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Energy, Water and Broadband: Three Services Crucial To Health Equity

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports Imagine enduring the COVID-19 pandemic without running water, reliable internet or affordable gas and electricity. While many have faced this stark reality, communities around the nation are working to build health and equity into these services. As COVID-19 swept our nation this year, the important influence utility services have on our health became clearer than ever. Running water is essential for washing hands to prevent infection. Electricity keeps individuals and families comfortable while they follow recommendations to stay home. And internet access allows employees to work from home, children…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – University completes first week of asymptomatic testing protocol, ‘reassuring’ initial results support public health measures

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Jamie Saxon reports More than 4,000 Princeton University students and employees approved to be on campus for the fall semester were tested during the first week of Princeton’s comprehensive asymptomatic COVID-19 testing protocol, which concluded Friday, Aug. 28. The testing, which is part of the University’s public health plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, is required for members of the University community who have been approved to be and are physically on campus for at least 8 hours per week. For the first few weeks, the asymptomatic testing is taking…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – The Pandemic’s Impact Prevents a Genuinely Meaningful On-Campus Experience for Undergraduates as Princeton University Becomes Fully Remote

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports President Christopher L. Eisgruber: With deep regret and sadness, I write to update you about our plans for the fall, and, in particular, to explain why Princeton has decided that its undergraduate program must be fully remote in the coming ; In brief, the pandemic’s impact in New Jersey has led us to conclude that we cannot provide a genuinely meaningful on-campus experience for our undergraduate students this fall in a manner that is respectful of public health concerns and consistent with state regulations and guidance. When…
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QUESTIONS REGARDING POLICING IN PRINCETON

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton New Jersey Government reports July 15, 2020. The current Princeton Police Department (PPD) was created in 2013 when the former Princeton Borough and the former Princeton Township consolidated. The new department embraced a guardian rather than warrior mentality as reflected in President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing philosophy. The PPD has proactively sought to model responsive, community-oriented policing and has, since its inception, strived to be diverse, transparent, data-driven, and bias-free. The very issues currently at the forefront of the calls for policing reform in the United States have been core to the…
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RWJF Richard Besser, MD, on Racial Injustice, Violence, and Health In America

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: RWJF reports The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation stands in solidarity with those speaking out against anti-black racial violence and seeking racial justice in America. The brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the unconscionably long list of black victims who preceded him must unite us and embolden us. We echo the voices of outrage and the demands for change.   Words are not adequate today, as the nation has a painful history of talking our way out of our moments of strife and discomfort. Only action will place us…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton faculty members receive grants for COVID-19 research from C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications reports The Digital Transformation Institute has awarded $ million to 26 projects to accelerate artificial intelligence research to mitigate COVID-19 and future pandemics. Princeton faculty members Matthew Desmond, Simon Levin, Stefana Parascho, H. Vincent Poor, Corina Tarnita and Mengdi Wang are among researchers to receive funding for their projects. Princeton University is a member of the Digital Transformation Institute, a $367M research consortium dedicated to accelerating the benefits of artificial intelligence for business, government and society, founded by Chair and CEO Tom ; DTI, jointly managed by the University of…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton Health Reports COVID-19 Disease Cases

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton Health Department reports Covid-19 disease outbreak information. CASE DATA STATUS REPORT Total positive cases: 195*Active positive cases: 32Cases in the past seven days: 0 (Highest seven day total: 30 – 4/20-26)Cases in the past 14 days: 1 (Highest 14 day total: 55 – 4/24 to 5/7)Probable positive: 0**Positive cases isolation complete: 133Negative test results: 433Deaths: 18Probable positive deaths: 12***Positive cases by gender: male, 91; female, 104Positive cases by age:Age 11 and under, 3Ages 12-17, 2Ages 18-25, 13Ages 26-35, 15Ages 36-45, 39Ages 46-55, 26Ages 56-65, 22Ages 66-75, 16Ages 76-85, 19Ages 86 and older, 39Average…
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