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President's Blog: On Juneteenth
June 15, 2021

President Eisgruber shares his reflections on the Juneteenth holiday and takes a deep-dive into the new book On Juneteenth by Harvard University Professor Annette Gordon-Reed in his newest blog post.

On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
June 2, 2021

Princeton University is excited to add Juneteenth as a standing University holiday. We hope to create opportunities and spaces for University community members to engage in conversation and programming, highlighting the significance of Juneteenth. To increase awareness and understanding, staff have the opportunity to receive a copy of Annette…

An update on Princeton’s ongoing efforts to address systemic racism
May 3, 2021

A professorship in Indigenous studies, grant programs for anti-racism research and new partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are some of the initiatives launched this academic year as part of…

Princeton’s Responsibilities with the Human Remains from the MOVE Bombing
April 28, 2021

In a recent blog post, President Eisgruber addresses the use of human remains from the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia by a visiting professor from the University of Pennsylvania.

Princeton’s first Muslim Chaplain Imam Sohaib Sultan dies
April 23, 2021

Princeton University’s longtime Muslim Chaplain Imam Sohaib Sultan, an inspirational leader for the Islamic community on campus and within New Jersey, died April 16 of bile duct cancer. He was 40.

Proposal for ASL sequence approved by Committee on the Course of Study
April 19, 2021
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Written by Paige Cromley, The Daily Princetonian

A proposal presented by the Program in Linguistics to establish a sequence in American Sign Language (ASL) that fulfills the University’s A.B. language requirement was approved unanimously by the Faculty…

Princeton voices: Speaking out about police violence in the nation
April 19, 2021

As our country continues to grapple with this crisis in light of the recent deaths of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minneapolis and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago, several Princeton faculty members and alumni are appearing in virtual public conversations and using opinion pieces, media appearances, and social media conversations to help…

The Derek Chauvin trial: Resources and support for the University community
April 19, 2021
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

As the trial of Derek Chauvin comes to a close, and as the nation continues to grapple with a spate of violence and killings over the last few weeks, Princeton is offering resources to the University community, including virtual spaces for processing and discussion. Events such as these challenge us as a community, and also can take a toll on…

The Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity established at Princeton
April 19, 2021

With the goal of enhancing and expanding Princeton University’s fundamental commitment to the college success of talented students from first-generation, lower-income and underrepresented backgrounds, Bloomberg Philanthropies has…