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In first raise since 1996, USG votes to recommend activity fee hike by more than 100 percent

USG voted to increase student activity fees from $45.50 to $95.50 in its meeting on Sunday, May 7. Prior to the meeting, USG had a meeting in February to discuss the proposal and an email was sent to the student body at 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting, informing them of the vote.  

USG voted to increase student activity fees from $45.50 to $95.50 in its meeting on Sunday, May 7. Prior to the meeting, USG had a meeting in February to discuss the proposal and an email was sent to the student body at 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting, informing them of the vote.  

NEWS | 05/07/2023

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Seven seniors winning community engagement award boast average of 6.9 activities

Seven seniors were awarded the Spirit of Princeton Award, which recognizes “students with a strong commitment to enhancing the undergraduate experience through contributions to student organizations.” The winners are Emilio Cano Renteria, Ryan Champeau, Hannah Kapoor, Aaron Leung, Serena Starks, Mutemwa Masheke, and Alexander Mrkalj. 

Seven seniors were awarded the Spirit of Princeton Award, which recognizes “students with a strong commitment to enhancing the undergraduate experience through contributions to student organizations.” The winners are Emilio Cano Renteria, Ryan Champeau, Hannah Kapoor, Aaron Leung, Serena Starks, Mutemwa Masheke, and Alexander Mrkalj. 

NEWS | 05/07/2023

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Faculty approve climate science minor, mostly humanities departmental minors

University faculty approved all eight minors up for consideration, including two new minors in Climate Science and Philosophy, on April 24. Of the six brand new minor programs approved so far, most are pared-down versions of existing majors, opening the door for students to deeply explore areas of studies without declaring.  

University faculty approved all eight minors up for consideration, including two new minors in Climate Science and Philosophy, on April 24. Of the six brand new minor programs approved so far, most are pared-down versions of existing majors, opening the door for students to deeply explore areas of studies without declaring.  

NEWS | 05/05/2023

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‘Understanding where we fit in’: Princeton’s growing veteran community spans borders

The number of veteran undergraduates has grown in recent years. From U.S. veterans to international students who completed mandatory service, the students shared their variety of perspectives and life experiences on campus with The Daily Princetonian.

The number of veteran undergraduates has grown in recent years. From U.S. veterans to international students who completed mandatory service, the students shared their variety of perspectives and life experiences on campus with The Daily Princetonian.

FEATURES | 05/04/2023

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Professors weigh in on debate on academic rigor, divided on whether good for mental health

The ‘Prince’ sat down with professors from the Psychology and Sociology departments to discuss the ongoing mental health crisis nationwide and on Princeton's campus.

The ‘Prince’ sat down with professors from the psychology and sociology departments to discuss the ongoing mental health crisis nationwide and on Princeton’s campus.

NEWS | 04/28/2023

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‘A very special time of year’: Lent, Ramadan, and Passover on campus

In the last month, students of varying faiths observed three major religious holidays. The Daily Princetonian spoke with them about their experiences finding community, celebrating, and balancing academic obligations with special observances and practices during this period.

In the last month, students of varying faiths observed three major religious holidays. The Daily Princetonian spoke with them about their experiences finding community, celebrating, and balancing academic obligations with special observances and practices during this period. 

FEATURES | 04/24/2023

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A century of mental health care at Princeton

Since providing its first form of mental health care in the early twentieth century, the University has greatly expanded its services. The Daily Princetonian looked back at the history of counseling and mental health services on campus.

Since providing its first form of mental health care in the early twentieth century, the University has greatly expanded its services. The Daily Princetonian looked back at the history of counseling and mental health services on campus. 

FEATURES | 04/24/2023

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PSAFE aims to connect with students through ‘community caretaking canine’

“It’s a start of a relationship with Public Safety,” said Detective Sergeant Al Flanders on how his furry partner Coach bridges the gap between community members and PSAFE. A beloved sight on campus, the Labrador Retriever works hard to destress students everywhere from McCosh infirmary to zee group events.

“It’s a start of a relationship with Public Safety,” said Detective Sergeant Al Flanders on how his furry partner Coach bridges the gap between community members and PSAFE. A beloved sight on campus, the Labrador Retriever works hard to destress students everywhere from McCosh infirmary to zee group events. 

FEATURES | 04/16/2023

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With anti-trans legislation on the rise, University affirms commitment to trans and nonbinary students

In light of the rise in anti-transgender legislation and Governor Phil Murphy’s recent executive order, which established New Jersey as a safe haven for gender-affirming healthcare, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and University Health Services (UHS) Trans Health Team affirmed their commitment to supporting transgender and nonbinary students at Princeton. 

In light of the rise in anti-transgender legislation and Governor Phil Murphy’s recent executive order, which established New Jersey as a safe haven for gender-affirming healthcare, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and University Health Services (UHS) Trans Health Team affirmed their commitment to supporting transgender and nonbinary students at Princeton.  

NEWS | 04/13/2023

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Eisgruber again highlights risks of social media in choosing Ressa’s autobiography as pre-read

The book, published in September 2022, documents Ressa’s work as the co-founder of the online news site Rappler, as well as the resulting attacks from Duterte’s government. Ressa herself has been repeatedly faced with arrest, and was recently acquitted of tax evasion charges in what the BBC called “a win for press freedom.” 

The book, published in September 2022, documents Ressa’s work as the co-founder of the online news site Rappler, as well as the resulting attacks from Duterte’s government. Ressa herself has been repeatedly faced with arrest, and was recently acquitted of tax evasion charges in what the BBC called “a win for press freedom.”  

NEWS | 04/06/2023

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University members gather to fundraise for pediatric cancer research

In their first partnership with a Princeton organization, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted, with the Civic Leadership Council (CLC), a crowd of about 50 for “Tigers Shave for the Brave,“ attracting those who hoped to watch others shave their heads and some who volunteered at the last minute to cut their hair for the cause. 

In their first partnership with a Princeton organization, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted, with the Civic Leadership Council (CLC), a crowd of about 50 for “Tigers Shave for the Brave,“ attracting those who hoped to watch others shave their heads — and some who volunteered at the last minute to cut their hair for the cause. 

NEWS | 04/02/2023

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‘Princeton comes together when there’s a special moment’: Enthusiasm soars as March Madness watch parties reach capacity

The official campus watch party in Whig Hall, as well as local bars Alchemist & Barrister and Winberie’s, all reached capacity before Friday’s March Madness matchup tipped off. Students, alumni, and other community members expressed excitement about the historic moment for Princeton.

The official campus watch party in Whig Hall, as well as local bars Alchemist & Barrister and Winberie’s, all reached capacity before Friday’s March Madness matchup tipped off. Students, alumni, and other community members expressed excitement about the historic moment for Princeton.

NEWS | 03/26/2023

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‘The best decision I’ve made’: Students, faculty reflect on the first full cycle of ASL classes

This semester marks the first time that students have been able to fulfill the University’s language requirement using the American Sign Language (ASL) sequence. The Daily Princetonian sat down with students and professors to hear about their experiences taking and teaching ASL classes. 

This semester marks the first time that students have been able to fulfill the University’s language requirement using the American Sign Language (ASL) sequence. The Daily Princetonian sat down with students and professors to hear about their experiences taking and teaching ASL classes. 

NEWS | 03/23/2023

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Transportation options, local expenses pose concerns for independent students

The ‘Prince’ spoke with independent students and experts to investigate the affordability of eating in Mercer County. While students often choose to go independent to save money, concerns around affordably sourcing food still remain. 

The ‘Prince’ spoke with independent students and experts to investigate the affordability of eating in Mercer County. While students often choose to go independent to save money, concerns around affordably sourcing food still remain.

NEWS | 03/19/2023

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Pandemic, student body expansion key factors in rise of subsidized dining in town

Amidst transitions back to in-person student life, ongoing campus expansion, and a new administration-backed dining pilot, USG’s Community Dining Task Force’s work on implementing the Pay with Points and Tigers in Town programs is an example of a widely celebrated student-driven effort to build inclusivity and community through dining.  

Amidst transitions back to in-person student life, ongoing campus expansion, and a new administration-backed dining pilot, USG’s Community Dining Task Force’s work on implementing the Pay with Points and Tigers in Town programs is an example of a widely celebrated student-driven effort to build inclusivity and community through dining.   

NEWS | 03/13/2023

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Student organizations emerge from challenging pandemic period with renewed commitment

Since fall 2021, educational and extracurricular activities have slowly returned to take place in-person. The Daily Princetonian interviewed several student organizations on the impact of COVID-19 on club operations, and how student involvement and opportunities have changed and expanded from pre to post-pandemic. 

Since fall 2021, educational and extracurricular activities have slowly returned to take place in-person. The Daily Princetonian interviewed several student organizations on the impact of COVID-19 on club operations, and how student involvement and opportunities have changed and expanded from pre to post-pandemic. 

NEWS | 03/13/2023

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Amid concerns about Halal food accessibility, Princeton touts improved Ramadan schedule

With Ramadan beginning on March 22, Muslim students have expressed concern over the accessibility and variety of Halal food, as well as a lack of communication. Campus Dining has made changes to food available during Ramadan in response to feedback from Muslim students last year.

With Ramadan beginning on March 22, Muslim students have expressed concern over the accessibility and variety of Halal food, as well as a lack of communication. Campus Dining has made changes to food available during Ramadan in response to feedback from Muslim students last year.

NEWS | 03/01/2023