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Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

“The creation of this center strengthens Princeton’s voice in the global dialogue on the complex and diverse meanings of what it means to be America, and American,” Beliso-De Jesús said.

“The creation of this center strengthens Princeton’s voice in the global dialogue on the complex and diverse meanings of what it means to be America, and American,” Beliso-De Jesús said.


Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

Life after accusation: Inside Princeton's Honor Code

Every year, dozens of students come before the Honor Committee. In interviews with eight of the accused, we chronicle a story of spiraling mental health, institutionalized alienation, and renewed hopes for reform.

Every year, dozens of students come before the Honor Committee. In interviews with eight of the accused, we chronicle a story of spiraling mental health, institutionalized alienation, and renewed hopes for reform.

NEWS | November 18

"Off-shore Wind Farm Turbine" by Phil Hollman / CC BY 2.0

Princeton continues push to net-zero campus emissions by 2046

Amidst the backdrop of the University’s sprawling construction projects, the University is transitioning its energy systems to achieve a net-zero carbon emission campus by 2046. University staff and industry experts weighed in on how the plans will impact campus life and the energy industry as a whole. 

Amidst the backdrop of the University’s sprawling construction projects, the University is transitioning its energy systems to achieve a net-zero carbon emission campus by 2046. University staff and industry experts weighed in on how the plans will impact campus life and the energy industry as a whole. 

NEWS | November 18

“US Department of Justice” by Erlend Bjørtvedt / CC-BY SA 3.0

198 Princeton faculty sign letter criticizing Department of Justice's China Initiative

One hundred and ninety eight Princeton faculty sent an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General, claiming the China Initiative disproportionately targets researchers of Asian and Chinese descent, creating a hostile environment that hampers the recruitment of students and postdoctoral scholars.

One hundred and ninety eight Princeton faculty sent an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General, claiming the China Initiative disproportionately targets researchers of Asian and Chinese descent, creating a hostile environment that hampers the recruitment of students and postdoctoral scholars. 

NEWS | November 17

Toni Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” was published by Holt, Rhinehart and Winston in 1970.
Photo Courtesy of Angela Radulescu / Wikimedia Commons

Historic Toni Morrison exhibition scheduled to open at Princeton in spring 2023

In the view of Chair of the English Department Simon Gikandi, the exhibition is “groundbreaking.” It will mark the first time “we have a panoramic view of the many sides of Morrison as a writer, an artist, and a book editor who almost single handedly chaperoned the canon of Black letters that emerged in the post-civil rights period,” Gikandi wrote to the ‘Prince.’

In the view of Chair of the English Department Simon Gikandi, the exhibition is “groundbreaking.” It will mark the first time “we have a panoramic view of the many sides of Morrison as a writer, an artist, and a book editor who almost single handedly chaperoned the canon of Black letters that emerged in the post-civil rights period,” Gikandi wrote to the ‘Prince.’

NEWS | November 10

Divest Princeton Stand-in at CPUC
Angel Kuo

CPUC discusses dissociation, COVID updates, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report

At the November Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting, administrators issued updates on the divestment process; COVID-19 cases; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

At the November Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting, administrators issued updates on the divestment process; COVID-19 cases; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

NEWS | November 9

Roughly half of the members of Natives at Princeton, shown in fall 2021.
Courtesy of Natives at Princeton

Princeton announces new Indigenous initiatives

Jessica Lambert ’22, co-president of Natives at Princeton, says that many of the initiatives announced have been a long time in the making, and that it was largely the work of student and faculty advocates that made them possible.

Jessica Lambert ’22, co-president of Natives at Princeton, says that many of the initiatives announced have been a long time in the making, and that it was largely the work of student and faculty advocates that made them possible.

NEWS | November 4

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Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton, Yale, Penn student divestment advocates respond to formal divestment of majority of the Ivy League

Student leaders at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale — the three Ivy League institutions which have not divested — respond to the formal divestment of the majority of the Ivy League. 

Student leaders at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale — the three Ivy League institutions which have not divested — respond to the formal divestment of the majority of the Ivy League. 

NEWS | October 31

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton revises winter break housing guidelines

In an Oct. 29 memo to students from Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, only students participating in the Continuous Housing program and select student athletes are allowed to remain on campus over Winter Break 2021.

In an Oct. 29 memo to students from Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Vice-President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, only students participating in the Continuous Housing program and select student athletes are allowed to remain on campus over Winter Break 2021.

NEWS | October 31

22 Chambers Street houses the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO).
Ben Ball / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton’s endowment grows to $37.7B, with second-highest yearly returns in the Ivy League

The University’s endowment remains the third-largest in the Ivy League, with Harvard’s endowment rising 33.6 percent to $53.2 billion this year, and Yale’s rising 40.2 percent to $42.3 billion.

The University’s endowment remains the third-largest in the Ivy League, with Harvard’s endowment rising 33.6 percent to $53.2 billion this year, and Yale’s rising 40.2 percent to $42.3 billion.

NEWS | October 29

The Louis A. Simpson Building houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to lift international travel restrictions for winter break

From Dec 6 to Jan 24, all restrictions on personal international travel will be lifted for undergraduate students. Further guidance on spring semester travel will be issued in late November and summer travel guidance will be issued in early March.

From Dec 6 to Jan 24, all restrictions on personal international travel will be lifted for undergraduate students. Further guidance on spring semester travel will be issued in late November and summer travel guidance will be issued in early March.

NEWS | October 27

Zoom screenshot of Dorian Abbot and Robert George in the lecture “Climate and the Potential for Life on Other Planets”
Izzy Jacobson / The Daily Princetonian

James Madison Program hosts geophysics professor Dorian Abbot after MIT cancels lecture

The event was hosted by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions after it was canceled by the MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Professor Robert P. George said the Madison program considers the disinvitation from MIT “to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech.”

The event was hosted by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions after it was canceled by the MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Professor Robert P. George said the Madison program considers the disinvitation from MIT “to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech.”

NEWS | October 26

Students walking around Amherst College 
“Walking around Amherst College” by Office of Communications, Amherst College / CC BY-ND 2.0

Amherst College ends legacy admissions policy, sparking conversation at elite institutions

“Now is the time to end this historic program that inadvertently limits educational opportunity by granting a preference to those whose parents are graduates of the College,” Amherst president Biddy Martin wrote in the statement announcing the decision.

“Now is the time to end this historic program that inadvertently limits educational opportunity by granting a preference to those whose parents are graduates of the College,” Amherst president Biddy Martin wrote in the statement announcing the decision.

NEWS | October 25

McCosh Health Center
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton inadvertently releases information on thousands of students, faculty, staff

Despite sharing information on employment status and COVID-19 testing status, the document did not reveal any vaccination data or COVID-19 test results.

Despite sharing information on employment status and COVID-19 testing status, the document did not reveal any vaccination data or COVID-19 test results.

NEWS | October 21