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USG reforms referendum rules to streamline process

The Undergraduate Student Government implemented reforms lastSundayto make the referendum process more organized and to allow more student discussion and dialogue. USG president Ella Cheng ’16 explained that the reforms include a rule that referenda can only be sent out during an election cycle and must be signed by 10 percent of the student body in order to appear on the ballot. Cheng is a former staff writer for The Daily Princetonian. She also explained that referendum sponsors must send the referendum to the USG five weeks before the election period.


Ivy Club to participate in multi-club Bicker in the spring

Ivy Club will join the multi-club Bicker system starting in the coming spring, Ivy president Eliza Mott ’16 said. The multi-club Bicker process gives students the option of bickering two of the Bicker clubs at the same time, ranking their first and second choices.


Seniors Cen, Ude named Sachs Scholars

Sarah Cen ’16 andOgemdi Ude ’16 have been named the recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.Cen, who is majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering, will pursue a master’s in engineering science as a Sachs Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford, while Ude, who is majoring in English, will spend a year as a Sachs Global Scholar studying Indigenous Australian physical theater in Melbourne, Australia.Cen is a former staff writer and web editor for the Daily Princetonian.Matthew Stewart ’85, an adviser for the Sachs Scholarship, said that the Sachs Scholarship at Worcester College is intended for two years of graduate study and a degree at Worcester College, while the Global Scholarship was intended as an option for students to spend a year abroad and devise a learning project of their own that might not fit into formal categories of pursuing a degree.Stewart explained that former Sachs Scholars and friends of the association conduct the interviews and read the applications for the Sachs Scholarship.


Cruz ’92, Christie debate terrorism, foreign policy at last Republican debate

President Barack Obama has done an inadequate job combating the ISIS terrorist threat and if they were to be elected president, they would be much more effective, both Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92 and New Jersey governor Chris Christie argued in a Tuesday republican debate focused on the terrorist threat. “If I am President, we will hunt down and kill the terrorists,” Cruz said. Christie said that the basic responsibility of the President is to protect its people and that Obama has not been doing that. Christie is an ex officio trustee of the University. Cruz also said that Obama and Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have not been sufficiently willing to fight against terrorism.


Updated: Harvard Law professor, expert on race relations Kennedy ’77 to speak at Baccalaureate

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy ’77 will be the speaker for the University’s 269th Baccalaureate Ceremony, the 2016 Class Council announced in an email Monday. “I see this email from the President's office and I had no idea what it would be, and then when I opened it up and saw that it was this invitation to give the Baccalaureate address, I must say it really did bring tears to my eyes.


Cruz ’92, Christie discuss Social Security, taxes in CNBC Republican debate

Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator for Texas Ted Cruz ’92 and New Jersey governor Chris Christie discussed government responsibility, tax reform and climate change at the Republican debate hosted by CNBC on Wednesday. Cruz garnered attention on social media for attacking the CNBC moderators, saying that they were more interested in “cage match[es]” than policy issues and that their behavior demonstrates why so many Americans distrust the media.


Biographer lectures on story of Nash's rise, sudden fall, recovery

While literature features many stories about the meteoric rise and sudden fall of a remarkable individual, the life of University professor and Nobel Prize-winning economist and mathematician John Nash GS ’50 is extraordinary because it also had a third act of recovery, biographer Sylvia Nasar said in a lecture Saturday.Nasar’s lecture occurred on the same day as a memorial service for Nash, who battled paranoid schizophrenia and whose work in game theory won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994.