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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 | 11/19/2020

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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 | 11/16/2020

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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 | 11/11/2020

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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 | 11/10/2020

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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 | 11/10/2020

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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 | 11/05/2020

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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 | 10/30/2020

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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 | 10/27/2020

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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 | 10/25/2020

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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 | 10/21/2020

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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 | 10/20/2020

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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 | 10/19/2020

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U. to announce spring plan in first week of December, hopes to welcome ‘significantly more’ undergraduates to campus

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

NEWS | 10/19/2020

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U. reaches $1.175 million settlement over pay disparities involving female professors

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

NEWS | 10/14/2020

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Best becomes first Black, first male director in Gender and Sexuality Studies program history

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

NEWS | 10/13/2020

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Major gift from Mellody Hobson ’91 will establish new residential college on the site of First College

Hobson College, named after Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson ’91, will be the first residential college at the University named after a Black woman.

Hobson College, named after Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson ’91, will be the first residential college at the University named after a Black woman.

NEWS | 10/08/2020

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U. pays Carole Baskin to promote social distancing in #PrincetonPromise video

Baskin did not recall how much she was paid for the #PrincetonPromise video appearance, but speculated to the ‘Prince’ that her fee was around $299. According to Baskin, she will donate the money to “legislative issues” in support of her big-cat activism work.

Baskin did not recall how much she was paid for the #PrincetonPromise video appearance, but speculated to the ‘Prince’ that her fee was around $299. According to Baskin, she will donate the money to “legislative issues” in support of her big-cat activism work.

NEWS | 10/06/2020