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Tuesday April 6, 2021 vol. CXLV no. 31

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COVID-19

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NJ vaccine eligibility will expand to individuals 16+ on April 19 By Anika Buch

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A sticker handed out after a COVID-19 vaccination at CVS.

Beginning on April 19, all New Jersey residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The expansion, which Governor Phil Murphy announced on April 5, beats the state’s original goal of May 1 by nearly two weeks. The announcement came on the first day that vaccine eligibility expanded to all educators and support staff at colleges and universities in New Jersey, including all University researchers and students who work on campus. Those guidelines also made eligible people age 55 and older, individuals age 16 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and new groups of essential workers. The University has been pre-

pared to be a vaccine distribution site and host on-campus clinics for community members since early January. However, it is still unclear if or when the institution will receive a vaccine supply to distribute to members of the University community. “We are in contact with state and local officials to ensure they know that we stand ready to vaccinate members of the University community if the state allocates doses to the University for that purpose,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian. “The University has not received any vaccines and does not know when it will receive any.” The University has continued to urge community members to register with New Jersey’s See NEWS for more

STUDENT LIFE

USG talks spring programming and sustainability survey results By Andrew Somerville staff writer

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate discussed the results of its most recent surveys regarding social engagement and sustainability for the rest of the semester. The results of the Spring Social Engagement Survey were released by USG last Wednesday and showed that a majority of the student body was not interested in a large virtual social event like last year’s virtual Lawnparties. USG President Christian Potter ’22 and Social Committee Chair William Gu ’23 gave a presentation of the results at this week’s meeting. There will be no Lawnparties this year. Potter said that this comes from “a very straightforward reading of the

[survey] results,” where 69 percent of undergraduate respondents said it was not important for them to experience such an event and 21 percent were neutral. Other action items from the report include a focus on engaging in social activities with off-campus students. Gu expressed concern in carrying out this task. “It’s difficult to welcome off-campus students but avoid virtual programming, and the Social Committee is actively thinking of ways to do that,” he said. The last action item on the report is to distribute additional Princeton merchandise. Gu clarified the difference between this goal and the roles of the USG Class Governments. See NEWS for more

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IN TOWN

Coalition petitions Nassau Hall demanding expansion of COVID-19 testing, vaccines for local community By Isabella Shutt Contributor

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Demonstrators unfurl a banner reading “COVID SUPPORT FOR ALL / ‘NONE OF US ARE SAFE UNTIL ALL OF US ARE SAFE.’”

In Opinion

Guest Contributor Jacy Duan ‘21 reflects on her Asian-American identity through the lens of Afong Moy, the first recorded Chinese woman to immigrate to the United States.

On April 2 at 1 p.m., approximately 20 people gathered in a masked and socially-distanced demonstration at FitzRandolph Gate to support the delivery of a petition demanding that the University extend access to COVID-19 resources to the local community. The crowd — consisting of representatives from Princeton Mutual Aid (PMA), Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) New Jersey, Princeton Anti-Austerity Coalition (PAAC), Princeton Graduate Students United (PGSU), Princeton University Policy Student Government (PUPSG), and Divest Princeton — supported the delivery with a banner, speeches delivered in both English and Spanish, and calland-response chants.

In unison, the crowd chanted: “What do we want?” “Vaccines for all!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” “And if we don’t get it?” “Shut ‘em down!” Context for petition This demonstration was one in a series of actions aimed at pressuring the University to increase support for the community during the pandemic with COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and vaccine distribution. The coalition held a protest in February and will have an event on May 1. Organizers discussed the needs of the surrounding community in contrast to the expansive resources of the UniSee NEWS for more

In Prospect To end Women’s History Month, Aditi Desai and Sydney Eck speak with four female profs about their writing and how their identities as women have impacted their careers.

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