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The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
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Divest Princeton organizes virtual climate strike

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Close to 100 students, alumni, and other supporters flooded University social media pages with messages in support of divestment. 

As part of a global day of climate action on Sept. 25, Divest Princeton organized a virtual climate strike against the University to call for divestment from the fossil fuel industry.

NEWS | September 27

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FluFest offers free vaccines to on-campus and off-campus students

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus for ROTC or research purposes will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest to receive a free immunization. 

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off-campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest. 

NEWS | September 27

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and then-Trustee Brent Henry ’69 stand together at the dedication of “Double Sights” in Oct. 2019.
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‘Committee, committee, committee’: After five years, Princeton’s approach to institutional reform hasn’t changed

On Sept. 2, President Eisgruber laid out how his administration would “combat systemic racism” — announcing plans that resemble the University’s response to the Black Justice League in 2015. With insight from the students, alumni, and stakeholders who sat on the previous iteration of committees, The Daily Princetonian unravels a convoluted story of college governance, layers upon layers of committees, and the difficulties that impede institutional change.

FEATURES | September 24

McCosh Health Center.
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PHAs adjust annual Safer Sexpo to COVID-19 realities with ‘emphasis on solo sex’

“With a virtual semester and the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make sure to reflect the reality that people are engaging less frequently (if at all) in in-person sex behaviors and that COVID transmission is a potential risk if people do engage in person, and to cover safer alternatives,” University Health Services Health Promotion Specialist Janine Mascari wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

“With a virtual semester and the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make sure to reflect the reality that people are engaging less frequently (if at all) in in-person sex behaviors and that COVID transmission is a potential risk if people do engage in person, and to cover safer alternatives,” University Health Services Health Promotion Specialist Janine Mascari wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | September 24

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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Law as rhetoric: how anti-racism is being weaponized against itself

Recently, it was announced that the Department of Education would investigate Princeton’s self-admitted propagation of systemic racism. First, even if the DOE fails to push Princeton around, its efforts will send a message to other, less prominent institutions that might one day step out of line, and second, it exemplifies the legalistic mind games that exist as surely at the University as in the Trump administration.

OPINION | September 24

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An $80K zoom call: the unstable connection between USG and the student body

It is easy to criticize USG. Many criticisms are fair. Yet every critic should remember that, should they feel such anger against USG, they can join the senate, vote for officers, and give USG the power it needs. If USG is not to your liking, the action that should be taken is not complaining on Tiger Confessions but making USG better.

OPINION | September 23

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U. issues $500M in bonds to help finance campus expansion

To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020.

To help finance it's 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020. Purchasers of these types of bonds generally include large institutionalized asset managers, insurance companies, and a significant minority consists of international buyers, according to Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University Jim Matteo.

NEWS | September 23

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Dept. of Religion and PIPS suspend graduate school admissions for 2021

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

The University’s Department of Religion and Program in Population Studies (PIPS) have announced that they will not accept graduate school applications for the fall 2021 cycle in order to better support their current graduate students.  

NEWS | September 23