“The announcement is a recognition that the endowment has an impact on the climate,” Divest Princeton’s Tom Taylor GS said. “It is a recognition of that really basic premise, that groups like us have been talking about for a really long time.”
Insurance coverage on the University’s Student Health Plan (SHP) has been increased due to COVID-19, expanding both in and out of network coverage, in addition to telemedicine. While students appreciate the change, they feel the University could be more clear regarding the changes and the new policies.
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.