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Frist Campus Center
Abby de Riel / The Daily Princetonian

One COVID-19 disciplinary case adjudicated on campus, amid “very limited transmission”

When asked if a date has been set for the next update on masking requirements, Hotchkiss said in an email that “the current masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.”

When asked if a date has been set for the next update on masking requirements, Hotchkiss said in an email that “the current masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.” 

NEWS | 1 day ago

Robin Izzo at the USG meeting on Sept. 19.
Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG receives presentation on Princeton’s COVID-19 response

In the meeting, Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo presented to the Senate on the University’s recent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Senate unanimously approved six new U-Councilors.

In the meeting, Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo presented to the Senate on the University’s recent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Senate unanimously approved five new U-Councilors.

NEWS | 4 days ago

Screenshot of the To Known and Be Heard website.

Class of 2025 discusses systemic racism during orientation

The module centered around the To Be Known and Heard virtual gallery, which depicts vignettes of “Princeton’s long and complex relationship with racism” starting from the 18th century to modern time, according to the site. During the training session, RCAs led their first-years through explorations of the virtual gallery and discussions on how to navigate conversations around race and identity. 

The module centered around the To Be Known and Heard virtual gallery, which depicts vignettes of “Princeton’s long and complex relationship with racism” starting from the 18th century to modern time, according to the site. During the training session, RCAs led their first-years through explorations of the virtual gallery and discussions on how to navigate conversations around race and identity. 

NEWS | September 13

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Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Your questions, answered: Administrators discuss fall COVID-19 plans

On Monday, University administrators answered student questions about the logistics of the Fall 2021 term in a Town Hall organized by Undergraduate Student Government (USG).

On Monday, University administrators answered student questions about the logistics of the Fall 2021 term in a Town Hall organized by Undergraduate Student Government (USG).

NEWS | August 10

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton revises fall travel guidelines, permits 'feasible' domestic travel for undergraduates

Domestic travel will be permitted for undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the new guidelines taking effect on Aug. 23. However, University-sanctioned international travel remains suspended for undergraduates, with one exception for those traveling to approved Study Abroad programs.

Domestic travel will be permitted for undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the new guidelines taking effect on Aug. 23. However, University-sanctioned international travel remains suspended for undergraduates, with one exception for those traveling to approved Study Abroad programs. 

NEWS | July 21

FitzRandolph Gate.
Courtesy of the Office of Communications.

Class of 2020 to have in-person Commencement in May 2022

After a virtual Commencement in 2020, the Class of 2020 will be invited back to campus for an in-person Commencement, as well as a commemorative dinner and an in-person Reunions, in May 2022.

After a virtual Commencement in 2020, the Class of 2020 will be invited back to campus for an in-person Commencement, as well as a commemorative dinner and an in-person Reunions, in May 2022.

NEWS | June 28

Sameer A. Khan / Office of Communications

Amaney Jamal named next SPIA Dean

Jamal’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace former Dean Cecilia Rouse, who is currently serving as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, and her appointment as SPIA Dean comes at a time of renewed focus on Palestinian lives, narratives, and scholarship with the latest iteration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

Jamal’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace former Dean Cecilia Rouse, who is currently serving as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. She grew up in Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, and her appointment as SPIA Dean comes at a time of renewed focus on Palestinian lives, narratives, and scholarship with the latest iteration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

NEWS | June 21

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

All Princeton employees must be vaccinated for fall semester

As of a June 8 announcement, all University employees will be required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, guidelines for the summer and fall pertaining to face coverings, in-person gatherings, testing, and social distancing have been updated.

As of a June 8 announcement, all University employees will be required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, guidelines for the summer and fall pertaining to face coverings, in-person gatherings, testing, and social distancing have been updated.

NEWS | June 9

Divest Princeton holds a rally in April 2021.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to divest from some sectors of the fossil fuel industry

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

NEWS | June 4

Rachel Spady / The Daily Princetonian

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 named next Dean of the Faculty

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 will take over as Princeton’s next Dean of the Faculty on Aug. 1, as well as the William S. Tod Professor of English. Jarrett has studied African American literary history, among other subjects, and is coming to Princeton from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

Gene Andrew Jarrett ’97 will take over as Princeton’s next Dean of the Faculty on Aug. 1 as well as the William S. Tod Professor of English. Jarrett has studied African American literary history, among other subjects, and is coming to Princeton from his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

NEWS | May 29

Morgan Smith ’21
Sameer Khan / Office of Communications

Morgan Smith ’21 elected Young Alumni Trustee

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

NEWS | May 22

Princeton University 2021 Commencement
Charles Sykes  / Associated Press Images for Princeton University

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 | May 16

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Students hold protest in solidarity with MOVE

This week, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved to a West Philadelphia funeral home.

This week, over a hundred students gathered on the lawn outside Nassau Hall to stand in solidarity with the MOVE organization in Philadelphia in protest of Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania’s handling of the remains of 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. As of Friday, the remains of the MOVE bombings victims have been moved to a West Philadelphia funeral home.

NEWS | May 2