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Princeton announces new Indigenous initiatives

Jessica Lambert ’22, co-president of Natives at Princeton, says that many of the initiatives announced have been a long time in the making, and that it was largely the work of student and faculty advocates that made them possible.

Jessica Lambert ’22, co-president of Natives at Princeton, says that many of the initiatives announced have been a long time in the making, and that it was largely the work of student and faculty advocates that made them possible.

NEWS | November 4

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Princeton, Yale, Penn student divestment advocates respond to formal divestment of majority of the Ivy League

Student leaders at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale — the three Ivy League institutions which have not divested — respond to the formal divestment of the majority of the Ivy League. 

Student leaders at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale — the three Ivy League institutions which have not divested — respond to the formal divestment of the majority of the Ivy League. 

NEWS | October 31

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Princeton revises winter break housing guidelines

In an Oct. 29 memo to students from Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, only students participating in the Continuous Housing program and select student athletes are allowed to remain on campus over Winter Break 2021.

In an Oct. 29 memo to students from Dean of the College Jill Dolan and Vice-President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, only students participating in the Continuous Housing program and select student athletes are allowed to remain on campus over Winter Break 2021.

NEWS | October 31

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Princeton’s endowment grows to $37.7B, with second-highest yearly returns in the Ivy League

The University’s endowment remains the third-largest in the Ivy League, with Harvard’s endowment rising 33.6 percent to $53.2 billion this year, and Yale’s rising 40.2 percent to $42.3 billion.

The University’s endowment remains the third-largest in the Ivy League, with Harvard’s endowment rising 33.6 percent to $53.2 billion this year, and Yale’s rising 40.2 percent to $42.3 billion.

NEWS | October 29

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Princeton to lift international travel restrictions for winter break

From Dec 6 to Jan 24, all restrictions on personal international travel will be lifted for undergraduate students. Further guidance on spring semester travel will be issued in late November and summer travel guidance will be issued in early March.

From Dec 6 to Jan 24, all restrictions on personal international travel will be lifted for undergraduate students. Further guidance on spring semester travel will be issued in late November and summer travel guidance will be issued in early March.

NEWS | October 27

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James Madison Program hosts geophysics professor Dorian Abbot after MIT cancels lecture

The event was hosted by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions after it was canceled by the MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Professor Robert P. George said the Madison program considers the disinvitation from MIT “to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech.”

The event was hosted by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions after it was canceled by the MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Professor Robert P. George said the Madison program considers the disinvitation from MIT “to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech.”

NEWS | October 26

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Amherst College ends legacy admissions policy, sparking conversation at elite institutions

“Now is the time to end this historic program that inadvertently limits educational opportunity by granting a preference to those whose parents are graduates of the College,” Amherst president Biddy Martin wrote in the statement announcing the decision.

“Now is the time to end this historic program that inadvertently limits educational opportunity by granting a preference to those whose parents are graduates of the College,” Amherst president Biddy Martin wrote in the statement announcing the decision.

NEWS | October 25

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Princeton inadvertently releases information on thousands of students, faculty, staff

Despite sharing information on employment status and COVID-19 testing status, the document did not reveal any vaccination data or COVID-19 test results.

Despite sharing information on employment status and COVID-19 testing status, the document did not reveal any vaccination data or COVID-19 test results.

NEWS | October 21

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COVID-19 risk status marked ‘Low,’ change to mask guidance possible

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard classified campus risk status for the virus as “Low.”  In an email sent Wednesday, University health officials noted that mask guidances may change in November if students remain “vigilant.”

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard classified campus risk status for the virus as “Low.”  In an email sent Wednesday, University health officials noted that mask guidances may change in November if students remain “vigilant.”

NEWS | October 14

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Princeton launches Venture Forward campaign

“Venture Forward captures our intention to move into a new day for Princeton,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss continued. “And, as a University community, to pursue truth, serve humanity, pioneer solutions, explore the unknown and advance knowledge to help create a better world that champions inclusion, the humanities, science, art, public policy, and technology.”

“Venture Forward captures our intention to move into a new day for Princeton,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss continued. “And, as a University community, to pursue truth, serve humanity, pioneer solutions, explore the unknown and advance knowledge to help create a better world that champions inclusion, the humanities, science, art, public policy, and technology.”

NEWS | October 7

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Eisgruber, other NJ college presidents urge Congress to double maximum Pell Grant

“Doubling the maximum Pell Grant will help more students from low- and middle-income families to get to and through college. That helps everyone: by cultivating talent from every sector of society, we make our state, and our country, stronger and better,” the letter states.

“Doubling the maximum Pell Grant will help more students from low- and middle-income families to get to and through college. That helps everyone: by cultivating talent from every sector of society, we make our state, and our country, stronger and better,” the letter states.

NEWS | September 28

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One COVID-19 disciplinary case adjudicated on campus, amid “very limited transmission”

When asked if a date has been set for the next update on masking requirements, Hotchkiss said in an email that “the current masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.”

When asked if a date has been set for the next update on masking requirements, Hotchkiss said in an email that “the current masking policy will remain in effect until further notice.” 

NEWS | September 23

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USG receives presentation on Princeton’s COVID-19 response

In the meeting, Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo presented to the Senate on the University’s recent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Senate unanimously approved six new U-Councilors.

In the meeting, Assistant VP for Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo presented to the Senate on the University’s recent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Senate unanimously approved five new U-Councilors.

NEWS | September 20

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Class of 2025 discusses systemic racism during orientation

The module centered around the To Be Known and Heard virtual gallery, which depicts vignettes of “Princeton’s long and complex relationship with racism” starting from the 18th century to modern time, according to the site. During the training session, RCAs led their first-years through explorations of the virtual gallery and discussions on how to navigate conversations around race and identity. 

The module centered around the To Be Known and Heard virtual gallery, which depicts vignettes of “Princeton’s long and complex relationship with racism” starting from the 18th century to modern time, according to the site. During the training session, RCAs led their first-years through explorations of the virtual gallery and discussions on how to navigate conversations around race and identity. 

NEWS | September 13

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Princeton to lead Northeast Innovation Hub with $15M NSF grant

Upon receipt of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton will lead a the NSF Innovation Corps Northeast Hub in collaboration with several other universities in order to better integrate research and the market in an inclusive way.

Upon receipt of a recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Princeton will lead a the NSF Innovation Corps Northeast Hub in collaboration with several other universities in order to better integrate research and the market in an inclusive way. 

NEWS | September 12