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Lewis Library Room 138, where USG meetings took place in previous years. 
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

Voting begins for five contested class government races

This year’s contested races are for Secretary of the Class of 2023 and for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair of the Class of 2024. Voting began at noon on Monday, April 19, and will end at noon on Thursday, April 22.

This year’s contested races are for Secretary of the Class of 2023 and for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Chair of the Class of 2024. Voting began at noon on Monday, April 19, and will end at noon on Thursday, April 22. 

NEWS | April 19

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG approves five new clubs, discusses mental health initiative

At Sunday’s meeting, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved five new clubs through the Student Groups Recognition Committee and discussed the designation of this week as Mental Health Week.

At Sunday’s meeting, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved five new clubs through the Student Groups Recognition Committee and discussed the designation of this week as Mental Health Week.

NEWS | April 12

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Administrators detail plans for anticipated return to normalcy in the fall

Contingent upon public health and safety guidelines, University administrators expect campus to return to a sense of normalcy next fall. In a town hall hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government on April 6, 16 University administrators answered questions about all aspects of campus life regarding this spring, summer, and fall. Administrators expressed hope that residential life, dining, eating clubs, breaks, grading, financial aid, and athletics will return to pre-pandemic norms in the fall.

Contingent upon public health and safety guidelines, University administrators expect campus to return to a sense of normalcy next fall.

NEWS | April 7

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG talks spring programming and sustainability survey results

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee and Sustainability Committee presented the results of surveys. USG also allocated funding to BodyHype Dance Company and Vote100.

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee and Sustainability Committee presented the results of surveys. USG also allocated funding to BodyHype Dance Company and Vote100.

NEWS | April 5

Witherspoon Street is the center of the Witherspoon-Jackson district, a historically Black neighborhood in Princeton.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

No Lawnparties this semester; USG to focus on small-group programming

Last semester, USG received backlash from students for spending $80,000 on a virtual Jason Derulo performance. This semester, after surveying students about social programming, USG determined that the student body would not be interested in a similar event. 

In the USG-sponsored survey, “small group activities” were ranked as the highest priority engagement type, on average, indicating the desire of the student body to participate in socially distant events on or around campus.

NEWS | March 31

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

USG approves ASL referendum, will appear on spring ballot

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

The referendum, sponsored by Elaine Wright ’21, proposes that American Sign Language (ASL) be considered equal to all other languages taught at the University and allowed to fulfill the A.B. language requirement.

NEWS | March 30

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USG approves budget, two new task forces in first spring semester meeting

The 2021 budget was approved and the Technology Task Force and Dining and Nutrition Task Force were proposed during the meeting, in addition to four existing task forces. 

The 2021 budget was approved and the Technology Task Force and Dining and Nutrition Task Force were proposed during the meeting, in addition to four existing task forces. 

NEWS | February 8

Photo Courtesy of Chitra Parikh

Chitra Parikh ’21 reflects on year of service as USG president

The Daily Princetonian asked Chitra Parikh ’21 and those who worked with her to look back on her time as USG President and how the goals laid out in her campaign platform were adjusted to fit the needs wrought by the pandemic.

The Daily Princetonian asked Chitra Parikh ’21 and those who worked with her to look back on her time as USG President and how the goals laid out in her campaign platform were adjusted to fit the needs wrought by the pandemic.

NEWS | February 7

Eating clubs line Prospect Avenue.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

USG discusses virtual Street Week, referenda process at penultimate meeting

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

In its penultimate meeting, the USG Senate discussed next steps to implement the winter referenda, virtual movie viewings, new student groups, and the COVID Connector hotline.

NEWS | January 21

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Administrators discuss vaccine preparedness, socially-distant spring at USG town hall

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

A wide range of topics were discussed at the town hall, including housing, dining, virtual programming, visa restrictions for international students, testing protocol, and whether the University would be able to distribute a vaccine once available. 

NEWS | December 2

Courtesy of Christian Potter ’22

Potter ’22 elected President, USG referenda on divestment and Election Day pass

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

Fifty-two percent of students voted in the three-day election, making this the highest Winter Elections turnout since 2014, according to a message sent to students. Allen Liu ’22, who lost the presidential election, intends to remain as U-Council Chair and continue working with the Mental Health Task Force.

NEWS | 11/27/2020

USG Presidential candidates discuss key issues before voting begins

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year.

The 'Prince' sits down (separately) with this year's candidates for Undergraduate Student Government President to discuss their platforms, the role of USG in decision-making, and their individual experiences handling some of the key issues of the past year.

NEWS | 11/23/2020