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Princeton University Removes Woodrow Wilson name from public policy school and Wilson College

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University President reports Board of Trustees concludes that Wilson’s racist views and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for the School of Public and International Affairs and residential college. Dear Members of the Princeton Community, When I wrote to you on Monday morning, June 22, I noted that the Princeton University Board of Trustees was discussing how the University could oppose racism and would soon convene a special meeting on that ;The meeting took place yesterday, June ;On my recommendation, the board voted to change the names of both the School of Public and…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – CDC Advises Lowest Risk Academic Behavior is Virtual-only Learning

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in IHE non-residential and residential (, on-campus housing) settings as follows: Lowest Risk: Faculty and students engage in virtual-only learning options, activities, and events. Lowest Risk: Residence halls are closed, where feasible. Behaviors that Reduce Spread IHEs may consider implementing several strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19. Staying Home or Self-Isolating when Appropriate If a decision is made to have any…
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Princeton University Donates PPE to Mercer County

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Mercer County Executive Office reports At Mercer County's Emergency Management Headquarters in Lawrence, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, second from left, met with representatives from Princeton University on June 23 to accept the third donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the University. In this round, more than 3,000 pieces of PPE, including in-demand surgical gowns, and KN95 and N95 respirator masks, were delivered by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. With Mr. Hughes are, from left, Ryan Carney, Senior Safety Specialist; James P. McQuaid, Assistant Director for Occupational Safety; and Kristin Tucker,…
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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 – RWJF Issues Health Equity Principles Brief

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports The Coronavirus pandemic continues to expose inequities in America. While every community is experiencing harm, certain groups are suffering disproportionately, including people of color, workers with low incomes, and people living in places that were already struggling financially before the economic downturn. That’s why Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has outlined five principles that serve as a compass for leaders toward an equitable and lasting recovery. For communities to recover fully and fairly, state and local leaders must set priorities and make decisions based on the experiences of those already most challenged and on…
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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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