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Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Princeton to support hybrid teaching this spring, Dolan tells faculty

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

NEWS | November 10

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PEI renamed the ‘High Meadows Environmental Institute,’ following large gift

The University is renaming the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from High Meadows Foundation. It is the largest gift that the environmental institute has received to date.  

The University is renaming the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from High Meadows Foundation. It is the largest gift that the environmental institute has received to date.  

NEWS | November 5

22 Chambers Street houses the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO).
Ben Ball / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton endowment grows to $26.6 billion, earning a smaller return rate than previous years

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned a 5.6 percent return for the 2020 fiscal year, a drop from last year’s 6.2 percent. Among the Ivy League, it ranks 5th in return rates for the fiscal year. 

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned a 5.6 percent return for the 2020 fiscal year, a drop from 6.2 percent last year. Among the Ivy League, it ranks 5th in return rates for the fiscal year. 

NEWS | October 30

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Eisgruber, administrators talk free speech, DOE investigation, and Indigenous representation at town hall

The event began with discussion of the Department of Education’s (DOE) civil rights investigation into the University.

The night began with discussion of the Department of Education (DOE)'s civil rights investigation into the University. One student, inquiring about the ongoing probe, asked whether there were indeed allegations of racism at Princeton and whether they are complying with the investigation in a manner that protects student privacy.

NEWS | October 27

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Public Safety convenes advisory committee as part of University-wide call to address systemic racism

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph.

The Public Safety Community Advisory Committee is chaired by Dean for Diversity and Inclusion LaTanya Buck and Professor of Anthropology Laurence Ralph, who researches police violence against Black and brown people. It consists of three faculty members, three graduate students, three undergraduate students, three administrators, and three staff from PSAFE.

NEWS | October 25

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Over 250 Princeton parents call for spring reopening

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

With a decision regarding the spring semester expected in the first week of December, over 250 parents of University students are petitioning administrators to invite the entire student body back to campus.

NEWS | October 21

Venue Services managers Vin Stanley (far left) and Risa Lemkin (second from left) helped devise the new program. Campus Dining staff members Greg Michels (second from right) and Devin Carr (far right) will be among the 100 employees serving as Campus Advocates.
Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications

U. employees promote health, safety guidelines as part of Campus Advocate Program

Under the new program, about 100 employees from Campus Dining, Building Services, and Performing Arts Services will now “educate faculty, staff and students about the University’s health and safety guidelines.”

Under the new program, about 100 employees from Campus Dining, Building Services, and Performing Arts Services will now “educate faculty, staff and students about the University’s health and safety guidelines.”

NEWS | October 20

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Nearly 4,500 students, faculty, and staff vaccinated at annual FluFest

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

All students living on campus or allowed to visit for ROTC or research purposes were required to receive a flu vaccination. Among those vaccinated, 402 were undergraduates, 1,519 were graduate students, 1,856 were staff, and 497 were faculty.

NEWS | October 19

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. to announce spring plan in first week of December, hopes to welcome ‘significantly more’ undergraduates to campus

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

The University anticipates releasing a decision during the first week of December. President Eisgruber also announced the creation of an on-campus testing laboratory expected to open next month, “which will facilitate our COVID testing process and provide results within twenty-four hours.”

NEWS | October 19

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. reaches $1.175 million settlement over pay disparities involving female professors

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

On Sept. 30, the Trustees of Princeton University reached a $1.175 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over allegations of compensation discrimination involving 106 female full professors between 2012 and 2014.

NEWS | October 14

Wallace D. Best, Professor of Religion and African American Studies and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
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Best becomes first Black, first male director in Gender and Sexuality Studies program history

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

Wallace D. Best, a professor of Religion and African American Studies, is the first Black and the first male director of the program in its 38-year history. 

NEWS | October 13

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Major gift from Mellody Hobson ’91 will establish new residential college on the site of First College

Hobson College, named after Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson ’91, will be the first residential college at the University named after a Black woman.

Hobson College, named after Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson ’91, will be the first residential college at the University named after a Black woman.

NEWS | October 8

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U. pays Carole Baskin to promote social distancing in #PrincetonPromise video

Baskin did not recall how much she was paid for the #PrincetonPromise video appearance, but speculated to the ‘Prince’ that her fee was around $299. According to Baskin, she will donate the money to “legislative issues” in support of her big-cat activism work.

Baskin did not recall how much she was paid for the #PrincetonPromise video appearance, but speculated to the ‘Prince’ that her fee was around $299. According to Baskin, she will donate the money to “legislative issues” in support of her big-cat activism work.

NEWS | October 6

Marcia Brown / The Daily Princetonian

RISE program holds symposium focusing on students’ racial justice efforts

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

The RISE program consisted of $1,500 grants awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University students to conduct projects related to racial justice in collaboration with partners, both on campus and in other communities.

NEWS | October 4

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

U. suspends study abroad for spring 2021

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,” Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

“Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year,”  Study Abroad Program Director Gisella Gisolo wrote to students. 

NEWS | October 1

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Joint Base Andrews, MD on Dec. 20, 2019. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya.

Rep. Watson Coleman, 90 college presidents condemn DOE investigation, as community weighs in

On Sept. 22, U.S. House Representative of New Jersey Bonnie Watson Coleman released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as University students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

On Sept. 22, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-N.J.-12] released a statement condemning the Department of Education’s (DOE) investigation into the University’s remarks of “admitted racism.” Her comments come as university students and college administrators across the nation weigh in on the investigation.

NEWS | September 30

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. issues $500M in bonds to help finance campus expansion

To help finance its 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020.

To help finance it's 10-year Capital Plan, the University raised $500 million in bonds in June 2020. Purchasers of these types of bonds generally include large institutionalized asset managers, insurance companies, and a significant minority consists of international buyers, according to Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of the University Jim Matteo.

NEWS | September 23

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U. admin talks anti-racism, COVID-19 at first fall CPUC meeting

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester. 

According to Provost Deborah Prentice, 30 University teams continue to plan and implement new strategies for the academic semester, ranging from online teaching innovations and research continuity to community support and campus operations. 

NEWS | September 22