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Following Princeton’s F rating from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on their college antisemitism report card, Jewish students and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) pushed back. The ADL then quietly raised Princeton’s grade to a D, but some worry this will deter Jewish students from attending Princeton, despite the vibrant Jewish community on campus.

Following Princeton’s F rating from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on their college antisemitism report card, Jewish students and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) pushed back. The ADL then quietly raised Princeton’s grade to a D, but some worry this will deter Jewish students from attending Princeton, despite the vibrant Jewish community on campus.


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Genrietta Churbanova, John Freeman named valedictorian, salutatorian

The University named Genrietta Churbanova as the Class of 2024 valedictorian and John Freeman as the salutatorian on Monday, April 15. Churbanova is an Anthropology major from Little Rock, Ark., and Freeman is a Classics major from Chicago, Ill.

The University named Genrietta Churbanova as the Class of 2024 valedictorian and John Freeman as the salutatorian on Monday, April 15. Churbanova is an Anthropology major from Little Rock, Ark., and Freeman is a Classics major from Chicago, Ill.

NEWS | 4 days ago

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Whig-Clio set to host first congressional primary candidate forum in its history

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m., Whig-Clio will host the first congressional primary candidate forum in its history, featuring four candidates running in the Democratic primary for the N.J.-03 Congressional District.

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m., Whig-Clio will host the first congressional primary candidate forum in its history, featuring four candidates running in the Democratic primary for the N.J.-03 Congressional District.

NEWS | 4 days ago

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CJL welcomed disabled author Emily Ladau for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat

The Center for Jewish Life has run a Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat every year since 2019. This year’s speaker discussed her writing process, the idea of allyship, and her favorite musicals at the event on Friday.

The Center for Jewish Life has run a Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat every year since 2019. This year’s speaker discussed her writing process, the idea of allyship, and her favorite musicals at the event on Friday.

NEWS | 5 days ago

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Chebbi, Johnson, and Ugwonali advance to YAT general election

The three Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) candidates moving forward to the general election are Aisha Chebbi ’24, Sydney S. Johnson ’24, and Chioma Ugwonali ’24. The candidates won the primary election, coming out on top of a pool of 27 candidates.

The three Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) candidates moving forward to the general election are Aisha Chebbi ’24, Sydney S. Johnson ’24, and Chioma Ugwonali ’24. The candidates won the primary election, coming out on top of a pool of 27 candidates.

NEWS | April 12

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Large crowds eclipse expectations for rare astronomical event

Massive groups of students and community members gathered at different events across Princeton’s campus and in town to view the first solar eclipse visible from this part of the country since 2017.

Massive groups of students and community members gathered at different events across Princeton’s campus and in town to view the first solar eclipse visible from this part of the country since 2017.

NEWS | April 8

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Baseball, softball fields to be displaced by new quantum building

Princeton baseball and softball teams will soon be relocated to the other side of Lake Carnegie due to campus construction. Clarke and Strubing Fields are being replaced by the Quantum Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering.

Princeton baseball and softball teams will soon be relocated to the other side of Lake Carnegie due to campus construction. Clarke and Strubing Fields are being replaced by the Quantum Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering.

NEWS | April 7

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Charter Club changed guest policy after conservative professor’s lunch. After headlines, the policy was reversed.

After notable conservative professor Robert P. George came for lunch, Charter Club announced a new policy making it more difficult for students to bring faculty members as guests. The move came due to students' objections to the professors' political views. The saga made national headlines and, days later, the policy was revoked.

After a notable conservative professor came for lunch, Charter Club announced a new policy making it more difficult for students to bring faculty members as guests. The move came due to students' objections to the professors' political views. The saga made national headlines and, days later, the policy was revoked.

NEWS | April 4

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Dillon Gym revokes self-swipe entry amid building expansion

As Dillon Gym expands, a new policy requires front desk staff to swipe student IDs on a scanner behind the desk. Previously, patrons could quickly swipe into the gym themselves, a system which sometimes created security issues.

As Dillon Gym expands, a new policy requires front desk staff to swipe student IDs on a scanner behind the desk. Previously, patrons could quickly swipe into the gym themselves, a system which sometimes created security issues.

NEWS | April 3

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Student groups express frustration with reserving Richardson and other performance spaces

The ‘Prince’ spoke to multiple student performing arts groups that have experienced difficulty reserving Richardson Auditorium for performances, citing long wait times due to the high desirability of the space.

The ‘Prince’ spoke to multiple student performing arts groups that have experienced difficulty reserving Richardson Auditorium for performances, citing long wait times due to the high desirability of the space.

NEWS | April 1

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Class of 2028 admitted, first class following affirmative action ban

On Thursday, March 28, the Class of 2028 received offers of admission in the regular decision round. This is the first round of admissions following the Supreme Court ban on affirmative admission in June 2023. The ‘Prince’ spoke with some accepted students, who expressed their views on affirmative action and described what led them to apply to Princeton.

On Thursday, March 28, the Class of 2028 received offers of admission in the regular decision round. This is the first round of admissions following the Supreme Court ban on affirmative admission in June 2023. The ‘Prince’ spoke with some accepted students, who expressed their views on affirmative action and described what led them to apply to Princeton.

NEWS | April 1

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Why are VIS classes so difficult to get into?

In recent years, VIS classes have been notoriously difficult to get into. Hundreds of students were on waitlists for Spring 2024 VIS classes. With course enrollment around the corner, The Prospect answers the question of why these courses are so difficult to actually get into.

In recent years, VIS classes have been notoriously difficult to get into. Hundreds of students were on waitlists for Spring 2024 VIS classes. With course enrollment around the corner, The Prospect answers the question of why these courses are so difficult to actually get into.

THE PROSPECT | March 29

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Tower President to lead the ICC for the first time in 14 years

With new officers taking over at the 11 eating clubs that line Prospect, fresh leadership at the Interclub Council (ICC) will take the helm of the organization that coordinates Street Week and other street-wide initiatives.

With new officers taking over at the 11 eating clubs that line Prospect, fresh leadership at the Interclub Council (ICC) will take the helm of the organization that coordinates Street Week and other street-wide initiatives.

NEWS | March 27

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Frist Health Center construction continues past working hours, disturbing some student residents

As construction continues across campus, overnight work has been occurring on the site of the new Frist Health Center. While Princeton Town Ordinance limits the hours construction can occur, the University is exempt.

As construction continues across campus, overnight work has been occurring on the site of the new Frist Health Center. While Princeton Town Ordinance limits the hours construction can occur, the University is exempt.

NEWS | March 27