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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

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RISE program holds symposium focusing on students’ racial justice efforts

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

NEWS | 10/04/2020

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U. suspends study abroad for spring 2021

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,” Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,”  Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

NEWS | 10/01/2020

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Rep. Watson Coleman, 90 college presidents condemn DOE investigation, as community weighs in

On Sept. 22, U.S. House Representative of New Jersey Bonnie Watson Coleman released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as University students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

On Sept. 22, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-N.J.-12] released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s (DOE) investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as university students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

NEWS | 09/30/2020

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U. issues $500M in bonds to help finance campus expansion

To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020.

To help finance it's 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020. Purchasers of these types of bonds generally include large institutionalized asset managers, insurance companies, and a significant minority consists of international buyers, according to Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University Jim Matteo.

NEWS | 09/23/2020

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U. admin talks anti-racism, COVID-19 at first fall CPUC meeting

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester. 

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester, ranging from online teaching innovations and research continuity to community support and campus operations. 

NEWS | 09/22/2020

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Jones ’93, Feliciano ’94 make U. history with $20M donation

For Jones and Feliciano, their gift is about making clear to students and alumni that “Princeton is a place for all of us.”

For Jones and Feliciano, the gift was sparked by a change they saw in the University’s culture of inclusivity. “As we saw the University embrace the whole alumni body, we felt more enthused and excited about reciprocating,” Feliciano explained.

NEWS | 09/21/2020

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U. issues ‘All Clear’ following bomb threat on Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Chapel, and Art Museum

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

NEWS | 09/19/2020

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Department of Education to investigate University following Eisgruber’s letter on racism

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

NEWS | 09/17/2020

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U. ranked No. 1 American university by U.S. News for 10th consecutive year

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

NEWS | 09/14/2020

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President Eisgruber releases initial priorities for response to systemic racism, student activists call for more specifics

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and the increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

NEWS | 09/03/2020

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Four of 4,477 tests come back positive in U.’s first week of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which currently takes place at the University stadium concourse near Powers Field.

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which takes place at the University Stadium Concourse near Powers Field.

NEWS | 09/03/2020

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SPEAR calls for divestment from Prison Industrial Complex, transparency from PRINCO

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

Over 550 students and alumni are calling on the University to “immediately and unequivocally” divest from the prison system and publicly disclose endowment holdings.  

NEWS | 08/20/2020