The MUDD MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY will be closed for renovations from March through January 2021, and digitization services will stop in February. All collections housed in Mudd Library will be moved off-site from mid-March to mid-May, and public services will be extremely limited for six to eight weeks. 

Mudd collections are expected to be available starting in June, with at least 72 hours notice, via a service point in the Special Collections Reading Room in Firestone Library. Digitization services will also resume at this time. Those who anticipate needing access to the library during the renovation should contact

Seven BRIDGE-YEAR STUDENTS in Bolivia were relocated Nov. 11 to Urubamba, Peru, after political unrest following the Bolivian presidential election. Bridge-year students spend nine months in service work abroad before beginning their Princeton studies. A University spokesman said a decision on whether the students would return to Bolivia would be made after new presidential voting scheduled to take place in March. 

The directors of two of the University’s AFFINITY CENTERS have left their positions, and administrators are waiting to fill the roles. Judy Jarvis, director of the LGBT Center, took a new job as director of Wintersession and campus engagement, while Amada Sandoval resigned as Women’s Center director. “We have decided to use this as an opportunity to explore processes that envision the future of this work and how we engage and support students of multiple and intersecting identities,” said LaTanya Buck, the dean for diversity and inclusion.  

The University’s highest alumni awards will be presented to ANTHONY D. ROMERO ’87 and KIP THORNE *65 on Alumni Day, Feb. 22. Romero, who will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award, is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Thorne, recipient of the James Madison Medal, was part of a trio of scientists to win the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on observing gravitational waves.

MARIA RESSA ’86, a veteran investigative journalist who heads the Philippines-based online news organization, has been selected as the speaker for the University’s Baccalaureate ceremony May 31. Justin Forte ’20, senior class president, said Ressa’s work embodies Princeton’s informal motto “by showing a dedication to humanity and an extraordinary level of social responsibility.” (Read an essay by Ressa.)