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U President Eisgruber urges congressional leaders to act quickly to protect DACA students

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber sent a letter to congressional leadersTuesday urging them to place the highest priority on legislation that would provide immediate and long-term protection for young people enrolled in or eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA. Shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would phase out the DACA program, Eisgruber sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “It is within the power of Congress to give these…
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Princeton University Resumes Normal Activity after Campus Lockdown

Princeton, NJ: A visiting officer carrying a holstered gun came to campus privately hired by a visiting exchange program for protection. The group was touring the Princeton Art Museum. The University issued a warning of  a person carrying a weapon. The campus went in a "Shelter in Place" lockdown until the warning was clarified.
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Princeton supporting graduate student sentenced to prison in Iran

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University issued the following statement after the Iranian judiciary announced on Sunday, July 16, that a Princeton graduate student conducting dissertation research in Iran had been sentenced to 10 years in prison after having been accused of espionage. “Xiyue Wang is a fourth-year doctoral candidate (graduate student) in the Department of History at Princeton University. His field is late 19th and early 20th century Eurasian history. He was arrested in Iran last summer, while there doing scholarly research on the administrative and cultural history of the late Qajar dynasty in connection with his dissertation. Since his arrest,…
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