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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

Latest student with bacterial meningitis hospitalized in home state; cases designated outbreak

A 20-year-old male student was hospitalizedon Mondayfor symptoms of bacterial meningitis, the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed. The student traveled to his home stateSundayand was hospitalized thereMonday, according to a campus health alert email sent by the UniversityMondayevening.

NEWS | 05/20/2013

Survey quantifies sexual assault

More than 15 percent of female undergraduates reported experiencing non-consensual vaginal penetration during their time at the University, according to an unpublished survey conducted in 2008 by several University offices. The survey, a version of a standard survey format called the “Sexual Experience Survey” was developed in 2007 by Mary Koss, a University of Arizona Public Health professor specializing in sexual violence, and consisted of 17 multiple choice questions.

NEWS | 03/03/2013

Easop's term highlighted by mental health awareness, USG-student transparency

After his one-year term in office, outgoing USG president Bruce Easop ’13 said that he is most proud of his efforts to start conversations about mental health around campus. The Mental Health Initiative, launched last March, was the first major project in a term that also included the launch of TigerDeals, the first ever Princeton Restaurant Week, the release of the COMBO III survey and the expansion of gender-neutral housing.

NEWS | 02/10/2013

106 sign in to Colonial, Charter down 28 percent from last year

While Terrace Club is asking its new members to consider joining other clubs, Cloister Inn, Colonial Club and Quadrangle Club are still accepting new members after the end of the sign-in period.In total, 438 students joined sign-in eating clubs, excluding those who joined Quad. Quad has a policy of not discussing specific membership numbers with The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | 02/09/2013

'Big Sibs' pairs Princeton and elementary students in mentorship

As freshmen entered McCosh 50 on Thursday afternoon, they were greeted by seven young children representing the City Invincible Charter School in Camden, N.J. The children, smiling and chatting with the freshmen in attendance, wore orange shirts that said “Once a tiger, always a tiger” in bold font, with a cartoon tiger over the heart — a reference to the school’s mascot, also a tiger. More than 175 freshmen gathered for an information session on Big Sibs, the Class of 2016’s service project.

NEWS | 02/09/2013