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Anna Mazarakis

Letter from the Editor

When I introduced the 139th Managing Board of The Daily Princetonian in my first Letter from the Editor in February, I wrote that the new group of editors planned to work constructively with the Princeton community throughout our year at the helm of the paper.Throughout the course of this last semester, we have been hard at work in our newsroom producing content.

Letter from the Editor

Community is a big deal at Princeton. From the proud alumni who flock back to campus each June for Reunions to the thousands of enthusiastic students at athletic events, to the townies and tourists who stroll through campus and attend our events, Princeton is not complete without the community that surrounds it. Despite coming from around the world and having varied backgrounds and interests, we all contribute to our Princeton community, even if we do so in different ways.Princeton would not be what it is today without the numerous academics, activists, actors, artists and athletes. Among these roles is that of the archivist, which is whereThe Daily Princetonian comes in.

FDA awards Bexsero vaccine Breakthrough Therapy designation

Bexsero, the meningitis B vaccine created by Novartis that was offered to all undergraduate students over the course of the past four months, has received Breakthrough Therapy designation in the United States from the Food and Drug Administration. The drug received the new designation on Monday, which will allow for an expedited review, after an announcement last week that the company was filing an application for FDA review in hopes of obtaining a license. According to a press release on Novartis’ website, the Breakthrough Therapy designation “is intended to expedite the development and review of new medicines that treat serious or life-threatening conditions.” The FDA declined to comment and Novartis declined to be interviewed for this article. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which sponsored the emergency use authorization of the vaccine at the University, has not shared any of the data collected from the vaccine clinics with the FDA, CDC spokesperson Jason McDonald said. “What [the] CDC did during the vaccination clinics at Princeton was monitor for adverse events,” McDonald said.

Tips on marriage and aggressive husband hunting in "Marry Smart" by Patton '77

Women should work hard to find a husband, especially since they have a limited window in which they can have children, Susan Patton ’77 argues in her new book, “Marry Smart: Advice for Finding the One.” The book, set to be released next week, mostly rehashes the ideas expressed in a letterto the editor published by The Daily Princetonian last March.

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