USG discusses efforts to ensure Honor Committee, Committee on Discipline reflect campus demographics
"You know when you interview 17 white kids and when you don't, to be entirely frank," she explained. "I suppose if you want to return to this discussion of asking students to self-identify so that we can have hard and fast statistics about the diversity of these pools, then we can reopen that conversation. But I think anyone who was in the room this time who’s been in the room during past application cycles can just see that the room is more diverse than it otherwise is,” said Liziewski.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed amendments regarding Honor Committee appointments and referendum rules in their weekly meeting on April 23.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed two separate amendments for the Honor Committee Constitution and the USG Senate Constitution in their weekly meeting on April 16. Honor Committee Chair Carolyn Liziewski ‘18 presented a proposal to amend the Honor Committee Constitution by expanding the membership of the Committee from 12 to 15 students.
“I'm excited about the formation of a permanent USG USLC Subcommittee for Eating Club Transparency and Inclusivity and I’m glad to see that the reports [suggest] that the committee will have a mandate to collect demographics in its charter,” Clark said. “I hope that USG is able to act on this report swiftly, so that we get the demographics that we as a student body voted on as soon as possible.”
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed resolutions created by the Women's Student Leadership Task Force in their weekly meeting on April 9.
The Undergraduate Student Government discussed the Princeton Private Prison Divestment movement in their weekly meeting on April 2.
University Student Government is currently seeking applicants for its First-Generation Low-Income Student Task Force. The task force, created March 29, seeks to address concerns held by low-income and first-generation students.
Assistant Vice President of the Office of Communications Daniel Day presented the framework for a new University website. The current website was designed in 2007, and, according to Day, has failed to keep up with changes in technology and shifts to mobile web browsing.
“I think that [about income] a less contentious question that still gets at the meat of what people want to know is just to ask a simple are you on financial aid or not,” Kilpatrick said.
In their first weekly meeting of the second semester, the Undergraduate Student Government discussed new position appointments and student group recognitions on Feb. 19. The Student Group Recognition Committee’s Chair Aaron Sobel ’19 presented newly recognized student groups, a distinction that grants groups access to an email listserv and deems them legitimate. As legitimate student groups, they are eligible for funding from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.