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Only human: Reflections from a pre-med in a pandemic

“When I tell people that I want to be a doctor, most of the responses I get focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of the job. I’m keenly aware of the fact that I’m viewed as one of those pillars of science and logic — someone who is simply providing the next diagnosis, seeing the next patient, filling out the next chart. But as I’ve learned from this pandemic, it is the resilience, dedication, and paramount concern for the greater good that keeps that pillar standing strong.” 

“When I tell people that I want to be a doctor, most of the responses I get focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of the job. I’m keenly aware of the fact that I’m viewed as one of those pillars of science and logic — someone who is simply providing the next diagnosis, seeing the next patient, filling out the next chart. But as I’ve learned from this pandemic, it is the resilience, dedication, and paramount concern for the greater good that keeps that pillar standing strong.” 


Jadwin Gymnasium.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton clinic begins booster shot administration

“It’s important for students who might qualify under the current conditions for the booster to consult with their doctors. But if someone decides to get the booster, I think the University clinic is a great place to get it,” Naomi Hess ’22 said.

“It’s important for students who might qualify under the current conditions for the booster to consult with their doctors. But if someone decides to get the booster, I think the University clinic is a great place to get it,” Naomi Hess ’22 said.


The entrance to McCosh Health Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton implements universal indoor mask mandate

Masks will now be required for all students, regardless of vaccination status, unless individuals are working alone, in their own dorm room or suite, or actively eating or drinking.

Masks will now be required for all students, regardless of vaccination status, unless individuals are working alone, in their own dorm room or suite, or actively eating or drinking.


Marcia Brown / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to ‘encourage’ mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals, stops short of mask mandate

Given new CDC guidance around indoor masking due to the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks indoors on campus. This rule will likely only impact a small portion of the population, with over 90 percent of employees and around 90 percent of students already having verified that they are vaccinated. 

Given new CDC guidance around indoor masking due to the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks indoors on campus. This rule will likely only impact a small portion of the population, with over 90 percent of employees and around 90 percent of students already having verified that they are vaccinated. 


Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton revises fall travel guidelines, permits 'feasible' domestic travel for undergraduates

Domestic travel will be permitted for undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the new guidelines taking effect on Aug. 23. However, University-sanctioned international travel remains suspended for undergraduates, with one exception for those traveling to approved Study Abroad programs.

Domestic travel will be permitted for undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the new guidelines taking effect on Aug. 23. However, University-sanctioned international travel remains suspended for undergraduates, with one exception for those traveling to approved Study Abroad programs. 


The entrance to Frist Campus Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton revises guidelines for fall, eliminates masking and social distancing requirements

The University will return to mostly normal operations in the upcoming fall semester, including the elimination of the indoor and outdoor masking and social distancing requirements. Eating clubs will reopen, and in-person student activities will resume.

The University will return to mostly normal operations in the upcoming fall semester, including the elimination of the indoor and outdoor masking and social distancing requirements. Eating clubs will reopen, and in-person student activities will resume.


Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

All Princeton employees must be vaccinated for fall semester

As of a June 8 announcement, all University employees will be required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, guidelines for the summer and fall pertaining to face coverings, in-person gatherings, testing, and social distancing have been updated.

As of a June 8 announcement, all University employees will be required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Additionally, guidelines for the summer and fall pertaining to face coverings, in-person gatherings, testing, and social distancing have been updated.


Divest Princeton holds a rally in April 2021.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to divest from some sectors of the fossil fuel industry

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.

The University Board of Trustees has announced that Princeton will divest and disassociate from the thermal coal and tar sands segments of the fossil fuel industry, as well as companies currently involved in climate disinformation. The University will also work towards making its $26.6 billion endowment carbon neutral.


Morgan Smith ’21
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Morgan Smith ’21 elected Young Alumni Trustee

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.

At Princeton, Smith concentrated in the School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to serving as president of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, she was a member of Black Arts Company, a cohort leader for Vote100, and a barista for the Coffee Club.


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