One of the headliners for spring Lawnparties has been confirmed, although contracts have not yet been signed, USG Social Committee chair Logan Roth ’15 announced at the meeting on Sunday night.
The official announcement will be made in early April, he said.
"I'd love to get people out of the clubs and out on the street together," Roth said of his plans for Lawnparties this year.
The total number of headliners expected for Lawnparties remains unclear. Last fall, USG booked two headliners, T-Pain and Chiddy Bang. However, this was not the case the year before, when USG only booked one headliner per Lawnparties.
An event planned for Dean's Date by Roth did not receive funding from the Alcohol Initiative and will not take place,USG executive secretary Aleksandra Czulak said after the meeting. During the meeting, Roth that this was understandable because he had requested a lot of money.
also said his pitch for a Dean's Date event was vetoed did not receive funding from the Alcohol Initiative. He explained that his proposal was declined because of how large a sum of money he requested. However, Roth said he’s open to the idea of hosting a different event on a smaller scale.
The leaders of several new projects, including an upcoming “how-to” series, a guide for international travel and the Princeton 2018 project presented their progress updates at the meeting.
U-Councilor Mallory Banks ’16 asked for senate feedback on the “how-to” series project she's leading, which aims to provide workshops, group discussions and lectures centered on living and succeeding in the work place environment.
Banks mentioned that students from different backgrounds come to the University with differing levels of skill in areas like interviewing, searching for internships and professional conduct. She said she thinks a project that teaches students these and similar skills is “a long time coming.”
Banks is a former staff writer for the Street section of The Daily Princetonian.
Class of 2016 senator Yonathan Benyamini presented an update about an international guide for travel project, one that started with the intent of providing an online forum for students who study or intern abroad to blog about their experiences.
However, because of intellectual property rights and management issues, this project might be “incredibly difficult to implement right now,” Benyamini said.
The project team has consequently shifted their focus to creating a resource site that lists domestic and international internship and study opportunities that are available to students.
The Princeton 2018 Project, led by IT Committee chair Clement Lee ’17 is looking to fully redesign the website that helps to welcome newly admitted students by focusing on usability and implementing a clean aesthetic. Possible changes would include adding advice from current students to the welcome website, as inspired by theRealPrincetontumblr.
While providing an update on University Student Life Committee activities, chair Ella Cheng '16 discussed her committee's investigation into the possibility of providing late meal to residential college advisors, extending late meal to Cafe Vivian and posting more nutritional information about the foods served in Frist Campus Center.While preliminary meetings have already occurred, this project is ongoing.
Cheng is a former staff writer for The Daily Princetonian.
Additionally, the senate voted to approve the nominees for the USLC and the Campus and Community Affairs Committee. Five new members were approved for the USLC, and eight were approved for the CCA.