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University joins amicus brief to uphold race and ethnicity in admissions policies

The University’s Office of the General Counsel spearheaded the effort to join the amicus brief, with support from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other senior University leaders, according to Vice President and General Counsel Ramona E. Romero. 

The University’s Office of the General Counsel spearheaded the effort to join the amicus brief, with support from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other senior University leaders, according to Vice President and General Counsel Ramona E. Romero. 

NEWS | August 2

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COVID-19 testing optional, boosters not required: Princeton to ‘resume pre-COVID-19 schedules’

Effective immediately, students are “no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples” for COVID-19, according to a memo from University administrators on Thursday, July 28. The memo to students also stated that booster vaccines will no longer be required.

Effective immediately, students are “no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples” for COVID-19, according to a memo from University administrators on Thursday, July 28. The memo to students also stated that booster vaccines will no longer be required.

NEWS | July 28

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Princeton Town Council designates Prospect Avenue as historic district

At its July 11 meeting, the Princeton Town Council voted unanimously to designate Prospect Avenue as a historic district, after a nomination submitted by the Princeton Prospect Foundation in 2021. 

At its July 11 meeting, the Princeton Town Council voted unanimously to designate Prospect Avenue as a historic district, after a nomination submitted by the Princeton Prospect Foundation in 2021. 

NEWS | July 19

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Princeton mathematician June Huh wins 2022 Fields Medal, becomes first recipient of Korean descent

Huh becomes the 13th Princeton-affiliated individual to win the Fields Medal. Previous winners include current faculty members Charles Fefferman and Manjul Bhargava GS ’01, who received the Medal in 1978 and 2014, respectively.  

Huh becomes the 13th Princeton-affiliated individual to win the Fields Medal. Previous winners include current faculty members Charles Fefferman and Manjul Bhargava GS ‘01, who received the Medal in 1978 and 2014, respectively.  

NEWS | July 9

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Princeton professors, alumni react to SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton University alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

NEWS | June 24

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Princeton students, alumni, community react to University’s dismissal of classics professor

While multiple students and alumni who spoke to The Daily Princetonian expressed relief that a professor who had engaged in a relationship with an undergraduate would no longer be part of the faculty, other University community members have written publicly in disagreement with the University’s decision and in defense of Katz.

While multiple students and alumni who spoke to The Daily Princetonian expressed relief that a professor who had engaged in a relationship with an undergraduate would no longer be part of the faculty, other University community members have written publicly in disagreement with the University’s decision and in defense of Katz.

NEWS | June 20

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Faculty report recommends criteria for Princeton to evaluate companies for fossil fuel dissociation

According to the report, contributing faculty “sought to develop metrics, standards and algorithms such that they could be updated in future years and potentially translated to other industry segments.”

According to the report, contributing faculty “sought to develop metrics, standards and algorithms such that they could be updated in future years and potentially translated to other industry segments.”

NEWS | June 17

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University renames Marx Hall to honor Laura Wooten, the nation’s longest-serving election poll worker

Wooten served as a poll worker for 79 years prior to her death in 2019. She was also a member of the University’s Campus Dining staff for 27 years.

Wooten served as a poll worker for 79 years prior to her death in 2019. She was also a member of the University’s Campus Dining staff for 27 years.

NEWS | June 7

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Architecture professor fired last year blames ‘cancel culture’ as Princeton cites ‘neglect of duty’

On July 19, 2021, an eight-year saga came to a climax when Alejandro Zaera-Polo was terminated from the Princeton faculty. In the time since, the former dean of the School of Architecture has framed the story of his dismissal as a tale of “identity politics,” “academic authority,” and “codes of silence.” University administrators see it differently: The professor repeatedly failed to comply with policies, they say, and “damaged the educational interests” of students.

On July 19, 2021, an eight-year saga came to a climax when Alejandro Zaera-Polo was terminated from the Princeton faculty. In the time since, the former dean of the School of Architecture has framed the story of his dismissal as a tale of “identity politics,” “academic authority,” and “codes of silence.” University administrators see it differently: The professor repeatedly failed to comply with policies, they say, and “damaged the educational interests” of students.

NEWS | June 7

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‘I felt like I had to be here’: Looking back at the first Reunions since start of COVID-19 pandemic

The University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunions for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notable events include “The One and Only P-Rade,“ alumni-faculty panels and after-hours social events.  

Princeton University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunions for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notable events include “The One and Only P-Rade,“ alumni-faculty panels and after-hours social events. 

NEWS | May 29

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Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers keynote address at 2022 Class Day

Fauci, who has become a national figure during his time as an advisor to the U.S. government during the COVID-19 pandemic, spoke on the pandemic, the nation’s response to it, and racial equity.

Fauci, who has become a national figure during his time as an advisor to the U.S. government during the COVID-19 pandemic, spoke on the pandemic, the nation’s response to it, and racial equity.

NEWS | May 27

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Eisgruber defends free speech policy, discusses mental health crisis in annual alumni address

University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 also spoke on fossil fuel divestment, as well as possible future growth of University financial aid policy, in his speech. 

University President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 also spoke on fossil fuel divestment, as well as possible future growth of University financial aid policy, in his speech. 

NEWS | May 22

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Eisgruber recommends Joshua Katz’s dismissal after University investigation finds violations of faculty rules: reports

Eisgruber made the recommendation to the University Board of Trustees in a letter dated May 10 based on a November report by Dean of the Faculty Gene Jarrett, according to a copy of his letter reviewed by the Journal.

Eisgruber made the recommendation to the University Board of Trustees in a letter dated May 10 based on a November report by Dean of the Faculty Gene Jarrett, according to a copy of his letter reviewed by the Journal.

NEWS | May 20

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University investigates Princeton Gerrymandering Project's Sam Wang for research misconduct, toxic workplace

The University “knows of no credible allegations of data manipulation” based on its initial review and denied the New Jersey Globe’s claims of a pending Title IX complaint against Princeton Gerrymandering Project Director Sam Wang.

The University “knows of no credible allegations of data manipulation” based on its initial review and denied the New Jersey Globe’s claims of a pending Title IX complaint against Princeton Gerrymandering Project Director Sam Wang.

NEWS | May 15

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20 years in the making: An inside look on Paul Chirik’s novel ammonia synthesis process

In a March issue of Nature Synthesis, chemistry professor Paul Chirik’s lab reported a novel and environmentally sustainable method of creating ammonia, a finding that he said he has been after for his entire research career. 

In a March issue of Nature Synthesis, chemistry professor Paul Chirik’s lab reported a novel and environmentally sustainable method of creating ammonia, a finding that he said he has been after for his entire research career. 

NEWS | May 13

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Alumni free speech group says faculty committee upheld complaint against University related to Joshua Katz

Princetonians for Free Speech claims that according to sources it has been in contact with, an appeal filed by eight Princeton professors last fall has been upheld by the Princeton Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal, though the official decision is yet to be released. 

Princetonians for Free Speech claims that according to sources it has been in contact with, an appeal filed by eight Princeton professors last fall has been upheld by the Princeton Committee on Conference and Faculty Appeal, though the official decision is yet to be released. 

NEWS | May 11

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Princeton officials talk fall COVID-19 policies, future of tuition, resources for survivors at final spring CPUC meeting

In the last Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting of the semester, administrators discussed and fielded questions ranging from the cost of University tuition to the readjustment of COVID-19 protocols. 

In the last Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting of the semester, administrators discussed and fielded questions ranging from the cost of University tuition to the readjustment of COVID-19 protocols. 

NEWS | May 6

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Director of newly-established Afghanistan Policy Lab reflects on goals for lab, the broader initiative

Raz characterized the lab as a “unique initiative, and [a] very important initiative, to elevate the policy discussion and conversation about Afghanistan at this extremely important and critical time for the country.” 

Raz characterized the lab as a “unique initiative, and [a] very important initiative, to elevate the policy discussion and conversation about Afghanistan at this extremely important and critical time for the country.” 

NEWS | May 5