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Princeton enters partnership with HBCUs, announces new research initiative

The University will partner with five HBCUs — Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore — to fund research projects in all disciplines that are led by researchers from the HBCUs working with Princeton faculty.

The University will partner with five HBCUs — Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore — to fund research projects in all disciplines that are led by researchers from the HBCUs working with Princeton faculty.


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Plastic bag ban begins as second phase of NJ legislation takes effect

According to a bill passed by Gov. Phil Murphy and other lawmakers last year, NJ retailers and food service businesses will no longer be permitted to use or distribute single-use plastic bags. The bill goes into effect on May 4.

According to a bill passed by Gov. Phil Murphy and other lawmakers last year, NJ retailers and and food service businesses will no longer be permitted to use or distribute single-use plastic bags. The bill goes into effect on May 4.


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GSRC’s PrideFest kickstarts celebrations for Princeton’s Pride Month

Princeton’s Gender + Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and Pride Alliance, alongside other student groups and resource centers, organized the University’s first ever PrideFest to kick off Pride Month, which Princeton celebrates throughout April.

Princeton’s Gender + Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and Pride Alliance, alongside other student groups and resource centers, organized the University’s first ever PrideFest to kick off Pride Month, which Princeton celebrates throughout April.


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Singer and actress Ali Stroker speaks on disability representation on Broadway at AccessAbility Center event

Stroker, who made history in 2019 as the first wheelchair user to be nominated for and win a Tony Award, presented “Turning Limitations into Opportunities,” an original show, and discussed her experience navigating the professional musical theater world as person with a disability.

Stroker, who made history in 2019 as the first wheelchair user to be nominated for and win a Tony Award, presented “Turning Limitations into Opportunities,” an original show, and discussed her experience navigating the professional musical theater world as person with a disability.


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Princeton inadvertently publishes, then retracts, shift in COVID-19 testing protocol from weekly to monthly

The inadvertent update had stated that testing for fully vaccinated individuals would be reduced to once per month. A University spokesperson stated that the University has not announced any changes to testing protocol at this point.

The inadvertent update had stated that testing for fully vaccinated individuals would be reduced to once per month. A University spokesperson stated that the University has not announced any changes to testing protocol at this point.


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Feb. 15, Feb. 21 mark two highest single-day COVID-19 case tolls among undergraduates at University

Feb. 15 marked the highest single-day spike among undergraduates this academic year, with 104 students testing positive for COVID-19.  

Feb. 15 marked the highest single-day spike among undergraduates this academic year, with 104 students testing positive for COVID-19.  


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All student employees receive 50 cent wage increase per NJ bill

University students with jobs in the lowest pay-bracket will receive a 50 cent hourly raise this semester from $12.50 to $13 following New Jersey legislation aimed at increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2024.

University students with jobs in the lowest pay-bracket will receive a 50 cent hourly raise this semester from $12.50 to $13 following New Jersey legislation aimed at increasing the minimum wage to $15 by 2024.


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Mask flushing in bathrooms a ‘critical issue’ on Princeton campus

In recent weeks, University facilities has seen many clogged toilets across campus dormitories, which mostly result from face masks being flushed down the toilets. This issue resulted in a Nov. 11 email being sent out to all students residing in on-campus dormitories addressing the correct procedure to dispose of face masks.

In recent weeks, University facilities has seen many clogged toilets across campus dormitories, which mostly result from face masks being flushed down the toilets. This issue resulted in a Nov. 11 email being sent out to all students residing in on-campus dormitories addressing the correct procedure to dispose of face masks.


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