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Campus community reacts to Princeton’s decision to expand financial aid

Scholars Institute Fellows Program’s (SIFP) Associate Director for Programs for Access and Inclusion Ashlee Shaw and students offered their reactions to the recent expansion of the University’s financial aid program.

Scholars Institute Fellows Program’s (SIFP) Associate Director for Programs for Access and Inclusion Ashlee Shaw and students offered their reactions to the recent expansion of the University’s financial aid program.

NEWS | September 11

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New University orientation event on free speech garners mixed reaction among first-years

During first-year orientation, the University required members of the Class of 2026 to attend a new event on free speech. Following the event, the ‘Prince’ spoke to students about their reactions to the addresses. 

During first-year orientation, the University required members of the Class of 2026 to attend a new event on free speech. Following the event, the ‘Prince’ spoke to students about their reactions to the addresses. 

NEWS | September 8

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Princeton to eliminate student contribution, cover entire cost for families making up to $100K

Beginning in Fall 2023, most families making up to $100,000 will pay nothing for students to attend. Additionally, the student contribution requirement of financial aid packages will be eliminated.

Beginning in Fall 2023, most families making up to $100,000 will pay nothing for students to attend. Additionally, the student contribution requirement of financial aid packages will be eliminated.

NEWS | September 8

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Former Princeton employee files religious discrimination lawsuit against University for COVID-19 policies

University Spokesperson Ayana Okoya said that the University “handled this former employee’s accommodation request fairly” and “in accordance with the applicable laws and internal policies.” 

University Spokesperson Ayana Okoya said that the University “handled this former employee’s accommodation request fairly” and “in accordance with the applicable laws and internal policies.” 

NEWS | September 7

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UHS releases statement on monkeypox detailing isolation, treatment guidelines ahead of fall

The email, detailing exposure, testing, and isolation protocols, as well as treatment options, marks the University’s first public acknowledgment of the virus.

The email, detailing exposure, testing, and isolation protocols, as well as treatment options, marks the University’s first public acknowledgment of the virus.

NEWS | August 12

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University joins amicus brief to uphold race and ethnicity in admissions policies

The University’s Office of the General Counsel spearheaded the effort to join the amicus brief, with support from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other senior University leaders, according to Vice President and General Counsel Ramona E. Romero. 

The University’s Office of the General Counsel spearheaded the effort to join the amicus brief, with support from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other senior University leaders, according to Vice President and General Counsel Ramona E. Romero. 

NEWS | August 2

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COVID-19 testing optional, boosters not required: Princeton to ‘resume pre-COVID-19 schedules’

Effective immediately, students are “no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples” for COVID-19, according to a memo from University administrators on Thursday, July 28. The memo to students also stated that booster vaccines will no longer be required.

Effective immediately, students are “no longer required to submit asymptomatic test samples” for COVID-19, according to a memo from University administrators on Thursday, July 28. The memo to students also stated that booster vaccines will no longer be required.

NEWS | July 28

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Princeton Town Council designates Prospect Avenue as historic district

At its July 11 meeting, the Princeton Town Council voted unanimously to designate Prospect Avenue as a historic district, after a nomination submitted by the Princeton Prospect Foundation in 2021. 

At its July 11 meeting, the Princeton Town Council voted unanimously to designate Prospect Avenue as a historic district, after a nomination submitted by the Princeton Prospect Foundation in 2021. 

NEWS | July 19

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Princeton mathematician June Huh wins 2022 Fields Medal, becomes first recipient of Korean descent

Huh becomes the 13th Princeton-affiliated individual to win the Fields Medal. Previous winners include current faculty members Charles Fefferman and Manjul Bhargava GS ’01, who received the Medal in 1978 and 2014, respectively.  

Huh becomes the 13th Princeton-affiliated individual to win the Fields Medal. Previous winners include current faculty members Charles Fefferman and Manjul Bhargava GS ‘01, who received the Medal in 1978 and 2014, respectively.  

NEWS | July 9

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Princeton professors, alumni react to SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton University alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

In a majority opinion penned by Princeton alumnus Justice Samuel Alito ’72, the Supreme Court held Friday that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion. As news broke, many Princeton community members joined in the chorus of reproductive rights activists protesting the ruling across the nation, while some conservative alumni and professors lauded the decision.

NEWS | June 24

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Princeton students, alumni, community react to University’s dismissal of classics professor

While multiple students and alumni who spoke to The Daily Princetonian expressed relief that a professor who had engaged in a relationship with an undergraduate would no longer be part of the faculty, other University community members have written publicly in disagreement with the University’s decision and in defense of Katz.

While multiple students and alumni who spoke to The Daily Princetonian expressed relief that a professor who had engaged in a relationship with an undergraduate would no longer be part of the faculty, other University community members have written publicly in disagreement with the University’s decision and in defense of Katz.

NEWS | June 20

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Faculty report recommends criteria for Princeton to evaluate companies for fossil fuel dissociation

According to the report, contributing faculty “sought to develop metrics, standards and algorithms such that they could be updated in future years and potentially translated to other industry segments.”

According to the report, contributing faculty “sought to develop metrics, standards and algorithms such that they could be updated in future years and potentially translated to other industry segments.”

NEWS | June 17

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University renames Marx Hall to honor Laura Wooten, the nation’s longest-serving election poll worker

Wooten served as a poll worker for 79 years prior to her death in 2019. She was also a member of the University’s Campus Dining staff for 27 years.

Wooten served as a poll worker for 79 years prior to her death in 2019. She was also a member of the University’s Campus Dining staff for 27 years.

NEWS | June 7

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Architecture professor fired last year blames ‘cancel culture’ as Princeton cites ‘neglect of duty’

On July 19, 2021, an eight-year saga came to a climax when Alejandro Zaera-Polo was terminated from the Princeton faculty. In the time since, the former dean of the School of Architecture has framed the story of his dismissal as a tale of “identity politics,” “academic authority,” and “codes of silence.” University administrators see it differently: The professor repeatedly failed to comply with policies, they say, and “damaged the educational interests” of students.

On July 19, 2021, an eight-year saga came to a climax when Alejandro Zaera-Polo was terminated from the Princeton faculty. In the time since, the former dean of the School of Architecture has framed the story of his dismissal as a tale of “identity politics,” “academic authority,” and “codes of silence.” University administrators see it differently: The professor repeatedly failed to comply with policies, they say, and “damaged the educational interests” of students.

NEWS | June 7

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‘I felt like I had to be here’: Looking back at the first Reunions since start of COVID-19 pandemic

The University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunions for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notable events include “The One and Only P-Rade,“ alumni-faculty panels and after-hours social events.  

Princeton University welcomed back almost 25,000 alumni and their families back to campus for Reunions for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notable events include “The One and Only P-Rade,“ alumni-faculty panels and after-hours social events. 

NEWS | May 29