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University considers piloting new upperclass dining program that could raise tuition, expand options

Under the current iteration of one proposal, students would have five swipes per week to use in any dining institution on campus — including dining halls, co-ops, and eating clubs — in addition to the meal plans they might already have at any of those institutions. 

Under the current iteration of one proposal, students would have five swipes per week to use in any dining institution on campus — including dining halls, co-ops, and eating clubs — in addition to the meal plans they might already have at any of those institutions. 

NEWS | September 22

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Anonymous apps Fizz, Sidechat compete for students’ attention

The two apps have recruited students to promote their respective apps by offering free merchandise, such as hats, t-shirts, or money to those who post about them on social media. 

The two apps have recruited students to promote their respective apps by offering free merchandise, such as hats, t-shirts, or money to those who post about them on social media. 

NEWS | September 20

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Students, local vendors react to early weeks of Pay with Points dining program

“As a student on financial aid, I feel like [Pay with Points] was really helpful for me to go out on [Nassau Street] with my friends without worrying about spending too much money,” Monica Jun ’26 wrote in a message to The Daily Princetonian.

“As a student on financial aid, I feel like [Pay with Points] was really helpful for me to go out on [Nassau Street] with my friends without worrying about spending too much money,” Monica Jun ’26 wrote in a message to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | September 14

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USG considers reforms of elections management and committee structure, confirms new members

In a special meeting, the Senate debated proposals that would require Senators and U-Councilors to serve on USG core committees and reform the office of the Chief Elections Manager.

In a special meeting, the Senate debated proposals that would require Senators and U-Councilors to serve on USG core committees and reform the office of the Chief Elections Manager.

NEWS | September 13

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Some first-years, orientation leaders critique Community Action orientation program

In a year with a particularly high number of Community Action participants, many students expressed concerns about the orientation program. For some, the purportedly service-focused opportunity fell short of its stated mission — and students said they left feeling unfulfilled.

In a year with a particularly high number of Community Action participants, many students expressed concerns about the orientation program. For some, the purportedly service-focused opportunity fell short of its stated mission — and students said they left feeling unfulfilled.

NEWS | September 13

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Campus community reacts to Princeton’s decision to expand financial aid

Scholars Institute Fellows Program’s (SIFP) Associate Director for Programs for Access and Inclusion Ashlee Shaw and students offered their reactions to the recent expansion of the University’s financial aid program.

Scholars Institute Fellows Program’s (SIFP) Associate Director for Programs for Access and Inclusion Ashlee Shaw and students offered their reactions to the recent expansion of the University’s financial aid program.

NEWS | September 11

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Q&A with Zach Sutton of Hippo Campus, 2022 fall Lawnparties headliner

The ‘Prince’ sat down with Zach Sutton, bassist of Lawnparties headliner band Hippo Campus, to discuss playing at a college campus, the genre shift from previous headliners, and more. 

The ‘Prince’ sat down with Zach Sutton, bassist of Lawnparties headliner band Hippo Campus, to discuss playing at a college campus, the genre shift from previous headliners, and more. 

NEWS | September 10

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New University orientation event on free speech garners mixed reaction among first-years

During first-year orientation, the University required members of the Class of 2026 to attend a new event on free speech. Following the event, the ‘Prince’ spoke to students about their reactions to the addresses. 

During first-year orientation, the University required members of the Class of 2026 to attend a new event on free speech. Following the event, the ‘Prince’ spoke to students about their reactions to the addresses. 

NEWS | September 8

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Princeton to eliminate student contribution, cover entire cost for families making up to $100K

Beginning in Fall 2023, most families making up to $100,000 will pay nothing for students to attend. Additionally, the student contribution requirement of financial aid packages will be eliminated.

Beginning in Fall 2023, most families making up to $100,000 will pay nothing for students to attend. Additionally, the student contribution requirement of financial aid packages will be eliminated.

NEWS | September 8

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Largest incoming class in Princeton’s history welcomed in Opening Exercises, Pre-Rade

Opening Exercises took place outside of Nassau Hall for the first time, instead of inside the University Chapel, as has been tradition since 1929.

Opening Exercises took place outside of Nassau Hall for the first time, instead of inside the University Chapel, as has been tradition since 1929.

NEWS | September 7

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All students in Yeh, NCW allowed to move into fall dorms on schedule after construction uncertainty

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Yeh and NCW will gain access to their rooms on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:00 a.m., while first-years currently in other room assignments will be able to move in beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Yeh and NCW will gain access to their rooms on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8:00 a.m., while first-years currently in other room assignments will be able to move in beginning at 9:30 p.m.

NEWS | September 2

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About 20% of NCW and Yeh students are in temporary housing as construction delays continue

About one-fifth of students living in New College West and Yeh College are in temporary housing while construction continues on the new residential colleges. All undergraduates will have moved onto campus by Sept. 3, at which point there is a possibility that over 200 students could be in temporary housing.

About one-fifth of students living in New College West and Yeh College are in temporary housing while construction continues on the new residential colleges. All undergraduates will have moved onto campus by Sept. 3, at which point there is a possibility that over 200 students could be in temporary housing.

NEWS | September 2

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USG initiative to provide students with dining points redeemable at Nassau Street restaurants

Students on the unlimited meal plan, which includes all first-years and sophomores, will have $150 on their TigerCards to spend at various restaurants in town beginning this fall.

Students on the unlimited meal plan, which includes all first-years and sophomores, will have $150 on their TigerCards to spend at various restaurants in town beginning this fall.

NEWS | August 30

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COVID-19 testing optional, boosters not required: Princeton to ‘resume pre-COVID-19 schedules’

Effective immediately, students are “no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples” for COVID-19, according to a memo from University administrators on Thursday, July 28. The memo to students also stated that booster vaccines will no longer be required.

Effective immediately, students are “no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples” for COVID-19, according to a memo from University administrators on Thursday, July 28. The memo to students also stated that booster vaccines will no longer be required.

NEWS | July 28

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Construction delays in Yeh College, NCW could temporarily relocate students this fall

According to a University memo, both dormitories and common spaces within the colleges may be incomplete in September. Some students may be forced to stay temporarily in First College dorm rooms which have not yet been demolished.

According to a University memo, both dormitories and common spaces within the colleges may be incomplete in September. Some students may be forced to stay temporarily in First College dorm rooms which have not yet been demolished.

NEWS | July 20