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Princeton professors lead new alliance for free speech

The Academic Freedom Alliance is “committed to providing defense to members of the organization if they find themselves in a free speech or academic freedom controversy,” according to politics professor Keith Whittington.

The Academic Freedom Alliance is “committed to providing defense to members of the organization if they find themselves in a free speech or academic freedom controversy,” according to politics professor Keith Whittington.

NEWS | March 11

One dinner in arrival quarantine — Indian Butter Chicken.
Jack Allen / The Daily Princetonian

For COVID-19-safe food, Campus Dining undergoes a shift

The return of over 2,000 students this spring has posed a tough task for Campus Dining, as dining halls had to be de-densified and service pared back to quickly process students through serveries. Senior writer Jack Allen speaks to Smitha Haneef, Assistant Vice President for University Services — as well as a few students — about how the University has handled the challenge. 

The return of over 2,000 students this spring has posed a tough task for Campus Dining, as dining halls had to be de-densified and service pared back to quickly process students through serveries. Senior writer Jack Allen speaks to Smitha Haneef, Assistant Vice President for University Services — as well as a few students — about how the University has handled the challenge.

THE PROSPECT | February 14

Evelyn Doskoch / The Daily Princetonian

Admins discuss campus dining, vaccines, racial equity at CPUC Q&A

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other administrators addressed a range of topics at Monday’s CPUC meeting, including updates on vaccination, dining options, efforts to fight systemic racism, contact tracing, and fall 2021 campus plans.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other administrators addressed a range of topics at Monday’s CPUC meeting, including updates on vaccination, dining options, efforts to fight systemic racism, contact tracing, and fall 2021 campus plans.

NEWS | February 8

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A food truck outside of Dodd Hall. 
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Following 10-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers receive employment offer through spring

In early January, following a ten-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers were invited to work on campus temporarily to help distribute meals in food trucks and bring food to students’ rooms during arrival quarantine. They have now been offered employment throughout the spring semester. 

In early January, following a ten-month furlough, Restaurant Associates contract workers were invited to work on campus temporarily to help distribute meals in food trucks and bring food to students’ rooms during arrival quarantine. They have now been offered employment throughout the spring semester. 

NEWS | February 7

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Annual State of the University letter addresses free speech, institutional racism

In addition to outlining Princeton's expectation for full in-person instruction in the fall, President Eisgruber focused and reflected on Princeton’s institutional values in the wake of racial reckoning and political turmoil.

In addition to outlining Princeton's expectation for full in-person instruction in the fall, President Eisgruber focused and reflected on Princeton’s institutional values in the wake of racial reckoning and political turmoil.

NEWS | February 5

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Major snowstorm on first day of classes causes campus closure

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

NEWS | February 1

Morrison Hall, where The Office of Admission is located. 
Courtesy of the Office of Communications

Princeton postpones admissions decision date

According to a statement from the University, the Ivy League will announce results this year at 7 p.m. EST on April 6. Admitted students have until May 3, two more days than the usual deadline, to accept or decline their offers. 

According to a statement from the University, the Ivy League will announce results this year at 7 p.m. EST on April 6. Admitted students have until May 3, two more days than the usual deadline, to accept or decline their offers. 

NEWS | January 31

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Dean of Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni resigns, will return to teaching

Kulkarni, who joined the University faculty in 1991 and holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, will return to teaching and research.

Kulkarni, who joined the University faculty in 1991 and holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering, will return to teaching and research. 

NEWS | January 28

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton will be a COVID-19 vaccine distribution point. The timeline remains unclear.

Vaccines will be administered at no cost to University “undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees and affiliates,” as well as household members of all groups except undergraduates. 

Vaccines will be administered at no cost to University “undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees, and affiliates,” as well as household members of all groups except undergraduates. 

NEWS | January 8

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton ‘not optimistic’ about international travel this summer

The University is not optimistic about international travel this summer, despite recent vaccination advancements. A final decision on international University-sponsored travel in summer 2021 will be made in May.

The University is not optimistic about international travel this summer, despite recent vaccination advancements. A final decision on international University-sponsored travel in summer 2021 will be made in May.

NEWS | December 20

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Humanities Council awards grant to launch Native American & Indigenous Studies Working Group

“It was inspiring to hear their goals and their vision for the future of the field at Princeton,” Rivett wrote in an email to the ‘Prince’, and noted that the working group is an attempt to “continue the conversation that the students have largely started and to formalize faculty involvement in their efforts.” 

“It was inspiring to hear their goals and their vision for the future of the field at Princeton,” Rivett wrote in an email to the ‘Prince’, and noted that the working group is an attempt to “continue the conversation that the students have largely started and to formalize faculty involvement in their efforts.” 

NEWS | December 20

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Eight new solar projects to be installed to support Princeton's carbon neutrality goal

The solar arrays will “more than triple the University’s current solar photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity,” increasing this capacity from 5.5 to 19 percent of current electric energy use.

The solar arrays will “more than triple the University’s current solar photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity,” increasing this capacity from 5.5 to 19 percent of current electric energy use.

NEWS | December 20

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

‘Community Walk’ program to patrol neighborhoods with off-campus students, Calhoun tells Princeton Council

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

NEWS | December 20

A photograph of the ongoing construction of two new residential colleges, presented during the Dec. 14 CPUC meeting by University Architect Ron McCoy.

Here’s what happened at the last CPUC meeting of 2020

At the final CPUC meeting of the calendar year, administrators also touched on spring 2021 planning and COVID-19 testing, and attendees heard updates on ongoing efforts to address systemic racism, campus construction, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture, and Conduct.

At the final CPUC meeting of the calendar year, administrators also touched on spring 2021 planning and COVID-19 testing, and attendees heard updates on ongoing efforts to address systemic racism, campus construction, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture, and Conduct.

NEWS | December 15

Photo Credit: Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton shortens quarantine duration, launches move-in website

Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. In accordance with those guidelines, students who receive negative COVID-19 test results and report no symptoms may only need to quarantine for seven days, rather than 14.

Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. In accordance with those guidelines, students who receive negative COVID-19 test results and report no symptoms may only need to quarantine for seven days, rather than 14.

NEWS | December 11

Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova

PDF grading policy will remain largely unchanged this spring

Courses that students elect to PDF during the spring 2021 semester will not count towards the four course limit, as has been the case for the past two semesters. Departments, however, may require students to take departmental prerequisites or requirements for a grade.

Courses that students elect to PDF during the spring 2021 semester will not count towards the four course limit, as has been the case for the past two semesters. Departments, however, may require students to take departmental pre-requisites or requirements for a grade.

NEWS | December 10