federal government,” Co-Directors of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative Frederick Barton and Kathryn Lunney said in the SPIA announcement.

“Once again, we had a spectacular group of candidates, deeply committed to service here and in their home communities. Their range of interests and experiences will be of great value to the federal government,” Co-Directors of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative Frederick Barton and Kathryn Lunney said in the SPIA announcement.

NEWS | December 23

Seniors Sebastian Quiroga and Ella Feiner pose with friends after completing the 2021 New York City Marathon.
Courtesy of Feiner

‘The best four hours ever’: Princeton students compete in the 2021 New York City Marathon

Ellen Su ’23, Delaney Callaghan ’23,  Ella Feiner ’22, and Sebastian Quiroga ’22 shared their experience running in the marathon with The Daily Princetonian. While the four students had very different running backgrounds, gained entry to the marathon in different ways, and dealt with different training setbacks, one thing they share are those few hours racing — and the months of training that went into them. 

Ellen Su ’23, Delaney Callaghan ’23,  Ella Feiner ’22, and Sebastian Quiroga ’22 shared their experience running in the marathon with The Daily Princetonian. While the four students had very different running backgrounds, gained entry to the marathon in different ways, and dealt with different training setbacks, one thing they share are those few hours racing — and the months of training that went into them. 

FEATURES | December 23

A view of the hallway from an isolation dorm.
Courtesy of Zora Alum ’22

Home for the holidays gone wrong: campus isolation over Thanksgiving break

Right before Thanksgiving break, the semester’s largest surge in COVID-19 cases on campus sent an unprecedented number of students into isolation for the holiday. Instead of packing up to travel home, these students — often experiencing symptoms of the virus — threw sweatpants, blankets, and medicine into bags before relocating to their University-allocated rooms in 1967 Hall.

Right before Thanksgiving break, the semester’s largest surge in COVID-19 cases on campus sent an unprecedented number of students into isolation for the holiday. Instead of packing up to travel home, these students — often experiencing symptoms of the virus — threw sweatpants, blankets, and medicine into bags before relocating to their University-allocated rooms in 1967 Hall.

FEATURES | December 23