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U., students respond to Trump plan to revoke certain Chinese students' visas

“This proclamation is extremely distressing for Chinese students who are afraid for their statuses and for what this proclamation may mean for their ability to study at Princeton,” wrote GSG President Karina Alventosa in a statement to The Daily Princetonian. “The restrictions would impact the incoming class as well as anyone who needs to renew their visa.”

Graduate students petition for unlimited sick leave, standardized policy

The petition outlines 16 demands, which seek to establish a “universal floor for all of the Princeton community members,” according to Hrishi Somayaji GS, one of the petition’s authors. Somayaji expressed hope that the University will standardize compensation and other policies across academic departments.

Petitions to revise midterms and prevent forced departures garner 5700+ signatures combined

The students pointed to the stress imposed by the COVID-19, or coronavirus disease, outbreak. Since Sunday night, when the University inadvertently leaked plans to move to online schooling after spring break, students, faculty, and staff have scrambled to make contingency plans. The University officially announced that plan on Monday, at the start of midterms week. 

Bat crashes microeconomics lecture in McCosh 50

Deputy University Spokesperson Mike Hotchkiss explained in a statement to The Daily Princetonian that the room was evacuated shortly after the bat sighting. A pest-control company arrived to find the bat gone, “likely through an open window.”