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USG discusses potential changes to meal plans, funding requests

Apr. 28 2019 USG Meeting

U-Councilor Rachel Hazan ’21 spoke about Projects Board funding requests at the weekly Undergraduate Student Government meeting on Sunday, April 28.

Source: Brad Spicher / The Daily Princetonian

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed Projects Board funding requests and student meal plans during its weekly meeting on Sunday, April 28.

According to USG President Zarnab Virk ’20 — who recently met with Vice President of Campus Life W. Rochelle Calhoun and the University Student Life Committee, the University may soon change the structure of the lowest available meal plan for upperclassmen, Block 95, by either adding more meals to the plan or decreasing the price, so as to incentivize more upperclassmen to live in the residential colleges.


“They’re planning on either adding more meals to it for the same price or decreasing the price,” Virk said. “Because right now, price-wise per meal, it really does not make sense.”

Projects Board Co-Chair Rachel Hazan ’21 also asked that the Senate approve two Projects Board funding requests, as Projects Board must get the approval of the USG Senate to allocate more than $1,000 to an event.

Rachel Hazan is a former staff copy editor for The Daily Princetonian.

The Korean American Student Association requested $1,200 to host the organization’s annual banquet.

The Muslim Student Association applied for $1,100 in funding for the Ramadan Fastathon and will hold a morning pre-fast meal, a post-fast meal, and discussions about the Ramadan holiday. The Muslim Student Association will seek to run similar events in the future, especially as Ramadan will coincide for longer with the academic school year in the years to come.

The Senate voted to approve both requests.


Additionally, Virk welcomed six new U-Councilors to the Senate — Claire Wayner ’22, Adhitya Raghavan ’20, JJ Lopez Haddad ’22, Allen Liu ’22, Sarah Lee ’22, and Gabriel Duguay ’22.

Wayner is a contributing columnist for the ‘Prince.’

Virk also commented that she will be meeting with University Services soon and that the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) ExComm meeting will take place on Monday, May 6.

The Senate entered in executive session for the remainder of the meeting.

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The Senate meeting was held in Lewis Library 120 at 8 p.m.