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Since the first case of meningitis at Princeton was reported in March 2013,the University has faced seven additional cases of meningococcal disease. Following the seventh case, the University, working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the N.J. Department of Health, agreed to allow students to receive Bexsero, a vaccine unlicensed in America. Approved earlier this year in Europe, the vaccine combats the strain of the disease that has affected Princeton's campus.This timeline outlines the precautionary actions the University has taken in relation to the eight cases reported so far.
At its weekly meeting on Sunday evening, the USG unanimously approved amendments requiring each of the four class governments to hold its own monthly public meetings and to publish and report its own budget each semester.
Princeton’s dining facilities have reported numerous minor health violations, despite receiving overall “Satisfactory” ratings, according to a review of health records covering the past three years.
Senior photographer Karen Ku embedded herself into R.O.T.C. for two months to capture a typical week in the life of a student cadet. It’s certainly different.
At least five individuals have come down with symptoms of foodborne illness apparently linked to the Ivy Club, a local health inspector confirmed Thursday.
Some University students infected with meningitis have suffered some of the disease’s residual effects, according to Peter Johnsen, Director of Medical Services at University Health Services.
Students had the option to live in gender-neutral housing in the residential colleges for thefirst timethis academic year. The program, which allows students to live with roommates of the opposite gender, is popular with students who choose it, though some suggested certain improvements.
The launch of anew official websiteabout the eating clubs has provided a unique window into the clubs’ real membership numbers, one which suggests that a significant number of students drop the eating clubs before graduating.
A new initiative, Club Nom, has been launched to facilitate dialogue between eating club members and students who eat independently, in the co-ops or in the residential colleges. Founded by Hannah Rosenthal ’15, Club Nom will begin holding forum-style discussions next semester.
Those who wish to receive the emergency meningitis vaccine that the University is offering will not have to waive any rights before receiving it.
Construction of the Arts and Transit Neighborhood has caused small inconveniences for the day-to-day lives of students living in Forbes College, according to several residents of Forbes.
USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 won his bid for reelection, chief elections manager Rachel Nam ’15 announced in an email sent by Jackson to the undergraduate student body last Friday afternoon.
Members of the Senate debated a proposed constitutional amendment to split the existing USG structure into two separate bodies at their Monday evening meeting. They may vote at their Dec. 8 meeting on whether to separate class governments from the Senate, replacing the current model under which the class governments report to the Senate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given final approval for ameningitis vaccination campaignto commence at Princeton, the University announced in an emaillast week.
Princeton's plan to make a meningitis vaccine —called Bexsero —available to students in the near future likely has few legal ramifications for the University, despite the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the drug for use in the United States.
Students who wish to be employed by the Office of the Alumni Association during Reunions may now complete an online survey to be considered for employment, according to an email sent by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to non-senior students last week. By actively circulating the survey and offering a more comprehensive student employment site,the Alumni Association is increasing its efforts to consolidate hiring for Reunions crews and publicize Reunions employment opportunities for students.
The two $1,000 first prizes for Princeton Pitch went to the creators of “splash,” a free application that allows users to share media based on location, and the developers of “Saheli,” a catering service that aims to help Indian women escape the sex trade.
Several campus organizations have had their events cancelled or seen reduced participation due to concerns by outside groups over the outbreak of bacterial meningitis at Princeton.
On the first day of the semester with temperatures that failed to reach above freezing, students, faculty, staff and townspeople huddled for warmth around a bonfire on Cannon Green to celebrate the football team’s victory in the Big Three for the second year in a row. While the traditional effigies of the Harvard and Yale mascots were absent from the event, crumpled portraits of John Harvard littered the perimeter of the pyre and at least one paper airplane flew over the outside barrier.
Adam Mastroianni ’14 and Timothy McGinnis ’13 were selected as recipients of the U.S. Rhodes Scholarship on Saturday. The Rhodes Scholarship awards selected students the opportunity to study at University of Oxford. The program selects 83 recipients worldwide, including 32 from the United States.