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Monday, Feb 15, 2021

For centuries, mapmakers have agonized over how to accurately display our round planet on anything other than a globe. Now, a fundamental re-imagining of how maps can work has resulted in the most accurate flat map ever made, from a trio of map experts: J....

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

The recent killings of Black Americans have reignited calls for policing reform, including proposals to diversify police departments, which have historically been made up of primarily white, male officers. Yet, few studies have examined whether deploying minority and female officers actually changes police-civilian interactions or reduces...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

Princeton University seniors Paige Allen, Amy Jeon and James Packman have been named co-winners of the 2021 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. The University is looking into ways to celebrate the honorees as a community later in the semester.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

The University has launched a new Community Advocates Program (CAP) to promote wellbeing on campus and reinforce public health expectations for the spring semester. Community Advocates are stationed inside campus buildings and outdoors to remind students, faculty and staff about face coverings, physical distancing and other guidelines to limit...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

Wintertime outbreaks of COVID-19 have been largely driven by whether people adhere to control measures such as mask wearing and social distancing, according to a study published Feb. 8 in Nature Communications by Princeton University researchers.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber sent his annual State of the University letter to faculty, students and staff on Thursday, Feb. 4, reflecting on the role of the University in a time of crisis.


Friday, Jan 29, 2021

On April 1, as the pandemic threatened to overwhelm area hospitals, Andrew Leifer was looking for a way to help. The Princeton University physicist connected with doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia who were working to prevent a looming shortage in machines used to keep patients breathing...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

Twenty years ago, Princeton made history by becoming the first university in the country to remove loans from its financial aid packages. The decision enabled students to graduate debt-free and opened Princeton’s gates to talented young people who would previously have found the University unaffordable.

Friday, Jan 22, 2021

During the Fall 2020 school semester, students from Princeton University's Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), received hands-on experience working under three different local non-profit organizations. The course, run by psychology professor Dr. Casey Lew-Williams, gave students opportunities to apply their studies towards real-...

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

In March of 2020 Princeton University research laboratories were forced to shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this didn't stop faculty members from continuing their educational quests - a number of Princeton professors requested opportunities to use their knowledge, ideas and skills to assist in combating the pandemic.