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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

PFA and Legacy merge as single Christian fellowship

Two of the University's most prominent undergraduate Christian organizations, whose membership had been delineated largely along racial lines, merged this fall, following a lengthy discussion over the previous academic year. At Reunions this past May, Princeton Faith and Action, a campus Christian leadership ministry, and Legacy, a mainly African-American Christian fellowship group, co-hosted a number of religious panels, services and meals.

NEWS | 10/09/2013

Kugelmass ’14 proposes new USG Transparency Committee

U-Council Chair Elan Kugelmass ’14 proposed creating a three-member “USG Transparency Committee” at the weekly USG meeting on Sunday evening. Responding to criticisms he said he’d received from students about how many of the USG’s projects take place outside of the Senate meetings, he said the proposed three-member committee would be an “experiment” with the role of distributing USG information to students who request it. The role of the committee would not overlap with that of Richard Lu ’16, who currently serves as the USG communications director, Kugelmass said.

NEWS | 10/06/2013