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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

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After 'Street Week,' campus COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

During the second week of the Spring 2022 semester, COVID-19 cases among the University community have continued to fall as University administrators loosen undergraduate event restrictions. 

During the second week of the Spring 2022 semester, COVID-19 cases among the University community have continued to fall as University administrators loosen undergraduate event restrictions. 

NEWS | 02/07/2022

EXCLUSIVE | Dean Dolan and VP Izzo talk updated COVID-19 policies, returning to pre-pandemic ways, individual responsibility

The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean Dolan and Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo last Friday to discuss recent changes in University COVID-19 policies, reflections on the past months of the pandemic, and the importance of moving forward together. 

The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean Dolan and Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo last Friday to discuss recent changes in University COVID-19 policies, reflections on the past months of the pandemic, and the importance of moving forward together.

NEWS | 02/07/2022

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Princeton students visit U.S. military base where over 6,000 Afghan evacuees await resettlement

The trip was sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Religious Life and included a panel with Afghan guests and a Q&A with Department of Homeland Security officials.

The trip was sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Religious Life and included a panel with Afghan guests and a Q&A with Department of Homeland Security officials.

NEWS | 02/03/2022

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With the spring semester in full swing, campus positivity rate declines

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

NEWS | 01/31/2022

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Princeton stands by policy to preserve in-person learning

On a campus dominated by the evolving realities of the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has emerged as a flashpoint for students and administrators.

On a campus dominated by the evolving realities of the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has emerged as a flashpoint for students and administrators.

NEWS | 01/26/2022

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3 professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants promoting digital scholarship

Three University Professors, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Christina Lee, Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova, and Associate Professor of History Wendy Warren, were awarded funding from the NEH, which seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

The funding seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

NEWS | 01/25/2022

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Director of Transfer, Veteran, and Non-Traditional Student Programs Keith Shaw recognized with Rising Star Award

Shaw, who has directed the program since its founding in 2017, was recognized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for creating initiatives that promote the admission of transfer students.

Shaw, who has directed the program since its founding in 2017, was recognized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for creating initiatives that promote the admission of transfer students.

NEWS | 01/23/2022

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Olympian Allyson Felix discusses career, advocacy at Wintersession ‘Beyond the Resume’ event

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

NEWS | 01/23/2022

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with Double Sights

Eisgruber defends SPIA Dean Jamal amid POCC criticism of statement on Rittenhouse verdict

“Deans and other academic administrators cannot do their jobs without sometimes stating their opinions about controversial topics (indeed, I am doing that now),” President Eisgruber wrote to the ‘Prince.’ “Others remain free, of course, to disagree with what we say or with our decisions about when to speak up for what we believe.”

“Deans and other academic administrators cannot do their jobs without sometimes stating their opinions about controversial topics (indeed, I am doing that now),” President Eisgruber wrote to the ‘Prince.’ “Others remain free, of course, to disagree with what we say or with our decisions about when to speak up for what we believe.”

NEWS | 01/19/2022

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After virtual town hall, some graduate students push back on University's COVID-19 plans

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

NEWS | 01/15/2022

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Travel guidelines lifted for undergraduate students to allow domestic travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

NEWS | 01/15/2022