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At the end of Sunday’s USG meeting, Qian officially presented the final send-off on behalf of the Jemison administration, retiring Flanigan, Liang, Mathieu, Director of Communications Maya Wesby ’18, class senator Eli Schechner ’18, class senator Soraya Morales Nuñez ’18, class senator Andrew Ma ’19, and class senator June Philippe ’20.
“What I would like to see happen is for the momentum that we gained during the elections to continue,” said USG president-elect Rachel Yee ’19. “This election cannot be the ending point.”
“I lost faith in academia. I do not trust universities to look out for our best interest,” reads the entry. “I feel like I did everything right (reporting, waiting for the process) and it didn't matter … I don't trust anyone to be safe. I don't want academia any more.”
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 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.
Following scandals involving website buy-outs and Princeton Tonight, the Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections are now under more scrutiny, this time in regard to candidate finances.
After Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidates Rachel Yee ’19 and Matthew Miller ’19 raised concerns about fellow candidate Ryan Ozminkowski ’19 and his campaign tactics involving domain redirection, the Ozminkowski campaign faces further controversy.
A mere week before voting began, USG presidential candidates Matt Miller ’19 and Rachel Yee ’19 discovered an alarming solicitation tactic used against their campaigns.
On Monday, Dec. 4, Miller was informed that the website, www.mattmillerforpresident.com, existed, although it was not a part of his campaign. Upon searching this link, the user is redirected to www.ozforpresident.com, a currently blank page that belongs to Ryan Ozminkowski ’19, another USG presidential candidate.
“In our efforts to remember World AIDS Day, we’ve generally focused on that first decade,” said Harris. “That first decade of diagnosis, and the first decade of the health crisis, especially on the human rights and civil rights issues that arose in this country around the AIDS crisis. You know, as all of us remember, it was much more than a health crisis for all those years.”
The Department of Homeland Security moved on Nov. 22 to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the University, Microsoft Corporation, and Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez ‘18 against the Trump administration. The lawsuit aimed to block the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Planet Princeton reported in a previous article that the raid only resulted in three arrests.
The raids took place on Witherspoon Street and John Street, according to Planet Princeton. Officials confirmed that they had federal criminal warrants for all the men who were arrested. A follow-up investigation from the Princeton Human Services Department has determined that the men do not have any spouses or children.
“It’s the responsibility of everyone here to understand this history,” said Akash Kushwaha ‘21. “We are history at the end of the day.”
Dozens of graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty members gathered on Monday, Nov. 20 in Maeder Hall to discuss a petition demanding that the University elevate its disciplinary action against Sergio Verdú, a Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, who was found guilty of sexual harassment in a Title IX investigation earlier this summer. Over 650 undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have signed the petition.
Westminster Choir College, Rider University’s musical branch only a short walk from the University, has been facing a rough year. The layoffs, which will take effect on August 31, 2018, come after Rider University’s Board of Trustees decided to divest from the Choir College, as reported in March of this year. The buyer of Westminster was decided by the Board in August 2017, but the buyer’s identity is still unknown.
Lewinksy has been an outspoken advocate against cyberbullying and she discussed her experiences with it in at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit in October 2014. Since then, she has delivered a TED talk advocating for a compassionate internet culture and written the introduction to a recent book about cyberbullying.
With the announcement last spring that Rider University is selling Westminster Choir College, students across its campus have been in turmoil. Now months into the process of the college changing hands, students interviewed said the student body has expressed frustration at the administration’s silence about the sale.
In a dimly lit room of the new Lewis Center for the Arts Music Building, seven musicians wielding a plethora of stringed instruments played, danced, sang, shouted, and engaged the entire audience in European chants and fiddle tunes throughout the performance.
One of the remarkable things about life surrounding Prospect Ave. is its consistency: every weekend, hordes of intoxicated University students can be seen stumbling out of eating clubs on their way to Frist Campus Center for a late meal. However, this past weekend, the Street received unexpected visitors in the form of Christian protesters wielding megaphones and signs condemning evolution and sin.
This July, the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding welcomed two new faces to its staff. Jes Norman and Victoria Yu are three months into their time at the University, but they are already making huge strides in promoting diversity and understanding on campus.