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Eisgruber fields questions related to Palestine, gender accommodations, COVID-19 policy at CPUC meeting

At a meeting of the Council of Princeton University Community on Feb. 14, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 presented on campus expansion and increased admissions capacity, as well as long-term COVID-19 policy expectations. 

At a meeting of the Council of Princeton University Community on Feb. 14, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 presented on campus expansion and increased admissions capacity, as well as long-term COVID-19 policy expectations.  

NEWS | February 17

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As pandemic-era eviction moratoria expire, Princeton’s Eviction Lab highlights surprising trends

Throughout the pandemic, University researchers led by Professor Matthew Desmond have been poring through formal eviction court records and compiling the data to analyze eviction trends in states and cities across the nation.

Throughout the pandemic, University researchers led by Professor Matthew Desmond have been poring through formal eviction court records and compiling the data to analyze eviction trends in states and cities across the nation.

NEWS | February 9

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After 'Street Week,' campus COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

During the second week of the Spring 2022 semester, COVID-19 cases among the University community have continued to fall as University administrators loosen undergraduate event restrictions. 

During the second week of the Spring 2022 semester, COVID-19 cases among the University community have continued to fall as University administrators loosen undergraduate event restrictions. 

NEWS | February 7

EXCLUSIVE | Dean Dolan and VP Izzo talk updated COVID-19 policies, returning to pre-pandemic ways, individual responsibility

The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean Dolan and Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo last Friday to discuss recent changes in University COVID-19 policies, reflections on the past months of the pandemic, and the importance of moving forward together. 

The Daily Princetonian sat down with Dean Dolan and Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo last Friday to discuss recent changes in University COVID-19 policies, reflections on the past months of the pandemic, and the importance of moving forward together.

NEWS | February 7

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Princeton students visit U.S. military base where over 6,000 Afghan evacuees await resettlement

The trip was sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Religious Life and included a panel with Afghan guests and a Q&A with Department of Homeland Security officials.

The trip was sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Religious Life and included a panel with Afghan guests and a Q&A with Department of Homeland Security officials.

NEWS | February 3

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With the spring semester in full swing, campus positivity rate declines

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

NEWS | January 31

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Princeton stands by policy to preserve in-person learning

On a campus dominated by the evolving realities of the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has emerged as a flashpoint for students and administrators.

On a campus dominated by the evolving realities of the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has emerged as a flashpoint for students and administrators.

NEWS | January 26

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3 professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants promoting digital scholarship

Three University Professors, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Christina Lee, Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova, and Associate Professor of History Wendy Warren, were awarded funding from the NEH, which seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

The funding seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

NEWS | January 25

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Director of Transfer, Veteran, and Non-Traditional Student Programs Keith Shaw recognized with Rising Star Award

Shaw, who has directed the program since its founding in 2017, was recognized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for creating initiatives that promote the admission of transfer students.

Shaw, who has directed the program since its founding in 2017, was recognized by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) for creating initiatives that promote the admission of transfer students.

NEWS | January 23

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Olympian Allyson Felix discusses career, advocacy at Wintersession ‘Beyond the Resume’ event

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

NEWS | January 23

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with Double Sights

Eisgruber defends SPIA Dean Jamal amid POCC criticism of statement on Rittenhouse verdict

“Deans and other academic administrators cannot do their jobs without sometimes stating their opinions about controversial topics (indeed, I am doing that now),” President Eisgruber wrote to the ‘Prince.’ “Others remain free, of course, to disagree with what we say or with our decisions about when to speak up for what we believe.”

“Deans and other academic administrators cannot do their jobs without sometimes stating their opinions about controversial topics (indeed, I am doing that now),” President Eisgruber wrote to the ‘Prince.’ “Others remain free, of course, to disagree with what we say or with our decisions about when to speak up for what we believe.”

NEWS | January 19

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After virtual town hall, some graduate students push back on University's COVID-19 plans

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

NEWS | January 15

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Travel guidelines lifted for undergraduate students to allow domestic travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

NEWS | January 15

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Isolation for vaccinated students reduced to 5-day minimum in COVID-19 policy update

Students will also be asked to alert their close contacts as the University focuses its contact tracing protocol on “populations that are at the highest risk of transmission on campus.”

Students will also be asked to alert their close contacts as the University focuses its contact tracing protocol on “populations that are at the highest risk of transmission on campus.”

NEWS | January 13

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Cases among faculty, staff, undergraduates rise ahead of students’ return to campus

According to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, faculty and staff cases have tripled and cases among undergraduate students have more than doubled in the past week.

According to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard, faculty and staff cases have tripled and cases among undergraduate students have more than doubled in the past week.

NEWS | January 12

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Graduate student Xiyue Wang sues Princeton over actions during his Iranian imprisonment

Wang and his family claim personal injury due to the University’s negligence, with the University set to respond in court on Jan. 14. In an email to the 'Prince,' Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss said, “We are surprised and disappointed by this complaint and believe it is without merit.”

Wang and his family claim personal injury due to the University’s negligence, with the University set to respond in court on Jan. 14.

NEWS | January 12

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University administrators discuss return to campus and COVID-19 protocols during Town Hall

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

NEWS | January 5