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Princeton stands firmly with international students in face of ICE announcement

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University President Eisgruber reports Princeton exploring legal and policy options, as well as other University actions, that might solve the problems created by ICE’s announcement. To members of the Princeton community: On Monday of this week, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a precipitous, unexpected change in policy affecting international students at Princeton and throughout the ;The announcement indicated that international students on F-1 visas would be required to leave the United States if they were taking classes entirely ;It raised questions about whether international students who are in their home countries…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 190 Princeton Cases – Wear a Face Covering or Mask, and Social Distance at Least 6 Feet Apart. Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Disease

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Jun 15. Princeton Health Dept reports 8 new Princeton covid cases, bringing total to 190. Mercer County reports 7,371 cases. 517 deaths. Jun 12. Princeton Health Dept reports confirmed cases by exposure: 27% long-term care facilities; 23% home; 22% work; 13% unknown; 8% social; 7% foreign travel. 182 cases. Mercer: 7,295 cases, 515 deaths.
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Hundreds Peacefully Protest Death of George Floyd Chanting Black Lives Matter

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports Statement from President Eisgruber on the killing of George Floyd and the importance of confronting racism In my Commencement address for today’s virtual ceremony, I say that members of the Class of 2020 graduate into hard times, and that the world needs not only their talent, but their insight, courage, and ;Though I recorded that speech less than two weeks ago, intervening events have reminded us that COVID-19 is not the only tragic challenge facing our students and our world. We have witnessed yet again how this nation’s long legacy of racism continues…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 17 Princeton COVID-19 Deaths Confirmed

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Town of Princeton Health department reports A total of 17 confirmed COVID-19- related deaths in Princeton. 7 additional probable (symptomatic but not tested) deaths of COVID-19 complications. 169 positive cases. 65 active positive cases. 80 individuals recovered and released from isolation.
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Chairwoman Named to Governor Murphy’s Restart Council

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Chamber reports  Governor Murphy announced his Restart and Recovery Advisory Council last week, naming Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Chairwoman, Brenda Ross-Dulan to the committee. The governor declared the Council will bring together leaders from various industry, community, and faith-based groups and institutions across New Jersey to advise State leadership on economic issues impacted by the pandemic. “I am honored to have been asked to serve on this council. After our first call on Friday, it was clear our thought leaders are in-tune with what is really happening in our business communities. My sincere desire is to bring my expertise…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University engineering team to use NSF RAPID grant to investigate asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, test strategies for prevention

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications reports A National Science Foundation grant will support Princeton researchers studying how COVID-19 may be spread by people without symptoms through everyday social interactions involving breathing and speaking. Led by Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the researchers will examine how fluid mechanics influence the transport of aerosol particles during simulations of human breathing and speaking. Their findings will help explain how interactions between individuals without symptoms may contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and other viral…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – FDA approves ventilator designed by particle physics community

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Lauren Biron, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Liz Fuller-Wright report In just six weeks, from March 19 to May 1, an international team of physicists and engineers led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati brought a ventilator from concept to FDA approval. The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sunday, May 3, that the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) is safe for use in the United States under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which helps support public health during a crisis. This ventilator is the brainchild of Galbiati, a professor of physics at Princeton University who normally leads a dark matter experiment called DarkSide-20k. When under…
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