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Undergraduate Student Government President Rachel Yee ’19 agreed that the referendum will emphasize the importance of USG elections, since the USG will help arbitrate the review of the clerk or chair in the evaluation committee.
“We will be working closely with the referendum to make sure it is implementable,” Yee said. “We will keep everyone informed on what the process looks like after we figure out how it will be implemented.”
The fifth annual TruckFest food truck festival was held on Saturday, April 22 by the eating clubs and the Community Service Inter-Club Council. The mission of TruckFest is to combat food insecurity in the local area, according to CS-ICC Chair Alexandra Hanley ’18.
“Help those brothers and sisters who have been incarcerated and let them know that they are important to us,” Rev. Teresa Smallwood said, “because unlike what it looks like now, we are all in this together, so the day we say that we are family, we have nothing to lose but our chains.”
In its weekly meeting on April 15, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed the the inclusion of questions surrounding criminal history on the undergraduate application, increasing student access to USG, and policies to decrease the negative stigma surrounding gap years and mental health.
Four University faculty members were awarded the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, which celebrates prior achievement and exceptional promise in “productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts.” The winners were Brooke Holmes, Ekaterina Pravilova, Monica Youn, and Martin Kern.
The forum, entitled “Defending Democracy: Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information,” was held on Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Friend Center.
According to Dean of the Faculty Sanjeev Kulkarni, the faculty is expected to officially vote on the proposed calendar revisions on April 23.
After a major snow storm struck on Wednesday, March 7, the University provided overnight housing accommodations for several dining staff members in both on- and off-campus locations.
Political analyst E.J. Dionne Jr. spoke about the American electorate under Trump’s presidency on Monday, discussing key points from the book he co-authored, “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported.”
When describing the potential vacuum, Burns referenced a metaphor that one of his previous bosses at the State Department used: “When you’re in a hole and you want a way out, the first thing you have to do is to stop digging.”
During the last few Olympic games, alumnae participation in hockey and rowing have thrust the University into the international spotlight.
Since 2017, the number of University food co-ops — meal plans in which students buy groceries, cook in small teams, and have evening meals together as a group -- has increased. There are currently five university-recognized co-ops: 2 Dickinson Street (2d), Brown, International Food (IFC), Scully, and Real Food, as well as one unrecognized co-op, Pink House.
The SINSI Program selected six Class of 2019 students to participate in its public service program this summer. Michael Asparrin, Mikaela Gerwin, Julia Herrle, Tylor-Maria Johnson, Aaron Sobel, and Sophie Troyka were selected as the newest SINSI interns.
After an eight-month battle with cancer, Kaplan, a talented computer programmer, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017. He was 21 years old.
The Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative Graduate Program selected four students to participate in the program next year. Dina Chotrani, Caroline Jones, John Parton, and Caitlin Quinn, all of the Class of 2018, were announced as the newest SINSI scholars in the last week of November.
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.
The task force, composed of appointed University staff, students, and alumni, is charged with reviewing the outcomes that stem from the recommendations of the 2009–2010 task force — particularly those concerned with diversity and inclusivity.
“It was a tough undertaking to bring the piece to life,” explained Crouch. “It felt like we were part of something that was really meaningful, in terms of the choral world, and it’s something we’re all very proud of.”
Music is often thought of as a universal language — one that brings communities together. Composer Pascal Le Boeuf GS uses his music to do just that by combining contemporary classical music and jazz into what he calls a “new music” community.
In a dinner discussion on Tuesday, Shirley Satterfield, a longtime Princeton resident who experienced Princeton’s racial integration first-hand, reflected on the intersection between Princeton’s history and African American civil rights.
Satterfield’s family, the Van Zan(d)t Moore May family, has resided in Princeton for the last six generations. She explained that the “d” is left in parentheses to “separate the blacks and whites” in her family, since her great grandfather was white.
Shruthi Rajasekar ’18 of is one of 43 students who was awarded the 2018 Marshall Scholarship. The scholarship allows intellectually distinguished young Americans to pursue a graduate degree in the U.K. and funds up to three years of study at any British institution. Rajasekar plans to use the scholarship money to study at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an independent music and dramatic arts school that was founded in 1880 in London, England and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.