News for Neighbors

When the University is developing programs that may have an impact on the surrounding area, it strives to include the community in an open, engaged way. The community can follow some projects, such as the updating of the campus plan and the creation of a new arts and transit neighborhood, on related websites, while also checking the University websites below for news and information on other matters.

Recent News

Matthew Desmond’s Princeton course ‘Poverty in America’ field-tests promising solutions in collaboration with community partners
April 22, 2024

“Why is there so much poverty in America, and what can we do about?”

Last spring, Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” retooled a large lecture course he had been teaching, to coincide with the publication of his latest book, “Poverty, by America.” The new seminar was capped at 15 students. Desmond’s goal: Have students tackle questions about American poverty head-on from multiple angles — and field-test real solutions with community partner organizations. He’s teaching it again this semester.

NJ AI summit spotlights an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ to lead in AI technology and its responsible development
April 15, 2024

The New Jersey AI Summit brought together 600 leaders from academia, business and government at Princeton University on April 11 to explore the rapidly evolving possibilities and challenges of artificial intelligence and to begin charting a course for New Jersey’s role in the future of AI.

The event featured rapid-fire presentations…

Campus Dining Chef honored for work with local schools
April 12, 2024

The Office of Community and Regional Affairs and Campus Dining recognized Chef Michael Gattis for his work with the Garden State on Your Plate program. With the help of volunteers like Chef Gattis, Garden State on Your Plate empowers local school children to make healthy choices by hosting tastings of fresh, in-season produce like collard…

By the numbers: University raises funds for United Way
March 27, 2024

With the help of a dedicated group of departmental volunteers from across campus and at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), the campus community raised $98,432.38 during the 2023 United Way Campaign. Proceeds support the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s education, financial stability, food insecurity and health programs.

Princeton sets 70% financial aid and 22% Pell enrollment goals
March 26, 2024

Princeton University’s Board of Trustees this month set aggressive new enrollment goals for low- and middle-income students, following months of deliberation by an ad hoc committee established to…

Young Women’s STEM Conference Features Experiments, Networking, and Lots of Fun
March 20, 2024

Nearly 900 aspiring scientists gathered at the Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University on March 15 for the Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

Hands-on activities, small group presentations,…

Annual clothing drive supports community members entering workforce
March 8, 2024

Princeton University faculty and staff helped community members entering or re-entering the workforce through the annual business attire clothing drive.

Each spring semester the Office of Community and Regional Affairs offers faculty and staff the opportunity to donate gently used business attire at several collection sites on campus…

Eisgruber, municipal officials discuss University support of shared community interests
March 1, 2024

President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Princeton municipal officials reaffirmed shared interests — from college access and socioeconomic diversity to sustainability and mass transit — during their annual meeting on Monday, Feb. 26.

“The town is such an important partner to us,” Eisgruber said during the meeting with Princeton Mayor…

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North is Washington, D.C., bound after winning New Jersey Regional Science Bowl high school contest
Feb. 28, 2024

Princeton Charter School wins middle school contest to go to the National Science Bowl® for the sixth time