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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.
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Despite a late start to campaigning, Zach Ogle ’15 said he will rely on his perspectives as a student in USG and in other campus groups to win the campus vote, emphasizing the importance of increased outreach to student groups.
In a break from recent trends, three of the four USG committee chair positions — Campus and Community Affairs Committee,Social Committee and Academics Committee — have contested elections. The final chair position, University Student Life Committee chair, is the sole uncontested election.
This spring break, eight Princeton students and one faculty member will travel to Urubamba, Peru to bring solar power to two communities in the area. Their trip is a pilot program of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's formerly active International Service Trips program.
In response to student concerns regarding the burning of a human figure, fuel for Sunday’s bonfire will not include an effigy of John Harvard and likely will not include a Yale bulldog. The bonfire celebrating the University football team’s victories over both Harvard and Yale will take place Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on Cannon Green.
Out of a total of 259 students interviewed by The Daily Princetonian between Tuesday and Wednesday, 197, or 76 percent, said they plan to get a vaccine not yet licensed in the United States that will be offered by the University to combat a campus outbreak of type B meningitis.
Amid the chaos of Cane Spree this October, Colin Lualdi ’17 was trying to ask for a T-shirt. The problem was that no one at the Campus Recreation table could understand him. The staff soon realized that Lualdi was using American Sign Language to convey his request.
On May 6, Peter Carruth ’14 was admitted to the hospital for symptoms of meningococcal disease. Carruth was the third case in a meningitis outbreak that has seen seven people hospitalized with the disease since March. He was hospitalized at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro for five days before being transferred back to University Health Services at McCosh Health Center for a week and a half of treatment.
A crowd of 35 people gathered outside Frist Campus Center Monday evening to protest the deportation of German Perez, a Trenton-area construction worker and native of El Salvador charged with illegally residing in the United States.
The University will sponsor two rounds of an emergency meningitis vaccination campaign for the Princeton community pending a final go-ahead from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Class of 2015 senator Zach Ogle will be allowed to run against USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 in the upcoming presidential elections, the USG Senate decided in a vote on Sunday night.
Colleges and universities nationwide have “betrayed” victims of rape and sexual assault by failing to punish perpetrators of rape, forensic scientist David Lisak said in a lecture at the University on Friday. He advocated a greater emphasis on bystander intervention than is seen in most college sexual assault prevention programs.