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When asked if a date has been set for the next update on masking requirements, Hotchkiss said in an email that “the current masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.”

When asked if a date has been set for the next update on masking requirements, Hotchkiss said in an email that “the current masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.” 


Screenshot of the To Known and Be Heard website.

Class of 2025 discusses systemic racism during orientation

The module centered around the To Be Known and Heard virtual gallery, which depicts vignettes of “Princeton’s long and complex relationship with racism” starting from the 18th century to modern time, according to the site. During the training session, RCAs led their first-years through explorations of the virtual gallery and discussions on how to navigate conversations around race and identity. 

The module centered around the To Be Known and Heard virtual gallery, which depicts vignettes of “Princeton’s long and complex relationship with racism” starting from the 18th century to modern time, according to the site. During the training session, RCAs led their first-years through explorations of the virtual gallery and discussions on how to navigate conversations around race and identity. 

NEWS | September 13

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Name of Woodrow Wilson Honorary Debate Panel faces contention

While a number of institutions have changed their titles from former namesake Woodrow Wilson Class of 1879, the Woodrow Wilson Honorary Debate Panel has maintained its name.

While a number of institutions have changed their titles from former namesake Woodrow Wilson Class of 1879, the Woodrow Wilson Honorary Debate Panel has maintained its name.

NEWS | September 13

 Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

The Olympic Dream with Mo Hamza

In the season two opener of Go With the Flo, we discuss Mo’s journey to being a two time Olympian including how he got started in fencing, the differences between his Rio and Tokyo experiences, and bumping into Usain Bolt, Kevin Durant, and Michael Phelps. Plus we discuss what we’re looking forward to the most about being back on campus, and much more!

In the season two opener of Go With the Flo, we discuss Mo’s journey to being a two time Olympian including how he got started in fencing, the differences between his Rio and Tokyo experiences, and bumping into Usain Bolt, Kevin Durant, and Michael Phelps. Plus we discuss what we’re looking forward to the most about being back on campus, and much more!

PODCAST | September 13

Flooding in Joline Hall.
Courtesy of Alex Moosbrugger

Campus buildings flood, students take shelter amid tornado warning

A number of dorm buildings flooded on Princeton’s campus on Wednesday night after Princeton, along with several other New Jersey counties, was placed under a tornado warning. Students were advised to take cover during the alert.

A number of dorm buildings flooded on Princeton’s campus on Wednesday night after Princeton, along with several other New Jersey counties, was placed under a tornado warning. Students were advised to take cover during the alert.

NEWS | September 1

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Class of 2025 students walk at the Pre-Rade.
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

First-years welcomed in Opening Exercises, joint Pre-rade with Class of 2024

First-year students took part in several orientation traditions on Sunday, Aug. 29, including Opening Exercises, the Pre-rade, a barbecue dinner, and the Step Sing in front of Whig Hall.

First-year students took part in several orientation traditions on Sunday, Aug. 29, including Opening Exercises, the Pre-rade, a barbecue dinner, and the Step Sing in front of Whig Hall.

NEWS | August 30

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton announces policies on masks in classrooms

Students will be required to wear masks in the classroom, but fully vaccinated instructors may remove their mask for all or part of the class “at their own discretion,” according to new guidance from the University on Monday.

Students will be required to wear masks in the classroom, but fully vaccinated instructors may remove their mask for all or part of the class “at their own discretion,” according to new guidance from the University on Monday.

NEWS | August 23

A frosh’s guide to thrifting in Princeton

As we approach the beginning of the semester, many of us are thinking about our fall wardrobes — especially those of us who are preparing for our first on-campus semester. If this is your first opportunity to show off your style off screen, here is a guide on where you can thrift some fresh new fits for the fall.

As we approach the beginning of the semester, many of us are thinking about our fall wardrobes — especially those of us who are preparing for our first on-campus semester. If this is your first opportunity to show off your style off screen, here is a guide on where you can thrift some fresh new fits for the fall.

THE PROSPECT | August 20

Johnson, an undergraduate transfer student, with his wife and young daughter.
Thomas Johnson ’22 for The Daily Princetonian

Princeton faculty, students with unvaccinated children prepare for an uncertain fall

“On the one hand, I’m really happy because I miss teaching in-person,” Alberto Bruzos Moro told The Daily Princetonian. “On the other hand, I’m worried because, you know, having a kid at home who is immunocompromised, it is a little concerning. At least until he can get the vaccine.”

On Princeton’s campus, Alberto Bruzos Moro is the director of the Spanish language program, slated to teach two seminars this fall. Off campus, he’s a father to an immunocompromised nine-year-old son.

NEWS | August 20

Bhoomika Chowdhary / The Daily Princetonian

Inside Princeton’s vaccine clinics: The data on shots administered, and who received them

In a total of 21 vaccine clinics held between April 29 and July 7, 2021, the University administered 7,930 doses of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

In a total of 21 vaccine clinics held between April 29 and July 7, 2021, the University administered 7,930 doses of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

NEWS | August 20

Photos from the April 1995 protests to establish Asian American Studies and Latino Studies programs
Poaning Wu / The Daily Princetonian

‘A long battle fought’: The history of Princeton’s Asian American Studies program and a renewed push to expand

As AASA advocates for expanding the Asian American Studies program in light of a rise of violence against Asians in the U.S., The Daily Princetonian tracks the struggle for representation on campus back to 1988.

As AASA advocates for expanding the Asian American Studies program in light of a rise of violence against Asians in the U.S., The Daily Princetonian tracks the struggle for representation on campus back to the 1988.

FEATURES | August 16

Frist Campus Center
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Your questions, answered: Administrators discuss fall COVID-19 plans

On Monday, University administrators answered student questions about the logistics of the Fall 2021 term in a Town Hall organized by Undergraduate Student Government (USG).

On Monday, University administrators answered student questions about the logistics of the Fall 2021 term in a Town Hall organized by Undergraduate Student Government (USG).

NEWS | August 10

Marcia Brown / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to ‘encourage’ mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals, stops short of mask mandate

Given new CDC guidance around indoor masking due to the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks indoors on campus. This rule will likely only impact a small portion of the population, with over 90 percent of employees and around 90 percent of students already having verified that they are vaccinated. 

Given new CDC guidance around indoor masking due to the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks indoors on campus. This rule will likely only impact a small portion of the population, with over 90 percent of employees and around 90 percent of students already having verified that they are vaccinated. 

NEWS | August 5