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Though the University earns SRECs from the energy its solar field produces, the University currently sells those SRECs to pay off the initial loan for the solar field, explained Engineering and Campus Energy executive director Thomas Nyquist. As such, the SREC-measured value of the energy produced by its solar field is masked, at least on paper.
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.
University seniors Hans Hanley and Jennifer Silver have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.
The award is one of the University’s highest honors, intended to broaden the global experience of its participants by providing them the opportunity to study, work, or travel abroad after graduation.
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 University admitted 799 students out of a record 5,402 applicants under the single-choice early action (SCEA) 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.
“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.
“On the page, it said something like that anyone with a CAS account or log-in was eligible for the election, which seemed kind of odd to me because you’d think only undergrads can vote on undergrad stuff,” Lestz said.
“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.”
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).
“In our minds, we’re thinking, ‘Well, did the student get to do something that everyone else in the classroom didn’t get to do,’ and that’s why the Honor Code is all about, which is leveling the playing field,” Liziewski said.
“If you vote for me, you’re changing the game,” said Ozminkowski. “You’re inspiring the underclassmen to know that USG isn’t an insular group; it’s something that can get people excited, that can get people happy and engaged with the school community as a whole.”
Certificate students from the University’s Environmental Studies program are bringing a new competition to campus in the form of a novel environmental summit. From April 13-15, 2018, ENV certificate students will be hosting an Environmental Ideathon for 300 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing environmental studies across the East Coast.
“Throughout this process, I have been called sexist, a zealot, undemocratic, unfair, secret, manipulative, and it is beginning to wear on me,” Flanigan said. “I think it is time the students vote.”
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.
Sarah-Jane Leslie has been just about everything you can be at the University. Now, she steps into a new role: dean of the Graduate School.
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.
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.
U.S. Army first lieutenant Victor Prato ’15 suffered a serious injury on Monday, Nov. 13, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Three other U.S. soldiers were wounded.
According to former 82nd Airborne Division officer Zach Beecher ‘13, Prato was awarded the Purple Heart and the Combat Action Badge, and is currently being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Prato is now in stable condition.