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Princeton to ‘encourage’ mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals, stops short of mask mandate

Given new CDC guidance around indoor masking due to the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks indoors on campus. This rule will likely only impact a small portion of the population, with over 90 percent of employees and around 90 percent of students already having verified that they are vaccinated. 

Given new CDC guidance around indoor masking due to the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks indoors on campus. This rule will likely only impact a small portion of the population, with over 90 percent of employees and around 90 percent of students already having verified that they are vaccinated. 

NEWS | 08/05/2021

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When the ‘really easy and fun parts of Princeton disappear’: A student mental health crisis and Princeton’s response

Princeton prides itself on its high academic standards, and even in a normal year, some students have difficulty managing these expectations while taking care of their mental health. But this semester, students experienced these challenges on a much more universal scale. Undergraduates and administrators reflect on what intensified mental health struggles this past semester, how students navigated those struggles, and how the University responded. 

Princeton prides itself on its high academic standards, and even in a normal year, some students have difficulty managing these expectations while taking care of their mental health. But this semester, students experienced these challenges on a much more universal scale. Undergraduates and administrators reflect on what intensified mental health struggles this past semester, how students navigated those struggles, and how the University responded. 

FEATURES | 07/16/2021

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Orientation small group programs to occur in person, based on campus

Orientation’s small-group programs will be in-person and based on-campus this fall, according to an email sent to student leaders on Monday and obtained by The Daily Princetonian. 

Orientation’s small-group programs will be in-person and based on-campus this fall, according to an email sent to student leaders on Monday and obtained by The Daily Princetonian. 

NEWS | 06/17/2021

Princeton Commencement 2021

Class of 2021 celebrates an in-person commencement

Thousands gathered in Princeton Stadium on Sunday to celebrate the commencement of the great Class of 2021. Speeches acknowledged the unique difficulty of the graduates’ time at the University and praised their resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thousands gathered in Princeton Stadium on Sunday to celebrate the commencement of the great Class of 2021. Speeches acknowledged the unique difficulty of the graduates’ time at the University and praised their resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NEWS | 05/16/2021

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Club sports resume in-person practices, adapt to restrictions

Sport club leaders were informed on March 26 that they could soon resume official practices through an email from Tim Phanthavong, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation.

Sport club leaders were informed on March 26 that they could soon resume official practices through an email from Tim Phanthavong, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation.

NEWS | 05/06/2021

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Over 200 students have faced disciplinary action for Social Contract violations this academic year

249 students have faced disciplinary action for violations of the Social Contract between Sept. 1 and April 22. Roughly half of the violations involved students who did not follow the University testing protocol.

249 students have faced disciplinary action for violations of the Social Contract between Sept. 1 and April 22. Roughly half of the violations involved students who did not follow the University testing protocol.

NEWS | 05/06/2021

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A conversation with Ron Miasnik ’22, Co-founder and CEO of Adora

Last week, it was announced that the Princeton student-led platform Adora had been acquired by Full Measure Education, a higher-education focused technology company. Daybreak sat down with CEO Ron Miasnik ’22 to talk about the process and learn his advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Last week, it was announced that the Princeton student-led platform Adora had been acquired by Full Measure Education, a higher-education focused technology company. Daybreak sat down with CEO Ron Miasnik ’22 to talk about the process and learn his advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.

PODCAST | 05/02/2021

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Divest Princeton holds “Earth Day, No Delay” rally at Nassau Hall

Ryan Warsing GS, co-coordinator of Divest Princeton, closed the speech by calling on the University to act: “We want strong commitments, and we wanted them yesterday.”

Ryan Warsing GS, co-coordinator of Divest Princeton, closed the speech by calling on the University to act: “We want strong commitments, and we wanted them yesterday.”

NEWS | 04/26/2021

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Nakase ’21, Wang ’21 named valedictorian, salutatorian

Both have won the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and plan to attend medical school. Nakase concentrated in operations research and financial engineering. Wang concentrated in chemistry and is pursuing a certificate in classics with a focus on Ancient Roman language and culture. 

Both have won the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and plan to attend medical school. Nakase concentrated in operations research and financial engineering. Wang concentrated in chemistry and is pursuing a certificate in classics with a focus on Ancient Roman language and culture. 

NEWS | 04/26/2021

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Virtual Princeton Preview aims to recreate campus community ‘without the big tent’

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Preview, which normally gives high school admittees two days in April to experience campus life, has been converted into a month-long virtual platform for students to get to know the University.  

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Preview, which normally gives high school admittees two days in April to experience campus life, has been converted into a month-long virtual platform for students to get to know the University.  

NEWS | 04/22/2021

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Despite a pandemic, Princeton Birding Society spreads its wings

This Earth Day, the ‘Prince’ sat down with members of the Princeton Birding Society, a group of students dedicated to ornithological education, conservation efforts, and the practice of birding. “Birding is a really unique intersection of what some might see as a hobby that's actually fueling really important discoveries about bird ecology and evolution,” said Cassie Stoddard, faculty advisor to PBS.

This Earth Day, the ‘Prince’ sat down with members of the Princeton Birding Society, a group of students dedicated to ornithological education, conservation efforts, and the practice of birding. “Birding is a really unique intersection of what some might see as a hobby that's actually fueling really important discoveries about bird ecology and evolution,” said Cassie Stoddard, faculty advisor to PBS.

FEATURES | 04/21/2021

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Lambert ’22, Wayner ’22 receive $30K Truman Scholarship

In addition to the monetary award, Truman Scholars receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at certain prestigious graduate programs, career counseling, internship opportunities within the federal government, and cohort leadership training. 

In addition to the monetary award, Truman Scholars receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at certain prestigious graduate programs, career counseling, internship opportunities within the federal government, and cohort leadership training. 

NEWS | 04/19/2021

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Following all-time high in CPS appointments, Dolan urges faculty toward ‘compassionate practices’

In an email to The Daily Princetonian, University Spokesperson Jess Fasano clarified that CPS had 1,490 clinical appointments this March alone, which, according to Dolan’s memo, was the highest number in the history of CPS. 

In an email to The Daily Princetonian, University Spokesperson Jess Fasano clarified that CPS had 1,490 clinical appointments this March alone, which, according to Dolan’s memo, was the highest number in the history of CPS. 

NEWS | 04/15/2021

Staying at Home Desks

When residential life returned, some students didn’t

With the start of the spring semester, students flocked to a socially distanced campus in droves. Roughly a quarter of enrolled students chose not to. The Daily Princetonian sat down with a few of these students to talk about their experiences living off-campus and what motivated them to not return.

With the start of the spring semester, many students flocked to a socially distanced campus in droves, willing to undergo the arrival quarantine, adhere to social-distancing requirements, and rejoin the on-campus community. Roughly a quarter of enrolled students chose not to. The Daily Princetonian sat down with a few of these students to talk about their experiences living off-campus and what motivated them to not return.

FEATURES | 04/15/2021

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Lydia and Bill Addy ’82 gift will name residence hall in Perelman College

“It's at an interesting part of campus that slopes down, so the dining hall is actually underground. It's very green. It’s modern. At the bottom of Addy Hall, there's a studio that can be used for [activities like] ceramics or dance and it looks out onto a courtyard there,” Bill Addy described. “We'll have new air conditioned dorm rooms, study areas, and areas for students to congregate outside of their rooms, so it's going to be a remarkably nice place to live in.” 

“It's at an interesting part of campus that slopes down, so the dining hall is actually underground. It's very green. It’s modern. At the bottom of Addy Hall, there's a studio that can be used for [activities like] ceramics or dance and it looks out onto a courtyard there,” Bill Addy described. “We'll have new air conditioned dorm rooms, study areas, and areas for students to congregate outside of their rooms, so it's going to be a remarkably nice place to live in.”  

NEWS | 04/15/2021

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Coupling Up on Campus: “Romantic partners” navigate a hybrid semester

"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.

"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.

FEATURES | 04/11/2021

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Administrators detail plans for anticipated return to normalcy in the fall

Contingent upon public health and safety guidelines, University administrators expect campus to return to a sense of normalcy next fall. In a town hall hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government on April 6, 16 University administrators answered questions about all aspects of campus life regarding this spring, summer, and fall. Administrators expressed hope that residential life, dining, eating clubs, breaks, grading, financial aid, and athletics will return to pre-pandemic norms in the fall.

Contingent upon public health and safety guidelines, University administrators expect campus to return to a sense of normalcy next fall.

NEWS | 04/07/2021

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NJ vaccine eligibility will expand to individuals 16+ on April 19

The University has been prepared to be a vaccine distribution site and host on-campus clinics for community members since early January. However, it is still unclear if or when the institution will receive a vaccine supply to distribute to members of the University community. 

The University has been prepared to be a vaccine distribution site and host on-campus clinics for community members since early January. However, it is still unclear if or when the institution will receive a vaccine supply to distribute to members of the University community. 

NEWS | 04/05/2021