Paid leave for employees aiding hurricane relief efforts

Princeton University has established a humanitarian relief program that will allow University employees to assist ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the Northeast in October. The program, effective Nov. 19 through June 30, 2013, may grant regular and term employees a paid leave of up to five days while they participate in recognized relief efforts.

Field hockey team wins NCAA title

For the first time in program history, the Princeton field hockey team won the NCAA Division I National Championship in a comeback 3-2 victory over No. 1-ranked North Carolina on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. In a battle between the top two teams in the nation, it took another resilient Princeton effort to best the six-time national champion Tar Heels.

Daniels, Fraga to receive top alumni awards

Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., governor of Indiana and president-elect of Purdue University, and Arminio Fraga, a financier and former president of the central bank of Brazil who also focuses on addressing social issues. They will be presented with the awards on Saturday, Feb. 23.

University forming partnerships in Brazil, Germany and Japan

The University has established a strategic partnership with the University of São Paulo, Brazil, that will offer faculty and students at both institutions increased access to research and learning opportunities. The move comes on the heels of the signing of a similar agreement with Humboldt University in Berlin, and Princeton also is finalizing an agreement with the University of Tokyo.

University assists first responders, area residents after storm

As Princeton Borough and Princeton Township started recovering from the havoc caused by Hurricane Sandy, about 150 first responders working during the storm were provided with free meals by the University’s Dining Services. Local residents whose homes lost power were invited to warm up, recharge phones and other electronic devices and use wireless Internet service at a hospitality center on campus.