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Princeton recommends some staff work remotely until Jan. 31 as cases rise among faculty and staff

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

NEWS | January 5

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Princeton postpones arrival date for Spring 2022, prohibits travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

Arrival to campus will be staggered between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23. From Jan. 8 to mid-February, students will be prohibited from traveling outside Mercer County and Plainsboro Township, unless under “extraordinary circumstances.” Wintersession 2022 will proceed with modifications.

Arrival to campus will be staggered between Jan. 14 and Jan. 23. From Jan. 8 to mid-February, students will be prohibited from traveling outside Mercer County and Plainsboro Township, unless under “extraordinary circumstances.” Wintersession 2022 will proceed with modifications.

NEWS | December 27

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COVID-19 cases rise on campus, as peer institutions announce Spring 2022 plans

“As peer institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford make decisions regarding the beginning of the spring semester, Princeton has yet to make any formal announcements about delaying the start of courses or making instruction remote.”

“As peer institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford make decisions regarding the beginning of the spring semester, Princeton has yet to make any formal announcements about delaying the start of courses or making instruction remote.” 

NEWS | December 23

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Princeton accepts early applicants to Class of 2026, withholds admissions statistics

“We believe this decision will help us keep students central to our work and tamp down the anxiety of applicants,” the University wrote in an online statement.

“We believe this decision will help us keep students central to our work and tamp down the anxiety of applicants,” the University wrote in an online statement.

NEWS | December 16

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Princeton moves finals online, mandates boosters for spring semester amid COVID-19 uptick

Dean Dolan cited this “rise in our case counts just registered yesterday” as a reason for the University to take new measures at this juncture so that students would not have to stay on campus into Winter Break if they test positive.

Dean Dolan cited this “rise in our case counts just registered yesterday” as a reason for the University to take new measures at this juncture so that students would not have to stay on campus into Winter Break if they test positive.

NEWS | December 14

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Gift from Princeton trustee Effron ’84 allows mass expansion of American Studies program

“The creation of this center strengthens Princeton’s voice in the global dialogue on the complex and diverse meanings of what it means to be America, and American,” Beliso-De Jesús said.

“The creation of this center strengthens Princeton’s voice in the global dialogue on the complex and diverse meanings of what it means to be America, and American,” Beliso-De Jesús said.

NEWS | December 2

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Princeton continues support of DACA in new federal filing

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Microsoft President and University Trustee Brad Smith ’81 encouraged the Department of Homeland Security take appropriate actions to strengthen DACA. 

University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Microsoft President and University Trustee Brad Smith ’81 encouraged the Department of Homeland Security take appropriate actions to strengthen DACA. 

NEWS | November 30

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Princeton increases testing frequency, limits social gatherings amid Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge

Masking guidelines will also remain in place for the remainder of the semester as campus cases increase risk status to “Moderate to High.” Students will be required to test as soon as they return to campus, and to submit two tests per week for the remainder of the semester.

Masking guidelines will also remain in place for the remainder of the semester as campus cases increase risk status to “Moderate to High.” Students will be required to test as soon as they return to campus, and to submit two tests per week for the remainder of the semester.

NEWS | November 27

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Princeton sees semester’s largest uptick in COVID cases as students depart for Thanksgiving

University-wide COVID-19 positive cases have spiked to their highest levels this semester, and multiple eating clubs reported COVID-positive attendees at events this past weekend, leading to concern among students leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

University-wide COVID-19 positive cases have spiked to their highest levels this semester, and multiple eating clubs reported COVID-positive attendees at events this past weekend, leading to concern among students leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

NEWS | November 23

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Wendy Kopp ’89, founder of Teach for America, named 2022 Baccalaureate speaker

After graduation, Kopp founded Teach For America, a non-profit organization that focuses on combating educational inequities. The idea came from her senior thesis, “A Plan and Argument for the Creation of a National Teacher Corps.”

After graduation, Kopp founded Teach For America, a non-profit organization that focuses on combating educational inequities. The idea came from her senior thesis, “A Plan and Argument for the Creation of a National Teacher Corps.”

NEWS | November 23

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Life after accusation: Inside Princeton's Honor Code

Every year, dozens of students come before the Honor Committee. In interviews with eight of the accused, we chronicle a story of spiraling mental health, institutionalized alienation, and renewed hopes for reform.

Every year, dozens of students come before the Honor Committee. In interviews with eight of the accused, we chronicle a story of spiraling mental health, institutionalized alienation, and renewed hopes for reform.

NEWS | November 18

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Princeton continues push to net-zero campus emissions by 2046

Amidst the backdrop of the University’s sprawling construction projects, the University is transitioning its energy systems to achieve a net-zero carbon emission campus by 2046. University staff and industry experts weighed in on how the plans will impact campus life and the energy industry as a whole. 

Amidst the backdrop of the University’s sprawling construction projects, the University is transitioning its energy systems to achieve a net-zero carbon emission campus by 2046. University staff and industry experts weighed in on how the plans will impact campus life and the energy industry as a whole. 

NEWS | November 18

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198 Princeton faculty sign letter criticizing Department of Justice's China Initiative

One hundred and ninety eight Princeton faculty sent an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General, claiming the China Initiative disproportionately targets researchers of Asian and Chinese descent, creating a hostile environment that hampers the recruitment of students and postdoctoral scholars.

One hundred and ninety eight Princeton faculty sent an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General, claiming the China Initiative disproportionately targets researchers of Asian and Chinese descent, creating a hostile environment that hampers the recruitment of students and postdoctoral scholars. 

NEWS | November 17

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Historic Toni Morrison exhibition scheduled to open at Princeton in spring 2023

In the view of Chair of the English Department Simon Gikandi, the exhibition is “groundbreaking.” It will mark the first time “we have a panoramic view of the many sides of Morrison as a writer, an artist, and a book editor who almost single handedly chaperoned the canon of Black letters that emerged in the post-civil rights period,” Gikandi wrote to the ‘Prince.’

In the view of Chair of the English Department Simon Gikandi, the exhibition is “groundbreaking.” It will mark the first time “we have a panoramic view of the many sides of Morrison as a writer, an artist, and a book editor who almost single handedly chaperoned the canon of Black letters that emerged in the post-civil rights period,” Gikandi wrote to the ‘Prince.’

NEWS | November 10

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CPUC discusses dissociation, COVID updates, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report

At the November Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting, administrators issued updates on the divestment process; COVID-19 cases; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

At the November Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting, administrators issued updates on the divestment process; COVID-19 cases; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

NEWS | November 9