News & Features

A selection of items about diversity and inclusion at Princeton and around higher education.

Policies & Initiatives

Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In response to President Eisgruber's statement on racial injustice and diversity delivered at the December 8 CPUC meeting, the Executive Committee has created the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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President Eisgruber issues statement on racial injustice and campus diversity

President Christopher L. Eisgruber issued a statement on racial injustice and campus diversity Monday, Dec. 8, during a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

Having a diversity of perspectives is crucial for excelling in our mission of teaching and research.

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Members appointed to new advisory committee on sexual misconduct

Princeton University faculty, staff and students have been appointed to the new Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct and the group expects to hold its first meeting sometime in November.

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Princeton launches new initiatives to increase socioeconomic diversity

Princeton has launched two new initiatives that aim to further increase the socioeconomic diversity of its student body and of students who major in fields related to science and technology.

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Princeton launches website for strategic planning

Princeton University has created a website that will serve as a source of information about the University's strategic planning process that President Christopher L. Eisgruber announced earlier this year.

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New program helps first-generation students succeed

Bob Peck was the first member of his family to go to college, and the Princeton alumnus is funding a new initiative that offers extra academic opportunities and support to students with similar backgrounds.

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Eisgruber, trustees approve strategy to increase diversity

The Board of Trustees and President Christopher L. Eisgruber have unanimously endorsed a report by a special trustee committee that recommends a comprehensive strategy to increase the diversity and inclusivity of the Princeton University community.

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Regan Crotty named Title IX administrator

Regan Crotty, director of student life at Wilson College at Princeton, has been appointed to the new position of Title IX administrator at the University.

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Glaude elected vice president of American Academy of Religion

Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African American Studies, has been elected as vice president of the American Academy of Religion.

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Romero named general counsel

Ramona Romero, a lawyer who has held senior positions in government and the private sector and who has been general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2011, will become general counsel at Princeton University effective Dec. 1.

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Toni Morrison papers to reside at Princeton

The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collections of Princeton University, where the renowned author served on the faculty for 17 years. 

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Deborah Prentice selected as dean of the faculty

Deborah Prentice, Princeton's Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and chair of the Department of Psychology, became dean of the faculty on July 1.

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Students engage in public service during fall 'breakouts'

Ninety-one students participated in seven Breakout Princeton trips this fall, exploring social issues in towns and cities across the United States.

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Compassion, service, joy: The Dalai Lama visits Princeton

With wisdom, honesty and humor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama urged young people to take action to make the world more peaceful through compassion and service during a visit to Princeton University on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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Princeton Perspective Project

Everyone faces struggles, setbacks and failures at some point in their Princeton career, yet we so rarely talk about these experiences.

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Black alumni return for 'Coming Back' conference

Princeton alumni and their guests gathered on campus for a weekend of captivating lectures, social activities and inspiring discussions spanning topics and generations during "Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni."
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Native Americans at Princeton

For more than two centuries after its founding, the University excluded most minorities, but a handful of Native Americans proved an exception.

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Carter calls for better treatment of girls and women around the world

Former President Jimmy Carter put a spotlight on the mistreatment of girls and women around the world during a speech Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Princeton University Chapel that offered both distressing statistics and reasons for hope.

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Competing is 'transformative' for athletes at 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at Princeton

In June, Princeton and several colleges, universities and private schools in Mercer County hosted events for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games — the first national games to be held in New Jersey. The University hosted track and field events at Weaver Stadium and swimming at DeNunzio Pool. Close to 100 members of the University community served as volunteers on campus during the games.

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'Every Voice' conference celebrates LGBT alumni

Princeton University's first conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni gave a voice to hundreds of alumni, many who felt as if they did not have one as students on campus.

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