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Students line up outside of the Rockefeller College Dining Hall on Feb. 1.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Socially distant Campus Dining faces mixed reviews from student body

While many individuals who spoke with the ‘Prince’ offered praise for servers, janitors, and other employees in the dining halls, many expressed frustration with the quality, variety, and quantity of the food, viewing current offerings as a decline  from years past.

While many individuals who spoke with the ‘Prince’ offered praise for servers, janitors, and other employees in the dining halls, many expressed frustration with the quality, variety, and quantity of the food, viewing current offerings as a decline from years past.

NEWS | February 18

Cottage Club, one of the eating clubs at Princeton
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian 

70 percent of sophomores participate in Street Week

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

NEWS | February 17

Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness talks authenticity and self-acceptance

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically.

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically. 

NEWS | February 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Major snowstorm on first day of classes causes campus closure

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

NEWS | February 1

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Prospect Student Ventures receives $110k for investment in entrepreneurship

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

NEWS | January 28

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A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

2,887 undergraduates return to campus, begin mandatory testing and quarantine

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

NEWS | January 28

Vlog: Princeton move-in during a pandemic

As students arrive on campus for the second semester, move-in procedures have shifted significantly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including frequent testing, social distancing protocols, and arrival quarantines for the safety of the community. Follow along with Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey.

As students arrive on campus for the second semester, move-in procedures have shifted significantly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including frequent testing, social distancing protocols, and arrival quarantines for the safety of the community. Follow along with Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey.

VIDEO | January 25

The intricacies of Indigenous identity and environmental racism | The Orange Table Ep. 5

A candid and personal conversation with Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton. The table discusses issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed. 

A candid and personal conversation with Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton. The table discusses issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed. 

VIDEO | January 17

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‘No out-of-pocket costs’ for full financial aid students under Cap and Gown Club’s new policy

For students on financial aid, the policy will cover the difference between Princeton’s upperclass board rate of $9,250 and Cap and Gown’s member charges, which were $9,470 for the 2019–20 academic year.

For students on financial aid, the policy will cover the difference between Princeton’s upperclass board rate of $9,250 and Cap and Gown’s member charges, which were $9,470 for the 2019–2020 academic year.

NEWS | December 21

Professor Robert George.
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Prof. Robert George’s views on gender come under fire after controversial Twitter poll

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

NEWS | December 21

The logos of three student podcasts: Outside the Orange Bubble, P’s in a Pod, and Tiger Cafe.
Courtesy of Outside the Orange Bubble, P’s in a Pod, and Tiger Cafe.

A coffee shop in the cloud: Student podcasters recreate campus environment virtually

The Daily Princetonian sat down with the creators of three student podcasts: Tiger Cafe, Outside the Orange Bubble, and P’s in a Pod. From interviewing President Eisgruber to forming friendships with peers they have never met in person, these students shared stories of community, connection, and creativity.

The Daily Princetonian sat down with the creators of three student podcasts: Tiger Cafe, Outside the Orange Bubble, and P’s in a Pod. From interviewing President Eisgruber to forming friendships with peers they have never met in person, these students shared stories of community, connection, and creativity.

FEATURES | December 20

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton ‘not optimistic’ about international travel this summer

The University is not optimistic about international travel this summer, despite recent vaccination advancements. A final decision on international University-sponsored travel in summer 2021 will be made in May.

The University is not optimistic about international travel this summer, despite recent vaccination advancements. A final decision on international University-sponsored travel in summer 2021 will be made in May.

NEWS | December 20

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

‘Community Walk’ program to patrol neighborhoods with off-campus students, Calhoun tells Princeton Council

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

NEWS | December 20

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Princeton shortens quarantine duration, launches move-in website

Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. In accordance with those guidelines, students who receive negative COVID-19 test results and report no symptoms may only need to quarantine for seven days, rather than 14.

Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. In accordance with those guidelines, students who receive negative COVID-19 test results and report no symptoms may only need to quarantine for seven days, rather than 14.

NEWS | December 11

Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova

PDF grading policy will remain largely unchanged this spring

Courses that students elect to PDF during the spring 2021 semester will not count towards the four course limit, as has been the case for the past two semesters. Departments, however, may require students to take departmental prerequisites or requirements for a grade.

Courses that students elect to PDF during the spring 2021 semester will not count towards the four course limit, as has been the case for the past two semesters. Departments, however, may require students to take departmental pre-requisites or requirements for a grade.

NEWS | December 10

The entrance to McCosh Health Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Delivered meals, hybrid teaching, and quarantine policy in flux: Key takeaways from last night’s parent town hall

The University may alter aspects of the spring 2021 move-in and quarantine process, pending guidance from the New Jersey government. 

The University may be altering aspects of the spring 2021 move-in and initial quarantine process, awaiting guidance from the state after the CDC shortened the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days on Wednesday. Housing will push back its launch of a move-in sign-up site to bide time for a potential state policy shift.

NEWS | December 3

McCosh Health Center: Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Administrators discuss vaccine preparedness, socially-distant spring at USG town hall

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

NEWS | December 2

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

Eating clubs will remain closed for spring semester

"The Eating Clubs have agreed to remain closed for the spring semester to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection among students, faculty, University administration/staff and Club employees,” wrote Graduate Inter-Club Council president Hap Cooper ’82 and Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun. The University will provide "budgetary support" to the clubs in the spring "to help offset the financial impact of the closure" 

The University will provide "budgetary support" to the clubs in the spring "to help offset the financial impact of the closure" 

NEWS | December 1

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Sophomore sues Princeton for spring 2020 tuition refund

Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution is unfairly charging full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring. Tuition reimbursement lawsuits have now been filed against all eight Ivy League institutions.

Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution is unfairly charging full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring. Tuition reimbursement lawsuits have now been filed against all eight Ivy League institutions.

NEWS | November 28