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USG brainstorms elections, virtual community building

Social Chair Sophie Torres ’21 announced that although spring Lawnparties was cancelled, the fall Lawnparties budget will not be doubled. Instead, part of the spring Lawnparties’ allocated budget will be used in the fall, and the rest will potentially be used this semester. Torres also said that the same headliner who was booked for spring will perform in the fall. 

NEWS | March 29

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Womanhood, Love, and the Gaze in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Currently showing at the Princeton Garden Theatre, Céline Sciamma’s latest film “Portrait de la jeune fille en feu” (translated as “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”) explores the dialectics of artist/subject, love/beloved, and viewer/viewed, presenting them as fluid and reciprocal. In the act of viewing, the film posits, oneself is viewed.

THE PROSPECT | March 10

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Members of the Mental Health Task Force Chitra Parikh ’21, Sarah Lee ’22, and Allen Liu ’22 at a meeting earlier this month
Photo Credit: Claire Silberman / The Daily Princetonian

Five-point platform announced, budget approved at first USG Senate meeting under Parikh ’21

Parikh plans to work with CPS to expand resources, foster survivor-centered community for victims of sexual misconduct, ensure more wheelchair accessibility, integrate sustainability into the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE), and make USG support more available to student entrepreneurs and activists.

NEWS | February 10

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USG potential referenda include change to P/D/F policy, standing Sustainability Committee

Two Undergraduate Student Government (USG) referenda have been announced, one regarding a change to the current P/D/F (pass/D/fail) policy, and another calling for the implementation of a standing Sustainability Committee. Students will be able to vote for them from Dec. 9 to 11 before they can be presented to the appropriate administrations.

NEWS | December 5

Olivia Ott ’20 and Ben Press ’20.
Photo Credit: Brad Spicher ’20 / USG

USG affirms language of P/D/F and exam paper referendums, discusses past changes to the Honor System

Olivia Ott ’20, Academic Chair, and Ben Press ’20, U-Council Chair, discussed recent key changes to the Honor System in the past two years, including updates to the Honor Committee’s website, and additions of a dean on call and professional investigators to Honor Committee proceedings. 

NEWS | November 18