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First phase of fitness center renovation unveiled, Rec Pool opening delayed

The new fitness area contains a more robust variety of aerobic and strength training equipment, including four Peloton machines, but will not include the selectorized machines and cable systems that were available in the old fitness center until fall 2024. The Rec Pool’s opening date has been pushed back to Feb. 16.

The new fitness area contains a more robust variety of aerobic and strength training equipment, including four Peloton machines, but will not include the selectorized machines and cable systems that were available in the old fitness center until fall 2024. The Rec Pool’s opening date has been pushed back to Feb. 16.

NEWS | January 31

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As NJ Transit set to increase fares by 15 percent on July 1, an expert and an advocacy group weigh in

To prevent service cuts and make up for budget shortfalls, NJ Transit has proposed a 15 percent fare increase to take effect on July 1, followed by 3 percent fare increases each year.

To prevent service cuts and make up for budget shortfalls, NJ Transit has proposed a 15 percent fare increase to take effect on July 1, followed by 3 percent fare increases each year.

NEWS | January 30

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U. confiscates 80 scooters, five days into PEV ban

The University has confiscated about 80 scooters following the recent ban on scooters, e-bikes, and other Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) that went into effect on Jan. 25, four days before the start of the semester.

The University has confiscated about 80 scooters following the recent ban on scooters, e-bikes, and other Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) that went into effect on Jan. 25, four days before the start of the semester.

NEWS | January 30

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CJL President Bartell ’25 emphasizes Jewish pluralism as Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues

President-elect Stephen Bartell ’25 wants to ensure that the organization doesn’t just become a collection of independent groups but rather “one cohesive community.”

President-elect Stephen Bartell ’25 wants to ensure that the organization doesn’t just become a collection of independent groups but rather “one cohesive community.”

NEWS | January 24

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N.J. College Dems caught in controversy over endorsement of Kim for U.S. Senate

In a series of calls, a Rutgers junior in contact with Tammy Murphy’s Senate campaign pressured the College Democrats of New Jersey and the three Princeton students who serve as some of their officers not to endorse her chief rival in the race, Andy Kim. Murphy personally called Nate Howard ’25 to apologize and said that the caller did not speak on behalf of the campaign.

In a series of calls, a Rutgers junior in contact with Tammy Murphy’s Senate campaign pressured the College Democrats of New Jersey and the three Princeton students who serve as some of their officers not to endorse her chief rival in the race, Andy Kim. Murphy personally called Nate Howard ’25 to apologize and said that the caller did not speak on behalf of the campaign.

NEWS | January 17

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Colonial launches early sign-in ahead of anticipated largest Street Week ever

Colonial, one of five sign-in clubs, will allow new sophomore members to join early and eat meals at the club for the entire semester. This comes as sign-in clubs anticipate increased demand for the Class of 2026, the University’s largest graduating class ever.

Colonial, one of five sign-in clubs, will allow new sophomore members to join early and eat meals at the club for the entire semester. This comes as sign-in clubs anticipate increased demand for the Class of 2026, the University’s largest graduating class ever.

NEWS | January 17

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Cloister Inn to stay afloat through spring semester

Cloister Inn's Graduate Board of Governors reported that the eating club had raised over $100,000 in two weeks in an “unprecedented show of support.” Their letter emphasized that while the club will have enough funds to operate for the spring semester, the long-term future of Cloister is still uncertain. 

Cloister Inn's Graduate Board of Governors reported that the eating club had raised over $100,000 in two weeks in an “unprecedented show of support.” Their letter emphasized that while the club will have enough funds to operate for the spring semester, the long-term future of Cloister is still uncertain. 

NEWS | January 10

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Charter prepares for expansion as interest in eating clubs rises

The club’s proposed expansion project addresses various challenges the current membership faces including “limited dining space,” a lack of female restrooms downstairs, and “inaccessib[ility] to students and alumni with mobility challenges.”

The club’s proposed expansion project addresses various challenges the current membership faces including “limited dining space,” a lack of female restrooms downstairs, and “inaccessib[ility] to students and alumni with mobility challenges.”

NEWS | December 12

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Student captures her own raccoon attack on film

On Monday night, a student was attacked by a raccoon, which based on its behavior is believed to be rabid. The student who was attacked recorded the entire encounter with the raccoon and submitted the video with audio to the @barstoolprinceton Instagram account.

On Monday night, a student was attacked by a raccoon, which based on its behavior is believed to be rabid. The student who was attacked recorded the entire encounter with the raccoon and submitted the video with audio to the @barstoolprinceton Instagram account.

NEWS | December 6

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After barn-raising event on a chilly Saturday, 3 out of 4 remain standing

At 1:16 p.m., the critical wood centerpiece of one of the barns cracked causing the barn to collapse. Despite initial attempts to materially reinforce the center piece, the barn could not be raised by the end of the event. 

At 1:16 pm, a critical center piece of wood in the cupcake barn cracked, resulting in the structure collapsing. Despite initial attempts to materially reinforce the center piece, the barn could not be raised by the end of the event. 

NEWS | December 5

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New living room sets installed in Rocky-Mathey amid ten year project to update and replace dorm furniture

As a part of the ongoing campus construction plans, there is a ten-year project involving the updating and replacement of dorm furniture.

As a part of the ongoing campus construction plans, there is a ten-year project involving the updating and replacement of dorm furniture.

NEWS | December 4

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Under water, Cloister risks closure and floats sophomore takeover

This is not the first time that Cloister has faced serious threats to its existence. In 1985, the club almost closed after recruiting only 11 new members during the sign-in period. In 1993, Cloister leadership staged a “takeover” by sophomores in order to revive lackluster membership. 

This is not the first time that Cloister has faced serious threats to its existence. In 1985, the club almost closed after recruiting only 11 new members during the sign-in period. In 1993, Cloister leadership staged a “takeover” by sophomores in order to revive lackluster membership. 

NEWS | November 27

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Conversations about unionizing undergraduate workers begin amid nationwide wave of unionization

An anonymous student worker at Princeton told The Daily Princetonian that they were approached by a member of the Princeton chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) about joining undergraduate student worker unionization efforts.

An anonymous student worker at Princeton told The Daily Princetonian that they were approached by a member of the Princeton chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) about joining undergraduate student worker unionization efforts.

NEWS | November 10