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One windy winter day, two freshmen decided they were tired of dining hall food and took a train to New Brunswick in search of gourmet sandwiches. On the train back to Princeton three hours later, they recognized their common passion for food and decided to share it with the University community. A year later, a student-run online magazine known as Princeton Spoon University was born.
“We lured a girl into the Large Hadron Collider.”
The USG Senate and class governments could become two independent bodies if the Senate passes several amendments in its upcoming meetings.
Current USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 is running for reelection unopposed, chief elections manager Rachel Nam ’15 announcedWednesdayin an email sent to the undergraduate student body by Jackson.
A proposed amendment to the USG constitution would change the relationship between the class councils and the Senate. The USG Senate debated the amendment, which would create a separation between the class governments and the Senate, making the two into separate and equal bodies, at its meeting on Sunday evening.
HackPrinceton, the semiannual hackathon hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, experienced a jump in participation this past weekend, drawing over 500 Princeton and non-University students who spent 48 hours creating a hardware or software project of their choice. Previous HackPrinceton hackathons hosted just over 100 students.
A male student was diagnosed with meningitisSundaymorning in the seventh case of the disease associated with the University since March.
As Thanksgiving approaches and many students head home for the holiday, a group of their international peers will experience American culture firsthand through the Thanksgiving Host Family Program run by the Friends of Davis International Center.
Over 200 graduate students have signed a petition protesting the demolition of Butler Apartments under the University’s Housing Master Plan. The petition demands increased transparency and communication about graduate housing from the administration.
Projects Board did not violate the USG constitution in its funding request awarded to the Tango Club, Projects Board co-chair Jared Peterson ’14 and USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 confirmedMonday.
Despite difficulties in organization and logistics encountered after its launch last year, the Big Sibs program, the service project of the Class of 2016, will be continued this year under a different structure with lower participation. While roughly 300 students expressed interest in the program when it was first presented, around 120 students are currently participating.
While the University requires a minimum proficiency in English for both undergraduate and graduate admission, some students arrive on campus still facing challenges with the language. According to University English as a Second Language tutors, the problem is especially seen among graduate students, who often turn to formal and informal ESL resources.
The Projects Board allegedly violated the USG Constitution by approving a funding request for $1,800 for the Tango Club Tango Festival.
Nusrat Ahmed, CJ Harris, Luke Li, Nathan Suek and Andrew Sun have been elected class council for the Class of 2017. The results were announced Friday evening by USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 in an email sent to the freshman class.
In response to calls for greater transparency by members of the USG Senate, theUSG passed a proposal to create a transparency ad hoc committee at a Senate meeting on Sunday evening. The vote was 12 in favor, seven opposed and three abstaining.
With the special New Jersey senatorial election happening on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the University continues to provide the resources necessary for students who want to vote in local, state and national elections, from facilitating voter registration to providing directions to polling locations.
The new Class of 2017 class council officers were announcedFridayevening by USG president Shawon Jackson '15 in an email sent to the freshman class.The new officers areNusrat Ahmed '17,CJ Harris '17,Luke Li '17,Nathan Suek '17 and AndrewSun '17.The five freshmen were chosen out of 23 who ran for the position.Sun received 253 votes, Suek received 233 votes, Harris received 197 votes, Li recieved 174 votes and Ahmed received 173 votes.Jackson did not disclose in the email the percentage of votes each elected officer received.A referendum in the election of April 2012eliminated officer positionsfor the freshman class council. Instead of having a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and social chair like the upperclass council, the freshman class council officers are all equals.
College Night at Whitman will now take place every three weeks instead of each Tuesday in response to cumulative student feedback, the Whitman College Council announced in an email to Whitman College this week. Aimed at fostering residential college camaraderie and team spirit, these themed dinners are restricted to Whitmanites only and feature festive decorations as well as specialty meals.
Two of the University's most prominent undergraduate Christian organizations, whose membership had been delineated largely along racial lines, merged this fall, following a lengthy discussion over the previous academic year.
The female studentwho received treatment at a local hospital last weekfor meningococcal disease has been discharged from hospital care. She is currently recovering, according to New Jersey Department of Health spokesperson Daniel Emmer.