ELE professor ‘overstated the situation’ when telling students that ‘all teaching will be online’ out of ‘enthusiasm to improve’ instruction
“The state of the fall semester will be announced by President Eisgruber in early July, but for sure all teaching will be on-line as it was in the latter part of the spring,” Sturm wrote to students.
The Office of International Programs (OIP), University Global Safety and Security Unit, and off-campus partners came to the decision based on the “health and safety concerns, evolving travel restrictions, and a lack of clarity surrounding logistical, immigration, and security matters,” according to an OIP statement on June 1.
“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.”
PGSU circulated a petition earlier this month calling on the University to lengthen all graduate student fellowships, benefits, enrollment statuses, time-to-degree deadlines, and international student support by a year.
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.
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.
A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. on Feb. 20 contends that the University backed out of a deal to purchase 17 works for the art museum, due to ‘“concerns’ over the authenticity of seven of the objects.”
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.”
Parikh plans to work with CPS to expand resources, foster survivor-centered community for victims of sexual misconduct, ensure more wheelchair accessibility, integrate sustainability into the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE), and make USG support more available to student entrepreneurs and activists.
Internal memos leaked to the Daily Princetonian reveal the top contenders in Charter’s redesign plan.