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Eating club leadership for 2024 set as election season comes to a close

The six Bicker clubs, as well as one sign-in club, held officer elections this month. All eleven eating clubs have now elected new leaders, who will be responsible for governing their clubs following Princeton’s largest class ever entering into the eating club scene.

The six Bicker clubs, as well as one sign-in club, held officer elections this month. All eleven eating clubs have now elected new leaders, who will be responsible for governing their clubs following Princeton’s largest class ever entering into the eating club scene.

NEWS | March 1

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Students hop at the chance to celebrate Leap Year

Students hopped at the chance to leap into Feb. 29 at a Campus Club event held by the Princeton Student Events Committee (PSEC) in commemoration of the leap year. Festivities included cake, trampolines, and frog-themed crafts to celebrate Princeton's 68th leap year.  

Students hopped at the chance to leap into Feb. 29 at a Campus Club event held by the Princeton Student Events Committee (PSEC) in commemoration of the leap year. Festivities included cake, trampolines, and frog-themed crafts to celebrate Princeton's 68th leap year.  

NEWS | February 29

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Li and Beidel ’24 win Pyne Prize, highest undergrad distinction

Two seniors won the 2024 Pyne Prize for excellence in scholarship, character, and leadership. Students in the social sciences and with USG or PAA affiliations continue to be well-represented.

Two seniors won the 2024 Pyne Prize for excellence in scholarship, character, and leadership. Students in the social sciences and with USG or PAA affiliations continue to be well-represented.

NEWS | February 28

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Emailed threat of violence against campus Jewish community assessed as ‘low credibility’

Members of the Princeton University community received a TigerAlert on Friday, Feb. 23 about an email sent to multiple community members containing threats against the Jewish community on campus. The Department of Public Safety "assessed the credibility of the threat as low." According to the alert, members of other U.S. university communities received identical emailed threats.

Members of the Princeton University community received a TigerAlert on Friday, Feb. 23 about an email sent to multiple community members containing threats against the Jewish community on campus. The Department of Public Safety "assessed the credibility of the threat as low." According to the alert, members of other U.S. university communities received identical emailed threats. 

NEWS | February 26

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USG allocates funding and approves upcoming Midterms Celebration Trip

At their third meeting of the spring semester on Sunday, Feb. 25, USG allocated funding to various student groups and approved a midterms celebration trip to New York City proposed by Campus and Community Affairs Chair Genevieve Shutt ’26.

At their third meeting of the spring semester on Sunday, Feb. 25, USG allocated funding to various student groups and approved a midterms celebration trip to New York City proposed by Campus and Community Affairs Chair Genevieve Shutt ’26.

NEWS | February 26

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Provocative signs at Yale game raise questions about permissible fan behavior

At last Saturday’s lively men’s basketball rivalry game between Princeton and Yale, some students had their signs confiscated by staff after complaints by a parent of a player. Confiscated signs displayed slogans like “Dick Cheney went to Yale” and “Danny Wolf gets no bitches.”

At last Saturday’s lively men’s basketball rivalry game between Princeton and Yale, some students had their signs confiscated by staff after complaints by a parent of a player. Confiscated signs displayed slogans like “Dick Cheney went to Yale” and “Danny Wolf gets no bitches.”

NEWS | February 21

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One of two Forbes laundry rooms out of commission following fire

A dryer in Forbes College main inn caught fire on Sunday, Feb. 18. The laundry room is “out of service” likely for a few days, until the cause of the fire can be confirmed.

A dryer in Forbes College main inn caught fire on Sunday, Feb. 18. The laundry room is “out of service” likely for a few days, until the cause of the fire can be confirmed.

NEWS | February 18

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Alice McGuinness ’24 and Nathalie Verlinde ’24 win Sachs scholarships

On Feb. 15, the University announced that Alice McGuinness ’24 and Nathalie Verlinde ’24 were awarded the Sachs scholarships. McGuinness, a senior in the history department, received the David M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, and Verlinde, a senior in the molecular biology department, was awarded the Sachs Global Scholarship.

On Feb. 15, the University announced that Alice McGuinness ’24 and Nathalie Verlinde ’24 were awarded the Sachs scholarships. McGuinness, a senior in the history department, received the David M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, and Verlinde, a senior in the molecular biology department, was awarded the Sachs Global Scholarship.

NEWS | February 16

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Asian affinity groups gather to celebrate Lunar New Year

Seven Asian affinity groups came together to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 8. While each respective culture has its own traditions, this event sought to highlight the shared “concept of eating together with your loved ones."

Seven Asian affinity groups came together to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 8. While each respective culture has its own traditions, this event sought to highlight the shared “concept of eating together with your loved ones."

NEWS | February 12

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In highly-selective year, over 80 percent of sophomores participate in Street Week

Street week 2024 boasts highest participation in at least a decade. Charter emerges highly selective, and Tiger Inn pulls in more bickerees than Cap & Gown for the first time since 2001.

Street week 2024 boasts highest participation in at least a decade. Charter emerges highly selective, and Tiger Inn pulls in more bickerees than Cap & Gown for the first time since 2001.

NEWS | February 12

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Theme Dinners celebrate cultural backgrounds of dining hall staff

Campus Dining staff cooked and served family meals for Theme Dinners held across residential dining halls on Thursday, Feb. 8. Menu options ranged from Jamaican Chicken Curry in Whitman-Butler Dining Hall to Guatemalan beef enchiladas in Forbes to Haitian fried chicken in Rocky-Mathey Dining Hall.

Campus Dining staff cooked and served family meals for Theme Dinners held across residential dining halls on Thursday, Feb. 8. Menu options ranged from Jamaican Chicken Curry in Whitman-Butler Dining Hall to Guatemalan beef enchiladas in Forbes to Haitian fried chicken in Rocky-Mathey Dining Hall.

NEWS | February 11

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Ahead of election season, Frist reinstates notifications for first-class mail

After months of student complaints, Print & Mail Services reinstated notifications for First-Class mail on Feb. 1. These changes have been supported by various students who note that notifications for checks and ballots are important and timely with the upcoming presidential election.

After months of student complaints, Print & Mail Services reinstated notifications for First-Class mail on Feb. 1. These changes have been supported by various students who note that notifications for checks and ballots are important and timely with the upcoming presidential election.

NEWS | February 9

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Faith-based organizations utilize limited spaces in Murray-Dodge Hall

The Office of Religious Life offers interfaith meditation spaces and reservable meeting rooms, but some student groups outsource to host larger celebrations and meetings.

The Office of Religious Life offers interfaith meditation spaces and reservable meeting rooms, but some student groups outsource to host larger celebrations and meetings.

NEWS | February 8

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Students talk medical dietary needs, allergy accessibility at roundtable

Throughout this discussion, there was an emphasis on food inclusivity across all dining venues on campus and a general talk on strategies for improving wellbeing on campus for those with allergies.

Throughout this discussion, there was an emphasis on food inclusivity across all dining venues on campus and a general talk on strategies for improving wellbeing on campus for those with allergies.

NEWS | February 7

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NCO FAQs updated to reflect policy change following FIRE, ADL letter to Eisgruber

Following a Jan. 25 letter from the free speech group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Princeton University updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for No Communication Orders and No Contact Orders (NCOs) on Jan. 26.

Following a Jan. 25 letter from the free speech group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Princeton University updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for No Communication Orders and No Contact Orders (NCOs) on Jan. 26.

NEWS | February 6

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Narcan, fentanyl test strips now available through UHS

Fentanyl test strips and the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan are now available in the vestibule of McCosh Health Center. Students can also sign up online to have these items delivered to their Frist mailbox. 

Fentanyl test strips and the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan are now available in the vestibule of McCosh Health Center. Students can also sign up online to have these items delivered to their Frist mailbox. 

NEWS | February 1