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In second week of asymptomatic testing, first student tests positive for COVID-19 since March 31

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, none of the 267 tests administered to undergraduates and 1,918 administered to faculty and staff came back positive, according to statistics released by the University. One out of 1,922 tests administered to asymptomatic graduate students returned a positive result.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, none of the 267 tests administered to undergraduates and 1,918 administered to faculty and staff came back positive. One out of 1,922 tests administered to asymptomatic graduate students returned a positive result.

NEWS | 09/13/2020

Courtesy of Matthew M. Brzycki

Dillon Gym opens to students on campus by reservation only

“I’m excited to go back because it helps keep me grounded during the semester, but at the same time I want to be sure it’ll be safe,” one student living on campus told the ‘Prince.’ 

“I’m excited to go back because it helps keep me grounded during the semester, but at the same time I want to be sure it’ll be safe,” one student living on campus told the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | 09/13/2020

A COVID-19 testing site during the University’s first week of asymptomatic testing in August 2020.
Courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

Four of 4,477 tests come back positive in U.’s first week of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which currently takes place at the University stadium concourse near Powers Field.

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which takes place at the University Stadium Concourse near Powers Field.

NEWS | 09/03/2020

The duplex at 15 Edwards Place now belongs in full to the Chabad House. Previously, Chabad occupied only half of the structure.
Courtesy of Scharf Family Chabad House

‘A house, not a building’: Chabad doubles its property near campus to accommodate growing demand

“The big house has become too small,” Rabbi Webb said, explaining that in recent years he has been forced to host Shabbat dinners outside of his home in a rented tent — “even in the dead of winter.”

“The big house has become too small,” Rabbi Webb said, explaining that in recent years he has been forced to host Shabbat dinners outside of his home in a rented tent — “even in the dead of winter.”

NEWS | 09/03/2020

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Fewer than 300 undergraduates return to campus for ROTC training, thesis research, secure housing

Two hundred students have housing precarity, 16 are Army ROTC participants, and 37 of 60 seniors approved for thesis research chose to live on campus. All on-campus students were required to complete online training, a COVID-19 risk assessment, and sign a social contract. 

All on-campus students were required to complete online training, a COVID-19 risk assessment, and sign a social contract.  

NEWS | 09/03/2020

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Black Leadership Coalition compiles anonymous BIPOC experiences in report to administrators

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

NEWS | 08/20/2020

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Magazine editor resigns over Dickman’s controversial poem, as U. community weighs in

Backlash over lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Poetry magazine’s editor to resign last month. We take a close look at the controversy, and how it fits into a broader University-wide grappling with free speech and offensive language.

Backlash over lecturer Michael Dickman’s use of offensive and violent language in a recently published poem led Poetry magazine’s editor to resign last month. We take a close look at the controversy, and how it fits into a broader University-wide grappling with free speech and offensive language.

THE PROSPECT | 08/17/2020

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Frist and Firestone to open, anonymous reporting for social distancing violations, gatherings of no more than five. Here's what you missed.

Students not invited back on campus, including athletes, cannot access campus buildings or attend practices, and social distancing violations can be reported anonymously, according to VP Calhoun.

NEWS | 08/02/2020

The Louis A. Simpson International Building, which houses OIP and IIP.
Marie-Rose Sheinerman / The Daily Princetonian

ICE says first-year international students with fully-online course loads cannot enter the U.S.

In a statement released on July 24, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stated that “nonimmigrant students in new or initial status after March 9 will not be able to enter the U.S. to enroll in a U.S. school as a nonimmigrant student for the fall term to pursue a full course of study that is 100 percent online.”

NEWS | 07/24/2020

Harvard University’s campus.
“Harvard University Widener Library” by Joseph Williams / CC BY 2.0

ICE rescinds policy barring international students with online course loads following Harvard, MIT’s lawsuit

In a hearing held today, the Government agreed to rescind the Directive “on a nationwide basis” and return to previous COVID-19 guidence that allows students taking online courses to reside in the U.S. on F-1 visas “for the duration of the emergency.”

NEWS | 07/14/2020