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In May 2019, SPEAR led a walk-out protest.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

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 | August 20

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Black Leadership Coalition compiles anonymous BIPOC experiences in report to administrators

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

On Monday, members of the Black Leadership Coalition (BLC) sent a “Climate Report” to the University Cabinet, detailing close to 100 anonymous accounts of racism from University students.

NEWS | August 20

A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

NEWS | August 17

Chris Eisgruber '83, Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez '18, and Brad Smith '81 speak to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Ball / The Daily Princetonian

U. ‘considering next steps’ as Trump administration defies court order, rejects DACA applications

The Trump administration is rejecting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, defying a federal court order. When asked if the University, which filed one of the first suits challenging DACA’s termination in 2017, plans to take action, a spokesperson said they are “evaluating the government’s latest action and considering next steps.”

NEWS | August 9

Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michelle Minter explains the basis of having two separate policies.

CPUC approves new sexual misconduct policies under revised federal Title IX regulations

During an Aug. 3 webinar open to the University community, the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) voted to approve a revised Title IX policy to comply with federal guidance — as well as a separate “University Sexual Misconduct Policy” addressing incidents outside of Title IX’s recently-narrowed scope. 

NEWS | August 3

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Frist and Firestone to open, anonymous reporting for social distancing violations, gatherings of no more than five. Here's what you missed.

Students not invited back on campus, including athletes, cannot access campus buildings or attend practices, and social distancing violations can be reported anonymously, according to VP Calhoun.

NEWS | August 2

Harvard University’s campus.
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ICE rescinds policy barring international students with online course loads following Harvard, MIT’s lawsuit

In a hearing held today, the Government agreed to rescind the Directive “on a nationwide basis” and return to previous COVID-19 guidence that allows students taking online courses to reside in the U.S. on F-1 visas “for the duration of the emergency.”

NEWS | July 14