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Updated: Eighth case of meningitis at Princeton reported; will not affect vaccination plans

Updated 11/24, 9:07 p.m. A female student was diagnosed with meningitis and hospitalized late on Thursdayin the eighth case of the disease to strike the University community since March. The student developed symptoms of the diseaseon Wednesdaynight, when she went to University Health Services at McCosh Health Center.

NEWS | 11/22/2013

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Ogle ’15: “Increased outreach”

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. “I’m running for USG president because I feel like USG can do a much better job of reaching out to non-USG students,” Ogle said.

NEWS | 11/20/2013

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76 percent of students say they plan to get meningitis vaccine

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. Since March, six students and one visitor have been hospitalized with the disease.

NEWS | 11/20/2013

Updated: USG Senate votes to allow Ogle ’15 to run for president against Jackson ’15

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.The vote came after Ogle appealed a decision made by chief elections manager Rachel Nam ’15 last Tuesday, in whichshe disqualified himfrom the campaign for failing to submit one Google Doc among several pieces of required paperwork on time.With this decision, current USG president Jackson will no longer be running unopposed for reelection.Ogle handed in his candidate statement and signed petition at 4:55 p.m.

NEWS | 11/17/2013

Relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan mobilized by University community in time for Homecoming weekend

Student council volunteers gathered$2,400 to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through the charitable organizations Oxfam International, Catholic Relief Services and Stiftung Solarenergie by selling T-shirts at the Princeton/Yale football game this weekend, according to Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne. The United Nations has put the typhoon's death toll at 4,200 people as of Saturday, although the Philippine government has insisted that the death toll is closer to 3,637, NBC News reported. The storm, which struck on the morning of Nov.

NEWS | 11/17/2013

Q&A: David Lisak, Ph.D., expert on sexual assault prevention education

University of Massachusetts professor David Lisak is a clinical psychologist who studies interpersonal violence.Prior to the first session of Lisak's three-part lecture on sexual assault at Princeton, The Daily Princetonian spoke with him on Princeton’s sexual assault statistics in relation to nationwide statistics. The Daily Princetonian: To put this into context at Princeton, more than 15 percent of female undergraduates have reported experiencing non-consensual vaginal penetration during their time at the University, according to an unpublished survey.

NEWS | 11/17/2013

Updated: Princeton expected to make decision on unapproved meningitis vaccine Monday

The University is expected to announce Monday whether it will allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer a meningitis vaccine not yet approved for use in the United States to the Princeton community. SevenUniversity-associated individualshave been hospitalized with the disease since March.

NEWS | 11/15/2013

LGBT Center Outreach Chats offer anonymous support for questioning students

Those questioning their sexual identity or searching for LGBT resources need not look further than their computer screens. The LGBT Center’s Outreach Chats Program, a service providing an anonymous online chat resource for students to communicate with trained peer educators, is now receiving regular business in its second year.

NEWS | 11/14/2013