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Princeton's transfer program establishes itself — and expands

With the reintroduction of the transfer program, the University has worked to accommodate transfer students’ different needs with orientation programs, a specialized writing seminar, and close work with the Princeton Transfer Association. 

With the reintroduction of the transfer program, the University has worked to accommodate transfer students’ different needs with orientation programs, a specialized writing seminar, and close work with the Princeton Transfer Association. 

NEWS | 03/02/2023

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Second annual DEI report reveals slew of new programs, minor increase in faculty diversity

The ‘Prince’ breaks down Princeton’s 2021-22 DEI report, which covered the areas of campus climate, academics, access and outreach, and demographic data. Racial diversity among students has largely remained constant, while Princeton’s faculty has become slightly more diverse.

The ‘Prince’ breaks down Princeton’s 2021-22 DEI report, which covered the areas of campus climate, academics, access and outreach, and demographic data. Racial diversity among students has largely remained constant, while Princeton’s faculty has become slightly more diverse. 

NEWS | 02/20/2023

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New USG treasurer promises more money spent on students in next year

At its Feb.13 meeting, the USG approved a $290,000 budget and Treasurer Walker Penfield ’25 explained that he plans to tap into additional reserve funds. The USG also approved the Ad Hoc Committees on Student Disciplinary Processes and Data Analysis.

At its Feb.13 meeting, the USG approved a $290,000 budget and Treasurer Walker Penfield ’25 explained that he plans to tap into additional reserve funds. The USG also approved the Ad Hoc Committees on Student Disciplinary Processes and Data Analysis.

NEWS | 02/13/2023

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Hecht lab proposes novel method of producing quantum dots

Frick’s Hecht laboratory reported a method of producing quantum dots — which are used in LED screens and solar panels — that requires lower temperatures and less toxic solvents than current processes. 

Frick’s Hecht laboratory reported a method of producing quantum dots — which are used in LED screens and solar panels — that requires lower temperatures and less toxic solvents than current processes. 

NEWS | 01/26/2023

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University declines to ban ChatGPT, releases faculty guidance for its usage

Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Dean of the Graduate School Rod Priestley released a memo to the University faculty offering guidance for regulating the usage of AI as educators question the effects of chatbots like ChatGPT on higher education.

Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Dean of the Graduate School Rod Priestley released a memo to the University faculty offering guidance for regulating the usage of AI as educators question the effects of chatbots like ChatGPT on higher education.

NEWS | 01/25/2023

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3 Princeton DEI staff members resign, alleging lack of support

Three Princeton staff members who were hired to conduct work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion have resigned within the past 15 months and allege a lack of support from the University, an investigation by the ‘Prince’ has found.

Three Princeton staff members who were hired to conduct work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion have resigned within the past 15 months and allege a lack of support from the University, an investigation by the ‘Prince’ has found.

NEWS | 12/21/2022

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University admits SCEA applicants, again refrains from releasing admissions statistics

The announcement comes following the University’s decision last spring to refrain from releasing applicant or accepted applicant statistics from the Class of 2026 and beyond. 

The announcement comes following the University’s decision last spring to refrain from releasing applicant or accepted applicant statistics from the Class of 2026 and beyond. 

NEWS | 12/18/2022

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Last CPUC meeting of 2022 previews annual DEI report

The Council of the Princeton University Committee (CPUC) met on Monday to discuss updates to campus sustainability, the DEI report, sexual climate, and the Middle States Accreditation. 

The Council of the Princeton University Committee (CPUC) met on Monday to discuss updates to campus sustainability, the DEI report, sexual climate, and the Middle States Accreditation. 

NEWS | 12/13/2022

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Princeton Theological Seminary community reflects on historic appointment of first Black president

“He understands, in a way that's really transformative, the role and place of theological education in our current moment,” Professor Eddie S. Glaude said of Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton's appointment as President of the Princeton Theological Seminary. 

“He understands, in a way that's really transformative, the role and place of theological education in our current moment,” Professor Eddie S. Glaude said of Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton's appointment as President of the Princeton Theological Seminary. 

NEWS | 12/07/2022

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‘It's life changing’: QuestBridge students match with Princeton

“I was so overwhelmed when I received my acceptance, I practically ran down the halls to tell all my teachers,” said Peyton McLaughlin ’27, a first-generation student from Philadelphia, Pa., who matched with Princeton through QuestBridge.

“I was so overwhelmed when I received my acceptance, I practically ran down the halls to tell all my teachers,” said Peyton McLaughlin ’27, a first-generation student from Philadelphia, Pa., who matched with Princeton through QuestBridge.

NEWS | 12/06/2022

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ACLU, SPIA host panel on clemency

A recent lecture held by the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) hosted Oregon Governor Kate Brown and prison reform advocate Michael Thompson; both were awarded the ACLU’s first ever Lewis Conway Jr. Leadership in Clemency Award for their work.

A recent lecture held by the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) hosted Oregon Governor Kate Brown and prison reform advocate Michael Thompson; both were awarded the ACLU’s first ever Lewis Conway Jr. Leadership in Clemency Award for their work.

NEWS | 12/06/2022

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Activist George M. Johnson discusses book, queer identity in World AIDS Day talk

George M. Johnson, author of “All Boys Aren't Blue,“ a New York Times bestseller, discussed growing up queer and Black, living with HIV, and vulnerability in the writing process at a World AIDS Day lecture on campus.

George M. Johnson, author of “All Boys Aren't Blue,“ a New York Times bestseller, discussed growing up queer and Black, living with HIV, and vulnerability in the writing process at a World AIDS Day lecture on campus.

NEWS | 12/04/2022

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Investigation into Misrach Ewunetie ’24's death continues

According to an email from the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office on Nov. 30, autopsy reports and ancillary studies in Ewunetie’s case are estimated to take 12–16 weeks.

According to an email from the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office on Nov. 30, autopsy reports and ancillary studies in Ewunetie’s case are estimated to take 12–16 weeks.

NEWS | 12/02/2022

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Alumni in Congress discuss importance of bipartisanship at SPIA

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi ’95 (D-Ill.) and Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) spoke at a recent event on the importance of bipartisanship in government, highlighting a 2018 education bill which they co-sponsored. 

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi ’95 (D-Ill.) and Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) spoke at a recent event on the importance of bipartisanship in government, highlighting a 2018 education bill which they co-sponsored. 

NEWS | 11/30/2022

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Students discuss heightened surveillance in feedback session with administrators

Students discussed a University proposal to increase security cameras on campus at a feedback session with public safety administrators held on Nov. 21 over Zoom. Some students expressed support for the measure, citing student safety, while others raised concerns about privacy. 

Students discussed a University proposal to increase security cameras on campus at a feedback session with public safety administrators held on Nov. 21 over Zoom. Some students expressed support for the measure, citing student safety, while others raised concerns about privacy. 

NEWS | 11/28/2022

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Princeton deploys first electric bus, plans to add more

The University will introduce a fleet of all-electric buses into service this week, as a part of the University’s goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2046. According to the director of the University’s Transportation and Parking Services, the new buses will be less noisy and offer a smoother ride than those currently in use.

The University will introduce a fleet of all-electric buses into service this week, as a part of the University’s goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2046. According to the director of the University’s Transportation and Parking Services, the new buses will be less noisy and offer a smoother ride than those currently in use.

NEWS | 11/27/2022