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Members of Divest Princeton after submitting their proposal to the CPUC Resources Committee in February. 
Courtesy of Anna Hiltner 

Divest Princeton accumulates 62 faculty and staff, 161 alumni endorsements ahead of referendum

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

In total, 1,706 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and parents have signed on to their open letter to President Eisgruber, in a pledge not to donate to the University until and unless it commits to divesting from fossil fuels. Divest Princeton’s USG Referendum will be voted on next week.

NEWS | November 18

NJ voted to legalize marijuana. What comes next?

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors).”

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors)."

NEWS | November 17

Dormitories on campus.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton alters emergency housing criteria amid concerns from LGBTQ+ students

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

NEWS | November 16

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Spanish and Portuguese Dept. cancels summer abroad programs, as IIP and PICS begin accepting applications

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

NEWS | November 11

Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Princeton to support hybrid teaching this spring, Dolan tells faculty

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

NEWS | November 10

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Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Public Safety convenes advisory committee as part of University-wide call to address systemic racism

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph.

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph, who researches police violence against Black and brown people. It consists of three faculty members, three graduate students, three undergraduate students, three administrators, and three staff from PSAFE.

NEWS | October 25

Cover photo of the Bring Back Princeton Facebook group.

Over 250 Princeton parents call for spring reopening

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

NEWS | October 21

Courtesy of the Office of Communications

Nearly 4,500 students, faculty, and staff vaccinated at annual FluFest

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

NEWS | October 19

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. to announce spring plan in first week of December, hopes to welcome ‘significantly more’ undergraduates to campus

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

NEWS | October 19

Mooncakes, a food typically consumed during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Photo credit: Donald Trung / Wikimedia Commons

AASA celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival virtually

“One advantage of celebrating virtually was the breakout room format, which enabled us to more directly connect with first-years and other students in ways that would have been more difficult in a larger group on campus” Slater explained.  

“One advantage of celebrating virtually was the breakout room format, which enabled us to more directly connect with first-years and other students in ways that would have been more difficult in a larger group on campus” Slater explained.  

NEWS | October 6

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Five first-years elected to 2024 Class Council

Five first-years were elected to 2024 Class Council out of a crowded field of 28 candidates: Mariana Bravo ’24, Aisha Chebbi ’24, Elliott Hyon ’24, Sydney Johnson ’24, and Ive Jones ’24. The election saw a turnout rate of 66 percent, with 763 members of the Class of 2024 casting a vote.

Five first-years were elected to 2024 Class Council out of a crowded field of 28 candidates: Mariana Bravo ’24, Aisha Chebbi ’24, Elliott Hyon ’24, Sydney Johnson ’24, and Ive Jones ’24. The election saw a turnout rate of 66 percent, with 763 members of the Class of 2024 casting a vote.

NEWS | October 4

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Vote100 commits to Ivy League Voting Challenge

The first main initiative in the challenge, which concluded this past Monday, asked students to use an app called Outvote to reach out to friends and family by text to share information about voting. The university with the highest amount of texts will  win a Zoom conversation with Damien Chazelle, the director of the award-winning film “La La Land.”

The first main initiative in the challenge, which concluded this past Monday, asked students to use an app called Outvote to reach out to friends and family by text to share information about voting. The university with the highest amount of texts will  win a Zoom conversation with Damien Chazelle, the director of the award-winning film “La La Land.”

NEWS | October 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Entryways program attendance fluctuates as first-years face Zoom fatigue

Entryways events have had varying degrees of success, with each weekly colloquia attended by approximately a quarter of the Class of 2024 and and zee group meeting attendance varying. Justin Yan ’21, a PAA for Whitman, said, “If I get half the zee group to show up, that’s a lot, even to the weekly meetings.”

Entryways events have had varying degrees of success, with each weekly colloquia attended by approximately a quarter of the class of 2024 and and zee group meeting attendance varying. Justin Yan ’21, a PAA for Whitman, said, “If I get half the zee group to show up, that’s a lot, even to the weekly meetings.”

NEWS | October 1

Princeton Footnotes at their 2018 Holiday Jam.
Photo Credit: Nicolas Chae ’21 for Princeton Footnotes

Princeton Footnotes compete to win over $10,000 for social justice organizations

The Footnotes have announced that if they win the competition, all of their money, including personal earnings, will go to both the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

As a top 32 group in the competition, the Princeton Footnotes have the chance to win over $10,000 to both support a social justice charity of the group’s choice and keep for themselves. However, the group has announced that if they win the competition, all of their money, including personal earnings, will go to both the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).

NEWS | September 29