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Prof. Robert George’s views on gender come under fire after controversial Twitter poll

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 


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‘Community Walk’ program to patrol neighborhoods with off-campus students, Calhoun tells Princeton Council

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.


A photograph of the ongoing construction of two new residential colleges, presented during the Dec. 14 CPUC meeting by University Architect Ron McCoy.

Here’s what happened at the last CPUC meeting of 2020

At the final CPUC meeting of the calendar year, administrators also touched on spring 2021 planning and COVID-19 testing, and attendees heard updates on ongoing efforts to address systemic racism, campus construction, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture, and Conduct.

At the final CPUC meeting of the calendar year, administrators also touched on spring 2021 planning and COVID-19 testing, and attendees heard updates on ongoing efforts to address systemic racism, campus construction, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Climate, Culture, and Conduct.


Photo Credit: Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton shortens quarantine duration, launches move-in website

Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. In accordance with those guidelines, students who receive negative COVID-19 test results and report no symptoms may only need to quarantine for seven days, rather than 14.

Spring move-in will take place throughout the third week of January for undergraduates, a substantial shift in the timeline following altered quarantine guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of New Jersey. In accordance with those guidelines, students who receive negative COVID-19 test results and report no symptoms may only need to quarantine for seven days, rather than 14.


Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton expects to keep student organization facilities closed throughout the spring

Though noting that prox access “is expected to remain inactive throughout the term,” the announcement left the door open for adjustment if public health guidelines permit.

Though noting that prox access “is expected to remain inactive throughout the term,” the announcement left the door open for adjustment if public health guidelines permit.


Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Class years call for ‘unity’ after lobbying to keep each other off campus

Despite previously petitioning to keep each other off campus, first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are calling for “unity” in light of the University’s announcement that all students will be invited back this spring.

Despite previously petitioning to keep each other off campus, first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are calling for “unity” in light of the University’s announcement that all students will be invited back this spring.


Derulo dancing on mute in his kitchen, a few feet from what looked to be $80k in cash
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

‘Jason, you’re muted’: Lawnparties plagued by technical difficulties

Despite a flood of messages in the chat, Derulo was unaware that his microphone was off throughout the entirety of the concert. The USG Social Committee also received criticism for keeping Vote100 fellow Joe Shipley’s ’22 video pinned throughout the entire event.

Despite a flood of messages in the chat, Derulo was unaware that his microphone was off throughout the entirety of the concert. The USG Social Committee also received criticism for keeping Vote100 fellow Joe Shipley’s ’22 video pinned throughout the entire event.


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


USG Presidential candidates discuss key issues before voting begins

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year.

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year.


Under current University guidelines, McCosh 50 will be able to accommodate no more than 42 occupants at one time.
Photo Credit: Lazarena Lazarova ’21  

Princeton to support hybrid teaching this spring, Dolan tells faculty

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.

The current guidelines for hybrid instruction, which are subject to change, allow for some students to sit physically in classrooms, with others joining live instruction via Zoom.


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USG Presidential candidates discuss key issues before voting begins

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year. Interviews by Caitlin Limestahl '23 and Zachary Shevin '22 and editing by Uanne Chang '24

NEWS | 02/28/2021

When Princeton Stopped: 50 years on from the Strike of 1970

Fifty years ago, on April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon made an announcement. As the United States invaded Cambodia in a shocking continuation of the Vietnam War, Princeton University found itself amid a surge of anger, despair, and passion from a young generation looking for change. It's a situation mirrored beautifully in the present day, as the nation grapples with the effects of both a pandemic and generations of systemic racism. Hear about the University Strike of May 1970 and the era that it embodied so well from the people in the middle of it all in this exclusive Princetonian documentary. Produced and narrated by Mark Dodici '22. Interviews by James Anderson '23, Ergene Kim '23, Zachary Shevin '22, and Dodici. On-campus videos by JJ Lopez Haddad '22 www.dailyprincetonian.com

NEWS | 02/28/2021

Spirit of Princeton Award winners reflect on their college experiences

Princeton recognizes a number of undergraduate students who make significant impacts on campus life each year with the Spirit of Princeton Award. This year, seniors Bobo Stankovikj, Caleb Visser, Jackson Artis, Jacob Berman, Jonathan Haynes, Meghan Slattery, Sirad Hassan, Tabitha Belshee, and Toni Xu and junior Kelton Chastulik were named recipients. We asked the winners to reflect on their four (or three) years on campus. The winners spoke about their favorite campus organizations (0:22) and Princeton classes (3:13), offered advise to their freshman selves (2:22), and reflected on finishing the school year remotely (5:07). They also discussed what they admire about the other winners (6:14) and explained what they believe the "Spirit of Princeton" really is (7:20). Video by Zachary Shevin ’22 Photos by Mark Dodici ’22 Thumbnail designed by Dodici from illustration courtesy of ODUS. Music by Bensound.com Berman and Visser did not offer comment for this video. www.dailyprincetonian.com

NEWS | 02/28/2021

Princeton students across the globe discuss COVID-19 and Reopening

Different states, cities, and countries have begun to lift certain restrictions implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Daily Princetonian caught up with five Princeton students spread across the world to discuss how they and their hometowns have been impacted by COVID-19 and what they think of their governments' attempts to reopen. Pooja Parmar ’22, Andres Larrieu ’22, Astrid Wang ’22, Mohammed Elzubeir ’22, and Gab Montefalcone ’20 speak about what life is like in Georgia (USA), Mexico, South Korea, South Africa, and Italy respectively. Produced by Zachary Shevin ’22, Sam Kagan ’23, and Mark Dodici ’22 www.dailyprincetonian.com

NEWS | 02/28/2021

Dean Cecilia Rouse discusses the policy response to COVID-19

Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors discusses the role of government in the COVID-19 response (1:53), anti-stay at home order protests (3:58), and the relationship between the private and public sectors when it comes to healthcare (11:23). She also touches on how the pandemic will impact graduating students' job prospects (12:38) and the uncertainty of the what will happen with the fall semester (14:58). Video by Zachary Shevin ’22 www.dailyprincetonian.com

NEWS | 02/28/2021

BREAKING | Princeton U. is sending all students home — rapid reactions from Frist Campus Center

In light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, Princeton University has asked all students to leave campus by March 19 for the rest of the semester. This is a step up from the announcement Monday that all classes would move online following next week's spring break, a statement which recommended (but did not demand) students stay home until at least April 5. Video by Mark Dodici '22 and Zachary Shevin '22. www.dailyprincetonian.com

NEWS | 02/28/2021

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