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The four officers of Natives at Princeton.
Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

Last month, Native students at Princeton embraced activism. Now, they’re looking ahead.

Natives at Princeton, a group of students striving for cultural understanding and community building for Native undergraduates, designated November as Native American Activism Month. They describe their activism, the Native student experience at Princeton and its challenges, and their hopes for the future.


Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton establishes professorship of Indigenous Studies with $5 million gift from Wendy and Eric Schmidt ’76

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines,” according to the announcement. 

The new professorship, titled the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Professor of Indigenous Studies, will “catalyze and unite conversations on indigeneity across disciplines” according to the announcement. 


Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to invite all undergraduates to campus this spring, with most instruction remaining online

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus

Most instruction will remain online, and classes with an in-person component will be offered in a “hybrid” format to accommodate students studying remotely. All graduate students will again be invited to campus


Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

Ressa ’86 discusses ‘cyber libel’ conviction at Press Freedom Defense Fund event

“I think what we’re seeing is death by a thousand cuts,” Ressa said. “You don’t quite realize how much you lose with each cut and you bleed out.”

The event, titled “It Won’t Stop with Me: Why the Current State of Press Freedom Should Alarm the World,” also featured NPR News Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept Betsy Reed, and Director of PFDF Jim Risen.


Sam Kagan / Daily Princetonian

USG responds to backlash over Lawnparties

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres ’21 sent an email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding. Not all students are satisfied.

In response to backlash over the news that USG is spending $80,000 on virtual Lawnparties, USG Social Chair Sophie Torres sent a follow-up email to undergraduates on Sept. 11, detailing USG’s reasons for holding Lawnparties, as well as the source of the funding.


A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.


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