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‘splash,’ ‘Saheli’ win big at Princeton Pitch

The two $1,000 first prizes for Princeton Pitch went to the creators of “splash,” a free application that allows users to share media based on location, and the developers of “Saheli,” a catering service that aims to help Indian women escape the sex trade. Students dressed in business attire crowded into Dodds Auditorium for the annual competition hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, which gives participants 60 seconds to pitch their startup ideas, in for-profit or social entrepreneurship tracks, to a panel of judges for cash prizes.

NEWS | 11/25/2013

Concern over meningitis outbreak impacts Big Sibs, Princeton Disabilities Awareness carnival

Several campus organizations have had their events cancelled or seen reduced participation due to concerns by outside groups over the outbreak of bacterial meningitis at Princeton.The Big Sibs mentoring program by the Class of 2016 has had two events with its elementary school mentees cancelled, and a Princeton Disabilities Awareness event this weekend saw much lower attendance than predicted.

NEWS | 11/24/2013


Updated: Eighth case of meningitis at Princeton reported; will not affect vaccination plans

Updated 11/24, 9:07 p.m. A female student was diagnosed with meningitis and hospitalized late on Thursdayin the eighth case of the disease to strike the University community since March. The student developed symptoms of the diseaseon Wednesdaynight, when she went to University Health Services at McCosh Health Center.

NEWS | 11/22/2013

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Ogle ’15: “Increased outreach”

Despite a late start to campaigning, Zach Ogle ’15 said he will rely on his perspectives as a student in USG and in other campus groups to win the campus vote, emphasizing the importance of increased outreach to student groups. “I’m running for USG president because I feel like USG can do a much better job of reaching out to non-USG students,” Ogle said.

NEWS | 11/20/2013

Would you get the meningitis vaccine?

76 percent of students say they plan to get meningitis vaccine

Out of a total of 259 students interviewed by The Daily Princetonian between Tuesday and Wednesday, 197, or 76 percent, said they plan to get a vaccine not yet licensed in the United States that will be offered by the University to combat a campus outbreak of type B meningitis. Since March, six students and one visitor have been hospitalized with the disease.

NEWS | 11/20/2013

Updated: USG Senate votes to allow Ogle ’15 to run for president against Jackson ’15

Class of 2015 senator Zach Ogle will be allowed to run against USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 in the upcoming presidential elections, the USG Senate decided in a vote on Sunday night.The vote came after Ogle appealed a decision made by chief elections manager Rachel Nam ’15 last Tuesday, in whichshe disqualified himfrom the campaign for failing to submit one Google Doc among several pieces of required paperwork on time.With this decision, current USG president Jackson will no longer be running unopposed for reelection.Ogle handed in his candidate statement and signed petition at 4:55 p.m.

NEWS | 11/17/2013

Relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan mobilized by University community in time for Homecoming weekend

Student council volunteers gathered$2,400 to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through the charitable organizations Oxfam International, Catholic Relief Services and Stiftung Solarenergie by selling T-shirts at the Princeton/Yale football game this weekend, according to Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne. The United Nations has put the typhoon's death toll at 4,200 people as of Saturday, although the Philippine government has insisted that the death toll is closer to 3,637, NBC News reported. The storm, which struck on the morning of Nov.

NEWS | 11/17/2013

Q&A: David Lisak, Ph.D., expert on sexual assault prevention education

University of Massachusetts professor David Lisak is a clinical psychologist who studies interpersonal violence.Prior to the first session of Lisak's three-part lecture on sexual assault at Princeton, The Daily Princetonian spoke with him on Princeton’s sexual assault statistics in relation to nationwide statistics. The Daily Princetonian: To put this into context at Princeton, more than 15 percent of female undergraduates have reported experiencing non-consensual vaginal penetration during their time at the University, according to an unpublished survey.

NEWS | 11/17/2013