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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

HackPrinceton site What Would I Say passes 1 million hits, gains national attention

“We lured a girl into the Large Hadron Collider.” “Herman Cain has already received a carefully groomed mustache.” "We tried to eat our spectacular students." These are just three examples of the randomly generated non sequiturs produced by What Would I Say, a website developed by seven Princeton graduate students during last weekend's HackPrinceton event.

NEWS | 11/13/2013

Proposed amendments to separate class governments from Senate shows tensions between two bodies

The USG Senate and class governments could become two independent bodies if the Senate passes several amendments in its upcoming meetings. The proposed amendments were discussed and written jointly by the class governments and members of the Senate, USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 said.

NEWS | 11/13/2013

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Updated: Seventh Princeton-associated case of meningitis treated at hospital

A male student was diagnosed with meningitisSundaymorning in the seventh case of the disease associated with the University since March. The student sought treatment at University Health ServicesSaturdayfor symptoms of acute illness, according to a health advisory email sentto all undergraduate students Sundayevening.

NEWS | 11/10/2013

International students get taste of American culture through Davis Center's Thanksgiving host program

As Thanksgiving approaches and many students head home for the holiday, a group of their international peers will experience American culture firsthand through the Thanksgiving Host Family Program run by the Friends of Davis International Center.The program began four years ago to accommodate students and academic fellows who remained on campus for Thanksgiving, according to Hanna Hand, volunteer liaison to the Davis International Center and the director of the program.

NEWS | 11/07/2013

Graduate students petition against Butler Apartments demolition

Over 200 graduate students have signed a petition protesting the demolition of Butler Apartments under the University’s Housing Master Plan. The petitiondemands increased transparency and communication about graduate housing from the administration.The petition expresses disapproval of what students see as a current lack of on-campus housing options, citing excessive pressures placed on older students, whose stipends are ending, and Princeton’s limited housing market as factors that will undermine the unique graduate community.“The closure of Butler Apartments without specific plans for reconstruction is imprudent, unnecessary and ignores the needs of graduate students with limited income, with pets or with partners and/or children,” the petition reads.

NEWS | 11/06/2013

Alleged Projects Board funding violation found to be clerical error

Projects Board did not violate the USG constitution in its funding request awarded to the Tango Club, Projects Board co-chair Jared Peterson ’14 and USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 confirmedMonday. While reviewing the budget at its meetingon Sunday, the USG found that Projects Board had allegedly approved $1,800 for Tango Club’s Tango Festival.

NEWS | 10/22/2013

USG announces winners of freshman class council elections

The new Class of 2017 class council officers were announcedFridayevening by USG president Shawon Jackson '15 in an email sent to the freshman class.The new officers areNusrat Ahmed '17,CJ Harris '17,Luke Li '17,Nathan Suek '17 and AndrewSun '17.The five freshmen were chosen out of 23 who ran for the position.Sun received 253 votes, Suek received 233 votes, Harris received 197 votes, Li recieved 174 votes and Ahmed received 173 votes.Jackson did not disclose in the email the percentage of votes each elected officer received.A referendum in the election of April 2012eliminated officer positionsfor the freshman class council.

NEWS | 10/11/2013