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The safety of University drinking water has been called into question by a recent, arguably unsubstantiated, report.
Photo Credit: Hannah Wang / The Daily Princetonian

New Jersey American Water, U. professors dispute Environmental Working Group report on contaminants in Princeton water

At the University, drinking water quality is monitored by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines. The standards used by the Environmental Working Group raise some doubt from both EHS and other University professors.

NEWS | 11/25/2019

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Students protest against the University’s enforcement of Title IX regulations.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

U. releases Joint Committee and External Review reports on Title IX process

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the University released the report from the independent external review providing an analysis of and recommendations for the Title IX process and the report from the Joint Committee made up of members of the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the University Student Life Committee.

NEWS | 10/24/2019

A Certificate of Fire Inspection in Frist Campus Center, which expired in January 2018.
Photo Credit: Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

U. in process of replacing expired fire certificates with date-free signs, per agreement with town

At least 65 of the Certificates of Fire Inspection posted in buildings across campus have expired. These expired certificates, however, do not reflect the results of the most recent inspections and are currently being replaced by date-free signs in accordance with permission from the municipality.

NEWS | 10/24/2019

People hold signs denouncing Woodrow Wilson's white supremacy.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. community members protest at "Double Sights" dedication

As president of the University, Wilson falsely asserted that no black student had ever attended the institution and actively prevented black applicants from being accepted, writing: “It is altogether inadvisable for a colored man to enter Princeton.”  Over two hundred students, alumni, and faculty members gathered to protest at the dedication of the University’s new installation, “Double Sights,” which is meant to represent Woodrow Wilson’s complex legacy.

NEWS | 10/07/2019

Michele Minter and Walter Hood, on stage.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

U. inaugurates installation on Woodrow Wilson's legacy with discussion, dedication

“Double Sights” was commissioned after the Trustee Committee on Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy at Princeton released its recommendations in 2015. The University convened the committee after the Black Justice League (BJL) organized a series of protests, which culminated in a 33-hour occupation of Eisgruber’s office, in the fall of 2015.

NEWS | 10/06/2019

The exhibit “Gutenberg & After,” currently open at Firestone Library.
Photo Courtesy of Shelley Szwast / Princeton University Library

Gutenberg exhibition features some of the world’s earliest datable books

The University Library recently opened a new exhibition in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, titled “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450–1470.” Curated by Scheide Librarian Paul Needham and Curator of Rare Books Eric White, it is the first exhibition to focus on this early period of European printing, featuring loaned items from the United Kingdom never before seen in the United States and items from U.S. collections displayed outside their home libraries for the first time.

NEWS | 09/26/2019