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‘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

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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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

Courtesy of Christian Potter ’22

Potter ’22 elected President, USG referenda on divestment and Election Day pass

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu ’22, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

NEWS | November 27

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Princeton to invite all undergraduates to campus this spring, with most instruction remaining online

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

NEWS | November 24

Charter Club.
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Charter pauses 2021 Bicker plans, opts for selective sign-in

Charter will host 10 recruitment events leading up to Street Week, giving prospective members opportunities to earn “points.”

Charter will host ten recruitment events leading up to Street Week, giving prospective members opportunities to earn “points.” If the club exceeds sign-in capacity, individuals with more points will be prioritized in being admitted to the club.

NEWS | November 24

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Communal apartments, visa troubles, and becoming nocturnal: International students try to ‘make it work’

This semester, international students continue to take classes with their American peers, now crossing oceans and time zones just to call into a Tuesday lecture. The Daily Princetonian sat down with seven of these students to learn more about their sleep schedules, visa concerns, and hopes for the spring.

FEATURES | November 23

Novogratz Bridge Year participants in Indonesia.
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As students recount discrimination abroad, Bridge Year examines racial equity

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | November 20

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
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First-year international students urge Princeton to prioritize their campus return

Over 100 first-year students urged the University to “do what it can” to bring first-year international students on campus this spring.

Over 100 first-year international students sent a letter to administrators this week urging their struggles relating to time zones and travel restrictions are considered in the University’s decision on the spring.

NEWS | November 20

Presidential candidates Allen Liu ’22 (top left) and Christian Potter ’22 (top right) and Vice President candidates Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 (bottom left) and Juan Nova ’23 (bottom right) will appear on the ballot alongside referenda involving voting and fossil fuels.
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Liu, Potter run for USG president, appearing beside four contested races, two referenda on next week’s ballot

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

NEWS | November 19

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

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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