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Davis and Gantman ’23 win Pyne Prize, trends for SPIA, history, USG present

Seniors Ella Gantman and Austin Davis were awarded the Pyne Prize, the highest undergraduate honor. They will be recognized on Alumni Day on Feb. 25.

Seniors Ella Gantman and Austin Davis were awarded the Pyne Prize, the highest undergraduate honor. They will be recognized on Alumni Day on Feb. 25.

NEWS | 02/24/2023

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Eating Club officers boast extensive financial aid, process to expand continues

The ‘Prince’ breaks down how eating clubs strive to cover costs not subsidized by the University for upperclass students who choose to join an eating club.

The ‘Prince’ breaks down how eating clubs strive to cover costs not subsidized by the University for upperclass students who choose to join an eating club.

NEWS | 02/22/2023

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Larger incoming classes, dropping acceptance rates mark Street Week 2023 as campus expands

At the close of Street Week 2023, the ‘Prince’ analyzed admission statistics for each eating club. The ‘Prince’ revealed that this was the highest number of students placed into eating clubs since 2001, signaling the expanding presence of the Street in campus life. 

At the close of Street Week 2023, the ‘Prince’ analyzed admission statistics for each eating club. The ‘Prince’ revealed that this was the highest number of students placed into eating clubs since 2001, signaling the expanding presence of the Street in campus life. 

DATA | 02/14/2023

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El-Kurd talks Palestinian activism, controversy at Said Memorial Lecture event

Palestinian writer and poet Mohammed el-Kurd spoke at a lecture event sponsored by the Department of English, the Edward W. Said ’57 Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Princeton Committee on Palestine.

Palestinian writer and poet Mohammed el-Kurd spoke at a lecture event sponsored by the Department of English, the Edward W. Said ’57 Memorial Lecture Fund, and the Princeton Committee on Palestine.

NEWS | 02/09/2023

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Emmy award winner Michaela Coel discusses career, taking risks at Wintersession

Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actress Michaela Coel discussed imposter syndrome, artists’ rights, and taking risks in conversation with undergraduate student and vice president of the Society for African Internationals at Princeton (SAIP) Mutemwa Masheke ’23 for Wintersession’s third annual “Beyond the Resume” keynote event.

Emmy and BAFTA award-winning actress Michaela Coel discussed imposter syndrome, artists’ rights, and taking risks in conversation with undergraduate student and vice president of the Society for African Internationals at Princeton (SAIP) Mutemwa Masheke ’23 for Wintersession’s third annual “Beyond the Resume” keynote event.

NEWS | 01/30/2023

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Edward Tian ’23 creates GPTZero, software to detect plagiarism from AI bot ChatGPT

Edward Tian ’23, a computer science concentrator who is writing his thesis on artificial intelligence (AI) detection, coded a software, now named GPTZero, that detects writing produced by AI. The software has been downloaded by people in 40 U.S. states and 30 countries. 

Edward Tian ’23, a computer science concentrator who is writing his thesis on artificial intelligence (AI) detection, coded a software, now named GPTZero, that detects writing produced by AI. The software has been downloaded by people in 40 U.S. states and 30 countries. 

NEWS | 01/18/2023

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Five Princeton seniors awarded Schwarzman Scholarship

Benjamin Bograd ’23, Katherine Gross-Whitaker ’23, Kanishkh Kanodia ’23, Michal Kozlowski ’23, and Elisabeth Rülke ’23 have received scholarships to pursue a one-year master’s program in global affairs.

Benjamin Bograd ’23, Katherine Gross-Whitaker ’23, Kanishkh Kanodia ’23, Michal Kozlowski ’23, and Elisabeth Rülke ’23 have received scholarships to pursue a one-year master’s program in global affairs.

NEWS | 12/21/2022

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Students, faculty, and staff come together on campus to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup

“Princeton's diverse, multinational campus is an incredible place to watch the World Cup from. You see, folks from all across the globe come to root for their country,” Ian Fridman ’25 said.  

“Princeton's diverse, multinational campus is an incredible place to watch the World Cup from. You see, folks from all across the globe come to root for their country,” Ian Fridman ’25 said. 

NEWS | 12/18/2022

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Abdelhamid Arbab ’23 named Marshall Scholar

Abdelhamid Arbab ’23 has been named as one of the 40 recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, which will fund him for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. He plans to earn two degrees in his time.

Abdelhamid Arbab ’23 has been named as one of the 40 recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, which will fund him for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. He plans to earn two degrees in his time.

NEWS | 12/18/2022

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New Jersey’s minimum wage to increase to $14.13/hour

The minimum wage in New Jersey is expected to increase to $14.13 as of Jan. 1, in accordance with a multi-phase plan to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. The change will cause an increase in wages for a number of on-campus jobs, including library employees and Reunions ushers. 

The minimum wage in New Jersey is expected to increase to $14.13 as of Jan. 1, in accordance with a multi-phase plan to increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. The change will cause an increase in wages for a number of on-campus jobs, including library employees and Reunions ushers. 

NEWS | 12/13/2022

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Following petition, Princeton approves Chinese international students’ continuous housing requests

The University approved Chinese international students’ continuous housing requests on Dec. 5, after initially denying a number of requests for housing over winter break. The change followed a petition circulated by students.

The University approved Chinese international students' continuous housing requests on Dec. 5, after initially denying a number of requests for housing over winter break. The change followed a petition circulated by students.

NEWS | 12/09/2022

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Professor Imani Perry honored with National Book Award

The National Book Foundation honored professor of African American Studies Imani Perry’s “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation” with its award in nonfiction. In the book, Perry draws on the stories, figures, and traditions of the American South.

The National Book Foundation honored professor of African American Studies Imani Perry’s “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation” with its award in nonfiction. In the book, Perry draws on the stories, figures, and traditions of the American South.

NEWS | 12/05/2022

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Princeton community hosts vigil mourning Club Q shooting

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Princeton Graduate Student Government (GSG) and Intersecting Queer Identities (IQI)/Queer Graduate Caucus (QGC) hosted a vigil behind the Fountain of Freedom mourning the victims of the Nov. 19 Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Princeton Graduate Student Government (GSG) and Intersecting Queer Identities (IQI)/Queer Graduate Caucus (QGC) hosted a vigil behind the Fountain of Freedom mourning the victims of the Nov. 19 Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs.

NEWS | 12/04/2022

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Narayanan ’24 elected 147th editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian

“My hope for the next year is to cover our community as students see it.  There are so many exciting things happening on campus, and I want the 'Prince' to reflect them,” Narayanan said.

“My hope for the next year is to cover our community as students see it.  There are so many exciting things happening on campus, and I want the 'Prince' to reflect them,” Narayanan said.

NEWS | 12/04/2022

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Princeton community mourns Xinjiang fire victims, stands with protestors

Princeton students gathered in front of Nassau Hall on Nov. 29 in solidarity with those who recently died in an apartment fire in Urumqi in light of China’s restrictive zero-COVID policies. Attendees, which included Chinese international students and prominent human rights activist Teng Biao, sung Chinese protest songs and shared anti-censorship speeches.

Princeton students gathered in front of Nassau Hall on Nov. 29 in solidarity with those who recently died in an apartment fire in Urumqi in light of China’s restrictive zero-COVID policies. Attendees, which included Chinese international students and prominent human rights activist Teng Biao, sung Chinese protest songs and shared anti-censorship speeches.

NEWS | 11/30/2022

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Principal Chief of Osage Nation speaks on tribe sovereignty

Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear discussed his experience navigating federal laws and relationships as Principal Chief of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma at a talk on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Aaron Burr Hall.

Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear discussed his experience navigating federal laws and relationships as Principal Chief of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma at a talk on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Aaron Burr Hall.

NEWS | 11/30/2022

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VIS students call on Princeton to re-open investigation into Scanlan's use of the n-word

Students sent an open letter calling on University administration to re-open the investigation into Scanlan’s use of the n-word in his VIS321: Words as Objects seminar. Many also displayed posters with the words calling for Scanlan’s firing in their open studio spaces at an event on Nov. 15. 

Students sent an open letter calling on University administration to re-open the investigation into Scanlan’s use of the n-word in his VIS321: Words as Objects seminar. Many also displayed posters with the words calling for Scanlan’s firing in their open studio spaces at an event on Nov. 15. 

NEWS | 11/29/2022