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PU Students Allowed on Campus for Spring

Princeton University announced on November 24 that all enrolled undergraduate students would be welcomed back to campus for the spring semester.

In a letter, president Christopher Eisgruber explained that deeper understanding of the virus and safety procedures implemented on campus will help mitigate risk.

“During the fall term, we cultivated strong public health norms and practices on the Princeton campus; monitored and learned from experiences with the virus at Princeton and elsewhere; and established an on-campus testing laboratory. In light of that work, we have concluded that, if we test the campus population regularly, and if everyone on campus rigorously adheres to public health guidance about masking, social distancing and other practices, we can welcome a far greater number of students back to Princeton.

“We will accordingly invite all enrolled undergraduate students to campus for the spring semester. We will also, however, continue to support remote learning for anyone who chooses it. This invitation is in addition to the existing accommodations for our graduate students, many of whom we were able to welcome back to campus in the fall.”

Students, if they choose, can continue to learn remotely, and most classes will continue to be conducted virtually or in a hybrid format.

IPO Planned

Certara, 100 Overlook Center, Suite 101, Princeton 08540. 888-708-7444. William F. Feehery, chief executive officer.

Certara, an Overlook Center-based pharmaceutical development consulting company, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. The company would trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol CERT.

The company, which specializes in biosimulation software and services used for drug development, was founded in 2007 and recorded $233 million in revenue from September, 2019, through September, 2020. Initial paperwork indicated that the company hoped to make at least $100 million from the stock offering.


Frederick Malmros Eden, 93, on November 18. He was the founder of New Jersey Irrigation Company and served as mayor of Cranbury for six years in the 1970s.

Ann J. Pagliaro, 97, on November 19. She was an assembly line worker for General Motors in Trenton.

Giuseppina Amendola, 89, on November 19. She was a seamstress for Aberdeen Sportswear in Trenton for more than 20 years.

Dora Celli, 92. She worked for Merrick’s women’s boutique in Princeton for many years.

Jean M. Demers, 90, on November 9. She was retired from Educational Testing Services, where she was an administrative assistant.

Elizabeth DiCara, 79, on November 18. She worked for the State Department of Health for 25 years and was a past president of the Ewing Township Republican Club. She was also the first woman ever elected to Ewing town council.

A. Robert Tindall, 93, on November 16. The World War II veteran was a superintendent for the local 68 Iron Workers’ union.

Vito Candela, 82, on November 17. He and his wife operated Candela’s Restaurant on Lawn Park Avenue in Lawrenceville until their retirement. He later worked for the Trenton Parking Authority for 10 years.

Sandra E. Foster, 78, on November 16. She was the gift shop manager for Old Barracks Museum in Trenton for 15 years.

Eugene John Grybowski, 79, on November 16. He worked as a professional engineer for the state Department of Transportation for 45 years, where his projects included designing the traffic flow for the original Meadowlands stadium.

Martha Bothfeld Hartmann, 97, on November 11. She held teaching and administrative positions at the Hun School of Princeton and also volunteered with Human and Civil Rights Association of New Jersey, the Princeton Youth Center, the Princeton Youth Fund, and the Witherspoon-Jackson Development Corporation. She was on the board of the Princeton Nursery School, the Princeton Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the board of the Princeton Joint Commission on Civil Rights.