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In the final meeting of the semester, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) reviewed a draft of the position paper in response to the sole Spring 2020 referendum. The referendum, sponsored by Shiye Su ’20, calls on the University to limit the widespread printing of “Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities,” primarily for environmental reasons. It passed with 88 percent of voter support.
In their April 25 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed their upcoming survey to solicit undergraduate preferences for the Fall 2020 semester. The data will be used to draft a report that will be sent to the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, among other administrative offices.
In their April 18 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed the recent Class Government and U-Council elections and students’ questions regarding off-campus mental health resources.
In an email sent to students on April 17, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) announced the results of the spring 2020 election for Class Government and U-Councilors.
In their April 11 meeting, members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed efforts to increase transparency, as well as their ongoing student advocacy, especially with regards to how graduate schools, fellowship institutions, and internships will view grades and transcripts.
In a meeting on April 6, Princeton’s Town Council heard COVID-19 updates and a presentation on the University’s construction by Kristin Appelget, Director of Community and Regional Affairs at the University.
During the April 4 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) passed a resolution to extend the 2020 Spring Election voting period by 24 hours and to limit the number of campaign emails that can be sent to listservs to two per campaign for the entirety of the election cycle.
Recently, my mother asked me what I miss most from my incomplete first year as a Princeton student. I immediately wondered how she could expect me to answer such a seemingly impossible question. How could I recall seven of the best months of my life and choose only one favorite memory, person, or place? She was expectant, so I tried.
During their second virtual meeting on March 28, members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) discussed the logistics of the upcoming U-Councilor and Class Officer elections and brainstormed ideas for virtual community building.
In a press release sent earlier today, the Municipality of Princeton announced that there have been 10 total cases of COVID-19 among Princeton residents. At least three of these individuals are over 65 years old, and one individual is a University student.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, several town organizations have followed the University in canceling, postponing, or virtually conducting previously planned events. Over recent days, local schools and businesses have enacted a slew of new procedures.
On Wednesday evening at 7:46 p.m., the University announced all undergraduate students “who are able” must return home and stay there until the end of the semester. Dean of the College Jill Dolan’s and Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun’s letter, sent to all students, enumerated specific criteria students would have to meet in order to remain on campus. Students who do not fall into these criteria and register with the University will lose prox access by March 19.
In its March 8 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) confirmed five members to its Movies Committee and further discussed its Ideas Incubator. The Senate also heard budget updates from Treasurer Rachel Hazan ’21.
On Tuesday, March 3, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and mental health advocacy club Letters to Strangers (L2S) released their 30-page Mental Health Guidebook, a compilation of University mental health resources, student testimonials, and information about important policies like leaves of absences and insurance plans. It also provides information on how to seek help off-campus.
In their March 1 meeting, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) engaged in discussions with representatives of DIGSAU, an architecture firm working with the University on Dillon Gymnasium’s expansion and renovation.
In the second Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting of the year, the Senate heard updates from various campus organizations, including the University’s Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) and the USG Movie Committee, as well as a proposal for Campus Club to be converted to a co-op dining option.
At the University’s annual Alumni Day celebration, held on Saturday, Feb. 22, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Executive Director and 2020 Woodrow Wilson Award winner Anthony Romero ’87 reflected on a career of service and the irony of receiving an award named after the president whose very policies the ACLU was created to oppose.
On Feb. 19, Preeti Iyer ’20 and Rayyan Sarker ’22 of the Menstrual Products Task Force presented their goals to expand in the coming semester and introduced “Periodpalooza,” a four-day celebration of menstrual equity, at a meeting of the University Student Life Committee (USLC).
Emma Coley ’20 and Ben Press ’20 have won the University’s highest general undergraduate distinction — the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize. This honor is granted to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership skills.
After an insufficient number of candidates during the regular election cycle, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has appointed three Class Senators and five U-Councilors to its voting body.