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One year after freshman Greek ban, Class of 2016 recruits "more self-selective" and rush-savvy

The Class of 2016 will get its first chance to rush fraternities and sororities next month, as the first class to do so under the administration’s ban on freshman participation in Greek activities. Presidents of Greek organizations say the ban has had a noticeable impact on this year’s class of pledges, increasing students’ interest in Greek life and attracting a more dedicated rush-savvy class of recruits.Sorority recruitment will begin on Monday, Sept.

NEWS | 09/22/2013

Bagneris ’15 voted to replace Davoudiasl as Class of 2015 senator

The USG voted unanimously to appoint Mariana Bagneris ’15 as the new Class of 2015 senator at the first meeting of the year Sunday evening.Bagneris will fill the Class of 2015 senate seat that was vacated by Deana Davoudiasl, who stepped down from the position in order to take the semester off. After USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 sent an email to the Class of 2015 last Monday advertising the opening, nine students applied for the position, he said.

NEWS | 09/22/2013

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Updated: Vacated USG junior class senator seat to be filled by application

Members of the Class of 2015 can now apply to be a USG class senator, USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 announcedMondaynight in an email to the junior class. The appointed junior will fill the seat vacated by Deana Davoudiasl ’15, who stepped down from the position in order to take a semester off, Jackson said in an interview. The new senator will be appointed, rather than elected, in accordance with Section F of theUSG Constitution. The USG president and the class president will nominate the replacement, who then must be approved by the Senate. Davoudiasl was halfway through her second term as Class of 2015 senator.

NEWS | 09/17/2013

Preferred name policy to allow students to go by nicknames in U. directory

University students who go by a first name other than their legal one will now have the option to change their name in the student directory, University Registrar Polly Griffin announced in an email sent to the student body last week. Under this new “preferred name policy,” the email explained, students may designate their “preferred” name in the directory through SCORE. “As long as the use of this preferred name is not for the purposes of misrepresentation, the University acknowledges that a ‘preferred name’ can and should be used where possible in the course of University business and education,” Griffin stated in the email, adding, “We know that this feature is important to many students, and we are pleased to be able to offer this option.” Griffin deferred comment to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua, who explained that the administration had been discussing this policy change over the past several months after receiving numerous requests from students who prefer a name other than their formal one.

NEWS | 09/12/2013

T-Pain and Chiddy Bang to headline fall Lawnparties

Hip hop artists T-Pain and Chiddy Bang will perform at this fall's Lawnparties onSept. 15, USG president Shawon Jackson '15 and social committee chair Carla Javier '15 announced in an emailFridaynightto the student body. Javier is also a senior writer for The Daily Princetonian. T-Pain is known for songs "Buy U a Drank," "Bartender" and "Low." He won Grammy Awards in 2008 and 2010 in collaboration with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, respectively. Chiddy Bang is known for songs "Opposite of Adults," "Mind Your Manners" and "Bad Day."Chiddy Bang was formerly a duo consisting of Noah Beresin and Chidera Anamege, but the former left the group in early 2013. As the main acts of fall Lawnparties, Chiddy Bang and T-Pain will perform at Quadrangle Club.

NEWS | 09/06/2013

USG approves $65,000 for fall Lawnparties

The USG has approved a $65,000 funding request from the Social Committee for the fall Lawnparties, according to USG president Shawon Jackson ’15. The request was officially approved on July 17 by vote conducted over e-mail, since the entirety of the student government was not able to meet in person, he explained. According to Jackson, the funding will cover the costs of the main act and supplies needed for the event. This figure is slightly higher than the $60,000 approved for last spring's Lawnparties but slightly lower than the $70,000 approved for the spring 2012 and fall 2012 Lawnparties, according to figures provided by Jackson. Lawnparties is scheduled to take place onSept.15.

NEWS | 07/31/2013

Baccalaureate: Bernanke offers Princeton seniors advice on careers, romance and everything in between

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and former chair of the University’s Department of EconomicsBen Bernankereturned to campus 11 years after he left the faculty to speak to the Class of 2013 at Baccalaureate and make observations based on his experiences on everything from potential career paths to future romances. In her introduction, University President Shirley Tilghman described Bernanke as open and fair-minded, traits that not only “won him the deep respect of colleagues” with diverse political views but also enabled him to “rise above the partisan fray in the service of both a Republican and Democratic president.” Tilghman also described him as “one of the nation’s foremost monetary economists” whose leadership during the 2008 financial crisis has led to a “weak but palpable recovery.” “As each of you prepares to put your education to good use, in the service of this nation and all nations, you could not do better than to look to Ben Bernanke, who has combined in his career the best elements of academic and public life,” she said.

NEWS | 06/02/2013

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Panel discusses status of women at Princeton 40 years ago and now

Current and former female editors of The Daily Princetonian discussed the status of women at Princeton 40 years after the University's first female students graduated at a panel discussionon Friday. The panelists at the event, titled “40 Years [of headlines] Later: Women at Princeton and Beyond,” included two alumnae and three current editors.

NEWS | 05/31/2013