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Eisgruber defends diversity, excellence, and free speech in eighth State of the University letter

In the letter, Eisgruber commented on the congressional hearing involving MIT, Penn, and Harvard and their responses to antisemitism, defended free speech, and emphasized his belief that great diversity and academic excellence can coexist.

In the letter, Eisgruber commented on the congressional hearing involving MIT, Penn, and Harvard and their responses to antisemitism, defended free speech, and emphasized his belief that great diversity and academic excellence can coexist.

NEWS | January 18

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Princeton affirms commitment to DEI after information about several employees shared

“We have been in touch with those affected by this incident to offer [our] support,” Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter wrote in a statement to The Daily Princetonian.

“We are very concerned about the increasing use of doxing as a strategy to harass members of our community. We have been in touch with those affected by this incident to offer to support,” University spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | December 19

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Early action decisions released, marking next phase of student body expansion

Princeton admitted students to the Class of 2028 on Dec. 14 as part of its Single-Choice Early Action round. Princeton's next class, admitted during a time of change for admissions offices across the country, will arrive on campus amidst significant changes to campus infrastructure as the student body continues to expand.

Princeton admitted students to the Class of 2028 on Dec. 14 as part of its Single-Choice Early Action round. Princeton's next class, admitted during a time of change for admissions offices across the country, will arrive on campus amidst significant changes to campus infrastructure as the student body continues to expand.

NEWS | December 18

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Eisgruber issues statement in response to congressional hearings on antisemitism

In the statement, Eisgruber condemned antisemitic speech on campus, highlighted Princeton’s robust free speech protections, and emphasized the responsibility of the institution to push back on hateful speech.

In the statement, Eisgruber condemned antisemitic speech on campus, highlighted Princeton’s robust free speech protections, and the responsibility of the institution to push back on hateful speech.

NEWS | December 12

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Lawsuit from former employee against Princeton’s COVID-19 masking policies ends in dismissal

The University defeated former employee Kate McKinley for the second time in a case alleging harassment and wrongful termination due to religious objection to COVID-19 policies. This decision will not allow for further amendments.

The University defeated former employee Kate McKinley for the second time in a case alleging harassment and wrongful termination in response to her claimed religious objection to COVID-19 policies. This decision will not allow for further amendments.

NEWS | December 11

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Scooters banned from campus after August restrictions found ineffective

Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) will be fully banned on campus starting Jan. 25, 2024. The policy is stricter than current rules, which restrict PEV use during hours and at specific speeds within the restricted zone.

Personal Electric Vehicles (PEVs) will be fully banned on campus starting Jan. 25, 2024. The policy is stricter than current rules, which restrict PEV use during hours and at specific speeds within the restricted zone.

NEWS | December 5

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As admissions changes debated, Princeton admits students through QuestBridge

Students accepted to the class of 2028 through QuestBridge received application decisions on Friday. QuestBridge reported that, out of 20,800 applicants and 6,683 finalists, 2,242 students were matched with QuestBridge partner universities this year. 

Students accepted to the class of 2028 through QuestBridge received application decisions on Friday. QuestBridge reported that, out of 20,800 applicants and 6,683 finalists, 2,242 students were matched with QuestBridge partner universities this year. 

NEWS | December 5

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Princeton program sponsors internship with Adjaye-affiliated firm despite sexual assault claims

One of the internships offered this year through the International Internship Program (IIP) is a position with Adjaye Associates, a globally renowned architectural firm based in Accra, Ghana.

This summer, The Financial Times reported on a series of sexual assault allegations against Adjaye, all leveled by women who had worked under him.

NEWS | November 30

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Student employment sees no decline after eliminated student contribution, wages to increase in January

In the first semester since the University eliminated the student contribution from financial aid packages, data show that the percentage of students working campus jobs is at least as high as it was last Fall.

In the first semester since the University eliminated the student contribution from financial aid packages, data show that the percentage of students working campus jobs is at least as high as it was last Fall.

NEWS | November 28

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Eisgruber doesn’t want to be the most interesting person in the room

In a profile published in the spring on the occasion of Eisgruber’s tenth anniversary in office, faculty and students remarked on a bureaucratic and impersonal approach to leadership. 

In a profile published in the spring on the occasion of Eisgruber’s tenth anniversary in office, faculty and students remarked on a bureaucratic and impersonal approach to leadership.

NEWS | November 21

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Princeton-Iran ties again under scrutiny as Congress investigates research fellow

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce announced that it is launching an investigation into research fellow Seyed Hossein Mousavian, amid allegations that Mousavian is using his position to advance the interests of Iran.

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce announced that it is launching an investigation into research fellow Seyed Hossein Mousavian, amid allegations that Mousavian is using his position to advance the interests of Iran.

NEWS | November 20

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The faculty hiring process, explained

The ‘Prince’ corresponded with the chairs of multiple departments on the faculty hiring process. Appointment of University faculty is an elaborate process with several actors, including faculty within each department, the Dean of the Faculty, and other members of the administration.

The ‘Prince’ corresponded with the chairs of multiple departments on the faculty hiring process. Appointment of University faculty is an elaborate process with several actors, including faculty within the department, the Dean of the Faculty, and other members of the administration.

NEWS | November 17

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IT office steps away from reuse, sends 1700 faculty computers for destruction

According to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the decision to change policy was due to a backlog of aged machines from the pandemic and “an abundance of caution” over IT security.

According to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the decision to change policy was due to a backlog of aged machines from the pandemic and “an abundance of caution” over IT security.

NEWS | November 16

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Four takeaways from the November CPUC meeting

The latest meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) saw updates regarding recent campus demonstrations on the conflict in Israel and Palestine and a discussion of admission post-affirmative action.

The latest meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) saw updates regarding recent campus demonstrations on the conflict in Israel and Palestine and efforts to institute proxy voting.

NEWS | November 14

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New state law to require suicide prevention training for NJ universities

According to Dr. Calvin Chin, director of CPS, the University is currently “investigating the best platform” for delivering this new mandatory training. 

According to Dr. Calvin Chin, director of CPS the University is currently “investigating the best platform” for delivering this new mandatory training. 

NEWS | November 12

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Eisgruber takes on three-year association role, indicating continued tenure at the University

Eisgruber’s appointment as vice chair is the first segment of a three-part, three-year role during which the group will issue research reports on topics that concern higher education.

Eisgruber’s appointment as vice chair is the first segment of a three part, three year role during which the group will issue research reports on topics that concern higher education.

NEWS | November 9

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Princeton brings top investor from MIT to run PRINCO

The new PRINCO president appointee will replace current president Andrew Golden, whose tenure saw a nearly tenfold increase in Princeton's endowment. Tuohey will join PRINCO with 13 years of experience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Investment Management Company.

The new PRINCO president appointee will replace current president Andrew Golden, whose tenure saw a nearly tenfold increase in Princeton's endowment. Tuohey will join PRINCO with 13 years of experience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Investment Management Company.

NEWS | November 7

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Director of Accessibility and Disability Services retires after 17 years at Princeton

Erickson’s retirement marks another moment of turnover for the University. Administrators, including Dean of the College Jill Dolan, the Director of the Office of Sustainability Shana Weber, and the Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne all announced their leave from the University in the past year.

NEWS | November 3

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Alumnus invokes Princeton’s informal motto, then sentenced to two months for Jan. 6 actions

Larry Giberson ’23 was sentenced to two months of incarceration, six months of home detention, and $2000 in fines by D.C. District Court Judge Carl J. Nichols for his involvement in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Larry Giberson ’23 was sentenced to two months of incarceration, six months of home detention, and $2000 in fines by D.C. District Court Judge Carl J. Nichols for his involvement in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

NEWS | November 1