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On Sunday afternoon, a crowd of around 40,000 took to Nassau Street for the Arts Council of Princeton’s 49th annual Communiversity ArtsFest, which brought together members of the University and the town of Princeton, as well as surrounding communities. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., over 200 art vendors, musicians, and merchants displayed their wares and performed in the largest cultural event in Central New Jersey.
Men’s Volleyball @ Barton: W 3–1
Men’s lacrosse (7–7, 2–4 Ivy) was defeated 14–13 by Cornell University (10–4, 4–2) on Saturday, eliminating the team from Ivy League playoff contention and cutting its season short.
What is USG?
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed Projects Board funding requests and student meal plans during its weekly meeting on Sunday, April 28.
Eight undergraduates were named the 2019 recipients of the Spirit of Princeton Award, according to Leadership Program Coordinator Claire Pinciaro.
On April 18, the Justice Department released the long-awaited report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller ’66 to Congress and the American public.
Upperclass room draw processes were not completely randomized this year, according to an email sent to the dorm-undergrads listserv by Director of Housing Dorian Johnson. Johnson wrote that $1,000 would be deducted from the 2019–20 housing fees of rising seniors directly affected by the issue and in the lower half of their class’s draw.
Myles McGinley ’15 met Cameron Porter ’16 for the first time in September of 2010, when the two soccer recruits were on campus for their official visits. Porter sported a Justin Bieber-style bowl cut; he was as lanky as he was reserved.
When Maestro Gustavo Dudamel’s residency was announced in April 2018, most people thought it was an April Fool’s joke, according to Yang Song ’20, clarinetist and co-president of the Princeton University Orchestra (PUO).
Mike Ford made his Major League Baseball debut last weekend, becoming the seventh player to make it to the sport’s highest level after playing at Princeton for current head coach Scott Bradley.
On Friday, the student body will take part in one of the most important events of the year: room draw. To a certain extent, your upcoming year is defined by this process; whom you choose to share a living space with — if anyone — has a huge impact on both your academic and social life. While some can make the argument that a poor living situation can be mitigated by simply not using your room, that logic only goes so far. There is a reason why students spend hours together with their draw groups, staring anxiously at a spreadsheet while room after room disappears, hoping that they have an opportunity to get a living situation they are satisfied with.
My investigation into Princeton’s financial aid records revealed that the University has endowed scholarships reserved for students coming from the country’s richest towns and most expensive high schools. During the past three months, I reviewed a hundred pages of endowment listings on the “Giving to Princeton” directory and paired it with public information.
On Thursday, April 25, the Office of Communications announced that the University trustees have “adopted an operating budget for the University totaling $2.3 billion for 2019–20.” Of this total budget, $187.4 million — up 7.2 percent from last year’s $174.2 million — will go towards undergraduate financial aid.
On Wednesday, April 17, the Navajo Nation Council voted 17–1 on a bill to confirm Doreen N. McPaul ’95 as attorney general of the Navajo Nation.
Picture this. The date: March 21. The time: 10 p.m. The place: my front yard. (You’ve likely never seen my front yard, though, so just imagine your own front yard — or, if you don’t have a yard, picture Frist’s South Lawn.) It’s the night of the Worm Moon, the last full moon before the spring equinox. Now picture me standing in the middle of it all (which might be a little weird if you’re picturing your own front yard, and doubly so if you don’t know me, but never mind that), gazing up at the moon, shadowed by wandering clouds and surrounded by winking stars. Perhaps an airplane soars across its diameter, letting the gentle buzz of its engine mingle with the crickets’ chirps. Perhaps a tree’s leaves fall, soar upwards on the wind, brush against the moon’s soft, yellow glow.
Jenny Cho ’14 and Yongmin Cho ’19 were recently named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Changemakers Addressing Asia's Biggest Social Problems.”
Each semester, about 175 University classes open to adult community members through the University’s Community Auditing Program (CAP). For $175, an auditor may sit, usually silently, in the back of a classroom for an entire semester. Usually, more than 600–700 people audit University courses.
As a general rule, Princeton women’s tennis doesn’t lose. A dominant weekend saw the Tigers lose only two sets en route to trouncing both Brown (10–3, 2–5 Ivy) and Yale (12–11, 4–3) 4–0 in matches. The weekend was a fitting end to a fantastic season. The team finished 18–4 overall and 7–0 in the Ivy League and snagged the Ivy League title for the second consecutive year.
Jazmyn Blackburn ’19, Mariachiara Ficarelli ’19, and Isabel James ’19 have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize Fellowship. The award provides $30,000 to each recipient to allow them to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.