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Front profile from the left of Nassau Hall’s front facade. Tan, stone building covered by green ivy, with a clock and bell tower above and an American flag. The building is surrounded by trees, predominately on the left of the image.

Princeton sues Department of Education, alleging noncompliance with records request

The lawsuit is a new development in an ongoing dispute between the DoE and the University that concerns a Title VI investigation which started in September 2020 and ended in January 2021.

The lawsuit is a new development in an ongoing dispute between the DoE and the University that concerns a Title VI investigation that started in September 2020 and ended in January 2021.


VP Catalano under fire: Calls for GSG resignation grow amid union backing controversy

At a special meeting held by the Graduate Student Government on May 21, GSG Vice President Christopher Catalano was heavily criticized for sending an unauthorized email supporting unionization to the gsg-global listserv. Several students called for his resignation. 

At a special meeting held by the Graduate Student Government on May 21, GSG Vice President Christopher Catalano was heavily criticized for sending an unauthorized email supporting unionization to the gsg-global listserv. Several students called for his resignation.


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‘Black Princeton’ group chat deleted following viral leak

Abigail Anthony ’23, a reporter for the conservative news outlet, The National Review, posted screenshots of messages from the “Black Princeton” GroupMe chat on X. Hours later, the group chat — once a virtual hub for Princeton’s Black community — was deleted.

Abigail Anthony ’23, a reporter for the conservative news outlet, The National Review, posted screenshots of messages from the “Black Princeton” GroupMe chat on X. Hours later, the group chat — once a virtual hub for Princeton’s Black community — was deleted.


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USG releases statement on free speech, does not explicitly condemn student arrests following botched Senate vote

Following a rushed special meeting on Sunday, April 28, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate published a statement around 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29 calling on the University to “publicly reaffirm the right to speak and peaceably assemble” and “commit to suspending neither student groups nor individuals without meaningful due process.”

Following a rushed special meeting on Sunday, April 28, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate published a statement around 2 p.m. on Monday, April 29 calling on the University to “publicly reaffirm the right to speak and peaceably assemble” and “commit to suspending neither student groups nor individuals without meaningful due process.”


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USG holds eleventh-hour emergency meeting, statement on Lawnparties to come

With day four of the sit-in beginning, USG had yet to officially gather to discuss the demonstration. The ‘Prince’ spoke to non-voting attendees and USG Senate members, some of whom expressed frustration at the lack of action, and others who chalked the night’s events up to the execution of procedure.

With day four of the sit-in beginning, USG had yet to officially gather to discuss the demonstration. The ‘Prince’ spoke to non-voting attendees and USG Senate members, some of whom expressed frustration at the lack of action, and others who chalked the night’s events up to the execution of procedure.


Students sit on lawn with picnic blankets and Palestinian red, green, white, and black flags. They lie in from of a Tudor Gothic building.

Faculty, students, and community members speak out in support for two arrested grad students

145 faculty and postdoctoral researchers sent a letter to top University administrators, calling for “the immediate and full reinstatement” of Achinthya Sivalingam GS and Hassan Sayed GS, the two graduate students arrested early Thursday morning at the beginning of the Gaza solidarity sit-in.

145 faculty and postdoctoral researchers sent a letter to top University administrators, calling for “the immediate and full reinstatement” of Achinthya Sivalingam GS and Hassan Sayed GS, the two graduate students arrested early Thursday morning at the beginning of the Gaza solidarity sit-in.


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More to medicine than science: The Compassionate Medicine Fellowship combines the humanities and sciences

Established in 2022, the Compassionate Medicine Fellowship brings together and supports Princeton pre-med students dedicated to practicing medicine through a compassionate lens. The ‘Prince’ sat down with members and organizers, past and present, to talk about the origins and goals of the fellowship.

Established in 2022, the Compassionate Medicine Fellowship brings together and supports Princeton pre-med students dedicated to practicing medicine through a compassionate lens. The ‘Prince’ sat down with members and organizers, past and present, to talk about the origins and goals of the fellowship.


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