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Davis International Center
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton international students react to Biden announcement on STEM visa expansions

The new policy adds 22 new disciplines in the Optional Practical Training (OPT), permitting students in those degree programs to remain in the United States for as long as three years after graduation. 

The new policy adds 22 new disciplines in the Optional Practical Training (OPT), permitting students in those degree programs to remain in the United States for as long as three years after graduation.  

NEWS | 2 days ago

Photo Courtesy: Celeste Nelson

New study conducted by Princeton bioengineers holds promise for future artificial lung synthesis

The team of researchers, comprised of students and professors across several University departments, successfully replicated the lung development of the brown anole lizard in order to achieve this milestone.

The team of researchers, comprised of students and professors across several University departments, successfully replicated the lung development of the brown anole lizard in order to achieve this milestone.

NEWS | 4 days ago

Construction of the new residential college with geo-exchange heating and cooling.
Samantha Lopez-Rico / The Daily Princetonian

University to allow all upperclassmen to remain in their residential colleges, regardless of dining affiliations

All residential colleges will house undergraduate students of all class years beginning in fall 2022. Residents of First College will be housed in New College West, and New College East will house upperclassmen from any prior residential college. 

All residential colleges will house undergraduate students of all class years beginning in fall 2022. Residents of First College will be housed in New College West, and New College East will house upperclassmen from any prior residential college. 

NEWS | 4 days ago

Felix talking with John Mack ’00 at the Beyond the Resume Wintersession keynote speaker event.
Ashley Fan / The Daily Princetonian

Olympian Allyson Felix discusses career, advocacy at Wintersession ‘Beyond the Resume’ event

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

NEWS | 5 days ago

Eating clubs line Prospect Avenue.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Eating clubs prepare for partially in-person Street Week

Clubs are using a hybrid format to host Bicker in line with University regulations — including the rule which currently limits in-person social gatherings to under 20 students.

Clubs are using a hybrid format to host Bicker in line with University regulations — including the rule which currently limits in-person social gatherings to under 20 students.

NEWS | 5 days ago

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Students testing positive for COVID-19 have been isolating in 1967 Hall.
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Students testing positive for COVID-19 may be asked to isolate in their own dorms

Priority for isolation housing will be given to students with roommates, as the University anticipates that the “need for isolation space will exceed the capacity of the University’s designated isolation facilities,” according to an email from University Health Services.

Priority for isolation housing will be given to students with roommates, as the University anticipates that the “need for isolation space will exceed the capacity of the University’s designated isolation facilities,” according to an email from University Health Services.

NEWS | 5 days ago

The Princeton University Graduate College.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

After virtual town hall, some graduate students push back on University's COVID-19 plans

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

NEWS | January 15

Bright gold leaves blanket the lawn in front of Nassau Hall. 
Guanyi Cao / The Daily Princetonian

Travel guidelines lifted for undergraduate students to allow domestic travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

NEWS | January 15

Dean of the College Jill Dolan speaks at USG Town Hall on Jan. 5
Lia Opperman / The Daily Princetonian

University administrators discuss return to campus and COVID-19 protocols during Town Hall

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

NEWS | 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

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

“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

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