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President Eisgruber releases initial priorities for response to systemic racism, student activists call for more specifics

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and the increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

NEWS | September 3

Courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

Four of 4,477 tests come back positive in U.’s first week of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which currently takes place at the University stadium concourse near Powers Field.

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which takes place at the University Stadium Concourse near Powers Field.

NEWS | September 3

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The duplex at 15 Edwards Place now belongs in full to the Chabad House. Previously, Chabad occupied only half of the structure.
Courtesy of Scharf Family Chabad House

‘A house, not a building’: Chabad doubles its property near campus to accommodate growing demand

“The big house has become too small,” Rabbi Webb said, explaining that in recent years he has been forced to host Shabbat dinners outside of his home in a rented tent — “even in the dead of winter.”

“The big house has become too small,” Rabbi Webb said, explaining that in recent years he has been forced to host Shabbat dinners outside of his home in a rented tent — “even in the dead of winter.”

NEWS | September 3

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Fewer than 300 undergraduates return to campus for ROTC training, thesis research, secure housing

Two hundred students have housing precarity, 16 are Army ROTC participants, and 37 of 60 seniors approved for thesis research chose to live on campus. All on-campus students were required to complete online training, a COVID-19 risk assessment, and sign a social contract. 

All on-campus students were required to complete online training, a COVID-19 risk assessment, and sign a social contract.  

NEWS | September 3

In May 2019, SPEAR led a walk-out protest.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

SPEAR calls for divestment from Prison Industrial Complex, transparency from PRINCO

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

NEWS | August 20

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Black Leadership Coalition compiles anonymous BIPOC experiences in report to administrators

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

NEWS | August 20

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

All students who requested deferrals or leaves of absence approved to return in one year, U. confirms

Using 5,300 as a typical undergraduate size, Dean of the College Jill Dolan wrote that the enrollment number for the 2020–21 academic year will be around 13 percent lower than usual.

Using 5,300 as a typical undergraduate size, Dolan wrote that the enrollment number for the 2020–21 academic year will be around 13 percent lower than usual.

NEWS | August 18

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Magazine editor resigns over Dickman’s controversial poem, as U. community weighs in

Backlash over lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Poetry magazine’s editor to resign last month. We take a close look at the controversy, and how it fits into a broader University-wide grappling with free speech and offensive language.

Backlash over lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Poetry magazine’s editor to resign last month. We take a close look at the controversy, and how it fits into a broader University-wide grappling with free speech and offensive language.

THE PROSPECT | August 17

A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

NEWS | August 17

Princeton High School
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PHS students singing the n-word, lack of disciplinary action prompt outrage

A video posted in late June of Princeton High School students saying the n-word while singing to a song at a party has reignited longstanding debate about the school system’s handling of racist incidents. 

A video posted in late June of Princeton High School students saying the n-word while singing to a song at a party has reignited longstanding debate about the school system’s handling of racist incidents. 

NEWS | August 17