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Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to invite all undergraduates to campus this spring, with most instruction remaining online

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

NEWS | 3 days ago

Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Faculty for ‘about 60 courses’ have expressed interest in hybrid teaching

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince’ this afternoon.

NEWS | 2 days ago

An artist rendering of The Hub
Courtesy the New Jersey Governor's Office

As The Hub’s first tenant, Princeton hopes to catalyze New Jersey’s tech industry

Rodney Priestley, Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, said the University is committed to nurturing New Jersey’s tech ecosystem.

At the online announcement of the partnership, Rodney Priestley, the Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, expressed commitment to nurturing the New Jersey tech ecosystem through projects like The Hub and with the help of other research institutions in the state, including Rutgers University. 

NEWS | 2 days ago

Currie and Tom Barron ‘74, pictured at their home in Colorado.
Photo courtesy of Currie and Tom Barron via the Office of Communications

Barron '74 establishes Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

NEWS | 2 days ago

Novogratz Bridge Year participants in Indonesia.
Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

As students recount discrimination abroad, Bridge Year examines racial equity

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | November 20

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Presidential candidates Allen Liu ’22 (top left) and Christian Potter ’22 (top right) and Vice President candidates Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 (bottom left) and Juan Nova ’23 (bottom right) will appear on the ballot alongside referenda involving voting and fossil fuels.
Design Credit: Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Liu, Potter run for USG president, appearing beside four contested races, two referenda on next week’s ballot

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

NEWS | November 19

Dormitories on campus.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton alters emergency housing criteria amid concerns from LGBTQ+ students

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

NEWS | November 16

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Spanish and Portuguese Dept. cancels summer abroad programs, as IIP and PICS begin accepting applications

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

NEWS | November 11

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to pay fourth payment under settlement agreement to local lower-income homeowners

Homeowners who received a homestead benefit under the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act will receive aid payments. From this year’s payments, each eligible household will receive around $2,100, according to a statement from the University.

Homeowners who received a homestead benefit under the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act will receive aid payments. From this year’s payments, each eligible household will receive around $2,100, according to a statement from the University.  

NEWS | November 10

Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Princeton to support hybrid teaching this spring, Dolan tells faculty

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

NEWS | November 10

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

PEI renamed the ‘High Meadows Environmental Institute,’ following large gift

The University is renaming the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from High Meadows Foundation. It is the largest gift that the environmental institute has received to date.  

The University is renaming the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from High Meadows Foundation. It is the largest gift that the environmental institute has received to date.  

NEWS | November 5

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

Princeton endowment grows to $26.6 billion, earning a smaller return rate than previous years

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned a 5.6 percent return for the 2020 fiscal year, a drop from last year’s 6.2 percent. Among the Ivy League, it ranks 5th in return rates for the fiscal year. 

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned a 5.6 percent return for the 2020 fiscal year, a drop from 6.2 percent last year. Among the Ivy League, it ranks 5th in return rates for the fiscal year. 

NEWS | October 30

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Eisgruber, administrators talk free speech, DOE investigation, and Indigenous representation at town hall

The event began with discussion of the Department of Education’s (DOE) civil rights investigation into the University.

The night began with discussion of the Department of Education (DOE)'s civil rights investigation into the University. One student, inquiring about the ongoing probe, asked whether there were indeed allegations of racism at Princeton and whether they are complying with the investigation in a manner that protects student privacy.

NEWS | October 27

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Public Safety convenes advisory committee as part of University-wide call to address systemic racism

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph.

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph, who researches police violence against Black and brown people. It consists of three faculty members, three graduate students, three undergraduate students, three administrators, and three staff from PSAFE.

NEWS | October 25

Cover photo of the Bring Back Princeton Facebook group.

Over 250 Princeton parents call for spring reopening

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

NEWS | October 21

Venue Services managers Vin Stanley (far left) and Risa Lemkin (second from left) helped devise the new program. Campus Dining staff members Greg Michels (second from right) and Devin Carr (far right) will be among the 100 employees serving as Campus Advocates.
Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

U. employees promote health, safety guidelines as part of Campus Advocate Program

Under the new program, about 100 employees from Campus Dining, Building Services, and Performing Arts Services will now “educate faculty, staff and students about the University’s health and safety guidelines.”

Under the new program, about 100 employees from Campus Dining, Building Services, and Performing Arts Services will now “educate faculty, staff and students about the University’s health and safety guidelines.”

NEWS | October 20

Courtesy of the Office of Communications

Nearly 4,500 students, faculty, and staff vaccinated at annual FluFest

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

NEWS | October 19