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Sarah Lee ’22 participated in the Vote100 campaign while still on campus, urging students to stop by and contact their representatives.
Karolen Eid / The Daily Princetonian

After helping Princetonians vote, Vote100 interns look ahead

Ever since COVID-19 sent most undergraduates home in early March, the student- and staff-led organization has expanded beyond straightforward get-out-the-vote marketing and has virtually helped thousands of students register to vote and stay informed about national and local elections.

Ever since COVID-19 sent most undergraduates home in early March, the student- and staff-led organization has expanded beyond straightforward get-out-the-vote marketing.

NEWS | December 6

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton establishes professorship of Indigenous Studies with $5 million gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines,” according to the announcement. 

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines” according to the announcement. 

NEWS | December 4

The entrance to McCosh Health Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Delivered meals, hybrid teaching, and quarantine policy in flux: Key takeaways from last night’s parent town hall

The University may alter aspects of the spring 2021 move-in and quarantine process, pending guidance from the New Jersey government. 

The University may be altering aspects of the spring 2021 move-in and initial quarantine process, awaiting guidance from the state after the CDC shortened the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days on Wednesday. Housing will push back its launch of a move-in sign-up site to bide time for a potential state policy shift.

NEWS | December 3

McCosh Health Center: Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Administrators discuss vaccine preparedness, socially-distant spring at USG town hall

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

NEWS | December 2

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton expects to keep student organization facilities closed throughout the spring

Though noting that prox access “is expected to remain inactive throughout the term,” the announcement left the door open for adjustment if public health guidelines permit.

Though noting that prox access “is expected to remain inactive throughout the term,” the announcement left the door open for adjustment if public health guidelines permit.

NEWS | December 2

SPIA Dean Cecilia Rouse. 
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Biden to nominate SPIA Dean Rouse as CEA chair

Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), will be named by President-elect Joe Biden as his pick for Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, The Wall Street Journal reported. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman of color to chair the Council.

Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), will be named by President-elect Joe Biden as his pick for Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, according to reporting from the Wall Street Journal. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman of color to chair the Council.

NEWS | November 29

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Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Sophomore sues Princeton for spring 2020 tuition refund

Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution is unfairly charging full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring. Tuition reimbursement lawsuits have now been filed against all eight Ivy League institutions.

Reid Zlotky ’23 is suing the University in federal court, arguing the institution is unfairly charging full tuition for virtual instruction in the spring. Tuition reimbursement lawsuits have now been filed against all eight Ivy League institutions.

NEWS | November 28

An artist rendering of The Hub
Courtesy the New Jersey Governor's Office

As The Hub’s first tenant, Princeton hopes to catalyze New Jersey’s tech industry

Rodney Priestley, Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, said the University is committed to nurturing New Jersey’s tech ecosystem.

At the online announcement of the partnership, Rodney Priestley, the Vice Dean of Innovation and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, expressed commitment to nurturing the New Jersey tech ecosystem through projects like The Hub and with the help of other research institutions in the state, including Rutgers University. 

NEWS | November 25

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

Faculty for ‘about 60 courses’ have expressed interest in hybrid teaching

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’

“So far, the Office of the Dean of the College has had inquiries from faculty for about 60 courses — including both undergraduate and graduate courses — who are interested in exploring hybrid elements in their teaching,” a University spokesperson told the ‘Prince’ this afternoon.

NEWS | November 25

Currie and Tom Barron ‘74, pictured at their home in Colorado.
Photo courtesy of Currie and Tom Barron via the Office of Communications

Barron '74 establishes Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

The University recently announced the establishment of the Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Biodiversity Research Challenge Fund to support environmental research on biodiversity. 

NEWS | November 25

Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to invite all undergraduates to campus this spring, with most instruction remaining online

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

NEWS | November 24

Novogratz Bridge Year participants in Indonesia.
Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

As students recount discrimination abroad, Bridge Year examines racial equity

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

In a year of reckoning on issues of equity, especially regarding race, a vibrant conversation has taken root in the Bridge Year community on how the program experience differs for students of various identities. With the program’s director expecting to craft an “action plan” by the end of the year, several students shared their experiences of discrimination with the ‘Prince.’ 

NEWS | November 20

Presidential candidates Allen Liu ’22 (top left) and Christian Potter ’22 (top right) and Vice President candidates Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 (bottom left) and Juan Nova ’23 (bottom right) will appear on the ballot alongside referenda involving voting and fossil fuels.
Design Credit: Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Liu, Potter run for USG president, appearing beside four contested races, two referenda on next week’s ballot

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

Allen Liu and Christian Potter, U-Council Chair and Academics Chair respectively, have begun campaigning for the position of USG President, with voting to begin next week. The ballot will also include contested races for Vice President, Sustainability Chair, Treasurer, and Class of 2024 Senator, in addition to referendum questions addressing class on Election Day and fossil fuel divestment.

NEWS | November 19

Dormitories on campus.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton alters emergency housing criteria amid concerns from LGBTQ+ students

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

The housing policy will now permit students who feel unsafe in their homes due to a social identity, such as their sexual orientation, to qualify for emergency housing.

NEWS | November 16

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Spanish and Portuguese Dept. cancels summer abroad programs, as IIP and PICS begin accepting applications

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

The Spanish and Portuguese department has canceled its summer abroad programs in Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, citing concerns surrounding international travel. PIIRS also plans to host its annual Global Seminars virtually. Meanwhile, the International Internship Program and the Princeton Internships in Civil Service program recently opened applications for in-person summer positions.

NEWS | November 11

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to pay fourth payment under settlement agreement to local lower-income homeowners

Homeowners who received a homestead benefit under the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act will receive aid payments. From this year’s payments, each eligible household will receive around $2,100, according to a statement from the University.

Homeowners who received a homestead benefit under the New Jersey Homestead Property Tax Credit Act will receive aid payments. From this year’s payments, each eligible household will receive around $2,100, according to a statement from the University.  

NEWS | November 10

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