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Vote100 reaches for the stars

During the last midterm elections, fewer than 15 percent of students aged 18–21 showed up to the polls. “Vote100,” a student-run initiative, has set out to change that, working to inspire civic engagement among University students. Its goal is for every undergraduate student to take a pledge to vote in the 2018 midterms and in all future elections.


Six students receive treatment for Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Symptoms of HFMD include fever, reduced appetite, sore throat and a feeling of being unwell. According to the email, a few days after the fever, those symptoms can be followed by painful sores in the mouth and a skin rash with red spots or blisters on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.


U. annual endowment return tops other Ivies’

The University announced Monday that its endowment earned 14.2 percent for the fiscal year that ended in June. Now, the endowment is valued at $25.9 billion, up $2.1 billion from last year, when the University reported a 12.5 percent return. Discounting Columbia University, which has not yet announced their endowment return for this year, the University’s endowment return figure is greater than that of any other Ivy.


Four years after grade deflation ends, GPAs still on the rise

“Grading and assessment are among the most complex but important actions the faculty undertake,” Dolan wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian. “Students deserve to be given a clear sense of their work in a class and over the course of their educational careers at Princeton.  Being clear and transparent about standards for assessment works in the best interests of both faculty and students.”


53 percent of students who rushed joined a sorority

After a busy and exciting rush week last week, 57 percent of students who began the rush process received a bid from one of the University’s three sororities, and 53 percent of students who began the rush process chose to accept a bid and join a sorority. 


Lebanese minister speaks on Syrian refugees

In a talk given to the University community on Monday, Lebanon Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil had stern words for the international community, repeatedly urging the return of Syrian refugees — 1.5 million of whom have taken residence in Lebanon.


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