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Coronavirus Pandemic – PPPL Public Events Suspended

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US Department of Energy Office of Science PPPL reports - To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and to help protect the health and safety of our community and staff, all public events at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab have been suspended until further notice. In an abundance of caution around the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of presumptive cases in the Princeton area, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is curtailing operations and sending employees home to work effective 5 today, Friday, March 13, until further notice, Laboratory Director Steve Cowley announced today.…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Preventing the next pandemic

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications reports APolicy Forum articlepublished today inScience shows that an annual investment of $30 billion should be enough to offset the costs of preventing another global pandemic such as COVID-19. Thus far, COVID has cost at least $ trillion and may cost 10 times this amount. It is the largest global pandemic in 100 years. Six months after emerging, it has killed over 600,000 people and is having a major impact on the global economy. “How much would it cost to prevent this happening again? And what are the principal…
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Princeton University Welcomes the Federal Government’s Agreement to Rescind Student Deportations

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports The University issued a statement on the rescinding of ICE’s July 6 announcement regarding international students: We welcome the federal government’s agreement to rescind its announcement of July 6 regarding international students enrolled at universities across the country, including ;We recognize the anxiety and pain this has caused across our community, and we will remain vigilant for any further policy developments that might impact our international students, faculty, or ;Princeton will continue to stand with and advocate for our international community, whose members are crucial to the mission…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – IVY LEAGUE OUTLINES INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PLANS; NO COMPETITION IN FALL SEMESTER

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: The Ivy League reports Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has set in place plans for intercollegiate athletics activity in the upcoming fall ; With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing, limits on group gatherings, and regulations for visitors to campus. As athletics is expected to operate consistent with campus policies, it will not be possible for Ivy League teams to…
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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 – 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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Coronavirus – University sponsored travel is prohibited for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff until further notice.

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Emergency Management reports University-sponsored travel to Mainland China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran is prohibited for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff until further notice. If returning from these countries, self-quarantine for 14 days. Princeton University is committed to maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and where every member can thrive. It is essential that we all be supportive, respectful, and inclusive of the members of our community who are affected by this global issue. In the wake of this outbreak, several universities have…
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