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Princeton files motion for dismissal of religious discrimination suit brought by ex-employee

The University filed a motion on Sept. 20 requesting that a religious discrimination lawsuit, brought forward by former University budget analyst Kate McKinley, be dismissed. The lawsuit, filed on Aug. 16, alleged that the University fired McKinley due to her religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine employee requirement and other pandemic protocols.

The University filed a motion on Sept. 20 requesting that a religious discrimination lawsuit, brought forward by former University budget analyst Kate McKinley, be dismissed.

NEWS | 09/27/2022

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University Provost Deborah A. Prentice nominated to lead University of Cambridge

Prentice, who has served as provost for the past five years and has been at the University for more than three decades, was nominated to the position of Vice-Chancellor at Cambridge, the equivalent to the presidency of an American university.

Prentice, who has served as provost for the past five years and has been at the University for more than three decades, was nominated to the position of Vice-Chancellor at Cambridge, the equivalent to the presidency of an American university.

NEWS | 09/26/2022

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Opening day delayed for Coffee Club’s second location at New College West

Coffee Club Executive Director Ava Vilensky ’23 told the ‘Prince’ that the opening is delayed “because we’re having some issues with the machinery in the shop and also the setup in terms of bar-flow.”

Coffee Club Executive Director Ava Vilensky ’23 told the ‘Prince’ that the opening is delayed “because we’re having some issues with the machinery in the shop and also the setup in terms of bar-flow.”

NEWS | 09/25/2022

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University considers piloting new upperclass dining program that could raise tuition, expand options

Under the current iteration of one proposal, students would have five swipes per week to use in any dining institution on campus — including dining halls, co-ops, and eating clubs — in addition to the meal plans they might already have at any of those institutions. 

Under the current iteration of one proposal, students would have five swipes per week to use in any dining institution on campus — including dining halls, co-ops, and eating clubs — in addition to the meal plans they might already have at any of those institutions. 

NEWS | 09/22/2022

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CPUC discusses ongoing construction, mental health in first meeting of the fall

University officials answered questions regarding concerns about navigating campus amid extensive construction, and both administrators and University Student Government representatives discussed USG’s new mental health report. 

University officials answered questions regarding concerns about navigating campus amid extensive construction, and both administrators and University Student Government representatives discussed USG’s new mental health report. 

NEWS | 09/19/2022

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Witherspoon St. construction to finish by late fall, town council members say

Assistant Municipal Engineer Jim Purcell and several town councilmembers provided updates on the ongoing construction projects in Princeton, including work on Witherspoon Street and the Graduate Hotel.

Assistant Municipal Engineer Jim Purcell and several town councilmembers provided updates on the ongoing construction projects in Princeton, including work on Witherspoon Street and the Graduate Hotel.

NEWS | 09/14/2022

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Campus community reacts to Princeton’s decision to expand financial aid

Scholars Institute Fellows Program’s (SIFP) Associate Director for Programs for Access and Inclusion Ashlee Shaw and students offered their reactions to the recent expansion of the University’s financial aid program.

Scholars Institute Fellows Program’s (SIFP) Associate Director for Programs for Access and Inclusion Ashlee Shaw and students offered their reactions to the recent expansion of the University’s financial aid program.

NEWS | 09/11/2022

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New University orientation event on free speech garners mixed reaction among first-years

During first-year orientation, the University required members of the Class of 2026 to attend a new event on free speech. Following the event, the ‘Prince’ spoke to students about their reactions to the addresses. 

During first-year orientation, the University required members of the Class of 2026 to attend a new event on free speech. Following the event, the ‘Prince’ spoke to students about their reactions to the addresses. 

NEWS | 09/08/2022

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Princeton to eliminate student contribution, cover entire cost for families making up to $100K

Beginning in Fall 2023, most families making up to $100,000 will pay nothing for students to attend. Additionally, the student contribution requirement of financial aid packages will be eliminated.

Beginning in Fall 2023, most families making up to $100,000 will pay nothing for students to attend. Additionally, the student contribution requirement of financial aid packages will be eliminated.

NEWS | 09/08/2022

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Former Princeton employee files religious discrimination lawsuit against University for COVID-19 policies

University Spokesperson Ayana Okoya said that the University “handled this former employee’s accommodation request fairly” and “in accordance with the applicable laws and internal policies.” 

University Spokesperson Ayana Okoya said that the University “handled this former employee’s accommodation request fairly” and “in accordance with the applicable laws and internal policies.” 

NEWS | 09/07/2022

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UHS releases statement on monkeypox detailing isolation, treatment guidelines ahead of fall

The email, detailing exposure, testing, and isolation protocols, as well as treatment options, marks the University’s first public acknowledgment of the virus.

The email, detailing exposure, testing, and isolation protocols, as well as treatment options, marks the University’s first public acknowledgment of the virus.

NEWS | 08/12/2022

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University joins amicus brief to uphold race and ethnicity in admissions policies

The University’s Office of the General Counsel spearheaded the effort to join the amicus brief, with support from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other senior University leaders, according to Vice President and General Counsel Ramona E. Romero. 

The University’s Office of the General Counsel spearheaded the effort to join the amicus brief, with support from President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and other senior University leaders, according to Vice President and General Counsel Ramona E. Romero. 

NEWS | 08/02/2022