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Left: a view of the at-home desk of Masha (Maria) Khartchenko ’24.
Top and bottom right: a view of the at-home study spaces of Mollika Singh ’24.
Courtesy of Masha Khartchenko ’24 and Mollika Singh ’24

When residential life returned, some students didn’t

With the start of the spring semester, students flocked to a socially distanced campus in droves. Roughly a quarter of enrolled students chose not to. The Daily Princetonian sat down with a few of these students to talk about their experiences living off-campus and what motivated them to not return.

With the start of the spring semester, many students flocked to a socially distanced campus in droves, willing to undergo the arrival quarantine, adhere to social-distancing requirements, and rejoin the on-campus community. Roughly a quarter of enrolled students chose not to. The Daily Princetonian sat down with a few of these students to talk about their experiences living off-campus and what motivated them to not return.


Self-crowned ‘Tiger King’ Eisgruber goes public with his love for Carole Baskin

President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 has changed his official title to “Tiger King Eisgruber” amid an ongoing love affair with famed big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, Carole Baskin. “What can I say? The two of us really hit it off,” Eisgruber said in an interview over Zoom, “and we’ve been emailing ever since.”


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