On Jan. 4, 2017, former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne ’49 died at his home in Livingston, N.J. Nicknamed the “The Man the Mob Couldn’t Buy,” Byrne served two terms as New Jersey’s chief executive from 1974 to 1982. Byrne was 93 when he passed from a lung infection.
“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.”
“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.”
Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidate Ryan Ozminkowski ’19 drew criticism from his opponents after buying the domain names for their websites. Further comments by Ozminkowski during the USG presidential debate prompted the question: how seriously should USG take itself?
After weeks of allegations and petitions, the Undergraduate Student Government has passed a resolution regarding the sexual harassment case against electrical engineering professor Sergio Verdú. Graduate student Yeohee Im alleged that Verdú sexually harassed her on multiple occasions over a two-month period. In response, the University required Verdú to attend an eight-hour training session. Verdú remains employed by the University. U-Councilor Pooja Patel ‘18 presented Senate Resolution 5-2017 at the Senate meeting on Nov. 19, urging the University to “elevate its disciplinary actions” against Verdú, who was found responsible for sexual harassment in a recent Title IX investigation.
“There is just a huge disparity in power between a Ph.D. student and advisor that can affect you really for the rest of your professional career,” Patel said.
“To those concerned by the creeping one-state reality, let me say I don’t see one,” economist and politician Salam Fayyad said. “Rather, I see what should be of even more concern, namely the creeping trouble of a four-state reality.”
“If we were to get a calendar approved at the end of this academic year by the faculty, I anticipate we would have another two years under the current calendar before the new calendar would go into effect,” Colagiuri said.
The Princeton Department of Public Safety issued an email warning to the University community regarding an unarmed bank robbery in Princeton on Oct. 26. The Princeton Police Department reported that the bank robbery occurred at 4:27 p.m. A man walked into Santander Bank at 188 Nassau Street, handing the bank teller a note demanding cash.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed Tigerbook confidentiality concerns and new position appointments, among other issues, in its weekly meeting on Oct. 15.