Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

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Minneapolis City Council Members Complain of Rising Crime Months after Trying to Defund Police Department

Minneapolis City Council members complained of rising crime rates in the city and asked the city’s police chief what he is doing about it during a Tuesday meeting on police reform, months after the council proposed dismantling the police department.Council members told police chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents have reported seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings, according to an MPR News report.”Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said newly elected council member Jamal Osman who has been swamped by resident complaints that calls for police are going unanswered.“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.In the aftermath of the police

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Streator, Princeton students awarded science, technology, engineering scholarships

The B+B SmartWorx Scholarships for the Internet of Things were recently awarded by the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation to Alexandria Schick, of Streator, and Cole Adams, of Princeton.

The IoT Scholarship is available to two high-school graduating seniors who will pursue a career in science, technology or engineering.

The award is $1,500 per scholarship and is granted to one male recipient and one female recipient in Starved Rock Country who are enrolled in a college or university for the coming school year.

“The B+B SmartWorx Scholarships are highly sought-after and always bring the most applicants of any of our scholarships,” said Pamela Beckett, President and CEO of the Community Foundation, in a press statement. “Our Scholarship Selection Committee evaluates the applicants without identifying information, so that their selections are not prejudicial. The Committee always has a tough time selecting the winners because of the number of highly qualified and

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Princeton Gets Less School Aid In Revised Budget

PRINCETON, NJ – The Princeton School District will see a slight dip in school aid than first announced by Gov. Phil Murphy in February’s school funding plan.

Last week Murphy released new state aid figures, saying they will remain steady from fiscal year 2020 despite the “historic financial challenges New Jersey is facing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

Initially, Princeton was slated to get $4,376,710 under Murphy’s budget in February. But with his new announcement, the amount dropped to $4,224,455. However, this amount is still 1.7 percent more than last year’s budget.

Murphy announced that funding for school districts will keep the state on track to fully fund public schools. The revised budget proposal also includes almost $68 million in new funds over FY2020 for preschools in the state.

“Supporting our public schools has been one of the bedrock priorities of my administration, and the COVID-19 pandemic has not

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