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Cases among faculty, staff, undergraduates rise ahead of students’ return to campus

According to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, faculty and staff cases have tripled and cases among undergraduate students have more than doubled in the past week.

According to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, faculty and staff cases have tripled and cases among undergraduate students have more than doubled in the past week.

NEWS | 01/12/2022

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Graduate student Xiyue Wang sues Princeton over actions during his Iranian imprisonment

Wang and his family claim personal injury due to the University’s negligence, with the University set to respond in court on Jan. 14. In an email to the 'Prince,' Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss said, “We are surprised and disappointed by this complaint and believe it is without merit.”

Wang and his family claim personal injury due to the University’s negligence, with the University set to respond in court on Jan. 14.

NEWS | 01/12/2022

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University administrators discuss return to campus and COVID-19 protocols during Town Hall

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

NEWS | 01/05/2022

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Princeton recommends some staff work remotely until Jan. 31 as cases rise among faculty and staff

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

NEWS | 01/05/2022

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Princeton postpones arrival date for Spring 2022, prohibits travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

Arrival to campus will be staggered between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23. From Jan. 8 to mid-February, students will be prohibited from traveling outside Mercer County and Plainsboro Township, unless under “extraordinary circumstances.” Wintersession 2022 will proceed with modifications.

Arrival to campus will be staggered between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23. From Jan. 8 to mid-February, students will be prohibited from traveling outside Mercer County and Plainsboro Township, unless under “extraordinary circumstances.” Wintersession 2022 will proceed with modifications.

NEWS | 12/27/2021

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COVID-19 cases rise on campus, as peer institutions announce Spring 2022 plans

“As peer institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford make decisions regarding the beginning of the spring semester, Princeton has yet to make any formal announcements about delaying the start of courses or making instruction remote.”

“As peer institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford make decisions regarding the beginning of the spring semester, Princeton has yet to make any formal announcements about delaying the start of courses or making instruction remote.” 

NEWS | 12/23/2021

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Princeton accepts early applicants to Class of 2026, withholds admissions statistics

“We believe this decision will help us keep students central to our work and tamp down the anxiety of applicants,” the University wrote in an online statement.

“We believe this decision will help us keep students central to our work and tamp down the anxiety of applicants,” the University wrote in an online statement.

NEWS | 12/16/2021

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Princeton moves finals online, mandates boosters for spring semester amid COVID-19 uptick

Dean Dolan cited this “rise in our case counts just registered yesterday” as a reason for the University to take new measures at this juncture so that students would not have to stay on campus into Winter Break if they test positive.

Dean Dolan cited this “rise in our case counts just registered yesterday” as a reason for the University to take new measures at this juncture so that students would not have to stay on campus into Winter Break if they test positive.

NEWS | 12/14/2021

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Gift from Princeton trustee Effron ’84 allows mass expansion of American Studies program

“The creation of this center strengthens Princeton’s voice in the global dialogue on the complex and diverse meanings of what it means to be America, and American,” Beliso-De Jesús said.

“The creation of this center strengthens Princeton’s voice in the global dialogue on the complex and diverse meanings of what it means to be America, and American,” Beliso-De Jesús said.

NEWS | 12/02/2021

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Princeton continues support of DACA in new federal filing

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Microsoft President and University Trustee Brad Smith ’81 encouraged the Department of Homeland Security take appropriate actions to strengthen DACA. 

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Microsoft President and University Trustee Brad Smith ’81 encouraged the Department of Homeland Security take appropriate actions to strengthen DACA. 

NEWS | 11/30/2021

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Princeton increases testing frequency, limits social gatherings amid Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge

Masking guidelines will also remain in place for the remainder of the semester as campus cases increase risk status to “Moderate to High.” Students will be required to test as soon as they return to campus, and to submit two tests per week for the remainder of the semester.

Masking guidelines will also remain in place for the remainder of the semester as campus cases increase risk status to “Moderate to High.” Students will be required to test as soon as they return to campus, and to submit two tests per week for the remainder of the semester.

NEWS | 11/27/2021

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Princeton sees semester’s largest uptick in COVID cases as students depart for Thanksgiving

University-wide COVID-19 positive cases have spiked to their highest levels this semester, and multiple eating clubs reported COVID-positive attendees at events this past weekend, leading to concern among students leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

University-wide COVID-19 positive cases have spiked to their highest levels this semester, and multiple eating clubs reported COVID-positive attendees at events this past weekend, leading to concern among students leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

NEWS | 11/23/2021

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Wendy Kopp ’89, founder of Teach for America, named 2022 Baccalaureate speaker

After graduation, Kopp founded Teach For America, a non-profit organization that focuses on combating educational inequities. The idea came from her senior thesis, “A Plan and Argument for the Creation of a National Teacher Corps.”

After graduation, Kopp founded Teach For America, a non-profit organization that focuses on combating educational inequities. The idea came from her senior thesis, “A Plan and Argument for the Creation of a National Teacher Corps.”

NEWS | 11/23/2021

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Life after accusation: Inside Princeton's Honor Code

Every year, dozens of students come before the Honor Committee. In interviews with eight of the accused, we chronicle a story of spiraling mental health, institutionalized alienation, and renewed hopes for reform.

Every year, dozens of students come before the Honor Committee. In interviews with eight of the accused, we chronicle a story of spiraling mental health, institutionalized alienation, and renewed hopes for reform.

NEWS | 11/18/2021

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