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In an email sent Dec. 19, the Tiger Inn Board of Governors informed TI members that Trey Aslanian ’18 and Divya Mehta ’18 have been asked to step down as TI’s president and safety czar, respectively. Current vice president Allison Lee ’18 will become TI’s interim president until spring officer elections.
The four referenda passed in a landslide during the winter 2017 Undergraduate Student Government elections usher in sweeping changes to a 124-year-old Honor System, but, for members of the subcommittee that spearheaded the referenda, the work is far from over.
An email sent to University students late Thursday afternoon stated that one undergraduate student is sick with a “probable” case of the chickenpox virus and noted that another student is has a confirmed case of the mumps virus. According to the email, both students are expected to fully recover.
One of the University’s longest-running traditions has come to a close. For almost 150 years, most graduating classes have placed an engraved stone commemorating their graduation years on the walls of Nassau Hall. But space for new stones on the building’s exterior has become increasingly limited in recent years, according to University administrators, prompting the University to find a new place for the stones. Starting next spring, class stones will now be placed around the two walkways that lead to Nassau Hall.
About a mile south of campus is a 27-acre field of solar panels that generates 5.5 percent of the University’s power. Of all the University’s clean energy efforts, this solar field has a relatively small contribution — at least on paper. Despite this technicality, the solar field is a key contributor to the University’s status as a leader in sustainable energy.
A new task force, chaired by Vice President for Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun, has been created to continue building relationships between the University and the 11 eating clubs.
University seniors Hans Hanley and Jennifer Silver have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.
On Dec. 13, the Office of Communications announced that President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 had joined over two dozen university presidents from campuses across the nation to found the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. According to their mission statement, this alliance is “dedicated to increasing public understanding” about the impact immigration policies have on students, their campuses, and their communities. The group also pledged to support policies the create and sustain a “welcoming environment” for immigrant, undocumented, and international students on American campuses.
The University admitted 799 students out of a record 5,402 applicants under the single-choice early action program to the Class of 2022. The admission rate of 14.7 percent was the lowest yet under the SCEA program, following a 15.4 percent early admission rate in 2016 and a 18.6 percent early admission rate in 2015.
While the University has been embroiled in outrage and controversy over Title IX cases in the German department and pertaining to electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú, it seems that the Orange Bubble has had further incidents of sexual harassment in other departments.
Dean’s Date is typically filled with deadlines, giveaways, food, and entertainment — a costly event that was already allocated a hefty $14,000 in funding last year. This year, the Undergraduate Student Government has approved an additional $25,000 to host a concert during the Dean’s Date celebration.
In the winter 2017 Undergraduate Student Government election, the voting ballot appears to be open to more than just undergraduate students. Rather, a detail on the voting website, Helios Voting, shows that the ballot is open to “any CAS user.”
In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, Gabriel Crouch, Director of Choral Activities in the University Department of Music, reflected on what music means to him as a teacher at the University and principal singer of the Tenebrae Choir. The choir's album, “Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles,” has been nominated for a Grammy award in the category of “Best Choral Performance.”
At the Princeton Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, the University presented an ambitious expansion plan that would allow for the development of residential colleges, new engineering and environmental science buildings, and a new lake campus over the next 30 years.
In a campaign season that has seen its share of outside influence, including an endorsement from La La Land director and Princeton native Damien Chazelle, the campaign of Ryan Ozminkowski ’19 for Undergraduate Student Government president denied any violations of the Elections Handbook after a ‘Prince’ report on Dec. 7 about campaign domain buyouts and the recently established “Super PAQ” Liberty Meets All Opportunity (LMAO).
Ryan Ozminkowski ’19 invited his opponents in the Undergraduate Student Government presidential race, Rachel Yee ’19 and Matt Miller ’19, to an impromptu “Late Meal Debate” via a Facebook video posted on Thursday, Dec. 7. While Miller accepted the invitation, Yee declined to attend.
Four binding referenda on the ballot this week aim to fundamentally reform the University’s 124-year-old Honor Code.
Debate raged over the constitutionality of the Honor Committee referenda at the weekly Undergraduate Student Government meeting on Dec. 10.
In last week’s debate, Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidates spent over half an hour discussing Lawnparties. Audience members — and other students — expressed frustration about the focus that seems far from issues they see as more important.
After almost four hours of discussion, The Daily Princetonian elected head news editor Marcia Brown ’19 as editor-in-chief for the 142nd Managing Board.