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Rachel Sturley


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Home for the holidays gone wrong: campus isolation over Thanksgiving break

Right before Thanksgiving break, the semester’s largest surge in COVID-19 cases on campus sent an unprecedented number of students into isolation for the holiday. Instead of packing up to travel home, these students — often experiencing symptoms of the virus — threw sweatpants, blankets, and medicine into bags before relocating to their University-allocated rooms in 1967 Hall.

Right before Thanksgiving break, the semester’s largest surge in COVID-19 cases on campus sent an unprecedented number of students into isolation for the holiday. Instead of packing up to travel home, these students — often experiencing symptoms of the virus — threw sweatpants, blankets, and medicine into bags before relocating to their University-allocated rooms in 1967 Hall.


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‘I don’t understand who they’re protecting here’: Princeton’s COVID-19 policy frustrated reporting of sexual misconduct allegations, say students

This past semester, one student’s experience shows how the University’s Social Contract, a series of coronavirus-related restrictions, hindered reporting of an alleged incident of sexual misconduct. While some peer institutions offered amnesty to victims, University policy did not offer such protections, despite warnings as early as summer 2020 from campus resources. This story illustrates the unintended — but not unanticipated — effects the policy had on students. “I just feel like the University did everything wrong,” one student told the ‘Prince.’


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Despite a pandemic, Princeton Birding Society spreads its wings

This Earth Day, the ‘Prince’ sat down with members of the Princeton Birding Society, a group of students dedicated to ornithological education, conservation efforts, and the practice of birding. “Birding is a really unique intersection of what some might see as a hobby that's actually fueling really important discoveries about bird ecology and evolution,” said Cassie Stoddard, faculty advisor to PBS.

This Earth Day, the ‘Prince’ sat down with members of the Princeton Birding Society, a group of students dedicated to ornithological education, conservation efforts, and the practice of birding. “Birding is a really unique intersection of what some might see as a hobby that's actually fueling really important discoveries about bird ecology and evolution,” said Cassie Stoddard, faculty advisor to PBS.


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‘Take it into my own hands’: Molecular biology graduate student develops COVID-19 vaccine

Antonia Foochi, a second year graduate student in the Department of Molecular Biology, developed a COVID-19 vaccine in the Lewis Thomas Laboratory over the summer. She spent the fall testing the vaccine on students in her MOL214 precept — to great success.


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Andlinger Center renews five-year partnership with ExxonMobil, faces backlash from Divest Princeton

In the announcement, Lynn Loo, Andlinger Center director and professor of engineering, called the renewed partnership a “win-win,” which helps the Center to “reduce emissions globally while improving access to energy around the world.” 


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