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Municipality Begins Releasing Emails Between Town, Princeton University Officials

The town of Princeton has begun releasing email correspondence between local officials and Princeton University representatives regarding meetings between the two parties over the last two years. The emails are being released in response to a public records request submitted by Planet Princeton on Dec. 3 under the state’s Open Public Records Act and New…

Princeton Council Hires New Lawyer for University Tax Case

Princeton Council Hires New Lawyer for University Tax Case

The Princeton Council voted 5-0 Monday night to hire a new lawyer to represent the municipality in the citizen lawsuit about Princeton University’s tax-exempt status. Martin Allen, the lawyer who successfully represented the municipality of Morristown in a major property tax case against a local hospital, will serve as special counsel in the case. The…

Princeton University Offers 785 Applicants Early Decision Admission

Princeton University Offers 785 Applicants Early Decision Admission

Princeton University has offered admission to 785 students from a pool of 4,229 candidates who applied for early decision to become members of the Class of 2020. The pool was the largest in the last five years, representing a 9.8 percent increase over last year’s early applicant pool, school officials said. Princeton’s undergraduate admission office…

New Princeton University Campus Guide Released
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New Princeton University Campus Guide Released

A new guide to Princeton University architecture has just been released. “Princeton University: The Campus Guide and Neighboring Institutions” by Robert Spencer Barnett is an expanded version of a book that was released 16 years ago. The new edition features the architectural history of newer building on the campus and other historic buildings near the school….

Eisgruber Discusses Campus Plan, Expansion of Student Body, with Princeton Council

Eisgruber Discusses Campus Plan, Expansion of Student Body, with Princeton Council

  Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber discussed plans to expand the undergraduate student body, the new campus plan, sexual assaults on campus, diversity, public safety, transit issues and more at his annual public meeting with town officials on Monday night. In the early part of 2016, the board of trustees for Princeton University will release…

University President Makes Annual Visit to Princeton Council Tonight

University President Makes Annual Visit to Princeton Council Tonight

Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber will give his annual update to the Princeton governing body tonight, Dec. 14. The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the former borough hall at 1 Monument Drive, is open to the public. Public comment has been scheduled for less than 15 minutes at the start of…

Princeton University Scholar Angus Deaton Receives Nobel Prize in Economics in Stockholm

Princeton University Scholar Angus Deaton Receives Nobel Prize in Economics in Stockholm

The Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm begins at 10:30 a.m. Princeton University Professor Angus Deaton is one of 10 Nobel winners attending the ceremony. Deaton was awarded the Nobel Economics Prize for his research about income inequality. The ceremony is live stream is available on YouTube. You can watch it live or later below. https://youtu.be/9Sy3Vp7DNpE

Planet Princeton Files Public Request for Info. on Meetings Between Town and University Officials
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Planet Princeton Files Public Request for Info. on Meetings Between Town and University Officials

Planet Princeton filed a public records request with the town of Princeton last week seeking the details of meetings between Princeton University officials and town officials over the past two years. Planet Princeton filed the request on Dec. 3 seeking all emails sent or received by Mayor Liz Lempert, Council President Bernie Miller,  former Administrator…

Princeton University to Turn Bainbridge House into Visitor Center, Offices
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Princeton University to Turn Bainbridge House into Visitor Center, Offices

Princeton University will begin the restoration and renovation of Bainbridge House, one of Princeton’s oldest surviving buildings, school officials announced today. Built in 1766 on Nassau Street, the building was the birthplace of William Bainbridge, a hero of the War of 1812. In 1783 it provided accommodations for the Continental Congress and in the 19th…

Princeton University to Host Second Meeting About Butler Tract Tonight, Dec. 1

Princeton University to Host Second Meeting About Butler Tract Tonight, Dec. 1

Princeton University will hold a meeting about the future of the Butler Tract tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Library. Residents who live near the University property have expressed concerns about the demolition process, environmental issues, and how the land will be used by the school in the future. University and town officials will…

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Princeton University to Partner With Agricola Owner for Eateries at Historic Former Dinky Station

Princeton University has selected Agricola owner Jim Nawn’s Fenwick Hospitality Group as its partner to operate a bar and bistro in the former Dinky station buildings on University Place in downtown Princeton. Nawn, who has been a Princeton area resident since 1999, owns Agricola, and formerly owned and operate 37 Panera restaurants. The new cafe…

Princeton University President Promises to Work to Improve Climate on Campus, Outlines Process for Examining Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy

Princeton University President Promises to Work to Improve Climate on Campus, Outlines Process for Examining Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy

Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber issued a statement to students, faculty, staff and alumni today promising to work to improve the climate on campus for minorities. He also outlined the process that will be used to examine Woodrow Wilson’s legacy at the school. “For more than a year, Princeton, like many other colleges in this…

Bomb and Firearm Threat at Princeton University Deemed Not Credible
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Bomb and Firearm Threat at Princeton University Deemed Not Credible

A bomb and firearm threat that mentioned protests against racism at Princeton University has been deemed not credible, school officials confirmed this morning. The Princeton University Department of Public Safety conducted an investigation in consultation with other law enforcement agencies after the school received a threat via email Thursday night. In response to the threat,…

Lawyer Who Represented Morristown to Speak to Council About Princeton University Tax Case
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Lawyer Who Represented Morristown to Speak to Council About Princeton University Tax Case

Martin Allen, the lawyer who successfully represented Morristown in its tax case against a local hospital, will address the Princeton governing body in closed session on Monday afternoon, Nov. 23. The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street. In June, a tax court judge ruled that the Morristown…

Sit-in at Princeton University Ends After Agreement Reached
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Sit-in at Princeton University Ends After Agreement Reached

Student activists at Princeton University who raised concerns about racism on campus and the legacy of Woodrow Wilson reached an agreement with school officials Thursday night that ends the 32-hour sit-in at Nassau Hall. Officials promised that no disciplinary action will be taken against students who participated in the protests if the students left the…

Princeton University Receives Bomb and Firearm Threat
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Princeton University Receives Bomb and Firearm Threat

Princeton University tonight received a bomb and firearm threat that made reference to the student protest on campus, Princeton University Department of Public Safety officials said in a warning issued to the campus community. In response to the threat, which officials said was received in an email, the public safety department is increasing campus patrols…

Day Two: Princeton Students Continue Sit-in at University

  About two dozen students from the Black Justice League slept in Princeton University President Chris Eisgruber’s office on Wednesday night, vowing to remain at Nassau Hall until he signs a list of demands that includes the promise to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus buildings because of Wilson’s racist views. Another four dozen students…

An Unfortunate Name: Masters at Princeton University Change Job Title to `Heads of College’

An Unfortunate Name: Masters at Princeton University Change Job Title to `Heads of College’

The masters of the residential colleges at Princeton University have changed their titles to “head of the college,” effective immediately, school officials announced this afternoon. “The former ‘masters’ of our six residential colleges have long been in conversation with the office of the Dean of the College about their anachronistic, historically vexed titles,” Dean of…