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Firestone exhibition of Jewish American artists featuring works from Confederate soldiers canceled

Following the cancellation of the exhibit, the gallery’s primary donor and curator spoke to the ‘Prince’ about cancel culture and the larger implications of the decision.

Following the cancellation of the exhibit, the gallery’s primary donor and curator spoke to the ‘Prince’ about cancel culture and the larger implications of the decision.

NEWS | 03/27/2022

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CPUC discusses fossil fuel dissociation, minor program pilot, COVID-19 policy

The minors program is planned to be piloted with the Class of 2025, and Vice President and Secretary of the University Hillary Parker highlighted that only 13 million dollars out of the 1.7 billion dollars of the University’s endowment are invested currently in fossil fuels.

The minors program is planned to be piloted with the Class of 2025, and Vice President and Secretary of the University Hillary Parker highlighted that only 13 million dollars out of the 1.7 billion dollars of the University’s endowment are invested currently in fossil fuels.

NEWS | 03/23/2022

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Senate launches USG Reform Project, agrees to sponsor DEI Committee referendum

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced the USG Reform Project, agreed to sponsor a referendum that would make the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee a core committee of USG, and heard an update on Lawnparties from the Social Committee. 

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced the USG Reform Project, agreed to sponsor a referendum that would make the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee a core committee of USG, and heard an update on Lawnparties from the Social Committee. 

NEWS | 03/21/2022

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With University indoor mask mandate lifted, some classes and departments maintain face coverings requirement

While the indoor mask mandate has been lifted in most indoor spaces, departments such as the Writing and Chinese Language programs continue to require students to wear masks in class.  

While the indoor mask mandate has been lifted in most indoor spaces, departments such as the Writing and Chinese Language programs continue to require students to wear masks in class. 

NEWS | 03/20/2022

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Amid change to masking and testing policies, University COVID-19 cases see post-spring break dip

Following an update to the University’s COVID-19 dashboard layout, as of March 16, the Campus Mitigation Level is listed as “Baseline,“ which includes high continued vaccine efficacy and mild to moderate symptoms in those who test positive.

Following an update to the University’s COVID-19 dashboard layout, as of March 16, the Campus Mitigation Level is listed as “Baseline,“ which includes high continued vaccine efficacy and mild to moderate symptoms in those who test positive.

NEWS | 03/16/2022

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Hess, Potter, Wayner to advance to general election for Young Alumni Trustee

Naomi Hess ’22, Christian Potter ’22, and Claire Wayner ’22 have been announced as the finalists for this year’s Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) election.  

Naomi Hess ’22, Christian Potter ’22, and Claire Wayner ’22 have been announced as the finalists for this year’s Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) election.   

NEWS | 03/15/2022

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USG discusses mental health referenda, approves Tigers in Town budget increase

At its March 13 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed two possible mental health-related referenda that may be put to the vote later this semester and heard updates from three committees. 

At its March 13 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed two possible mental health-related referenda that may be put to the vote later this semester and heard updates from three committees. 

NEWS | 03/15/2022

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Princeton sees new construction across campus in 2021-22 academic year, more to begin this summer

As the University undergoes “one of the most extensive building programs in its history,” large portions of central and east campus are being fenced off and excavated.

As the University undergoes “one of the most extensive building programs in its history,” large portions of central and east campus are being fenced off and excavated.

NEWS | 03/03/2022

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Princeton lifts indoor mask mandate, reduces testing frequency to monthly for fully vaccinated individuals

Those identified as close contacts for a COVID-19 positive individual will still be required to wear masks, and any individual who has received a vaccine exemption or has not yet received a booster dose but is eligible to do so will be required to continue to test weekly.

Those identified as close contacts for a COVID-19 positive individual will still be required to wear masks, and any individual who has received a vaccine exemption or has not yet received a booster dose but is eligible to do so will be required to continue to test weekly.

NEWS | 03/02/2022

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Princeton inadvertently publishes, then retracts, shift in COVID-19 testing protocol from weekly to monthly

The inadvertent update had stated that testing for fully vaccinated individuals would be reduced to once per month. A University spokesperson stated that the University has not announced any changes to testing protocol at this point.

The inadvertent update had stated that testing for fully vaccinated individuals would be reduced to once per month. A University spokesperson stated that the University has not announced any changes to testing protocol at this point.

NEWS | 03/01/2022

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We looked at trends in financial aid across the Ivy League. Here’s what we found.

While the total cost of attending college has increased across the Ivy League, financial aid packages have grown even more quickly. In 2020, 66 percent of Princeton undergraduates applied for financial aid, and the University’s average aid grant covered 86 percent of total costs.

While the total cost of attending college has increased across the Ivy League, financial aid packages have grown even more quickly. In 2020, 66 percent of Princeton undergraduates applied for financial aid, and the University’s average aid grant covered 86 percent of total costs.

NEWS | 02/27/2022

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‘Such a pivot’: Students express concern following Princeton memo on uptick in COVID-19 cases

Some students felt frustrated by the Feb. 18 memo from Dean Dolan and VP Calhoun, arguing it was insensitive towards students’ health. Other students supported the University’s seeming shift toward non-reactive policy on COVID-19.

Some students felt frustrated by the Feb. 18 memo from Dean Dolan and VP Calhoun, arguing it was insensitive towards students’ health. Other students supported the University’s seeming shift toward non-reactive policy on COVID-19.

NEWS | 02/27/2022

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As University investigates, student reflects on incident of lewdness in Frist Campus Center

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the ‘Prince’ that “the University is investigating the issue and taking action through appropriate channels.”

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the ‘Prince’ that “the University is investigating the issue and taking action through appropriate channels.”

NEWS | 02/23/2022

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Feb. 15, Feb. 21 mark two highest single-day COVID-19 case tolls among undergraduates at University

Feb. 15 marked the highest single-day spike among undergraduates this academic year, with 104 students testing positive for COVID-19.  

Feb. 15 marked the highest single-day spike among undergraduates this academic year, with 104 students testing positive for COVID-19.  

NEWS | 02/22/2022

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Eisgruber fields questions related to Palestine, gender accommodations, COVID-19 policy at CPUC meeting

At a meeting of the Council of Princeton University Community on Feb. 14, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 presented on campus expansion and increased admissions capacity, as well as long-term COVID-19 policy expectations. 

At a meeting of the Council of Princeton University Community on Feb. 14, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 presented on campus expansion and increased admissions capacity, as well as long-term COVID-19 policy expectations.  

NEWS | 02/17/2022

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As pandemic-era eviction moratoria expire, Princeton’s Eviction Lab highlights surprising trends

Throughout the pandemic, University researchers led by Professor Matthew Desmond have been poring through formal eviction court records and compiling the data to analyze eviction trends in states and cities across the nation.

Throughout the pandemic, University researchers led by Professor Matthew Desmond have been poring through formal eviction court records and compiling the data to analyze eviction trends in states and cities across the nation.

NEWS | 02/09/2022