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Over 200 graduate students have signed a petition protesting the demolition of Butler Apartments under the University’s Housing Master Plan. The petitiondemands increased transparency and communication about graduate housing from the administration.The petition expresses disapproval of what students see as a current lack of on-campus housing options, citing excessive pressures placed on older students, whose stipends are ending, and Princeton’s limited housing market as factors that will undermine the unique graduate community.“The closure of Butler Apartments without specific plans for reconstruction is imprudent, unnecessary and ignores the needs of graduate students with limited income, with pets or with partners and/or children,” the petition reads.
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.
While reviewing the budget at its meetingon Sunday, the USG found that Projects Board had allegedly approved $1,800 for Tango Club’s Tango Festival.
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 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.
The Projects Board allegedly violated the USG Constitution by approving a funding request for $1,800 for the Tango Club Tango Festival.
The Senate found the approved fund request while reviewing the USG budgetfrom July through September at its weekly meeting on Sunday evening.
Nusrat Ahmed, CJ Harris, Luke Li, Nathan Suek and Andrew Sun have been elected class council for the Class of 2017.
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.
With the special New Jersey senatorial election happening on Wednesday, Oct.
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.
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.
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.
At Reunions this past May, Princeton Faith and Action, a campus Christian leadership ministry, and Legacy, a mainly African-American Christian fellowship group, co-hosted a number of religious panels, services and meals.
The female studentwho received treatment at a local hospital last weekfor meningococcal disease has been discharged from hospital care.
A groupof Mathey freshmen enjoyed the last of the season’s locally grown tomatoes and Jersey corn for dinneron Thursday at the home of Master of Mathey College Harriet Flower, just one of many traditional freshman advisee group dinners taking place at residential college masters’ homes this month.
U-Council Chair Elan Kugelmass ’14 proposed creating a three-member “USG Transparency Committee” at the weekly USG meeting on Sunday evening.
Responding to criticisms he said he’d received from students about how many of the USG’s projects take place outside of the Senate meetings, he said the proposed three-member committee would be an “experiment” with the role of distributing USG information to students who request it.
The role of the committee would not overlap with that of Richard Lu ’16, who currently serves as the USG communications director, Kugelmass said.
There was no food on the menu. Instead, five thought-provoking questions lay on a table in the Frist Multipurpose Room.
Students will soon be able to rent mattresses for overnight guests as part of a program initiated by the Undergraduate Student Government.
A female student has been diagnosed with probable meningococcal disease and is receiving treatment in a hospital, the University announced in an email Thursday evening.
The Gap Year Network,an Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students-approved club that aims to help students who took gap years transition back into campus life, is expanding its reach.
Members of the Class of 2017 were required to complete a new online Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education course— along with the traditional AlcoholEdu—prior to their arrival on campus this year.
The course, called "Unless There's Consent," aims to educate students on sexual assault and sexual harassment but also covers domestic violence, stalking and the idea of consent.
Tower Club, the most popular club for the fall Bicker season last year, saw its number of bickerees drop by almost half this year, from 66 students in 2012 to 34 this year.
The drop returned fall bicker levels to normal, as last year's 66 bickerees was a 75 percent increase over the 38 who bickered in fall 2011.
Despite the drop affecting Tower, a total of 125 students bickered clubs this fall, just a dozen short of the 137 students who bickered last September.