Although all non-essential on-campus research was suspended as of March 21, a limited number of approved, campus-based proposals related to COVID-19 will be permitted to join the few essential projects permitted to continue to operate.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 25, Forbes Director of Student Life Olivia Weiner emailed Main Inn residents that Bohren’s Moving Company would arrive “very early” the morning of March 27 to help them pack their belongings and move.
In two separate instances, one in-class and one in a Blackboard announcement, two faculty members canceled classes and claimed they received an order to self-isolate. Students in those classes have independently confirmed to The Daily Princetonian that these cancellations took place.
“We have been developing a new website to keep the University community informed on policies, guidance, and best practices to ensure everyone’s health and safety during this evolving situation,” University Deputy Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in a 1:08 a.m. statement to the ‘Prince.’ “Policy information under development was inadvertently made viewable to the public,” he added. “We will share any and all new policies and guidance as soon as they are finalized.”
The program would require students to complete one half-term course related to diversity and inclusion from a list pre-authorized by administrators. The proposal takes inspiration from the newly announced Culture and Difference distribution requirement for undergraduate students, which will commence with the Class of 2024 this fall.
“We strongly believe that this abhorrent omission fosters a non-inclusive and isolating environment on campus that makes me and many others feel out of place,” the digital petition reads. “It is ironic that the Center for ‘International’ Security Studies cannot accurately represent the global world and omits over 700 million people’s homes from their logo.”
“There’s a good chance that Woodrow Wilson is right now spinning in his grave like an Olympic figure skater as an award in his name is bestowed on the executive director of an organization literally established to oppose a xenophobic, anti-immigrant, flagrantly unconstitutional Palmer Raids that he oversaw and engineered,” said Romero.
According to Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss, the average number of candidates since YAT began keeping statistics is 25. Last year, 30 students ran for the position, which Varghese eventually attained.