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Proposal to increase gender-neutral housing receives support, voting to occur Wednesday

On Nov. 30, the University Student Life Committee will vote on a new policy proposal submitted by the Gender-Inclusive Housing Working Group that would increase the availability of gender-neutral housing. The proposal is especially intended to help transgender and nonbinary students find housing where they feel safe and comfortable.

NEWS | 11/29/2016

USG candidates discuss respective platforms

Undergraduate Student Government announced the candidates for next year's offices last Sunday. Dan Qian ’19 is running for vice president of the student body. As vice president, Qian hopes to make USG projects more transparent by surveying student opinion on Senate projects before priorities are set and relaying results of weekly administrator meetings to the student body. With experience on the Senate, Executive Committee, and Core Committee, he has worked with the Vice President, President, and the rest of the Senate.

NEWS | 11/29/2016

HackPrinceton attracts over 600 developers, designers

Over six hundred developers and designers from across the nation pooled their mental stamina at HackPrinceton for a straight 36 hour period to create software and hardware projects.  The event, taking place on November 11 to 13, brought together students and seasoned mentors to engage the University’s on-campus and off-campus communities with both new and familiar technologies.

NEWS | 11/21/2016

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U. students read declaration denouncing South Korean president

A group of University students held a demonstration addressing the recent, ongoing political scandal concerning the South Korean president in front of Nassau Hall at 2 p.m. The demonstration was conceived by four Korean students concerned with the current situation in Korea: Sejin Park ’18, Wonshik Shin ’19, Rachel Lim ’18, and Sally Hahn ’19.

NEWS | 11/18/2016

U. Students issue petition in call to action to protect undocumented students

The DREAM Team, an immigrant rights advocacy group on campus, issued an online petition on Monday in support of undocumented students on campus. The “Call to Action to Protect Undocumented Students at Princeton” asks signatories for their name – either individual or organization – class year, and if that individual is a student, a faculty member, or a staff member.

NEWS | 11/15/2016

'Asian girls everywhere' poster campaign breaks silence about sexual racialization

“Ni Hao pretty,” “you’re pretty for an Asian,” and “you’re the whitest Asian ever” are among the verbatim comments received by female Asian-American students in the University that will be displayed around campus later this week as a part of a poster campaign. According to Alis Yoo ’19, facilitator of the “Asian girls everywhere” poster campaign sponsored by the Asian American Students Association, the sixteen different samples of posters to be displayed around campus in the next few days represent the authentic experiences of University students in and outside of the classroom.

NEWS | 11/13/2016

U. community members protest election of Donald Trump

Over 70 members of the University community, including students, faculty and staff, gathered on Friday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Julian Perez ’17, co-president of the Princeton University Latinx Perspectives Organization, said the demonstrators were there to stand against the values that Trump and his supporters prescribe to. He acknowledged that hateful sentiments and hostile actions are not new for marginalized groups, but that the protest was organized to show that these groups are united and will not back down given Trump’s presidential victory. “It’s another reminder that we have a lot of work to do, and that we have to fight.

NEWS | 11/11/2016

Pride Alliance to celebrate Pride Month with a variety of events

Since the Pride Week at the University expanded to Pride Month last year, the number of activities offered and number of participants during the month has grown. This year, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center and the Pride Alliance are organizing 16 events in April, according to Jean Bellamy '19 and Nicolas Freeman '18, co-presidents of the Pride Alliance board. Pride Alliance is a group that representsthe interests of the LGBT and questioning members of the University community.Andy Cofino, the Center's program coordinator, explainedthe LGBT Center advises, supports and checks in with the program every week, though the group is very student-run. This year’s Pride Month has many more events, as well as considerably larger expenditures and bigger ticket items, according to Freeman. “We want to reach out more to the Princeton campus,” they said. The events include workshops from writer Sinclair Sexsmith on gender, sexuality and trigger warnings, speed-friending and karaoke, film screenings, art exhibits, lectures and cupcake decorating with the Princeton Aces, a group for asexual and questioning students, according to Freeman. For most events, attendance typically ranges from 40 to 70 people, with heavier attendance for the ticketed events like karaoke, Bellamy said. Pride Month events kicked off with the “We Are Here” Queer monologues in Wilson College Blackbox Theater April 1 and 2. “I always think the Queer monologues are very impactful and are able to bring the community together,” Cofino said.

NEWS | 04/05/2016

Report says sex photo subject put on 'social probation' at TI; U., police unable to identify photographer

The Princeton Police Department’s investigation into the Tiger Inn sex photo scandal was ultimately closed because neither student depicted in the photo wished to pursue the matter, according to a copy of the investigation report obtained by The Daily Princetonian through the New Jersey Open Public Records Act. The report, which was finalized after the case was closed on Dec.

NEWS | 12/15/2014

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Tiger Inn promises to make reforms following sex photo distribution

Tiger Inn's recent decision to fire two of its officers after they sent emails that were found to be disrespectful to women has reignited concerns about gender equality at the eating club that was once the last bastion of male-only membership. One of the emails included a picture of a female student performing oral sex on a male student, while a second email encouraged the membership to jeer Sally Frank ’80 — whose activism ultimately forced TI to accept women — at a recent lecture on campus. The club's graduate board has pledged to revise bicker and initiations, have more female undergraduate officers, create a co-ed bicker committee and include women in its graduate board. Former vice president Adam Krop ’15 and former treasurer Andrew Hoffenberg ’15 were fired last week, The New York Times reported. They will be moving out of their clubhouse dormitories, said Eric Pedersen ’82, a member of the TI graduate board.

NEWS | 12/02/2014