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Courtesy of Kwanza Jones ’93 and José Feliciano ’94

Jones ’93, Feliciano ’94 make U. history with $20M donation

For Jones and Feliciano, their gift is about making clear to students and alumni that “Princeton is a place for all of us.”

For Jones and Feliciano, the gift was sparked by a change they saw in the University’s culture of inclusivity. “As we saw the University embrace the whole alumni body, we felt more enthused and excited about reciprocating,” Feliciano explained.

NEWS | September 21

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U. issues ‘All Clear’ following bomb threat on Nassau Hall, Firestone Library, Chapel, and Art Museum

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

The Department of Public Safety issued evacuation orders this morning after a bomb threat was received for Firestone Library, the University Art Museum, the University Chapel, and Nassau Hall.

NEWS | September 19

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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Department of Education to investigate University following Eisgruber’s letter on racism

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

In a message to Eisgruber on Wednesday, Assistant Secretary in the Office of Postsecondary Education Robert King wrote that the University president “admitted Princeton’s educational program is and for decades has been racist” in his early-September message — prompting concerns that the University has been violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act for decades. 

NEWS | September 17

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. ranked No. 1 American university by U.S. News for 10th consecutive year

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

While maintaining the title of “Best National University,“ the University lost its top spot in rankings of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and “Best Value Schools.”

NEWS | September 14

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

President Eisgruber releases initial priorities for response to systemic racism, student activists call for more specifics

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

University priorities include the diversification of faculty and staff, new anti-racist training, and the increasing access to educational resources for marginalized communities. 

NEWS | September 3

Courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Princeton University Office of Communications

Four of 4,477 tests come back positive in U.’s first week of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which currently takes place at the University stadium concourse near Powers Field.

The University is requiring all community members physically on campus for at least eight hours weekly to participate on-campus testing, which takes place at the University Stadium Concourse near Powers Field.

NEWS | September 3

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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

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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.
“Harvard University Widener Library” by Joseph Williams / CC BY 2.0

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