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Bicker week may be a thing of the past. The Interclub Council (ICC) is calling this winter’s new process Street week, hoping to “shift the language away from ‘bicker’ and towards a Street-wide admissions process,” according to ICC chair and Cloister Inn president Hannah Paynter ’19.
Once again, President Eisgruber argued against “Ban the Box” initiatives at the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting. University administrators and campus partners also presented on potential changes to academic integrity discipline as well as details of the expanded campus, like specific new buildings.
Earlier today, Charter Club’s menorah was discovered broken in the great room fireplace. The menorah had previously stood on a table in the club’s front atrium. Officers think the incident occurred sometime after 2 a.m. this morning. The incident is currently under investigation.
With only 52 current members, Charter Club has the smallest membership of any sign-in eating club. According to Charter president Conor O’Brien ’19, this has propelled rumors that the club may be on its way out.
Turning Point USA is a political organization that advocates for issues related to personal liberty, ranging from free speech to gun control. The University chapter has been met with both support and pushback from students.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with Undergraduate Student Government (USG) presidential candidates Zarnab Virk ’20, Electra Frelinghuysen ’20, and Nate Lambert ’20, who answered questions about themselves, their platforms, and their plans for the University.
Fifteen people, including Undergraduate Student Government officers, showed up to the Presidential Candidate Debate on Nov. 29. With elections taking place early next week, three presidential candidates presented their platforms and discussed topics such as mental health, Career Services, and national politics.
The Daily Princetonian took a look at next semester’s offerings and talked to students about three of the University’s most popular courses, from STEM, social science, and humanities fields.
“Every year I’ve been here, they’ve beaten the first team they’ve played and lost to the second,” she said. “It was really exciting that this happened in my last year and we got to be a part of the experience and have our class year join the tradition.”
Voters in the 2018 midterms gave the country varied results — and Princetonians were in the mix across the board. Texans re-elected Republican Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 for another term, and Coloradans chose Democrat Jared Polis ’96 for their next governor, the nation’s first openly gay governor.
In New Jersey, incumbent Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez kept his Senate seat after a feisty challenge from U. Trustee Bob Hugin ’76.
During the last midterm elections, fewer than 15 percent of students aged 18–21 showed up to the polls. “Vote100,” a student-run initiative, has set out to change that, working to inspire civic engagement among University students. Its goal is for every undergraduate student to take a pledge to vote in the 2018 midterms and in all future elections.
On Nov. 1, President Eisgruber, Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi, and University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in support of legal protections for transgender individuals.
This winter, a Japan-based café chain called Shiru Café has plans to bring free refreshments, coupled with some controversy, to students at the University. Shiru serves coffee and pastries, but, unlike other cafés, asks students to pay with personal information instead of cash.
According to the email, 619 first-years voted in the election. Guiran received the most votes with 203 votes, followed by Lebeau with 200, Totwani with 183, Lee with 166, and Khakoo with 135.
Dozens of protestors filled the park, and some spectators even had to stand beyond the park’s confines. A number of protesters came with signs, including some reading “Unfit to Judge #CancelKavanaugh,” “Keep His SCROTUS Off Our SCOTUS,” and “When Truth Dies, Democracy Dies.”
On Oct. 1, a letter involving the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began circulating among University students. It was directed at the U.S. Senate and President Donald Trump.