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The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”


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RISE program holds symposium focusing on students’ racial justice efforts

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

NEWS | October 4

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
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U. suspends study abroad for spring 2021

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,” Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,”  Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

NEWS | October 1

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Joint Base Andrews, MD on Dec. 20, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya.

Rep. Watson Coleman, 90 college presidents condemn DOE investigation, as community weighs in

On Sept. 22, U.S. House Representative of New Jersey Bonnie Watson Coleman released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as University students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

On Sept. 22, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-N.J.-12] released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s (DOE) investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as university students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

NEWS | September 30

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U. issues $500M in bonds to help finance campus expansion

To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020.

To help finance it's 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020. Purchasers of these types of bonds generally include large institutionalized asset managers, insurance companies, and a significant minority consists of international buyers, according to Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University Jim Matteo.

NEWS | September 23

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U. admin talks anti-racism, COVID-19 at first fall CPUC meeting

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester. 

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester, ranging from online teaching innovations and research continuity to community support and campus operations. 

NEWS | September 22

Courtesy of Kwanza Jones ’93 and José Feliciano ’94

Jones ’93, Feliciano ’94 make U. history with $20M donation

For Jones and Feliciano, their gift is about making clear to students and alumni that “Princeton is a place for all of us.”

For Jones and Feliciano, the gift was sparked by a change they saw in the University’s culture of inclusivity. “As we saw the University embrace the whole alumni body, we felt more enthused and excited about reciprocating,” Feliciano explained.

NEWS | September 21

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U. issues ‘All Clear’ following bomb threat on Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Chapel, and Art Museum

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

NEWS | September 19

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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Department of Education to investigate University following Eisgruber’s letter on racism

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

NEWS | September 17

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U. ranked No. 1 American university by U.S. News for 10th consecutive year

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

NEWS | September 14

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President Eisgruber releases initial priorities for response to systemic racism, student activists call for more specifics

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and the increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

NEWS | September 3

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 | September 3

In May 2019, SPEAR led a walk-out protest.
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SPEAR calls for divestment from Prison Industrial Complex, transparency from PRINCO

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

NEWS | August 20

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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 | August 20

A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

NEWS | August 17